Comparison of Oat Milk Brands

In this week’s Nutrition Diva podcast, I talked about the pros and cons of oat milk, the latest craze in nondairy milk alternatives.

Here’s a breakdown of the nutrition for several leading brands. (Nutrition information is for 8 fluid ounces.)  Below, I’ve included the ingredients for each brand as well.

BrandGluten Free?CaloriesProteinFiberSugarCost/fl oz
Califia UnsweetenedYes100212$0.10
Dream Oat Beverage OriginalNo1202211$0.09
Elmhurst Milked Oats Yes100425$0.22
Pacific Foods Organic Oat OriginalNo1304217$0.10
Planet Oat OatmilkYes90224$0.08
The Original Oatly Oat-milkYes120327$0.08
Califia UnsweetenedOatmilk (Water, Oats), Sunflower Oil, Minerals (Dipotassium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sea Salt).
Dream Oat Beverage OriginalOat Base (Water, Oats), Safflower Oil, Calcium Carbonate, Sea Salt, Vitamin D2, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin B12, Tricalcium Phosphate.
Elmhurst Milked Oats Filtered Water, Whole Grain Oats, Cane Sugar, Salt, Natural Flavors.
Pacific Foods Organic Oat OriginalWater, Oats*, Oat Bran*, Contains 1% Or Less Of: Gellan Gum, Sea Salt, Tricalcium Phosphate, Vitamin D2. *Organic
Planet Oat OatmilkOatmilk (Filtered Water, Oats), Calcium Carbonate, Dipotassium Phosphate (Stabilizer), Sea Salt, Gellan Gum, Vitamin A Palmitate, Vitamin D2, Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) And Vitamin B12.
The Original Oatly Oat-milkOatmilk (water, oats). Contains 2% or less of: rapeseed oil, dipotassium phosphate, calcium carbonate, tricalcium phosphate, sea salt, dicalcium phosphate, riboflavin, vitamin A, vitamin D2, vitamin B12.

11 thoughts on “Comparison of Oat Milk Brands

  1. I made oatmilk a couple years ago, it turned out very slimy, not exactly sure where I went wrong.. I am committed to finding a purpose for my culinary “failures”. My husband is quite lactose intolerant, we were attending a birthday party, the b-day girl wanted pot de creme for her dessert. I made half the dairy way and half with the slimy oatmilk. Those of us with no dairy issues tried them both and agreed it was superior to the traditional way!

    1. Christine,
      I just saw your comment and I have a suggestion for homemade oat milk that is NOT slimy! The secrets are NO SOAKING and very little blending time!
      Whirl 1 cup oats and 3 cups of water in high-powered blender for 20 seconds. ONLY 20 SECONDS. Pour this mixture through a fine-mesh strainer into a bowl or pitcher. Save the crushed oats to stir into oat meal, or use another way. Add more water to the oat milk, if you want it not as rich. Add vanilla, if desired.
      For a sweeter oat milk, whirl 1-3 pitted medjool dates in 1 cup of water in a blender. Then, add oats and another 2 cups of water. Blend 20 seconds only. Continue as with instructions above.
      Of course, if you need to make more or less, the formula is very flexible! Enjoy!

  2. Almost all of the oat milk brands add calcium carbonate, which I have read is not a good thing, along with other undesirable ingredients. I’m going to start making my own & save money too!

      1. Calcium carbonate can interact with some drugs that you may take. However, the amount in a serving of oatmilk is likely not an issue.

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