Oat milk is all the latest craze. Nondairy milk, in general, has been on the rise, but oat milk is making its debut at coffee shops and grocery stores across the country. What is oat milk, exactly, you ask? Oat milk is steel-cut oats or whole groats that are first soaked in water, blended, and strained to create the creamy, dreamy liquid that is oat milk. Oat milk is naturally sweet and creamier than your traditional nondairy milk, making for the perfect addition to coffee or baked goods. If you’re curious about oat milk and would like to give it a try, here are four ways you can incorporate oat milk into your daily lifestyle:
Use it as a creamer
Oat milk makes for the perfect milk to add to your daily cup of coffee. Whether your a plant-based eater or just trying to spice up your coffee, oat milk is the ideal option. If you like your coffee with just a hint of sweetness, unsweetened oat milk is perfect as it has a naturally sweet flavor without being overbearing. Oat milk is also super creamy, so it’s perfect for lattes and cappuccinos as well.
Drink it out of the glass
If you’re trying to cut dairy out of your diet, one of the hardest things to give up might be the good glass of cold milk you need when you eat something really sweet. If you’re someone who needs that- oat milk is the solution to all that problem. Oat milk is extra satisfying when it’s paired with a double chocolate brownie.
Use it in baked goods
Curious how to incorporate oat milk into baking? Simple- substitute it directly with any dairy milk! You can use oat milk in baked goods such as bread pudding, which you can substitute heavy cream with oat milk at a 1:1 ratio. Oat milk provides the same results as dairy milk and is perfect for the lactose intolerant or just those who don’t eat dairy.
Use it in cooking
Oat milk in cooking might sound weird, especially after learning how it’s naturally sweet, but oat milk actually makes for some amazing recipes. Use oat milk for extra creamy mashed potatoes or melt it with some dairy-free cheese to make a perfect vegan mac n’ cheese.
Head to your nearest grocery store and pick up some oat milk- we promise you won’t regret it.