My little miss loves her oat milk. We have found a great brand that is unsweetened and free from weird additives …. my only problem is the price. $3/L or more …. eek!!!!! Works out to over $430 a year!
Not helpful for this tight budget. So, from this month we are leaving those 12L on the shelf and making them ourselves.
So easy and so cheap!! You do need a good high powered processor and a nut milk bag or a cheese cloth for straining.
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup boiling water
- 4 cups water (boiled and cooled)
- pinch pink salt
- 1 tsp vanilla beans paste
- 1 tsp maple syrup OR date paste
Place oats in a bowl and pour over the boiling water. Allow to sit for about 15 mins before draining and rinsing gently. ** You can skip this step if you are in a hurry, but you might find that your milk is a little slimy in texture.
Place soaked and drained oats and all remaining ingredients into your blender/processor and blend on high speed until very smooth. (Start on speed 5, working up to speed 7 for about 20 seconds).
Strain the mix through the milk bag into your milk bottle/container and use your hands to squeeze out any excess.
You can discard the remaining pulp, or to get the very most of your money and your food, spread it out on an oven tray and dry it out on a low heat in the oven then use it in baking (works like almond meal).
Just like the life of the store bought milk, this will store in the fridge for 3-4 days – shake well before use.
lIt is creamier and thicker than the store bought variety so you may want to thin it out by adding a little extra water if that suits your taste preference.
This makes 1L.