Nourishing Stout and Oat Drink
Recipe Type: Drinks
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Serves: 2
The bitter Stout works perfectly with the sweet oats, and even has notes of a coffee with lots of milk.
To prepare the oats:
  • Steel cut or Rolled oats, 1 cup (you can use the groats if you can find them)
  • apple cider vinegar (or live yoghurt), 1 teaspoon
  • water, 2 cups
For the drink:
  • water, 2 cups
  • 1 date, stoned (2 if you like it sweeter) and cut finely
  • Stout or Guinness, 1 cup
  • a fine sieve
  • a blender or food processor
  1. Combine the oats, cider vinegar (or yoghurt) and water in a bowl, cover loosely and leave to soak for at least 8 hours.
  2. Drain your oats by straining them through a fine sieve, discard the soaking water
  3. Rinse the oats gently to remove the starch
  4. Put the oats and the date into the food processor (I used my Vitamix) and blend
  5. add one cup of stout to a small saucepan and bring to the boil, simmer for 5 minutes then let it cool. (the drink will taste less bitter with this method)
  6. Add two cups of water and one cup of stout and blend again until creamy
  7. At this point you can strain your oat milk through a fine sieve again to remove any of the oats, I choose not to, to keep the drink smooth and a little thicker. Discarding the oats is trowing away nutritious food.
  8. If you want to strain, you can keep the leftover oats to make cake or pancakes.
  9. Leave the drink to rest for 30 minutes - 1 hour before use
Recipe by Honest Cooking at