Oat milk has become popular in the last few years, competing with almond milk and soy milk as a trendy dairy alternative. If you’ve considered trying it, here’s everything you need to know about oat milk and how you can integrate it into delicious recipes throughout the day.
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Oat Milk vs Almond Milk and Soy Milk
The Cleveland Clinic states that oat milk typically contains more fiber and protein than these other dairy alternatives. Plus, it’s easy to make at home, although store-bought oat milk often contains added nutrients such as calcium, riboflavin and vitamins D and A.
On the flip side, oat milk does tend to be higher in calories and carbs than almond and soy milk. This may not make it the top choice for strict keto diets and the grain content does eliminate oat milk from the Whole30 diet. However, its creamy texture has made it a fan favorite, especially for oat milk lattes and smoothies.
Oat Milk Recipes That Will Make You a Believer
Still skeptical? We’ve compiled the hottest oat milk recipes from across the internet to put this ingredient to the test.
Easy Homemade Oat Milk Recipe
If you want to make your oat milk from scratch, the basic recipe is as simple as mixing oats and water in a blender, then straining through a cheesecloth. For a sweeter version, this oat milk recipe includes a pinch of salt and maple syrup.
Starbucks’ Honey Oat Latte Dupe
Honey has skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years. This all-natural sweetener contains antioxidants linked to a number of health benefits including lowered cholesterol and blood pressure.
This honey oat milk latte recipe is a homemade version of the popular Starbucks drink. With spiced honey syrup, coffee and oat milk, this drink can be served hot or cold, all year round. You also can choose to foam your creamy oat milk for an extra indulgent treat, or top with oat milk whipped cream.
PB Banana Breakfast Oat Milk Smoothie
For a balanced breakfast, this peanut butter and banana oat milk smoothie recipe gives you “overnight oat” vibes in a creamy, filling beverage. Perfect for vegans, this smoothie is sweetened with dates and enriched with nutrient-rich hemp seeds.
Fluffy Oat Milk Pancake Recipe
Sweet, creamy oat milk is the perfect addition to this homemade pancake recipe. These are egg-free (vegan) can be flavored with fruit, cinnamon or even chocolate chips for an easy, filling breakfast.
Creamy Oat Milk Spinach and Artichoke Dip
This side dish will quickly become the main event at any get-together. The sauce of this quick and easy vegan spinach artichoke dip is made of oat milk and blended cashews, creating a super creamy savory dip that your party guests won’t be able to stop raving about.
Homemade Oat Milk Mac and Cheese
This fully vegan oat milk mac and cheese recipe is a healthier version of our favorite comfort food. Made with only three ingredients, the cheese sauce is quick and easy to make. Top with a potato chip crust for an extra indulgent meal – you deserve it!
Creamy Oat Milk Chocolate Pudding
For a dessert any chocolate lover would go crazy over, this silky smooth oat milk pudding. Completely free of eggs and dairy, this pudding has an intense chocolate flavor and a velvety texture that can’t be beat.
5 Flavors of Oat Milk Ice Cream
Would you believe that you can make vegan cookie dough ice cream at home? Just follow this basic oat milk ice cream recipe and choose your add-ins to create your own coffee, cookie dough, banana, chocolate or fudge swirl ice cream from scratch. At only 152 calories (and only 100 calories for the sugar-free version), you can feel good about indulging.