Oat Milk

by Sarah Waldman

Health Benefits: Oat milk is a rich source of calcium and iron.


  • 1 cup steel-cut oats
  • 3 cups water plus more for overnight soaking
  • sea salt
  • liquid sweetener (honey, agave, maple syrup), optional
Oat Milk

Elizabeth Cecil

Place the oats in a bowl and cover with water. Let the oats soak overnight and then drain, discarding the soaking water. Using a blender, puree the soaked oats with 3 cups of fresh water until smooth, about 2 minutes. Pass the mixture through 3 to 4 layers of cheesecloth or through a nut milk bag. Season oat milk with a pinch of sea salt and liquid sweetener to taste.

Yield: 5 cups