This easy oat milk creamer recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, and perfect to use in coffee or other beverages. Make this budget-friendly milk alternative recipe in 10 minutes or less!

oat milk creamer served in a small glass jar

Recipe Highlights

With so many plant-based milk options, why would you want to consider oat milk for your coffee creamer?

  • Oat milk is naturally nut-free and possibly less allergenic for some people than almond milk or other plant-based milk alternatives made from nuts.
  • It’s also soy-free so doesn’t have the potential issues that come from soy milk.
  • Oats have unique nutritional properties and are high in fiber, B vitamins, and minerals.
  • Oat milk has a neutral and natural flavor; it’s non-offensive and blends in with whatever recipe you’re using it in, including coffee drinks.
  • The rich oat cream makes a wonderful dairy-free coffee creamer that is free from gellan gum, cane sugar, sunflower oil, and other additives that are often added to the pre-made milk non-dairy milks and non-dairy creamers.

In short, this easy recipe for oat milk is perfect for a no-dairy diet and as your new favorite coffee creamer. You can also use it in an Oat Milk Smoothie!

oat milk smoothie served in a glass with a red striped straw

Recipe Steps

Making oat milk is similar to the process of making almond milk, although you won’t need a nut milk bag. Since oat milk has the tendency to get slimy, it’s best to just pour the blended oats and water through a fine-mesh sieve instead of squeezing through a bag.

Also, to make sure this recipe is gluten-free, always use certified gluten-free oats.

oat milk ingredients including water, dates, and oats

The steps to making this diy oat milk creamer recipe include:

Step One

Combine the simple ingredients of oats, water, and dates in a high-speed blender (like a Blendtec) and process for 15 seconds.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

oat milk blended in a vitamix pitcher

Step Two

Pour the milk through a fine mesh strainer and use a spatula to gently push it through.

Step Three

Transfer the oat milk to a container with a lid. Use immediately in your hot coffee or save any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days

Since my recipe includes two Medjool dates, the oat milk is slightly sweet and perfect for using in a latte or your favorite hot beverage.

oat milk latte with flowers in background

Top Tips & Substitutions

  • If you don’t have dates on hand, you can use 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup, instead.
  • You can use your oat milk creamer in savory dishes, too! Just stir a few tablespoons into a hot soup for a creamy, dairy-free heavy cream option.
  • Add a pinch of sea salt before blending if you want to add even more flavor to your milk. Vanilla extract is also a nice addition to this homemade oat milk recipe (just add about 1/2 teaspoon).

FAQs

Can I use steel cut oats for this recipe?

No, steel cut oats won’t work for oat milk as they are too dense to be blended up properly.

oat milk in a glass with oats on white marble

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oat milk creamer in glasses

Easy Oat Milk Creamer Recipe


Description

This easy oat milk creamer recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, and perfect to use in coffee or other beverages. Make this budget-friendly recipe in 10 minutes or less!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 1 ½ cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 3 cups filtered water
  • 3 pitted Medjool dates

Instructions

  1. Combine the oats, water, and dates in a high-speed blender.
  2. Process for 15 seconds.
  3. Pour the milk through a strainer and use a spatula to gently push it through.
  4. Transfer the oat milk to a container with a lid. 
  5. Use immediately or save any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

  1. Use certified gluten-free oats to make this recipe gluten-free.
  2. If you don’t have dates on hand, you can use 1-2 tablespoons of maple syrup, instead.
  3. You can use your oat milk creamer in savory dishes, too! Just stir a few tablespoons into a hot soup for a creamy, dairy-free heavy cream option.
  4. Add a pinch of sea salt before blending if you want to add even more flavor to your milk.
  5. Vanilla extract is also a nice addition to this homemade oat milk recipe (just add about 1/2 teaspoon).
  • Category: Beverages
  • Method: Blender
  • Cuisine: Dairy-Free

Keywords: homemade oat milk, how to make oat milk, oat milk recipe

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