So y’all I gave it a shot to make a homemade plant-based milk. I choose oat milk for two reasons one I love coffee and I have heard it mixes well with coffee and secondly I have a can of oats in my pantry.
After much searching it seems like there are two camps. Soaking and not soaking. I opted to not soak my oats as I didn’t have a bag to squeeze the pulp out with and I read that it will make the oats slimy.
So this recipe isn’t to hard and fast you have a bit of wiggle room. So keep in mind that you can adjust the ingredients to make it fit your needs.
For a basic oat milk
1 cup of oats
4 cups of water
Pinch of sea salt or kosher salt
1 tsp Vanilla extrac optional
1 date (pitted) or 1 Tbsp of Agave Nectar (I eye balled a squirt of it into the pitcher and adjusted to my taste)
Put all items in a high-speed blender. Secure lid and blend on high for a minute taste for salt.
Pour into a nut milk bag and squeeze all your rage out of those oats.
If you are feeling creative make a chocolate version with a tablespoon of your choice of coco powder placed in as you are filling the blender with ingredients and blend it all together. Or throw some fresh berries in a batch for a berry delightful treat.
Make sure to label your milk with a date and use within 5 days.