In the last year, Swedish oat milk company, Oatly became extremely popular in the United States spreading from ten locations in New York to 1,000 nationwide and to 2,000 grocery stores. Recently PepsiCo announced they also wanted to release an oat milk dairy alternative early next year. It is now known that the dairy alternative was created by Quaker, the 140-year-old oatmeal company owned by PepsiCo. Quaker may be an old company, but they certainly like to keep up with trends. One year ago, they debuted their Overnight Oats and now they are looking to join the ever-growing world of dairy-free plant-based milk.
The plant-based market is growing tremendously, especially when it comes to dairy-free milk. Recently, the first line of sesame milk was launched by Hope & Sesame proving how much excitement there is around non-dairy milks. Now bigger companies that have been around for a long time want to get in on the action. According to research by Mintel, sales of US non-dairy milks have grown 61% over the last five years. About Quaker’s decision to create a plant-based line, Brian Hannigan, senior marketing director, said, “Oat Beverage is on trend and allows Quaker, a 140-year-old leader in oats, to deliver a new format to existing customers that span generations, while also attracting a new generation of consumers who are looking for plant-based nutrition.”
Quaker has been around for a long time and there’s no denying that they know oats really well. Plant-based milks are healthier and made without the cruelty involved in the dairy industry, so Quaker’s new line of oat beverages is a welcome addition!
Make Your Own Oat Milk
If you’d like to try making your own oat milk at home rather than buying one in stores, here’s a yummy recipe from our Food Monster App:
Simple Vanilla Oat Milk
Source: Simple Vanilla Oat Milk
This is the easiest of easy homemade non-dairy milk recipes. To make Kelly William‘s Simple Vanilla Oat Milk, the only equipment you need is a blender and a nut milk bag. Unlike nuts, oats require very little soaking, so you can make a batch in nearly no time. And if you, like me, lack a fancy-pants blender, you’ll still be able to have creamy, delicious non-dairy milk without a trip to the grocery store.
Use Oat Milk in These Recipes
Maybe you’ve already bought some oat milk or you made the recipe above, here are some recipes from our Food Monster App in which you can use the oat milk:
Source: Oatmeal Latte
Creamy Chai Latte
Source: Creamy Chai Latte
Masala Chai literally means ‘mixed-spice tea’ in Hindi. It refers to an aromatic Indian flavor mix of warming spices including cardamom, ginger, cloves, cinnamon and vanilla. Chai spices will soothe your digestion, clear out your sinuses and warm up your body from the inside out. They will also boost your immune system and help to rejuvenate your skin. Enough reasons to enjoy this Creamy Chai Latte by Julie Van den Kerchove with some yummy oat milk!
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