This simple oat milk recipe uses rolled oats and requires no boiling or cooking. It is very quick to make and includes vanilla extract and maple syrup.
Of all non-dairy milks, be it almond, coconut, soy, rice, or oats, the oat milk is becoming one of my favorites. In fact it is becoming popular in the US, to the point that more and more supermarkets are selling it now. When Layla tried one of the bottles I bought the other day, she thought it reminded her of some of the homemade drinks from her native Ecuador.
So she decided to make her own recipe. Sometimes I post my recipes on “her” site, sometimes she does these quick photos which she would take to perfection on Laylita.com. Since here we are sharing what works with minimal time and effort, this is a perfect candidate to share her quick oat milk, made using rolled oats.
The reason rolled oats allow to make a quick oat milk is because all you have to do is mix them with water in the blender, and add flavors you like to the blending process. That’s it. No cooking, no soaking, no complication, it is ready in single digit minutes.
I was impressed with how good it tastes, compared to the store bought oat milks we use (and I tried three different ones so far). Our younger son Marc, who also tried store bought oat milk, noted that this recipe providers a thicker, creamier consistency, and has more flavor.
So let’s move on to the recipe.
Simple oat milk (using rolled oats)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 3 cups water
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- pinch of salt optional
- In a large blender, place the rolled oats.
- Add the water, vanilla extract and maple syrup.
- Blend for about 2 minutes.
- Strain the blended mix.
- Serve immediately. You can keep this oat milk drink in the fridge for about 5 days.