So let’s not beat around the bush, non dairy milk ain’t cheap, and if you live in the UK, it’s more than likely travelled thousands of miles before reaching you (almond milk I’m talking about you). As someone who doesn’t really like the taste of milk, I wanted a cheap, still eco-friendly, non dairy alternative- enter oats. We can easily grow them in the UK or Ireland, which is way closer than say California (almonds again) so I decided to try make oat milk. Turns out it’s super easy and takes about 20 minutes.
Never buying it again (soz Waitrose).
You will need: The quantity can be easily scaled up or down, I made enough for one cup of cocoa (175ml of oat milk, so for a bowl of oatmilk I’d tripple the recipe):
- 1/3 cup of normal oats
- 1 cup of water
- Maple syrup 1 tsp (if you want it sweeter add more, I actually didn’t put any sweetener in as I prefer to add them when I’m cooking with the milk later)
What to do:
- Add your oats to the water and leave to soak for about 20 minutes.
- Blend the oats in the water until fairly smooth, adding the maple if you want (I used a hand blender).
- Sieve the mixture to remove the oat pulp (there are many cookie recipes to use the pulp up if you wish.
- This is optional, but you can sieve again if you want super smooth oat milk.