Oat Nut Bars

This sweet and hearty bar delivers delicious wholesome energy through oats, walnuts, cashews, almonds and coconut, bringing desirable nutritional value to this chewy treat. Experiment with other dried fruits, nuts, seeds, or even sweet morsels of chocolate to create your perfect Coach's Oats bar.


Ingredients:
1 2/3 cups Coach's Oats®
1/3 cup flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 1/2 cups dried fruit/nut mix 
1/3 cup almond butter
6 tbsp melted butter
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp water

Note: Dried fruit/nut mixed used in photographed recipe is shaved coconut, chopped walnuts, almonds, cashews and semi-sweet chocolate chunks.


Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix dry ingredients (oats, flour, sugar, salt, cinnamon, dried fruit/nut mix).


3. In separate large bowl mix wet ingredients (almond butter, melted butter, honey, vanilla, syrup, water).
4. Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and combine.


5. Scoop and press mix evenly into prepared baking dish.


6. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden (no more than 30 minutes). Edges will be darker brown and center will seem under baked.
7. Cool bars in baking dish on cooling rack, before transferring baking dish into refrigerator.
8. Cool for 1 to 2 hours in refrigerator to allow bars to set up.
9. Cut into desired size bars or squares and serve.

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.