Homemade Oat Mylk

Why Homemade Oat Mylk? You may be lactose intolerant, plant-based or simply exploring new avenues in the quest of better health. And so why not try a plant-based mylk for your morning coffee, smoothie or porridge? It’s more cost effective than buying store mylk and you can tailor it to your personal taste with the addition of different spices and herbs! So as long as you have oats, you got mylk too

Makes 650ml


  • 70g (1/3 cup) organic gluten free oats
  • pinch organic ceylon cinnamon
  • 650ml filtered water


  1. Add oats, pinch of cinnamon and water to glass jar and stir
  2. Leave in fridge overnight to soak
  3. Remove from fridge & pour contents into blender
  4. Blend on high speed for 20 seconds
  5. Squeeze mylk through muslin cloth into measuring jug
  6. Rinse glass jar & fill with oat mylk
  7. Store in the fridge for up to 4 days

Variations – personally I love cinnamon.. I put it in everything! But the beauty of making your own Oat Mylk is that you can flavour it how you like! Other options include cardamon and nutmeg for a more savoury flavour or vanilla for a sweeter mylk



Muslin cloth

700ml glass jar

The Nerdy Nutritionist

 Oats (Avena sativa

Whether you are used to calling them oats or groats, there is no dispute on how versatile these little grains are. Both the flowering plant and seeds of oats are used both in food and clinically by herbalists and naturopaths around the world. Oats are very nutritious and are high in calcium, potassium, iron, manganese, phosphorus and zinc (1). They also have an impressive fatty oil composition including oleic (omega 9) and linoleic (omega 6) acids, and vitamin E (2)

The most common therapeutic uses of oats are to reduce inflammation and soothe. This is predominantly featured in skin and blood lipid disorders

 Externally re used as an emollient and can be used in bath preparations for eczema, dry and itchy skin. For a demonstration on how to prepare an oat bath check out the video on how to back your own oat bath bombs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVVn_BBjoLc

 Oats are used greatly in cardiovascular disease to reduce high levels of blood lipids, in particular cholesterol. A high intake of oats in the diet reduces circulating levels of cholesterol in the blood (2). It does this through two mechanisms – by increasing the synthesis of bile acid and by promoting the excretion of cholesterol through the faeces (1)


(1) Braun, L. & Cohen, M. (2010) Herbs & Natural Supplements – An evidence-based guide (3rd ed.) Elsevier: Australia

(2) Heinrichb, M., Barnes, J., Gibbons, S. & Williamson, E. M. (2012). Fundamentals of Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy. Elsevier: UK

(3) Wahlqvist, M, (2011) Food and Nutrition. (3rd ed) Allen and Unwin: NSW



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