Creamy Vanilla Vegan Oat Milk | No Sugar & Fat Free

Creamy Vanilla Vegan Oat Milk | No Sugar & Fat Free

Creamy Vanilla Vegan Oat Milk is my absolute new favorite non-dairy beverage to make at home. It was created to improve my weekly food budget and experiment with additive-free, homemade, non-dairy alternatives at home that don’t use nuts as most recipes call for. 

Can you believe that this Creamy Vanilla Vegan Oat Milk costs just under $1 to make a whole quart and is extremely rich in texture while being quick to make and naturally sweet. The best part? You can re-use the leftover (fiber-rich, nutrient-dense) oat pulp in any baking recipe, oatmeal dish, or even in a smoothie recipe! 

I dreamed up this recipe at least three months ago and have yet to share it with you. My apologies, friends. It’s been a busy (but wonderful) last few months! Though, it’s a good thing I waited because I improved upon the first trial of making this and love the version I’m sharing with you today so much more than the first. 

Why Oat Milk?

I knew I wanted to create my own vanilla oat milk out of a desire for a rich, creamy non-dairy milk since most of the store bought milk like soy milk, almond milk contain additives that pose digestive issues. Though I do buy these on occasion, as they are great alternative for dairy milk. It would still be nice to have a simple, affordable, and additive-free option to have at home.

Well, aside from being obsessed with oats and oatmeal recipes, I have always wanted to try my hand at grain-based non-dairy milk options. However, I’m not a fan of rice milk since I find it bland, and I didn’t care to make my own since making your own rice milk requires using cooked rice. I don’t much feel like cooking rice before I make homemade rice milk each time, and I’d rather just eat the cooked rice! Plus, what are you going to do with leftover cooked rice pulp? I certainly have no idea, as I imagine it would be rather mushy.

I suppose you could bake something with it or make veggie burgers, but I’d rather just eat my rice like normal. Yes, I know. I make things complicated. But let’s not forget the real reason that I wanted to make oat milk: I’m obsessed with oats for their wonderful health properties. And though I buy non-dairy almond milk at the store on occasion like most other busy people, this oat milk creamer vanilla recipe is a quick, budget-friendly, and delicious option I truly love lately.

Best of all: There’s no soaking, cooking, or anything else like you have to do with other non-dairy milk recipe ingredients (almonds, cashews, rice, soybeans).

Just grab your oats, blender, water, and vanilla, and off you go!

I like to store mine in a mason jar covered with a napkin before sealing the jar, so the metal lid doesn’t impart a metallic taste in the milk. You need to how long your oat milk will last depending upon the kind of storage. Sometimes, I also like to transfer it to a pouring glass container for easy storage and use. You can even see the real vanilla bean in the pulp, and this pulp goes great in a variety of dishes anywhere you’d use oats. Or, if you’re into natural beauty options, this would make a great face exfoliator and smell nice too!

Creamy Vanilla Vegan Oat Milk | No Sugar & Fat Free

Creamy Vanilla Vegan Oat Milk

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All you need to do is blend the oats with vanilla bean powder. With few ingredients and easy to make this vanilla vegan oat meal recipe is a quick, budget-friendly,and delicious option.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Course Drinks
Servings 4 cups
Calories 20 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup uncooked whole grain steel cut or rolled oats
  • 5 cups cold filtered water
  • 1/2 tsp real vanilla bean powder
  • 1 drop natural sweetener of choice

Instructions
 

  • Add the oats, water, sweetener of choice, and vanilla bean to a blender (a high-speed blender is optimal), or you can make a half batch of this in a Nutribullet.
  • Blend on high with the lid secured (double-check!) for at least 1 full minute. You want the oats to be fully incorporated and pulverized.
  • Strain the mixture over a bowl with a nut milk bag, cheesecloth, strainer, or even a colander.
  • Now, pour your oat milk into your favorite well-sealed container (I used a mason jar and also like to use a glass pouring jar)
  • Store in the fridge for up to 3-4 days.
  • Use on your favorite oatmeal, in your cooking recipes, smoothies, sauces, and even in baking. Enjoy!

Notes

  1. To make this gluten-free, you’ll just need to use gluten-free oats. Oats are naturally gluten-free, but if you have celiac disease, you’ll need to buy gluten-free oats since cross-contamination can occur in the processing of regular oats. I use regular oats, however, and am fine. Feel free to use what you like.
  2. If you don’t have real vanilla bean powder, sub 1 full tbsp. of alcohol-free vanilla extract.
  3. I don’t suggest using a sweetener such as pure maple syrup if you’re trying to avoid excessive amounts of added sugars which is why I use real fruit or natural stevia instead.

Nutrition

Serving: 1(1/4cup)Calories: 20kcalCarbohydrates: 3.5gProtein: 0.7gFat: 0.3gSaturated Fat: 0.1gSodium: 35mgPotassium: 19mgFiber: 0.5gSugar: 1gIron: 0.2mg
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Conclusion

This vegan oat milk is a good non-dairy low-glycemic option made from nothing but whole grain oats and real vanilla bean powder. Not only for adults but it is a great milk alternative for babies also. You can have it with cereals we even have a list of vegan cereals you can look at. Or else blend your oat milk with vegan protein powder and there you have your pre-workout snack. Rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, and heart-healthy nutrients, oat milk is great for your body, skin, digestion, and your mood too!.

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