Prep Time: 5 minutes (plus soaking)
Cook Time: 30 seconds
I’m not a big fan of milk. I do like to add it to my morning coffee sometimes, or to chai tea; but I am not the type of person who craves a glass of milk. I like toast for breakfast. I’m not into cereal, oatmeal, smoothies, pancakes, waffles or any sort of sweet stuff. I prefer savory breakfasts: tomato on toast, avocados on toast, beans on toast.
I have tried soy, almond, coconut and rice milk- still have to try hemp.
Anyway, I’ve been reading that oatmeal helps increase milk supply for breastfeeding moms so I decided to try and make oat milk. Oats are a good source of iron as well, and also lower serum cholesterol and LDL cholesterol (not that I have a problem with cholesterol, but it’s another benefit of drinking it) So why not give it a shot? I already had everything I needed at home:
• 1 cup steel-cut oats
• 4 cups water
• 3 packets of Stevia
• 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
• 1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional, but nice)
• pinch of sea salt
1. Soak one cup of oats with four cups of water overnight.
2. Transfer to blender and add Stevia, vanilla, cinnamon and salt.
3. Blend at the highest speed for about 30 seconds.
4. Strain the milk through a fine sieve into a bowl.
5. Store in a clean glass jar in the fridge.
6. When ready to drink, use a whisk to lightly froth the surface of the milk. Pour in a tall glass and sprinkle a little ground cinnamon.
It's simple, inexpensive, tastes great and can even help you lose weight! Enjoy it as a beverage, over cereal, with coffee or tea. Use it in recipes that call for milk: puddings, pancakes, cookies, etc.
It’s a very easy, delicious recipe.
I’m thinking it would also make a nice popsicle to cool you down during the summer. Just pour it in a mold and freeze.