There really is a giveaway at the end of this post, but you're going to have bear with me throughout this extremely lengthy post to get to the details. I've locked down all your scroll wheels so you'll be forced to listen to my lecture. Think of it as being back in college again and you have no choice. There, does that make it easier?
Those of you who are my regular readers already know that I'm a huge fan of Coach's Oats, so this is where you have permission to get up and go to the restroom or sharpen your pencil if necessary. You newbies however, must remain in your seats and take notes. Studies have shown that while the overall nutritional profiles of all types of oatmeal are similar, the way the oats are processed does have a different and significant effect on our body's metabolism. The less processed a grain is, the longer it takes to digest and the longer it helps keep our blood sugar stable. The problem with using steel cut oats in baking is that the short baking time doesn't allow the oats to soften and the result is a muffin or cookie with hard crunchy bits in it. Coach's Oats however, are toasted before they're cracked and because of this process, they cook in just five minutes, making them wonderful additions to any recipe that calls for quick-cooking or regular old-fashioned oats. And, I might add that they're absolutely delicious on their own as a fantastic hot breakfast!
(pulling out my overhead projector for the slide show) Here are the recipes I've made thus far using Coach's Oats and I've loved every single one of them.
Coach's Oatmeal and Banana Muffins (this is the one that got me started and is now featured on the Coach's Oats website.)
Whole Grain Peanut Butter Oatmeal Christmas Cookies
Niece Denise's Cookies
Chocolate Coach's Oatmeal Muffins
Maple and Brown Sugar Muffins
Coach's Oats Bread
Sausage and Coach's Oats Stuffed Peppers
Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Bars
Coach's Sweet Potato Muffins
Now, before the bell rings and you're off to your next culinary class, I'll fill you in on the giveaway. In the spirit of Halloween and Trick-or-Treating, I have TEN Coach's Oats goodie bags to giveaway to TEN of my readers. Just knock on my door, say "Trick or Treat!" and leave a comment. Easy enough, right? And because I have TEN of these gifts to offer, your odds of winning are going to beat any casino or race track you have planned on visiting in the near future. Come on... join in the fun and leave a comment! I'll accept comments until midnight on Monday, Oct 25th. I know I have many international readers, but this giveaway is for US and Canada residents only. As always, I apologize for the exclusion..... you know I love you all too.