Oat milk powder is just beginning to gain traction. I think it’s the next up and coming trend.
What is oat milk powder?
It is a vegetarian milk substitute. It is a popular non-dairy alternative to cows milk, popular with vegans, those following a plant based lifestyle or those with lactose intolerance or dairy allergy.
Why choose oat milk powder
Oat milk powder is convenient for those who don’t want liquid milk to go to waste, you can avoid throwing away milk that has gone off.
Another positive to oat milk powder is that it does not deplete health benefits by being in powder form. Through using a slow process of heating, the minerals and vitamins in oat milk powder do remain intact. It is simply the water content and the extra moisture that you are losing.
That fact that it includes virtually no allergens and is more sustainable than milk and its other non-dairy counterparts has increased demand exceptionally since 2018. It even became so popular, so quickly that there was an oat milk shortage in New York that made international headlines.
Growing oats is more environmentally friendly than almonds, which require six times as much water to grow.
What is oat milk like?
Oat milk tends to have a thick texture and a creamy mouthfeel that some consider milk-like in comparison to other alternative milk. It’s generally slightly sweet, but without a sugary taste. Plus, compared to other plant-based milks, oat milk does ten to by a little higher in protein and fiber.
How to use oat milk powder
If you are buying oat milk powder, you simply put one cup of powder into your blender, add 3 cups of warm (not hot) water and blend. Put this in the fridge and serve it with cereal in the morning. So basically, if you have used cows milk powder, it works the same way (minus the dairy).
Oat milk powder uses
- Drinks – Add the instant oat powder into your tea or coffee.
- Cooking- Use our oat drink in the kitchen, for sauces and milk alternatives. Adds texture and taste, it’s also a way to naturally sweeten your deserts!
- Milk Alternative – Use this plant-based drink instead of cows milk.
Cons of oat milk
- Oat milkis not suitable for people with gluten intolerance or with celiac disease.
- Unflavored oat milk has the highest amount of calories and carbohydrates of plant-based milk
- Although the sugar is natural, oat milk is very high in carbohydrates.
- Watch out for sweetened oat milk if you are trying to avoid sugar. A lot of varieties sold in stores do have added sugar, especially the flavored versions.
Have you tried powdered milk in general, or have you even tried oat milk powder? If so, I would love to hear what you think!