How was everyone’s weekend? Ours was quiet, which was nice. I was VERY productive — I cleaned out the garage and have started on on the upstairs. So far, the trash count is at two cans and about 6 bags and the donation bag count is at 5! Woohoo!
I’m also excited because it’s a possibility that the biggest organizational dilemma I’ve had since we moved into the townhouse MIGHT be solved. #firstworldproblems #fingerscrossed.
Hopefully, next week, I’m sharing a monumental victory on the blog!
Now….on to today’s post!
I’ve enjoyed making almond milk at home, but I just have struggled with the consistency of lattes and milk in my coffee since trying to go dairy-light. After seeing on SnapChat that Jillian Harris liked the consistency of oat milk in her coffee, I decided to give it a shot. Jury is still out, as I haven’t made a latte yet, but after a horrible night of sleep, I may be giving it a go this afternoon.
I started with this recipe from Oh, She Glows (the cookbook is on my list to get from the library!).
Homemade oat milk
1 cup steel-cut oats
3 cups filtered water (thank you, Bobble!)
4 dates (remove the pits)
2 teaspoons of vanilla
A pinch of salt
1-Put one cup of steel-cut oats in a bowl and cover with water. Let soak for 20 minutes (minimum)
2-Drain the oats and rinse well (they will feel a little slimey!).
3-Place the oats and 3 cups of water in your blender. Blend well, but, like Oh, She Glows instructs, only blend on the highest setting for 10 seconds maximum.
4-Place your strainer over a bowl and strain the blended mixture (I did this three times to get the milk as smooth as possible).
5-After rinsing your blender, put the strained milk in and add dates, salt and vanilla.
6-Blend the mixture until it’s foamy and creamy.
7-Pour and enjoy! (May want to put it in the fridge for a few minutes to cool it down; my blender made it a little warm.)
LOOK AT HOW CREAMY IT IS!! [please ignore the basketball games in the background!]
Can’t wait to try it in coffee– the taste test was delish!
Have a great day & thanks for reading!