Ask most people if they have oat milk in their fridge and chances are they’ll say no. But if you’re in a pinch and out of milk, you probably already have the ingredients for oat milk hiding in your kitchen. And making it is pretty simple. Start by soaking steel cut oats (or whole groats) in water for about 20 minutes, blend well, and strain through a nut bag or very fine mesh sieve lined with cheese cloth until you’ve got yourself a warm, creamy, delicious liquid perfect for using in baked goods, puddings, your morning coffee, you name it.
Coates actually ranks oat milk as her personal favorite when it comes to cow milk alternatives because she loves the “natural, subtly sweet flavor” that it offers. And, just like almond milk, it tends to behave very similarly to regular milk in baking, but with one big perk: It has way less fat.