Oat Milk | Crisis Cooking Series | Recipe No. 1

With everything that is going on right now, especially the cost of living, I’m going to do a YouTube series on “Crisis Cooking” that will hopefully find alternatives to some of our favourite foods that cost less during difficult times.

I think if the world has taught us anything these past two years, it’s that we can never truly know what the future holds and so looking for ways and preparing to adapt to a change in circumstances is prudent. Whether the crisis is a medical one, loss of employment, ongoing pandemic effects, the soaring cost of living, or world conflict, working out how to reduce costs and bridging those gaps during times of change or hardship, hopefully will be helpful to some degree.

Please join my premiere on YouTube tonight at 7 pm where I go through the process of making my very first homemade oat milk. Being a vegan I buy my oat milk and at between £1.25-£1.75 per litre its far from cheap! Will making my own save me money and what will it taste like?

I will have LIVE chat open during the premiere, so please pop in and say hello and I look forward to hearing from you.

Lots of love, C xxxx

7 thoughts on “Oat Milk | Crisis Cooking Series | Recipe No. 1

    • Hi there is its around 10:30 am with you now in your zone then you are about 6 hours behind our time here in the UK so I guess that will be about 1 pm your time for 7 pm our time (I think!). Thanks 🙂

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  1. Hi Carolyn,
    Good for you making your own – the very easiest, simplest, cheapest way is simply to mix porridge-oats and water, and leave it all day in a big bowl, stirring it well every time you pass. Put a clean tea-towel in a sieve over a large bowl, and tip the mess in, and just leave it to drip through.
    The result is oat milk, and will keep several days in the fridge in a closed bottle – the leftover soaked-oats can be used in making bread or oatcakes 🙂

    I’ve seen the online tutorials for using a blender and special meshes and so on, but it’s been made for centuries in Scotland without either 🙂

    Saves money on electricity, saves money on hot water for washing-up, saves effort, and you can use the leftover oats too 🙂

    (I think the big push for using a blender is people wanting the instant result, maybe?)

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  2. I just made soy milk for the first time! It’s super cheap and simple and the leftover bean mush is great added to bread dough and I made many glasses of vegan bread spread too. For about 2€ I got 10 liters of soy milk and 8 500g glasses full of bread spread (I added some sugar to taste zo the milk and some fat, browmed onions, salt and pepper to the spread) I am super impressed how much food I got for 2€!

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  3. Here is a simple method of making your own oat milk. Tip 1 teacup of rolled oats and a 4 teacups of water into a blender then blitz or pulse on high for 40-50 seconds or till oats are very fine. Strain the mixture through a jelly bag or sieve lined with cheese cloth (I used a new J cloth) and allow the milk to drip through, it does no harm to tammy or press the mixture through. Now you have oat milk, just the way I like it, but I have a friend who insists on adding a tiny pinch of salt a a little sugar too. Don’t discard the oats – make porridge or use it to make a gingerbread loaf !

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