Vanilla Hemp Oat Milk

Vanilla Hemp Oat Milk and Cinnamon Hemp Porridge

A thick and creamy homemade hemp and oat milk made without additives or sugar, and without the need for straining. This milk is perfect for coffees and in breakfast bowls like this Cinnamon and Hemp Porridge or for drinking straight from the bottle.

Despite being ridiculously easy, homemade plant-based milk has a bit of a reputation for being difficult, expensive and time-consuming. This recipe is set to change that common belief! I first made this milk at the weekend, after experimenting a lot with homemade milk last year and this is my new favourite by far. Inspired by a friend’s story on Instagram sharing her love for homemade hemp milk, I was inspired to get creative.

This Vanilla Hemp Oat Milk takes about 5 mins to make, plus an overnight soak – which isn’t entirely necessary, but it really adds to the smoothness and creaminess of the milk. Add hemp hearts – also called hulled hemp seeds – and oats to a jar, cover in filtered water and leave to soak overnight. In the morning, drain the mixture and rinse it thoroughly before adding to a blender with more filtered water, a pinch of salt to help naturally preserve the milk and a dash of vanilla for flavour.

Vanilla Hemp Oat Milk

Vanilla Hemp Oat Milk

Cinnamon and Hemp Porridge

Cinnamon and Hemp Porridge

Then blend away. And blend a bit more than you think to really get the best texture. I don’t strain mine as I find the texture perfect as it is, but you can strain it if your blender isn’t quite as powerful. Store the milk in a glass jar in the fridge – best served cold and consumed within 2-3 days.

The uses of this Vanilla Hemp Oat Milk are endless… I have really enjoyed drinking small glasses of this milk throughout the day or warmed up with some cacao powder in a hot chocolate (try this one for Cashew and Vanilla Hot Chocolate), in coffees and in breakfast bowls.

This Cinnamon and Hemp Porridge is just one porridge recipe that you can use the milk in – but you can use it in any number of oat combinations. This particular bowl has some added grated courgette, chia seeds and then cinnamon and ginger for a warming flavour. Serve your bowl with your favourite toppings, I went for coconut yoghurt, berries, more hemp hearts, some chocolate, syrup and peanut butter.

Cinnamon and Hemp Porridge

Cinnamon and Hemp Porridge

I hope you will enjoy both this recipe for Vanilla Hemp Oat Milk and for Cinnamon and Hemp Porridge, if you are looking for more ways to use this milk, try my Mocha Cold Brew Overnight Oats, Vegan Chocolate Mug CakeRooibos Pumpkin Pie Muffins or Almond and Cinnamon Rice Porridge.

Vanilla Hemp Oat Milk

  • Servings: 450ml
  • Difficulty: easy
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A thick and creamy homemade hemp and oat milk made without additives or sugar, and without the need for straining. This milk is perfect for coffees and in breakfast bowls like this Cinnamon and Hemp Porridge or for drinking straight from the bottle.

Ingredients

  • 60g hemp hearts
  • 20g oats
  • 400ml filtered water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Directions


1. Add the hemp hearts and oats to a sealed container and cover with filtered water. Leave overnight.
2. Drain and rinse the hemp and oats and add to a blender with the 400ml filtered water, a pinch of salt and vanilla. Blend until totally smooth and creamy. You can strain it if you want to, but it is great without.
3. Store in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 2 days and shake before using as it will separate.

Cinnamon and Hemp Porridge

  • Servings: 1
  • Difficulty: easy
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A creamy, filling and wholesome breakfast or brunch option of warmed oats with added grated courgette. Flavoured with warming cinnamon and ginger and served with your favourite toppings, this is a nourishing and simple bowl of porridge oats.

Ingredients

  • 40g oats
  • 1/2 courgette, grated
  • 2 tsp white chia seeds
  • 200-250ml homemade hemp milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • Optional: 25g vanilla protein powder
  • Top: coconut yoghurt, berries, hemp hearts, chocolate, syrup, peanut butter

Directions


1. Add the oats, courgette, chia seeds, hemp milk, cinnamon and ground ginger to a saucepan and heat gently until creamy and thickened. Add the vanilla protein powder if using and pour into a bowl.
2. Top with your favourite toppings like coconut yoghurt, warm berries, more hemp seeds, chocolate, syrup and peanut butter.
Vanilla Hemp Oat Milk

Vanilla Hemp Oat Milk

Let me know what you think of this Vanilla Hemp Oat Milk and Cinnamon and Hemp Porridge in the comments below and tag me in your creations – I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With hemp milk love x

6 thoughts on “Vanilla Hemp Oat Milk and Cinnamon Hemp Porridge

  1. sophiedlol says:

    Hey Amy. Your vanilla heart oat milk looks delicious and I have never made my own milk before. Looks Splendid! Would love to try and make myself and super smoothie bowls as well. I adore them and super photography as always. Aww love 💖 your Motion videos. 🌱😀☕️I enjoy coffee and never tried a vegan hot choc since I can’t have a normal hot choc xxxx

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  2. wholesome.sophie says:

    What does a milk strainer look like and would I have to use a material rag to squeeze. As I have seen on YouTube vids but ahh can beginners cook like me do?

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