If you’re in-the-know when it comes to the natural foods scene, then you’ve probably heard of oat milk. A popular, dairy-free milk in London, oat milk has become the latest health food trend here in the U.S., being served in a variety of restaurants and coffee shops across the country.
Unlike almond milk or cashew milk, oat milk is nut-free milk made from oats. Because you can use oats instead of nuts to make the milk, you can expect this recipe to be a lot more affordable than your typical almond milk recipe or cashew milk recipe.
Not only that, but oat milk is quicker to make. Nut milk typically requires you to soak the nuts overnight before using them in your recipe. Oat milk, however, can be quickly blended and turned into the dairy-free milk you are seeking.
The caveat with oat milk, however, is that it is higher in calories and carbohydrates than almond or cashew milk. That said, there is also much more soluble fiber found in oat milk.
A fresh batch of oat milk will last a few days, which might seem discouraging if you’re comparing it to store-bought nut milk. But, because oat milk is so easy and quick to make at home, and free of many of the food additives you find in store-bought milk, you’ll find its shorter shelf-life is totally worth a little DIY-ing in your kitchen!