Goat Cheese Risotto

Risotto recipes easily can be converted into savory oatmeal dishes. Swap out the traditional risotto rice for Coach's Oats® oatmeal. The texture of Coach's Oats® holds up during the longer cooking process and adds the nutritional benefits of potassium, dietary fiber and protein. This goat cheese risotto dish is best served as a rich side dish. Adjust the amount of goat cheese depending on your desired intensity of the dish. For vegetarian option use vegetable broth in place of chicken broth. Enjoy!


Ingredients:
1 Tbsp butter
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/2 red pepper, diced
4 mushrooms, diced
2 1/2 cups Coach's Oats®
1 cup white wine
2-3 cups chicken broth (vegetable broth for vegetarian)
1 cup sun dried tomatoes
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
14 oz can diced tomatoes, drained
1/3 or 1/2 cup goat cheese (depending on desired intensity)




Instructions:
1. In large saucepan, melt butter.
2. Add shallots and cook 2 minutes on medium heat.
3. Add garlic, red peppers and mushrooms and cook 3 minutes.
4. Increase heat, add Coach's Oats® and stir. Cook 1 minute.
5. Reduce heat to medium and add white wine. Stir and cook until liquid is almost absorbed.
6. Add 1 cup of broth and continue to cook and stir.
7. Add Parmesan cheese and sun dried tomatoes. Continue cooking until liquid is almost absorbed.
8. Add 1 cup of broth and the drained diced tomatoes. Continue cooking until liquid is almost absorbed.
9. Test risotto. If needed, add the third cup of broth (1/2 cup at a time) and stir until liquid has fully absorbed.
10. Add goat cheese to sauce pan.
11. Stir and cook until risotto dish is combine thoroughly.
12. Serve warm.



If you are interested in more Coach's Oats® oatmeal risotto dishes we recommend Butternut Squash Risotto and Mushroom Portobello Risotto.

Four Oatmeal Bowls

Eating oatmeal every day doesn't mean you have to eat it the same way every day. Below are four combinations to mix up your Coach's Oats® oatmeal routine. Also check out the creative ways our fans prepare their oatmeal by going to our Coach's Oats Fans board on Pinterest. We always enjoy hearing how you like to prepare Coach's Oats®. Please share with us in the comments below or #coachsoats your next Coach's Oats® oatmeal bowl or creation.


Almond Butter Banana Oatmeal
(1 Serving)


Ingredients:
1/3 cup Coach's Oats®
1 cup water
1 tsp almond butter
Dash of milk (we used 2%)
1/2 to 1 banana, julienne
1 Tbsp flaxseed, ground
Brown sugar, to taste (we used 1 tsp)
Sliced almonds, to taste


Instructions:
1. Bring water to boil.
2. Add Coach's Oats® oatmeal.
3. Reduce to medium heat.
4. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
5. While oatmeal cooks, prepare banana and grind flaxseed.
6. Add almond butter and milk.
7. Stir and cook for one more minute.
8. Transfer oatmeal to bowl. Oatmeal will be creamier and thicker than usual due to the almond butter.
9. Top oatmeal with julienne cut bananas, garnish with sliced almonds.
10. Sprinkle flax and brown sugar.


Cinnamon Apple Oatmeal
(1 Serving)


Ingredients:
1/3 cup Coach's Oats®
1 cup water
1 apple
Cinnamon, to taste (we used 1 Tbsp)
Brown sugar (optional)


Instructions:
1. Chop apple into desired sized cubes. Peel before cubing if desired. 
2. Bring cup of water to boil.
3. Add chopped apples to pot and boil until apples are desired softness.
4. When apples are cooked, pour water from cooking apples into separate pot.
5. Bring apple water to boil and add Coach's Oats® oatmeal.
6. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
7. Add cinnamon (and optional brown sugar) and cook for one more minute.
8. Transfer oatmeal to serving bowl.


Coconut Banana Oatmeal
(1 Serving)


Ingredients:
1/3 cup Coach's Oats®
1 cup water
1/2 to 1 banana, sliced
Walnuts, chopped
Coconut, shredded


Instructions:
1. Bring cup of water to boil, reduce heat to medium.
2. Add Coach's Oats® oatmeal and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. While oatmeal cooks slice banana.
4. Set aside desired amount of chopped walnuts and coconut.
5. Add pinch of coconut to oatmeal and cook for one more minute.
6. Transfer oatmeal to serving bowl and garnish with bananas, chopped walnuts and more shredded coconut.


Berry Oatmeal
(1 Serving)


Ingredients:
1/3 cup Coach's Oats®
1 cup water
1 tsp jam or preserves (we used strawberry jam)
Berries (we used Costco's frozen Kirkland Signature Rader Farms Nature's Three Berries: Raspberries, Blueberries, Blackberries)
Brown sugar, sprinkle to taste


Instructions:
1. If using frozen berries, defrost berries to room temperature, or use stovetop or microwave options. If using fresh berries, wash and prepare as desired.
2. Bring cup of water to boil, reduce heat to medium.
3. Add Coach's Oats® oatmeal and cook for 3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
4. Add jam to pot and cook for one more minutes.
5. Transfer oatmeal to bowl and garnish with berries and brown sugar.

Peanut Butter Oat Pancakes

Mix up your oatmeal routine by preparing these protein-packed pancakes. The oatmeal, egg, peanut butter, flax, milk and almond milk all contribute to the protein-rich content. Lightly sweetened and perfectly moist, the pancakes have a subtle peanut butter flavor that makes them equally enjoyable served plain as garnished with your favorite toppings.


Ingredients:
1 egg
1 Tbsp butter
1 Tbsp maple syrup
1 Tbsp peanut butter
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup almond milk
3/4 cup flour
1/3 cup Coach's Oats®
1 tsp flax, ground


Instructions:
1. Preheat griddle to 350 degrees.
2. In large bowl combine egg, butter, maple syrup, peanut butter, baking powder, baking soda, vanilla extract and a pinch of salt.
3. Add milk and almond milk and combine.
4. Add flour, oats and flax and combine. Batter will be thick.
5. Prepare griddle with oil.
6. Spoon small scoops of batter on griddle and smooth in circular motion to smooth batter flat.
7. Cook until batter stops bubbling and edges are golden.


8. Flip and cook for another minute. You can peak to see if bottom is a light golden color.
9. Serve warm.