Coach's Oats Smoothies

Coach's Oats® oatmeal fruit smoothies are the ideal summer breakfast. Receive all of the health benefits from Coach's Oats® without eating a hot breakfast. Smoothie ingredients such as fruit and yogurt pack in additional vitamins and calcium. Try these four cool, delicious and healthy smoothies!



Ingredients:

Pineapple-Mango Oat Smoothie:
1 mango
2 cups pineapple
1/3 cup Coach's Oats® oatmeal
1/2 cup orange juice


Strawberry-Banana Oat Smoothie:
2 1/2 cups strawberries
1 banana
1/3 cup Coach's Oats® oatmeal


Grapefruit-Peach Oat Smoothie:
2 grapefruits
1 peach
1/3 cup Coach's Oats® oatmeal
Cardamom to taste
1/4 cup Greek yogurt (plain or vanilla)
1 tsp honey


Watermelon-Strawberry Oat Smoothie:
2 cups watermelon
1 kiwi
1/2 cup orange juice
1/3 cup Coach's Oats® oatmeal
1/2 cup strawberries


Instructions:
1. Chop fruit into small pieces; this will allow blender to run smoothly.
2.  Add half of the solid and liquid ingredients to blender. Blend for about 15 seconds. Ingredients should be combined, but not fully blended.
3. Add second half of ingredients and blend for 30 seconds, or to desired consistency or blender manufacturer's instructions.
4. To cool, add ice cubes (blended or whole), or place in the refrigerator.

Notes:
Ingredients will make 16 oz. to 20 oz. smoothies, depending on size of fruit.
Ingredients are blended in two portions to avoid blender blades from getting stuck.
For healthiest fruit juice option, use fresh squeezed or brands that do not use concentrate or high fructose corn syrup.
Blending with ice will thin consistency of smoothie.

Soft Bake Cookie Butter Cookies

Indulge in the cookie butter craze with this Coach's Oats® soft bake oat cookie recipe. The cookie butter delivers gooey-centered cookies with a hint of gingerbread flavor. We used Speculoos Cookie Butter by Trader Joe's, but Biscoff Spread and all other forms of cookie butter are welcomed to be substituted.



Ingredients:
2 eggs
1 cup cookie butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup Coach's Oats® oatmeal
2 tsp cornstarch
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp baking soda



Instructions:
1. Cream together egg, cookie butter, brown sugar and vanilla extract for 3 minutes.
2. Add flour, oats, cornstarch, cinnamon and baking soda. Mix on low speed for 1 minute.
3. Scoop dough into desired sized balls.




4. Place dough balls on cookie sheet and flatten middles with back of spoon.
5. Cover cookie sheet with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-1/2 hours to 2 hours.
6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
7. Remove cookie sheet from refrigerator and allow dough to thaw to room temperature.
8. Bake for 8 minutes or until edges begin to become crispy. The centers should be gooey.



9. Cool baking sheet on cookie racks for 5 minutes.
10. Transfer cookies to cooling racks to continue to cool and set up.
11. Enjoy!


Caramel Chocolate Oat Bars

Caramel Chocolate Oat Bars are impressive and easy to make. The richness of melted semi-sweet chocolate chunks and caramel sauce is supported by the hearty natural flavor of Coach's Oats®. With a compact base and textured crumble top, this recipe highlights the versatility of our oats. Enjoy this scrumptious oatmeal creation!


Ingredients:
2 cups Coach's Oats® oatmeal
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup brown sugar
3/4 tsp baking soda
Dash of salt
1 cup butter
1 to 2 cups Chocolate Chunks
1 jar of Caramel Sauce (approximately 10oz.)



Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Prepare baking dish with spray or butter.
3. In large bowl, stir Coach's Oats®, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, and salt until combined.
4. Defrost butter and cut into small pieces.
5. Work butter into mixture of dry ingredients until combined into a dough. If oat dough is too crumbly add more butter.
6. Press dough into bottom of prepared pan.
7. Set remaining oat dough aside for crumble.
8. Bake oat dough base for 15 minutes, cool on wire rack for 5 minutes.
9. Sprinkle chocolate chunks over base layer. Use desired amount of chocolate chunks.
10. Drizzle caramel sauce over chocolate chunk layer. Use desired amount of caramel.
11. Sprinkle remaining oat dough over caramel layer. If oat dough is not crumbly enough add a tablespoon of Coach's Oats® to mixture.
12. Bake for 20 to 22 minutes, or until lightly golden.
13. Cool on wire rack before serving.

Notes:
The richness of the bar can be adjusted. For maximum richness use enough chocolate and caramel to make a complete layer. For a lighter bar use chocolate and caramel ingredients more sparingly. Feel free to adjust ingredients to your health needs; e.g. substitute whole grain or gluten free flour in place of all-purpose flour. Experiment and enjoy!