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Oat milk is a vegan alternative to dairy milk that is naturally free of lactose, soy, nuts and gluten. It is ideal for those with allergies and other dietary restrictions.
The problem with homemade oat milk is that it can be a bit slimy. However, I have found a few different techniques that produce a non-slimy version.
Tips for Non-Slimy Oat Milk
- Oats: Use organic rolled oats or quick oats. Steel-cut oats are not processed enough and won't work as well.
- Water: Use chilled water instead of room-temperature water to blend the oats.
- Blending: Use a high powdered blender and blend the oats for 20-30 seconds only. Over blending will heat up the ingredients, which will result in slimier milk.
- Squeezing: Squeeze the ground oat milk gently, especially towards the end of the process. This will reduce the amount of starchy compounds.
- Digestive enzymes: Use digestive enzymes. Oatly processes its milk with enzymes. Add 2 opened capsules of digestive enzymes to the oat and water mixture. Stir and let sit for 15 minutes; then strain out the oats and process as usual.
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You can use oat milk to make baked goods, cold beverages and smoothies. If you wish to sweeten it, you can add honey or maple syrup.
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About 750 ml
- 1 cup rolled oats or quick oats
- 3 cups chilled water
- Soak the oats in water for 1 hour.
- Strain out the water and transfer the oats to a blender jar. Pour in 1 cup of water and blend for 15 seconds.
- Add the remaining water and blend for another 15 seconds.
- Strain out the oat milk through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth.
- Store in an airtight bottle in the fridge. Will keep well for 4-5 days.
How to Make Oat Milk at Home (Non-Slimy)
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