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Gluten free oat milk is a huge topic of conversation in the gluten and dairy free community right now. This had me asking myself, is oak milk gluten free? After doing some research I found that there were no certified gluten free oat milks, so I decided to create this simple oat milk recipe.

oat milk in a jar with a jar of oats

Last year when I went to Expo West I knew that oats where starting to trend. This year at the Fancy Food Show plant based was a huge trend simply because 2020 is all about plant based living. A lot of vegan brands that us gluten and dairy free people have become reliant on are now starting to turn to oats for their dairy free milk source.

Is Oat milk gluten free?

gluten free oat milk in a jar on a table with oats

Oats unless certified gluten free are not safe for those with celiac disease, or gluten intolerance. While an oat itself is not gluten they are grown near wheat and the cross contamination makes them untolerable for those with celiac and severe sensitivities. There are oat milk brands who say that they use gluten free oats, this is great! However, unless the oat milk is certified gluten free I would not trust it.

What I love about making my own oat milk gluten free is how inexpensive it is to make. Doing the math it takes about .50 to make almost 3 cups of oat milk. This will also vary depending on the cost of your gluten free oats and where you get them from. Currently I purchase my gf oats Trader Joes where a bag is around $4.

oat milk in a jar on a table with oats

If you can’t find gf oats in your local store here is are some from Amazon. GF Harvest Pure Oats and Bakery on Main are great options.

To make this you will need a good blender and I highly recommend the Blendtec. The Blendtec pulverize the oats and makes this super easy. You will then need a mesh bag and I used my Blendtec Nut Milk Celery Juice Bag and it’s so darn easy!

What ingredients are needed for this gluten free oat milk recipe?

As far as ingredients all you will need for this recipe is certified gluten free oats and water. That’s it! You will also need a blender and either a nut milk bag, or cheesecloth. However, I have not personally tried this with a cheesecloth, so use it with caution- it could get messy.

How do I make it?

oat mik process shots

In a medium size bowl add the oats and water. Cover and allow them to soak for at least 30 minutes, or up to a few hours.

After the oats have soaked add them with the water to a high speed blender and blend until all of the oats are combined with the water.

With your nut milk bag inside of a clean bowl, pour the oat milk into it. Then hold the bag closed with one hand and begin to squeeze. All of the oat milk will start draining out.

gluten free oat mil process shots

Once all you have is the oat pulp left in the bag then you can stop squeezing. Store the milk in the fridge and you can throw out the oat pulp, or try to find a recipe to reuse it in (maybe one to come).

That’s it! I hope you enjoy this recipe and I am planning to create a coffee creamer recipe with it in the future. Remember to leave a review if you give this a try.

Jennifer

 

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Gluten Free Oat Milk

This easy gluten free oat milk recipe is inexpensive and safe for those who are celiac.

Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free oat milk
Servings 5 servings (1/2 cup)
Calories 33 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Gluten Free Oats
  • 3 cups water

Instructions

  1. In a medium size bowl add the oats and water. Cover and allow them to soak for at least 30 minutes, or up to a few hours.
  2. After the oats have soaked add them with the water to a high speed blender and blend until all of the oats are combined with the water.
  3. With your nut milk bag inside of a clean bowl, pour the oat milk into it. Then hold the bag closed with one hand and begin to squeeze. All of the oat milk will start draining out.
  4. Once all you have is the oat pulp left in the bag then you can stop squeezing. Store the milk in the fridge and you can throw out the oat pulp, or try to find a recipe to reuse it in (maybe one to come).
  5. That's it! I hope you enjoy this recipe and I am planning to create a coffee creamer recipe with it in the future. Remember to leave a review if you give this a try.

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Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Oat Milk
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cups)
Calories 33 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 9mg0%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 9mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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5 comments

Natalie March 6, 2020 - 4:05 am

5 stars
I love this healthier version of oat milk! Looks so creamy and delicious 😋

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Natalie March 6, 2020 - 4:06 am

5 stars
I love this healthier version of oat milk! Looks so creamy and delicious 😋

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livingfreelygf March 7, 2020 - 8:24 pm

Thanks Natalie! It’s so easy to make.

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Sarah April 5, 2020 - 9:13 pm

5 stars
tried this and it worked. I used less water to make it more the consistency of cream. I also plan to make this into oat milk yogurt for my daughter. i will use her probiotic capsules, since they are dairy free. Should work out well in our yogurt maker.

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livingfreelygf April 6, 2020 - 3:24 pm

That’s awesome! Please share the yogurt with me once its done. What a great idea.

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