Homemade Oat Milk
Yield: ~32 ounces
1 cup of gluten free whole oats (rinsed)
5 cups water
2-3 pitted dates
Add oats to just enough water to cover the oats and let soak for 15 minutes.
Rinse oats through sieve and put in blender with dates and filtered water.
Blend on high for 2-3 minutes. Mixture will be frothy.
Pour mixture through sieve into large measuring cup or container that is easy to pour from. You may need to force liquid through sieve with a large spoon. There will be a good amount of pulp. Remove pulp from sieve into a small bowl.*
Repeat 2-3 times. You want to make sure you get as much of the oat “pulp” out of the mixture as possible because once refrigerated it separates from the liquid and becomes clumpy.
Once liquid is strained to desired consistency pour into container-- I use a quart mason jar.
Keep in refrigerator and shake well before serving.
*I keep the pulp from the milk, add a little cinnamon and eat it or share with the toddler.
For more info on the nutritional values and benefits of oat milk, check out this link. Keep in mind, he is referring to store bought milk, not homemade.