This chocolate oat milk is a great dairy-free milk to make when you want a little treat! It’s quick, easy, and extremely cost-effective too. A great pantry staple oat milk recipe for you to make with ingredients you already have in your cupboard!
This Chocolate Oat Milk Is:
- Pantry Staple friendly
- Sweet (but not TOO sweet!)
- Gluten Free
- Nut Free
This oat milk is thicker than almond milk, and had a similar consistency to a cashew milk. The great thing about this recipe is that it is super versatile… if you don’t have cacao powder, no problem. The recipe below is for chocolate oat milk, but this can easily be changed for vanilla or a strawberry variety if you’re in the mood.
One of the things we struggle with around the homestead is finding a really good dairy-free alternative to milk for lattes. We were never able to find a good substitute for whole milk in lattes… until now! This thick oat milk foams nicely and tastes great with a shot of espresso.
Whats In This Chocolate Oat Milk?
- Gluten Free Oats: make sure they are certified gluten free on the packaging. I like to use Bob’s Red Mill oats because they are organic and GF!
- Water: tap, bottled, or stilled
- Raw Cacao Powder: like this version, make sure you don’t get sweetened cocoa by mistake.
- Dates or other natural sweetened: for some sweetness. I like using these sweet chewy medjool dates best! If you don’t have dates, add tablespoon of raw honey or maple syrup… yum!
- Cinnamon: organic ceylon cinnamon if you can find it!
- Salt: just a pinch to make the flavors pop
For this recipe you will need a nut milk bag – this is the one I bought on Amazon. I like using the nut milk bag better than cheese cloth because it holds up for multiple uses! I actually have been using the same bag for a few years – no tears or rips. And it’s pretty easy to clean, and can be thrown in the dishwasher!
You can also experiment with flavors and make a thicker creamer oat milk too (just use less water, more cinnamon for example). I will definitely be testing out different types of oat milks in the near future, but wanted to share this yummy Chocolate version first!! Great for breakfast, for smoothies, or for a late night chocolate fix.
- Make sure the oats you are using are gluten free. Most oats are but look for the GF stamp on the packaging.
- This chocolate oat milk is also totally nut free so it’s perfect for those with nut allergies!
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Homemade Chocolate Oat Milk
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 5 cups water
- 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- 5 Medjool dates Or 2 tablespoons honey or sweetener of choice
- Pinch cinnamon
- Pinch salt
- Add water and oats to a blender, soak for 10 minutes.
- Blend oats and water on high for a few minutes until the consistency is smooth and creamy.
- Place a nut milk bag or cheesecloth over a pitcher, and pour the oat mixture into the bag. Strain for a few minutes, and wring out any oat milk through the bag before finishing.
- Add the oat milk back to the blender with the dates, cacao powder, cinnamon, and salt. Blend on high for 2-3 minutes until dates are completely incorporated into milk.
- Store in an airtight container and chill overnight
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