If you’ve been following me in real life and/or on Instagram you know that my latest obsession is a good homemade Oat Milk Latte. I was first introduced to the Oat Milk Latte at Expo East and then again at FNCE and now found I can make it at home for myself DAILY and for a fraction of the cost, win-win-win.
Some might call this obsession crazy, I just call it Sassy. Okay, weird, but whatever I’ll take it. I love the smooth and creamy taste that it gives and is a great alternative for those that have any type of milk allergy or intolerance. While I have no issues with dairy I love finding options that not only work for those with allergies or intolerances but also taste good so that everyone can benefit. I just want people to feel good and also enjoy their food, is that too much to ask?!
What is this oat milk trend anyway?
No oat doesn’t have udders, yes it is “plant-based”, no I’m not going vegan/vegetarian, yes I’ll try almost anything. Now that we got all that out of the way, we can get to the star of the show. Errrr, okay coffee is the star of the show but oat milk is a close second.
I’m usually one to drink my coffee black. I truly love the flavor of coffee and crave that more than anything. However, I have found that oat milk is creamy and light enough to be worthy of making its way into my coffee on occasion. I love that it’s easy to drink and easy on the digestion, not to mention the ingredients are solid, the latest brand I’ve been digging is Planet Oat and it’s original flavor has the following ingredients:
Oatmilk (filtered water, oats), Calcium Carbonate, Dipotassium Phosphate (Stabilizer), Sea Salt, Gellan Gum, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) and Vitamin B12.
Most of what you see is added vitamins and stabilizers and then just oats & water are the main ingredients.. The even cooler part is that you can make oat milk yourself and eliminate ALL the excess ingredients. However, sometimes I get so busy I’d prefer to pay for a company to make it for me, no shame in that game.
Oat Milk Facts
Oats are a good source of fiber and help to fill you up while also improving digestion, heart health and everything in between. If you have a gluten-allergy or intolerance you do want to be careful as some people have issues with oats especially if they are not certified gluten-free.
Per 8 ounces there are about 2-3 grams of fiber, 2 grams of protein, and a whole lot of flavor without any added sugar, or at least that’s the case for Planet Oat. Depending on the brand and flavor, most oat milks have about 100+ calories per serving which means this oat milk latte goodness comes in just under 100 calories, not that I care too much about that, but as you can see it can be apart of your every day, winning!
Homemade Oat Milk Latte
Okay, so now that you know why I love oat milk, let’s get to this magical creation known as the Oat Milk Latte. It is so easy to make and you don’t even need to have an espresso machine to do it, but if you do, I won’t judge #coffeebargoals.
I usually use whatever leftover coffee I have from the pot (errrrrrr I don’t normally drink the whole coffee pot…) heat it up in the microwave and then pour the frothed milk over it. If I’m feeling super fancy I’ll even toss some cinnamon in there, but don’t get too excited, I don’t normally get that fancy.
Enjoy this easy Homemade Oat Milk Latte recipe AND if you make it, snap a picture and tag me (@thesassydietitian) in it so I can see your creation!
Pro Tip: If you don’t have a frother you can froth the milk by whisking, putting it in a blender, putting it in a jar (with a good seal!) and shake hard.
Homemade Oat Milk Latte
- 1/2 cup strongly brewed coffee (or 2 shots espresso)
- 3/4 cup oat milk
- Make coffee to your liking and pour into your favorite mug.
- Heat oat milk in a small saucepan over medium-high heat for 3 minutes or so until warm. Do not overheat as it may burn.
- Using a whisk or a frother, froth milk for 30 seconds or until frothed to your desired amount.
- Pour over coffee & enjoy!
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