(Yes, that is the hallelujah chorus coming up in the background again.) Recently I was sent some samples of Coach's Oats. And this oatmeal freak...in love!
This is what they look like un-cooked:
What makes these oats different? From their blog:
- Traditional steel cut oats take about 30 minutes to cook on the stove. Coach’s Oats can be made in 3 to 5 minutes on the stove or in the microwave.
- You can bake with Coach’s Oats! Traditional steel cut oats need to be pre-soaked or cooked before baking.
- It only takes 1/3 cup of Coach’s Oats to make 1 cup of oatmeal. You would need ½ cup of rolled oats to make the same amount.
- Steel cut oats (and Coach’s Oats) have a lower glycemic index rating than instant oatmeal.(The GI rating measures the rates carbohydrate foods increase blood glucose levels 2-3 hours after they are eaten. The lower the GI rating, the less of a spike in blood glucose levels you will have and subsequently a more stable energy level).
- To see previous posts on benefits of oatmeal such as mood-boosting benefits, breakfast habits, healthy heart, and exercise tips please click the links.
I have made them:
|With a scoop of white chocolate whey protein and a sliced banana.|
|With a scoop of white chocolate whey protein and some strawberries.|
|With a scoop of vanilla whey protein and some fresh strawberries and blueberries.|
|With a scoop of vanilla whey protein and lots of fresh blueberries.|
|With half a scoop vanilla whey protein, a splash of unsweetened vanilla almond milk, cinnamon, and sliced apple.|
I love these oats, I love the different texture, I love the taste, and I love the nutrition stats! The 1/4 cup (dry) packets I have: 120 calories, 20.25g Carb, 4.5g protein. And yes, I am completely satisfied with the above recipes with just 1/4 a cup of oats, I was surprised!
Have you tried Coach's Oats?
FTC Disclaimer: Yes the oats were sent to me free for review. No, I receive no compensation for gushing my passionate love for them. Opinions and obsessions are 100% my own.