A jar filled with oat milk kept next to a jar of oats
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Homemade Oat Milk Recipe

The perfect homemade plant-based milk recipe to try out for a much better health!
Prep Time25 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Milk
Cuisine: Mediterranean, American, Canadian
Keyword: vegan,, vegan milk, milk, oats, oats milk
Appliance: Blender
Servings: 1 medium-sized jar
Author: Ishani Bose


  • 1 cup of rolled oats or whole groats
  • 4 cups of water


  • To make oats milk, soak  1 cup of steel cut oats or rolled oats or whole groats in 4 cups of water for 4-6 hours.
  • Blend this mixture for about 30-45 seconds or until it has an even consistency.
  • At this point, strain the oats and water through a cheesecloth, trapping all of the oats inside.
  • Store the remaining milk in an airtight container and keep it in the refrigerator. 


It should stay good for 2-3 days and must be kept in the refrigerator until you are ready to use it. Over blending can cause the texture of the milk to become slimy. That is why avoid blending it for more than 30-45 seconds. Additionally, soaking your oats for a very long time or heating the milk can cause it to become slimy. Strain the milk properly so as to ensure the removal of excess starch, which can cause unnecessary sliminess. A towel or a clean old t-shirt make for perfect strainers as fine mesh strainers and nut milk bags cause too much pulp to get through. You can also add vanilla extract, maple syrup and a pinch of salt to the soaked oats so as to enhance the flavor of the milk.