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How to Make Oat Milk at Home (Non-Slimy)

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Oat milk

Oat milk

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.

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.

Cook Time

Prep timeReady inYields

10 min

10 min

About 750 ml

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats or quick oats
  • 3 cups chilled water

Instructions

  1. Soak the oats in water for 1 hour.
  2. Strain out the water and transfer the oats to a blender jar. Pour in 1 cup of water and blend for 15 seconds.
  3. Add the remaining water and blend for another 15 seconds.
  4. Strain out the oat milk through a nut milk bag or cheesecloth.
  5. Store in an airtight bottle in the fridge. Will keep well for 4-5 days.

How to Make Oat Milk at Home (Non-Slimy)

© 2020 Rajan Singh Jolly

Comments

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 20, 2020:

Glad you like the recipe, Dora. Thank you.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 20, 2020:

Thanks for the recipe. It will come in handy now that I know it's that easy.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 16, 2020:

You can use it in baking cookies, Peggy. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 16, 2020:

Thank you, Devika.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 16, 2020:

This is valuable information to know for those people who cannot drink cow or goat milk. Can you still use the oats after the milk is made from it, or do you compost it?

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 16, 2020:

You always have the option of adding different flavours to the milk. I appreciate your comments. Thank you, Doris.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 16, 2020:

Do give your feedback once you try it out, Marlene. Thank you.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 16, 2020:

I hope you try this, Flourish. Thank you.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 16, 2020:

Useful tips and I would keep this in mind. Often this bothered me.

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 15, 2020:

Rajan, this is sure news to me! I had no idea one could make this at home! Thank you!

Doris James MizBejabbers from Beautiful South on May 15, 2020:

Interesting, Rajan. I'll hang on to this in case I ever need to make oat milk. In addition to having celiac, I also have a dairy allergy. I've tried oat milk, and so far, I don't like the taste although I like oatmeal. I tried making my own rice milk before almond milk came on the market, and I didn't like it either. I really had a difficult time getting used to milk made from vegetation. However, I have some chocolate almond oat milk right now that I really like, so maybe like the first repulsive soy milk, the flavor has been improved. This looks like an easy project and your instructions are easy to follow -- so, well, maybe.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on May 15, 2020:

Thank you for this recipe. I like the fact that it is non-slimy. I tried making oat milk once and it was slimy. So, I never tried it again. Thank you for the tips. Now, I will try making it your way.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 15, 2020:

Thank you, Bill. A wonderful weekend to you and Bev as well.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 15, 2020:

You're welcome, Steel Engineer.

Rajan Singh Jolly (author) from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on May 15, 2020:

You're welcome, Miekabagh.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 15, 2020:

Very interesting, Rajan! We will be trying this. Thank you and Happy Weekend to you.

Steel Engineer from Kiev, Ukraine on May 15, 2020:

Very nicely explained. Thanks!

Miebakagh Fiberesima from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA. on May 15, 2020:

Rajah, another vegetarian diet from your stable. Thanks for sharing.