Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Got Milk? or need a substitute?

Couple of weeks ago we ran out of milk and I wanted to make a dish that required milk. I added dry milk to our grocery list – until I saw how expensive it was. This week I ran across a post at “Keeping It Simple” about oat milk. That led me to other websites and the following recipes. I have not tried them yet, but there are multiple sites with the same or similar recipes and comments. Negative comments indicate it’s best to run through a sieve for texture’s sake.

Oat Milk – from Keeping It Simple:
3 c very hot water
1 c rolled oats
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla

Put oats in grinder. ( I used my Magic Bullet)
Add the rest of the ingredients, cover and put in refrigerator at least 8 hours. Then just pour it through a sieve and drink. Must shake before using. Will keep one week.

Another site (forgot to document) suggested:4 cups (cold) water
1 ripe banana
2 cups cooked oatmeal
1 tsp. vanilla
Pinch of salt (opt.)
1 tsp vanilla (opt.)

Sweetener to taste (if desired)
Place all ingredients in blender and process until smooth about 2-3 minutes. Refrigerate. Shake before using.

From GoDiaryFree.org:1 cup Oats, rolled (raw)
5 cups Water
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Combine all ingredients in a saucepan, bring to a boil, cover and simmer for 1 hour. Strain, and store in the refrigerator.

1 comment:

  1. Grammy,
    I love substitutions but I never thought about a substitue for milk -my question is how did they taste? Or probably it's just for recipes when you have no milk?
    sounds like an excellent idea!