Homemade Gluten Free Oat Milk
A great alternative to dairy milk, our homemade gluten free oat milk is easy to make and works a a great substitute in your recipes.
If you’re an adventurous cook like me you are willing to try everything from scratch. Although some from scratch recipes can be daunting, making your own dairy free milk is pretty easy, and you can create healthy dairy free mil options like this Homemade gluten free oat milk.
I’ve been wanting to try making my own dairy free milks at home for a long time, but somehow I just never got around to it. Until my dad bought me a high speed blender and since then I’ve been trying a lot of the recipes that I’ve wanted too for a long time.
You may be thinking, I don’t have a high speed blender so making oat milk at home may not be in the cards. But don’t worry, a regular blender works too, you just have to blend it a little longer to extract the milk.
Let’s talk ingredients for Homemade Gluten Free Oat Milk
Making oat milk at home is as easy as combining 3 simple ingredients:
Gluten Free Rolled Oats: Make sure it’s rolled oats, the quick oats are processed and don’t give the same results.
Purified Water: I like to use the bottled water as the pipe borne water sometimes can change the taste of the milk.
Sea Salt: This is optional but helps bring out the flavor of the oat milk
Yes! That is all you need to make this homemade gluten free oat milk.
How to make Homemade Gluten Free Oat Milk
To make the oat milk, you just have to follow a few simple steps.
- First you soak the oats in water for 45 minutes to 1 hour.
- Next drain the water and add the oats to the jar of your blender.
- Add the purified water along with a pinch of sea salt and blend until smooth. In the high speed blender this takes about 30-45 seconds. In a regular blender it may take about 1-2 minutes. But because we soaked the oats before, it blends much easier than if it was raw and directly added to the blender.
- Then you strain the pulp through a fine sieve or cheese cloth to separate the milk from the oat puree.
- Add to a clean bottle and store in the fridge for 3-5 days. How easy is that!
A little note from the kitchen
I like a thicker oat milk so I use less water than some of the recipes out there. If you want a thinner milk you can add more water
Flavouring your Homemade Gluten Free Oat Milk:
Vanilla: this is also optional but great if you want to use the oat milk in your coffee or baked recipes. If you are using for cooking, this can affect the taste of your dish so I usually divide the milk into to bottle add some vanilla to one and leave the other plain.
I hope you’re ready to take the plunge and make your own dairy free milk at home. As always if you make the recipe don’t forget to tag us on social or comment and let us know what you think.
Happy Cooking Adventures