Oatmeal Milk

oatmeal milk in glassRecently I’ve found a way to make a homemade dairy free milk that only takes 5 minutes to make!  If you’ve ever tried to make milk yourself at home using almonds, rice, oat bran, or even oatmeal, you know that it does take time out of your busy schedule.  Not so with this Oatmeal Milk!  Another plus about this recipe is that, because it is not cooked, it does not have a “slimy” texture to it.  It tastes great with cereal!

Makes 1 quart (Most of the time I just make half this recipe, then make a new batch every 3 days)

  1. In Blender, add 4 cups water and 1/4 cup organic oatmeal (can be quick-cooking or rolled).
  2. Blend on high for 2 minutes.oatmeal milk in blender
  3. Strain using a cheesecloth inside a small wire strainer.strained oatmeal milk
  4. Pour into 1 quart container.quart of oatmeal milk

Homemade Organic Oat Bran Milk

Oat Bran Milk with Gluten Free Cereal and Fruit

I made Oat Bran Milk for the first time this week.  It tastes great!  Very easy and economical!  We were buying rice milk at over $4.00 a quart.  I can get 20 quarts out of a 1 lb. package of Organic Oat Bran which would be about 20 cents for a quart of Oat Bran Milk.  That will help the pocket book plus when I’m running low on milk I don’t have to run to the store!  That’s a win-win as they say!

Here’s the recipe for Oat Bran Milk from the website Canned Time:

Organic Oat Bran Milk

Add 1 cup of water to 1/4 Cup Organic Gluten-Free Oat Bran Cereal.
(Substitutions include:  Oats, Steel cut Oats, Bran, Barley, Wheatgerm etc.) I’ve also used brown rice.  It needs to cook on stove for 30 minutes.

Heat for 2 minutes in the microwave or on stove top until oats have softened.
Pour the Oat /Water mixture into 2 Cups water.
Add in flavors:
1 tsp. Stevia Powder
1 tsp. Vanilla Extract
And 1 Tbs. of Cocoa powder for Chocolate Milk.
Pinch of Sea Salt.

Blend or Food Process for 2 minutes on high.
Pour the mixture through a strainer into a glass container.  You may want a thinner consistency.  Just reduce the amount of oat bran, rice, oat, etc., or increase water.  You may have to experiment to get the mild the consistency that you prefer.

Refrigerate up to 5 days.

Use in smoothies, cooking, baking or heat a cup for a morning drink.
The oat bran left in the strainer can be frozen and used in cookies, cakes
or breakfast bars for added nutrition.

Leave out the sweetener and you’ve got a milk for cooking savory sides with added nutrition.