Oat milk is especially good for those who have intolerances to almond, soy, and coconut milks, but would still like to maintain a vegan diet. It’s vegan-friendly and complementary to most dietary restrictions.
Vitamin A and D are particularly potent in this milk. Both help the immune system ward off infection and improve overall resiliency. It also reduces the risk of Crohn’s disease and type 1 diabetes. Vitamin B can also be in oat milk. It’s known as a mood-boosting vitamin that comes with the added benefit of aiding in immunity.
Oat milk is not only plant-based, containing no cholesterol, but it also has a soluble fiber called beta-glucans.
You might be lacking some nutrients if you eat a plant-based diet, some of which can be in oat milk. Even those who eat meat, eggs, and dairy somewhat frequently are likely coming up short in B12, a vitamin found in most oat milks. Vitamin A and D are also plentiful. It also contains calcium, fiber, potassium, iron, and phosphorus. Compared to another plant-based alternative like almond milk, oat milk has more fiber and B vitamins that are crucial to our body’s overall healthy function.
Diet preferences aside, this milk is simply delicious. It’s smooth and creamy, making it more desirable to drink straight versus other plant-based milks.
- 1 ¼ C all purpose flour
- ⅔ C rolled oats
- 2 tsp baking powder
- ¼ tsp salt
- 3 Tbls sugar
- 1 3/4 C oat milk
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat waffle maker
- In a bowl combine flour, oats, baking powder, salt and sugar
- Whisk in milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract and whisk until there are no lumps
- Pour batter into heated waffle maker (using the recommended amount of batter for your machine)