I created this recipe after making almond mylk dozens of times and always getting frustrated at how expensive almonds are to buy. So I read about oat mylk which is much cheaper to make and takes less soaking time…perfect! To add extra flavour I use coconut, I think it makes what could otherwise be a pretty tasteless drink much yummier! The thickness of the milk is totally personal preference so just add more or less water to the blender depending on what you like. This mylk makes the most delicious smoothies!
1 cup rolled oats
2 cups water
1/2 cup coconut flakes
What to do…
Sat the rolled oats in twice the volume of water and leave for a minimum of 4 hours. They do not need to soak as long as nut milk does.
Once soaked add the mixture to your blender with the coconut flakes and 1 more cup of water. Blend until smooth. This mixture has a bit of a gloopy consistency but don’t worry. Depending on how thick you like your milk you may want to add an additional cup of water at this point.
Drain the mixture through a muslin or a nut bag if you have one, squeezing out all the liquid (you can miss this step if you don’t mind a thicker consistency).
Store your milk in an airtight container, it last in the fridge for about a week.