Wednesday, April 12, 2017
Vita-Mix with the wet container, 1 cup Measuring Cup, 1 tablespoon Measuring Spoon (optional)
1 cup Gluten-Free Rolled Oats
5 cups Water
2 Pitted Dates
1 tbl Cocoa Powder (optional)
The Coconut Milk recipe calls for 1 cup flakes to 2 cups water, so this started with 1 cup rolled oats and 2 cups water in the Vita-Mix. Blend on high for 3 minutes. This becomes a very thin oatmeal. Good to know for making oatmeal in the future.
Add 3 cups of water to make it more of a milk texture and the 2 pitted dates for a sweetener.
Blend on high for about 20-30 seconds to get the dates totally mixed in.
Since this made a lot more milk than I had planned for, I poured half into a container, then added the cocoa powder to the other half and blended that in. Nice to have both in the house.
This doesn't require straining like the coconut milk. I tried to, but it passed through the strainer with ease. One less step is always welcome.