Oat Coconut Milk Coffee Creamer

I love coffee. I am all about the Califia Farms Unsweetened Almondmilk Coconut Coffee Creamer. My dilemma is I am trying to reduce the amount of single-use plastics in my house. And not just plastics but reduce the amount of trash I produce in general. I've made almondmilk in my pre-kids days and frankly with a 4 year old and 9 month old, it just isn't something I'd see myself doing weekly while juggling many other things - like keeping children alive, fed, bathed and loved; all of which requires coffee. Good coffee. Also, oats are more sustainable because they use less resources than nuts.

Oat Coconut Coffee Creamer

Recipe adapted from Hello Veggie

1 c. rolled oats

1/2 c. coconut flakes, unsweetened

2 c. of water

1-2 Tbsp. maple syrup

1-2 tsp. cinnamon (I didn't measure this, because I am a cinnamon fiend and it's a problem that I've come to terms with and have moved on with by simply using more cinnamon.)

Blend all ingredients in a high powered blender. Be sure to not let the mixture get warm because the oats will begin to cook and get gooey, and not in a good way. Strain the mixture either through a fine mesh sieve or a nut milk bag.

I don't have a nut milk bag but I may invest in this. Like probably going to buy one right now. In the Hello Veggie recipe she uses MCT oil to add an emulsified creaminess, which I may try.

Either way the above if a pretty good homemade milk alternative that doesn't take a lot of time at all.

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