Recipes: D.I.Y. Oat Milk Base

DO IT YOURSELF (D.I.Y.)

OAT MILK BASE

PREP: 10 MINS (plus soaking time)

YIELD: Approximately 1 ½ cups

D.I.Y. (DO IT YOURSELF) OAT MILK BASE

PREP: 10 MINS (plus soaking time)
YIELD: Approximately 1 ½ cups

1 part*
Rolled Oats** (not instant)

2 parts Water, preferably filtered
Pinch Sea Salt

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Blend all the ingredients together in a blender or Vitamix for 30 seconds, just tobreak up the oats. Do not over process or the solution will become gluey.

 

2. Let soak 10-­20 minutes.

 

3. Strain through a fine mesh strainer, chinois or cheese cloth and chill.

 

4. Shake before pouring. *A 2:1 ratio of water to oats is the most ver satile (particularly if you plan to use as a coffee creamer), although a 3:1 or 4:1 ratio can also be used. **If using steel cut oats, prepare using the same method, soaking overnight, or at least for two hours, before blending.

 

Notes: Although oats are naturally gluten free, they are often exposed to gluten during processing, so if gluten is an issue look for the certified gluten -­ free label before making your selection.

 

In order to scale up the recipe, 1 cup oats + 2 cups water yield approximately 1 ½ cups of oat milk base. Strained oats may be cooked according to instructions or dehydrated and stored for another use.