Granny Smith Oatmeal Muffin Tops

This oatmeal muffin top features chopped apples and walnuts enrobed in the comforting fall flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon and browns sugar. The bits of tart green apple juxtapose the earthy taste of oats and flax, while the walnuts contribute additional texture and nutritional value. Walnuts are rich in protein and potassium, and contain omega-3 fats and antioxidants. Additional ingredients in this recipe, such as Greek yogurt to reduce butter content, make this biscuit-like treat a healthful alternative to traditional baked goods. Enjoy!





Ingredients:
1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cup Coach's Oats®
1/4 cup flax seed, ground
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/4 cup butter
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 eggs
1 cup walnuts, chopped
1 granny smith apple, diced


Note: Dough does not spread or rise significantly during the baking process.


Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In medium bowl stir together flour, Coach's Oats®, flax seed, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
3. In separate larger bowl, cream together Greek yogurt and butter.
4. Add brown sugar, eggs and vanilla to large bowl and mix until combined.
5. Add dry ingredients from medium bowl to large bowl and mix until combined.
6. Add walnuts and apple to batter and stir by hand until thoroughly distributed.
7. Spoon desired size dough balls onto prepared cookie sheet (tablespoon-sized scoops recommended).
8. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes.
9. Cool on rack before serving.





Coach's Organic Iced Oatmeal Cookies

Coach's Oats® is excited to announce the debut release of Coach's Organic Iced Oatmeal Cookies. Sweet and crispy, these bite-sized cookies burst with a scrumptious blend of oats and cinnamon. A tantalizing drizzle of icing brings sophistication to the nostalgic taste of home-style oatmeal cookies. 


Coach's Organic Iced Oatmeal Cookies are available through Costco warehouses in Los Angeles County, Calif., Orange County, Calif., Santa Barbara County, Calif., Kern County, Calif., Riverside County, Calif., San Bernardino County, Calif., and Costco warehouses in Hawaii.

No-Bake Chocolate Oat Almond Bars

Indulge in this no-bake bar of chocolate decadence, bursting with subtle bits of oats, almonds and raisins. These rich, impressive treats are simple to make as no chopping or baking are required.


Ingredients:
1 cup almond butter
1/3 cup honey
1 stick butter
2 cups Coach's Oats® oatmeal
1/2 cup almonds, sliced
1 1/4 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks
3/4 cup raisins
1/2 tsp salt


Instructions:
1. In saucepan, melt almond butter, honey and butter on medium heat for about 6 minutes. Stir frequently until ingredients are melted and thoroughly combined.
2. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients.
3. Stir until chocolate is melted and fully combined.
4. Pour mixture evenly into prepared baking dish.
5. Refrigerate for at least 3 hours or until chocolate hardens.
6. Cut into desired size and serve chilled.