We’re reaching the end of National Oatmeal Month. This post is dedicated to the participants in our oatmeal contest and thanking them for sharing their oats with us.
Before we list their oatmeal recipes, I wanted to give thanks to oatmeal and especially Coach’s Oats. Why is Coach’s Oats so special?
• Traditional steel cut oats take about 30 minutes to cook on the stove. Coach’s Oats can be made in 3 to 5 minutes on the stove or in the microwave.
• You can bake with Coach’s Oats! Traditional steel cut oats need to be pre-soaked or cooked before baking.
• It only takes 1/3 cup of Coach’s Oats to make 1 cup of oatmeal. You would need ½ cup of rolled oats to make the same amount.
• Steel cut oats (and Coach’s Oats) have a lower glycemic index rating than instant oatmeal.(The GI rating measures the rates carbohydrate foods increase blood glucose levels 2-3 hours after they are eaten. The lower the GI rating, the less of a spike in blood glucose levels you will have and subsequently a more stable energy level).
• To see previous posts on benefits of oatmeal such as mood-boosting benefits, breakfast habits, healthy heart, and exercise tips please click the links.
Danitza Freigher – Butterfinger Oats: Mix in chocolate protein powder, peanut butter and fat-free or sugar-free butterscotch pudding mix.
Kat DoesDiets – Mixes in a scoop of white chocolate protein powder and banana slices.
Jayne Baer – Cooks a double dose of oats, chopped Brazil nuts, a little Udo’s 3-6-9 blend for omega 3’s and concentrated cherry juice.
Kimberly Choo – Prepares the oats by tossing two eggs in-to the pot for the last minute of cooking then “cools off” with milk of choice — cow, rice or almond.
Annette Holland – Adds flax seeds and pure maple syrup to her oats.
Jenna Bailey – Throws in everything but the kitchen sink! Apples, bananas, mandarin oranges, dried berries, walnuts, flax seed, cinnamon and maple syrup top her oats.
Michelle Fairless – Fuels her day with Coach’s Oats and dried cranberries, walnuts, flax seed, wheat germ, cinnamon and a little vanilla coconut milk.
Jan Tamura – Eats her oats with fresh strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, bananas, cherries and a touch of organic blue agave.
Wanda Sanders – Advises parents that if their children are not particular about oatmeal, add a teaspoon to a tablespoon of peanut butter and a teaspoon or two of sweetener (she prefers Agave nectar) and kids will have a “peanut butter cookie” in a bowl.
Jennifer Gladue – Pumps up her oatmeal with chocolate protein powder, all natural peanut butter, apples and bananas.
Kaitlin Walsh – Has a bowl of Carrot Cake Oatmeal for breakfast. Click link for recipe.
The options for topping oatmeal are endless. What’s your favorite?