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.
|Brand||Gluten Free?||Calories||Protein||Fiber||Sugar||Cost/fl oz|
|Dream Oat Beverage Original||No||120||2||2||11||$0.09|
|Elmhurst Milked Oats||Yes||100||4||2||5||$0.22|
|Pacific Foods Organic Oat Original||No||130||4||2||17||$0.10|
|Planet Oat Oatmilk||Yes||90||2||2||4||$0.08|
|The Original Oatly Oat-milk||Yes||120||3||2||7||$0.08|
|Califia Unsweetened||Oatmilk (Water, Oats), Sunflower Oil, Minerals (Dipotassium Phosphate, Calcium Carbonate, Tricalcium Phosphate, Sea Salt).|
|Dream Oat Beverage Original||Oat 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 Original||Water, Oats*, Oat Bran*, Contains 1% Or Less Of: Gellan Gum, Sea Salt, Tricalcium Phosphate, Vitamin D2. *Organic|
|Planet Oat Oatmilk||Oatmilk (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-milk||Oatmilk (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.|
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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!
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!
Planet Oat worked really well for me. Love that it’s low sugar compared to other brands.
Please pay more attention to SODIUM content in oatmilk!!
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!
What’s wrong with calcium carbonate?
Calcium carbonate can interact with some drugs that you may take. However, the amount in a serving of oatmilk is likely not an issue.
What is the benefit of adding calcium carbonate to oat milk ?
Calcium carbonate is used to prevent or to treat a calcium deficiency
Does anyone know a brand of oatmilk without sea salt for those of us on a low iodine diet?
Sea salt does not contain iodine. Unless it is labeled iodized, salt doesn’t contain it.