With so many dairy-free milks being made widely available nowadays, it’s hard to keep up with what’s out there. One dairy-free alternative that’s been gaining a lot of attention and popularity in 2019 is oat milk.

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Oat milk is made entirely out of steel-cut oats or whole wheat groats soaked in water before being strained in cheesecloth. It’s easily available in stores for purchase, inexpensive to make at home, and possibly more environmentally friendly than its contemporaries.

The health benefits from consuming oat milk are plentiful, to put it mildly. It’s been linked to reducing the risk of heart disease due to its high fiber content, as well as lowering cholesterol. It’s a source of prebiotics, which can improve your gut health by boosting existing probiotics. It can also boost your immunity, which will benefit your overall health.

With all things considered, many people insist that oat milk is a far healthier choice than cow milk. For those who are dairy-free for one reason or another, it’s a great choice for multiple recipes that can work for different meals. Here are three meals that incorporate oat milk flawlessly: 


Banana and Oat Milk Vegan Pancakes

Pancakes are arguably one of the most popular breakfast items that people love to make and eat. It’s also an easy dish to veganize if you practice a vegan diet. While you can obviously dress them up however you wish, this recipe uses oat milk in replacement of cow milk to keep it vegan. It makes a lot, so it’s best to share with one or more people.


Oat Milk Ice Cream with Grilled Peaches + Honey

Looking for a unique dessert that utilizes oat milk? This is it. This dessert gives you an excuse to make homemade oat milk ice cream from scratch. Throw in some grilled peaches and a lot of sweet honey, and you’ve got an interesting yet tasty dessert to make. If you’re an adventurous person in the kitchen, this is one dessert to bust out at a dinner party.

Oat Milk Latte

Are you not a big fan of cooking, but really love to make coffee instead? This espresso-based beverage uses oat milk in replacement of cow milk and other dairy-free milks that you can either buy or make. There are also some flavourings you can add if you wish, but you don’t have to if you don’t want to. When you boil it down, it’s a simple vegan coffee beverage that you can use oat milk to make.

Oat milk is the ultimate dairy-free milk of 2019 if you’relooking for a dairy-free alternative. It’s tasty, delicious, and easy to incorporate in a variety of different recipes that range from really simple to difficult. It seems to be a milk alternative that’s going to remain popular for many years to come.

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