RECIPE: Make Your Own Oat Milk

Lactose hurt your belly? Vegan, but tired of paying $4 a carton to support the dairy-alternative industrial complex? Allergic to almonds?

Oat milk is hugely cheap*, and legitimately quick and easy to make. A big bag of oats costs around $4, which means a litre jar of oat milk comes out to something like 25 cents.

STEP 1 : Acquire Oats. You want the rolled or the steel-cut kind.

STEP 2: Soak 1 cup of oats in a bowl of water for around 20 minutes.

STEP 3: Rise the soaked oats, to get rid of the “oat slime” that your tummy might not like.

STEP 4: Put the oats in the blender with 3-4 cups of water (depending on how thick you want the milk.) Blend on high, until it looks all blended (very scientific).

STEP 5: Pour through a sieve to catch the oat pulp.

OPTIONAL STEP 6: Add sweeteners to taste: maple syrup? Honey? Blended Dates? Cinnamon? Chocolate? Vanilla? Do what you feel!

Protip: adding a pinch of salt will enhance the sweet

*The only pricey thing you need for this recipe is a blender—check out your local Renaissance or Facebook trade group to find one on a budget.