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Oat Milk vs Flax Milk: What’s the Difference?

What is Oat Milk?

Why is Oat Milk so trendy?

Oat milk is getting a lot of attention lately. It has been gaining in popularity for its creamier consistency.


Because oats absorb more liquid than nuts, it offers a slightly thicker, less watery consistency than nut-based milks, like almond milk. The consistency is similar to a soy or skim milk.


From a nutrition standpoint, the nutrition content varies among different brands. Most brands have 1-2 grams of dietary fiber, 4-17 grams of sugar, and 4 grams of protein. Oat milk does not provide the exact same nutrition as oats. Oats have more fiber, protein, and iron.

Oat milks are nut free, gluten free, dairy free, and soy free and lower sugar options can be a great plant based choice for many people.

How Does Flax Milk Compare?

What is Flax Milk?

Flax milk has a delicious, nutty taste. Some oat milks taste sweeter, likely because of the added sugar. Learn what flax milk is in this blog post.


You likely know that milled flaxseed absorbs liquid extremely well, hence why you can use it to make a ‘flax egg‘.

Compared to oat milks, Manitoba Milling Flax Milk is creamier and closer to a whole milk consistency. This makes it a great addition to smoothies and coffee, and tastes great on it’s own too.


Flax milks are also nut free, gluten free, dairy free, and soy free.

Nutritionally, one serving of Manitoba Milling Flax Milk provides the same nutrition content as one serving of milled flaxseed.

Manitoba Milling Flax Milk has more fiber than oat milk, 3 grams per serving. With 7 grams of sugar per serving, it has less sugar than many oat milk brands. Flax milk also offers 3 grams of plant based protein per serving and 3310mg of naturally occurring ALA Omega-3s, compared to 0 in oat milk. (This is more than the minimum recommended daily amount!).

How to Use Flax Milk

When used in baking, flax milk offers a slightly fluffier end product than other milks, particularly in muffins and pancakes.

Find more ways to use Flax Milk here! And shop here!


Whole grain oats are a very nutritious food and ingredient. We recommend using them in oatmeal, to make energy bites or granola, or adding them to smoothies.

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