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Homemade Oat Milk Creamer (Oil-Free)

Here’s how to make the best oat milk coffee creamer without oil! If you’re looking for an oat milk coffee creamer recipe that’s healthy & budget-friendly, then this dairy-free vegan coffee creamer is simple to make, tastes great, and is not slimy at all!

If you’re like me, you love your morning cup of coffee. 

I never used to love coffee before, but since being a full-time nurse, coffee has always been in my routine to get through those hard shift shifts!

Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I used to load my coffee with lots of sugar and dairy creamers. I thought you couldn’t enjoy a good cup of coffee without it.

But as time has gone on and my dietary habits have changed to strictly being plant-based, I’ve realized that my coffee addiction was probably fueled more by all the extra stuff I was adding into my grande cup, instead of actually enjoying the coffee itself.

This easy recipe is one of the best non-dairy creamer recipes I’ve made at home and is my healthy version of what I was used to putting in my cup on a daily basis.

If you are like me and you love a good cup of coffee, take the time to make your own vegan coffee creamer as it’s not only good for you, but the ingredients are way better than what you’ll find commercially purchased in the stores or at your local barista shop.

You’ll love this Homemade Oat Milk Creamer because it’s:

  • Quick & Easy: Although this recipe calls for soaking your cashews, the time frame is very short using a hot water soak, and you don’t even have to soak your oats!
  • 100 percent Vegan-Friendly, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free: You can rest assured that you are making homemade nut milk that supports your plant-based/vegan lifestyle. The only thing to verify is that you are using gluten-free oats if you’re gluten-free.
  • No more slime: No slimy oat milk here at all! With my simple tweaks, you will find this oat milk creamer recipe has a very smooth texture & it keeps well once stored in the fridge.
  • No added preservatives & NO OIL: I purposefully made sure to use only simple, healthy ingredients in this recipe and the best part is, there are no added oils if you are mindful of this in your diet.
  • Costs Less: You’ll love saving your money with your own delicious oat milk creamer. Making this with simple ingredients, you be amazed at how easy it is to DIY oat milk creamer at home.
  • Can be used in baked goods: This Homemade Oat Milk Creamer can also be a great plant-based milk substitute in baked goods such as my Banana Carrot Breakfast Muffin!
oat milk creamer in glass jars

In my Oat Milk Creamer, I added:

Oats: You can use pretty much any oats you have on hand. In this recipe, I added quick oats and had no issues! If you use something heartier like steel cut oats or groats, you will have to soak your oats in water for a few hours or overnight until softened.

Water: Helps the oats to blend better and will be the main liquid base for our oat milk creamer.

Cashews: The secret ingredient added that helps to make our homemade coffee creamer thick, silky smooth & oil-free! The natural oils of the cashews emulsify when blended into a thicker oat cream with a subtle nuttiness.

Vanilla extract: Added flavoring to enhance the oat milk creamer.

Medjool Dates: Provides natural sugars & just the right amount of sweetness without being overpowering.

Salt: Balances out the sugar and sweetness of the nuts and dates.

How to Make Your Own Oat Milk Coffee Creamer

Making your own oat milk creamer is rather simple & easy to do! First, gather all the ingredients needed.

Soak your cashews in hot water until they are soft. Discard the soaking liquid from your cashews, rinse them & set your cashews aside.

Next, add your cold water and pitted Medjool dates to your high speed blender & blend together for 30-45 seconds or until your dates break down and you no longer see large chunks of dates.

Add in your oats, soaked cashews, vanilla extract, and salt, and blend again for up to one minute.

Pour your mixture into a nut milk bag or a fine-mesh sieve and squeeze your mixture through.

Transfer your oat milk mixture to a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and store it in your fridge for up to 5 days.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is oat milk creamer really good for coffee?

Oat milk is the best vegan substitute for dairy creamer in your coffee! It carries a subtle oat flavor that is not only delicious but also nutritious in providing you with no cholesterol.

What’s the difference between oat creamer and oat milk?

Oat milk is simply blending water and oats together and straining them to form a milk. Oat creamer is taking your oats and water, and blending them with an oil that will emulsify (bind something together that naturally does not mix – eg. oil and water) in order to get a creamy consistency. 

Will my oat cream curdle in my coffee?

Your homemade oat cream will curdle if the temperature of your coffee is too hot, or your coffee beans are too acidic. In order to combat this, make sure your coffee beans are not too acidic, you can wait a minute or two before adding in your oat milk creamer, or you can pour your coffee over your vegan creamer.

I’ve added my oat milk creamer straight away to my hot coffee with no issues. If you follow this recipe card, you will end up with the best oat milk creamer.

vegan oat milk creamer being poured into black coffee
homemade oat milk creamer poured into coffee mug

Additions & Substitutions

Add-ins: You can add in other nuts and seeds such as hemp seeds, pumpkin seeds, or almonds. 

Substitutions: You can substitute your dry oats for gluten-free oats if you’re gluten-free. You can also use coconut milk instead of water but do know that coconut milk will change the taste of your coffee creamer.

Spices: This recipe is very customizable. You can take this healthy vegan coffee creamer and make a pumpkin spice latte or you can add cocoa powder and make this into a chocolate oat milk coffee creamer.

Allergen-free: This recipe is egg-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, and free of food additives.

Storage & Freezing 

Storing: You can store this simple diy homemade oat cream in an airtight container or jar in the fridge for up to 5 days. 

Heating: You can heat this oat milk coffee creamer recipe but try to not heat this warmer than lukewarm as you will end up with a very thick, gloopy creamer due to the addition of the cashews. 

Freezing: You can freeze this easy oat milk recipe and add it to smoothies, overnight oats, iced coffee, or even in savory dishes such as sauces to act as a thickening agent.

top down image of coffee mugs with homemade oat milk creamer

So here’s how to make Oat Milk Coffee Creamer With No Oil! 

vegan coffee creamer pouring into mug

Homemade Oat Milk Coffee Creamer (Oil-Free)

Wild & Whelm
This oat milk coffee creamer is dairy-free & is easy to make with oats! It's healthy, budget-friendly and the best part – it's not slimy at all!
5 from 1 vote
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins
Total 15 mins
Course Drinks
Cuisine American
Servings 10 servings

Equipment

  • High Speed Blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup raw cashews (soaked in hot water)
  • 2-3 pitted Medjool dates (or 2 tablespoons of maple syrup)
  • 2-3 cups cold water
  • 1/2 cup oats (rolled oats, quick oats, groats, etc)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of sea salt

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, soak your raw cashews in boiling hot water for 10 minutes uncovered until they are soft and easier to blend. Discard the soaking liquid, rinse your cashews & set them aside.
  • Next, add your cold water and pitted Medjool dates to your high speed blender & blend together for 30-45 seconds or until your dates break down and you no longer see large chunks.
  • Once your dates have blended, add in your oats, soaked cashews, vanilla extract, and salt, and blend again for up to one minute. Remember to not let your oat milk creamer blend for too long as this will start to heat your oat milk creamer and it will get thick and gloopy.
  • Pour your rich oat cream mixture into a nut milk bag or a fine-mesh sieve and squeeze your mixture through. To avoid a slimy texture, try not to force your milk through your nut bag in this step.
  • Transfer your oat milk mixture to a glass jar with a tight-fitting lid and store it in your fridge for up to 5 days. Enjoy your very own homemade oat milk coffee creamer in your lattes, and smoothies, or you can even add it to your oatmeal!

Notes

  • Make sure to soak your cashews in boiling hot water, uncovered, for 10 minutes before blending. This will make your emulsion easier.
  • You can use any oats you like. If using heartier oat-like groats, you will have to soak it for a few hours or overnight before it can be used for blending.
  • Use a nut milk bag or a fine-mesh sieve but don’t force your milk through or else you’ll get a very slimy oat milk creamer.
  • Use cold water when blending your vegan creamer & don’t blend for long as the vegan coffee creamer will heat up and become too thick.
  • Store your homemade oat milk creamer in a air tight glass jar and store in the fridge for up to 5 days.
 
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2 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    What a great alternative to dairy based creamer. Cashews are so great as a dairy free substitute. My vegan and dairy free friends would love this 🙂

    1. Hi Sarah! Yes, cashews are a great substitute if you want creaminess in any recipe. Pass it along to your friends! Hope it works out well 🙂

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