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I have a confession:

I’m an oat milk fiend.

I put it in my coffee, my smoothies, soups, overnight oats…

And sometimes, I just drink it straight!

After all, it’s creamy, delicious, and of course — completely plant-based.

The only thing I DON’T like about oat milk?

When you buy it from your local grocery store… it’s often FILLED with unnecessary sugar, oils and preservatives.

That’s why I started making my OWN oat milk in my own kitchen…

And while that might sound a bit labor intensive — it’s actually a lot easier, tastier, and cheaper than you might think!

(Not to mention, it contains zero fillers, or additives.)

So I’d like to share my easy recipe for Homemade Vanilla Oat Milk.

Now, you can definitely use nuts, like cashews, almonds, or hazelnuts to make milk if you’d like…

But I personally recommend using rolled oats because they’re more affordable than nuts, yet equally as nutritious and also give the milk a more creamy texture.

So without further ado, here’s the recipe:


  • 1 cup of rolled oats*
  • 4 cups of cold water*
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract

*Note: Avoid instant oats or steel cut oats, as these will offer a less desirable texture.
*Hot water can release starches in the oats and give the milk a slimy texture. Make sure to use cold water.


  1. Add oats, cold water, vanilla, and salt to your blender.
  2. Blend for 30 seconds. (Do not overblend.)
  3. To strain, you can use a clean dish towel. Simply stretch the towel over a bowl or pitcher, then pour your mixture through the towel.
  4. Gently squeeze your oat mixture inside the towel, allowing the milk to drip into the bowl.
  5. For the best and smoothest results, strain a second time.
  6. Use however you’d like: In coffee, with cereal, or in any recipe that calls for milk. Enjoy!

I think you’ll love this homemade oat milk recipe, and here’s why:

  • In addition to the creamy taste, this oat milk helps up your intake of fiber
    And fiber is known to keep you full, helping you more easily resist the urge for unhealthy snacks.
  • It contains no excess sugar or preservatives found in grocery store oat milks.
  • It’s WAY cheaper than store-bought versions, which can cost upwards of $5 for a half-gallon.

After learning how easy it was to make this healthy oat milk, I’ve stopped buying store-bought milks altogether.

So although the occasional coffee shop upcharge for store bought oat milk may be unavoidable…

(I mean, we all deserve a treat now and again!) —

I hope this recipe helped you discover an affordable way to start enjoying more plant-based milk… without all the added “bad stuff” getting in the way.