Cheap and simple. Once you get the hang of it, it will only take 15 minutes to make a liter (or more) of delicious oat milk, way cheaper than any store bought brand will bring it to you.
What you’ll need: a fine sieve (I use the one from my tea pot, it’s about 8cm in diameter and perfect for the job), a blender, a bowl and a glass bottle for storage.
Ingredients: oats, water, sweetener (dates, figs, banana, honey or sugar, for example), salt and optionally vanilla or vanilla flavoring.
I use 1 cup of oats and 5 cups of water, which amounts to exactly one liter in my blender.
Then I add 3 figs or 5 dates, a bit of salt and two teaspoons of vanilla flavoring.
Start only with the oats, water and sweetener. Blend for about 30 seconds. Not too long or it will be slimy. It doesn’t have to blend ‘all the way’.
Pour a tiny bit of the mixture through the sieve into a big bowl. Taste, then add salt and vanilla to taste, blend for another few seconds and then pour all of the mixture into the bowl through the sieve, scraping the bottom of the sieve with a spoon.
Transfer from the bowl into a clean glass bottle and store in the fridge for up to three days.
I use the oat residu to add to my overnight oats (see recipe below). The fruit content even helps with the predigestion of phytic acid, as explained in that blog post :).