Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Family, friends, laughter and food-a list of four fantastic things for which to be thankful. At Coach’s Oats, we’re also incredibly grateful for our fans. We love hearing how you incorporate Coach’s Oats into your daily lives, how you spread the word about our oats with others, and how you share recipes using Coach’s Oats in new and delicious ways.  If we’re fortunate enough to be included on your Thanksgiving table this year please feel free to share with us! You can email us or share on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest (@coachsoats, #coachsoats). In the meantime, here is a wonderful list of recipes for inspiration:


Or start your Thanksgiving a healthy whole grain way with:

¡Tac-Oats Tuesday!

We’re bringing savory back! Oatmeal is such a versatile grain, and with just a few spices the traditional breakfast cereal can be transformed to meet any taste bud’s craving. Enter Taco-Tuesday. There’s no need to miss out on one of the most festive food days. Turn your breakfast into a fiesta that you and your waistline can enjoy weekly!

Breakfast Tac-Oats

·         ¼ tsp. cumin
·         ½ tsp. oregano
·         Salt/pepper – to taste
·         ¾ cup water
·         ¼ cup Coach’s Oats®
·         2 eggs
·         Cheese
·         Salsa
·         Avocado
·         1 slice bacon
·         Greek yogurt (in place of sour cream)

Cook oats and water as directed (use microwave or prepare on stove). Stir in spices. In a small pan, scramble two eggs or egg whites on medium heat. Top oats with bacon, desired toppings and serve. ¡Olé!

Halloween Oatmeal

All Hallows’ Eve is right around the corner and it’s time to get ready for the trick-or-treaters, costumes and candy eaters. Even spookier are all the calories and sugar rushes that come with the fun-filled evening. Lucky for you, we’re back to provide ideas to keep your day balanced and festive. A great way to avoid over-indulging is starting off with breakfast. Oatmeal is a fantastic way to start your day. Oats provide a steady flow of energy to the bloodstream and eliminate the sugar rush and crash effect of many other cereals, muffins or processed bar. Pair any of these scary bowls with eggs, veggie sausage, a glass of milk, low fat yogurt or nut butter for an extra boost of protein to ensure a nourishing meal. Don’t let this Halloween haunt your health!

Playful Pumpkin Oats
·         ⅓ cup Coach’s Oats® 
·         1 cup water
·         ¼ cup pure pumpkin puree (we used Libby’s)
·         Pumpkin pie spice (to your liking)
·         ½ Tbsp. pure maple syrup
·         Vanilla Greek yogurt
·         Caramel sauce*, jam or chocolate for decoration

Cook oats and water in microwave or on stove as directed. Stir pumpkin, spices and syrup into oats. Put yogurt in a sandwich bag, snip off a corner with scissors and use bag to decorate oats as you like. Add more decoration with caramel*, jam or chocolate.

Ghoulishly Green Oatmeal
·         ⅓ cup Coach’s Oats®
·         1 cup milk (soy, cow, almond, etc.)
·         1 cup spinach (roughly a large handful or two)
·         Pure maple syrup – to sweeten
·         Slivered almonds, dusted with cocoa powder
·         Melted dark chocolate chips
·         Dark chocolate chips

Pureé spinach and milk in a blender (hand held, single serve size, etc.) In a small pot bring spinach and milk to a boil. Add oats, reduce heat and cook as instructed on package. Sweeten with your choice of sweetener. Decorate ghoul with melted chocolate, chocolate chips and cocoa-dusted almonds.

Pumpkin Caramel Apple Spiced Oatmeal
·         ⅓ cup Coach’s Oats®
·         1 cup water
·         1 apple, diced
·         salt
Guilt-free pumpkin spiced caramel* (recipe adapted from Southern In Law)
         2 Tbsp. pure maple syrup
         2 Tbsp. all natural peanut butter
         ⅓ cup milk
         1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

To make caramel: melt syrup and peanut in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Cook mixture until it bubbles, cook for about 1 minute. Add pumpkin pie spice and mix well. Slowly stir in milk and reduce heat and cook until your desired consistency. Remove from heat and store in jar or other container.

For the oats: In a small pot bring water to boil. Once boiling, add oats, apple and reduce heat. Cook 5 minutes. Add sweetener, salt and additional spices, if you prefer. Top with guilt-free pumpkin spiced caramel, apple slice and a “spooky spider” if desired.

Berry Buried Monster Oats
·         ⅓ cup Coach’s Oats®
·         1 cup water
·         1 cup frozen/fresh berries (we used blueberries and black berries)
·         Blackberry preserves
·         Vanilla Greek Yogurt
·         Sweetener of your choice

In a small pot bring water to boil. Once boiling, add oats, berries and reduce heat. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring and smashing the berries occasionally. Add desired spices, sweeteners. Decorate monster with blackberry preserves and yogurt.