Vanilla Oat Milk Creamer + flavor options!

Oat milk is dominating the plant-based milk game, and I’m perfectly okay with it! It’s creamy, filling, and so easy to make at home. You can make oat milk or a slightly creamier version of oat milk creamer. The perfect companion for your coffee!

pouring homemade oat creamer into mug of coffee

Why is oat milk the winner in the vegan creamer category?

It’s creamier than the rest, making it closest to dairy milk out there. It has a thicker consistency than soy, almond, or coconut creamer. Adding oil to oat milk creamer gives it a creamier texture; replicating the fat in a traditional half and half.

ingredients for vanilla oat milk creamer on wood board

Ingredients in homemade oat creamer

  • Oats
  • Water
  • Vanilla
  • Maple syrup
  • Salt
  • Oil

steel-cut oats and rolled oats on cream background

Which types of oats are best for oat milk?

  • Rolled oats are my go-to because they are typically the oats that I have on hand and work well.
  • Steel-cut oats can work to make oat milk creamer, but you have to soak them (preferably overnight).
  • Quick oats can be used as well. They are a slightly thinner oat than rolled oats.

hands squeezing oat milk in mixing bowl

How to make oat milk creamer

  1. Add oats and water to a blender and blend for about 20 seconds. You don’t want to blend longer than that as oat milk can get gummy.
  2. Place a nut milk bag over a bowl and strain the oat milk. If you do not have a nut milk bag, a cheesecloth will do. You will just have a strain it a couple of times to get all the pulp separated.
  3. Rise out the blender and add the oat milk back. Add the vanilla, maple syrup, salt, and oil and blend for a few seconds until incorporated.

glass mixing bowl with oat milk

Can you put oat milk in coffee?

Yes! Oat milk creamer is perfect for coffee. Sometimes vegan milks can “curdle” when combined with coffee. It’s perfectly fine – it just reacts with the acid in coffee. I’ve never had oat milk curdle on me in coffee.

flavor options for oat milk

Flavor options

This recipe is for vanilla oat milk, but you can mix things up to your liking! Here are a few flavor ideas:

  • Chocolate
  • Mint chocolate
  • Salted Caramel
  • Hazelnut
  • Pumpkin Spice

All the measurements are in the note section of the recipe!

hand pouring oat milk creamer into a cup of coffee

How to store oat milk creamer

Since it doesn’t have any food additives to make it more shelf stable, oat milk lasts about a week in the fridge. So no, it does not keep for as long as the store bought varieties but you can adjust the recipe accordingly to suit your needs!

Homemade oat milk creamer can get a residue at the bottom. I give it a good shake before adding to my coffee.

cup of coffee with creamer and french press in background

Oat milk creamer works great in both iced coffee and hot coffee. I make sure to give it a good stir in both iced and hot coffee as the milk can separate.

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homemade oat milk creamer on wood board with vanilla beans

Vanilla Oat Milk Creamer

Oat milk creamer is the BEST plant-based milk for your coffee. Works great in both iced and hot coffee, this creamy homemade oat milk creamer recipe is a must try!
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Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Healthy, Plant Based, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: healthy coffee creamer, homemade oat milk, plant based milk recipe
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 cups of oat milk
Calories: 31kcal
Author: Amanda


  • 1 cup rolled oats can substitute with steelcut oats; see notes
  • 3.5 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup optional
  • 1-2 Tablespoons canola oil can substitute with MCT oil


  • Add oats and water to a blender and blend for about 20 seconds. Don't over blend because the oat milk will start to get gummy.
  • Holding a nut bag over a mixing bowl, pour oat milk into nut bag, separating the liquid from the pulp. Squeeze nut bag until liquid is drained.
  • Rinse out the blender and add oat milk back. Add vanilla, maple syrup, salt, and oil. Blend for a few seconds until smooth.
  • Transfer nut milk to an airtight container. Homemade oat milk keeps for about 1 week in the fridge.



  • If you use steel-cut oats, let them soak overnight
  • The oil in the recipe is optional; but gives the creamer a more creamier texture. I like canola oil as it is neutral in taste and stays a liquid.
Instead of the vanilla, maple syrup, and salt, use the measurements below. Oats, water, and oil stay the same.
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons cane sugar
  1. Add cocoa powder and sugar to the blender at step 3.
Mint Chocolate
  • 1 Tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 4 teaspoons cane sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  1. Add cocoa powder, sugar, and peppermint extract to the blender at step 3.
Salted Caramel
2 pitted medjool dates
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
  1. Add dates to the blender with the oats and water. Strain and add back to blender.
  2. Add salt and vanilla and blend for a few seconds until smooth.
Pumpkin Spice
  • 2 Tablespoons pumpkin puree
  • 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  1. Add pumpkin, spice, and maple syrup to the blender at step 3.
  1. Add hazelnut extract and maple syrup to the blender at step 3.


Serving: 1serving (1/4 cup) | Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 4.1g | Protein: 0.7g | Fat: 1.2g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 21mg | Fiber: 0.5g | Sugar: 0.6g | Calcium: 3mg

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7 thoughts on “Vanilla Oat Milk Creamer + flavor options!”

  1. Hello!
    can you explain how you would use steel-cut oats? I know you said you can just soak them over night, but:
    -how much water to oat ratio do you soak over night?
    -do you strain the overnight oats before blending with the water amount in the recipe, or blend it with the water that was soaking with it overnight?
    -when in the recipe can I incorporate dates as a sweetener(I take the pit out correct)?

    One last question! Can I put the milk in a milk frothier, will it work?

    Mahalo from Hawaii!

    • Hi, Victoria!

      Yes, soak the steel-cut oats. Just make sure they are completely covered in water as you will strain them the next morning.

      Yes, take the pit of the dates before using!

      I’ve never tested it with a milk frother, but I imagine it would work since I’ve frothed oat milk before. I would love to hear how it turns out if you try it!

  2. Do you have any recommendations for a replacement for the oil? Perhaps coconut cream or raw cashews? I’m on a plant based diet and want to avoid oils. Thanks.

  3. You can blend the oats for 40 seconds and do not squeeze bag for best results. No slime feeling. Gently scrap the inside with a spoon to move the oat mush. Until drained!


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