In recent years, plant-based alternatives like oat milk have exploded in popularity. While likely a staple at your local café, you may be surprised to learn that oat milk has a variety of uses beyond your morning cup of coffee – including in some of your favorite recipes.
Whether you’re dairy-free, vegan, or simply looking to switch things up, oat milk is a versatile and nutritious option with plenty of benefits. Derived from plant-based ingredients, meaning its free from any animal-based byproducts, oat milk provides a number of nutrients, including, fiber and vitamin B12. Oat milk is a great option for those with dietary restrictions, such as lactose intolerance or nut allergies. The go-to in my house is always Oatly. They are the world’s original and largest oat milk company and have a large array of products, from oat milk to frozen desserts, that I can enjoy individually or incorporate into some of my favorite recipes.
A recent survey conducted on behalf of Oatly found that majority of respondents cited taste as a reason for any reluctance to try swapping in plant-based products when cooking or baking. Ahead of the holidays, I have been swapping oat milk into some of my favorite recipes, and have found that most dishes, when swapped, turn out equally as delicious – much to the surprise of my family and friends!
One great example that I shared is Roasted Carrots with an Oatgurt Dressing. A simple and easy dressing to complete a classic holiday side dish, it starts with a cup of plain Oatly Oatgurt mixed with different herbs and spices and olive oil to elevate those veggies.
And for dessert? I love Pumpkin Pie Oat Bars, made with Full Fat Oatly Oatmilk – they’re a fun twist on the classic holiday pumpkin pie!