Gluten Free Brownies

Whether you are trying to avoid gluten or just love brownies, this recipe is for you! The moisture of semi-sweet chocolate and texture of Coach's Oats® make this delectable brownie hard to resist. Enjoy!

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
3 eggs
1 1/4 cup gluten free flour
3/4 cup Coach's Oats®
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp baking soda

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In large pan on low heat, melt 1 cup of chocolate chips and butter.
3. Stir frequently until melted.
4. Add eggs and stir.
5. Add flour, oats, sugars, vanilla extract and baking soda. Stir until combined.
6.Add remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips and stir.
7. Pour batter evenly into prepared 13 x 9 baking dish.
8. Bake for 22 to 26 minutes or until wooden toothpick comes our somewhat sticky.
9. Cool completely before cutting and serving.

For more information about oats and gluten, please see our previous blog post:
"The G Word: gluten vs. gluten free"

For another gluten free Coach's Oats® treat, try our Baked Oatmeal Bites.
Just interested in more chocolate oatmeal recipes? Try these Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip Cookies.

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bread

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Bread is simple to make with easily accessible ingredients. The bread has a similar texture to a muffin, and hosts delightful bursts of melted chocolate. It can be prepared as a wholesome dessert or a breakfast splurge. Although the bread is delicious plain, you can drizzle honey or butter and sprinkle additional cinnamon sugar on your slice.

1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup Coach's Oats®
2 tsp cinnamon
1 1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
1/4-3/4 cup chocolate chips

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Prepare loaf baking dish with butter or spray.
3. In large bowl combine flour, oats, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
4. In separate bowl beat butter. Add sugar and continue to beat on high for about 3 minutes or until fluffy.
5. Add egg to wet mixture and combine. Do not over beat egg.
6. Add vanilla extract to wet mixture and combine.
7. Add half of the dry ingredients and combine.
8. Add buttermilk and remaining dry ingredients and combine.
9. Add in chocolate chips and combine evenly.
10. Transfer batter into prepared baking dish.
11. Bake for 40 minutes. Test with toothpick. Toothpick should come out clean.
12. Cool before cutting and serving.

If you like this oatmeal bread recipe, try our Oatmeal Pumpkin Bread.

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!

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)

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.