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You've probably heard me blog or tweet about Coach's Oats before. I really do love these oats and this company. 

I love that first came the love, then came the sponsorship. It just feels right that way. I hope that every conference I am blessed enough to be sponsored for works the same way.

Today I'd like to introduce YOU to Coach's Oats. 

First I'd like to share a little about the company, the oats, the history (I've taken this from their site, no need to re-write perfection):
Lynn and Bonnie Rogers invented Coach’s Oats in their home kitchen in 1992. Lynn was the women’s gymnastics coach at California State University-Fullerton, where he was known by most as “Coach.” Bonnie worked as a graphic designer.
That winter, they decided to make a special holiday breakfast for their friends. Coach andBonnie loved steel cut oatmeal, but it took too long to cook, and rolled oats turned mushy and pasty. So they did what Coach always taught his athletes to do: They went back to basics.
Coach and Bonnie experimented with different ways of grinding, sifting and cooking whole oats called groats. After a lot of hard work, they tried something new. They put the oats into the oven before grinding them and… magic! The oatmeal was textured, nutty and flavorful. It didn’t become soggy or pasty, and it took only a few minutes to cook.
The Rogers’ family and friends loved the oatmeal, which quickly earned the nickname Coach’s Oats, and before long, Coach and Bonnie were grinding oats all weekend just to fill their friends’ orders. One of those admiring friends introduced the oats to a representative from Roman Meal Milling Company, and in 1995 Coach patented their oatmeal and Roman Meal began milling Coach’s Oats.
I just love that story. So awesome. 
What makes these oats so much better:
What makes Coach’s Oats so good? It's all part of a process that is so different from other oatmeal, it's patented!
First, let's learn a little about other kinds of oatmeal:

STEEL CUT OATS are groats cut with rotating steel blades. During this process, each groat is cut into small pieces, resulting in oatmeal. Traditional steel cut oats take 30 to 45 minutes to cook on the stovetop only. They are not microwavable.

ROLLED OATS are literally rolled flat. They are cut like steel cut oats, steamed, placed between two large rollers and pressed into the familiar round, flat shape. Rolled oats can cook more quickly than steel cut oats, but they lose their nutty texture and natural flavor.

COACH’S OATS are prepared in an entirely new way. The groats are toasted to bring the natural sugars to the surface of the oat, then cracked into small pieces. This patented Cracked n' Toasted™ process means that Coach’s Oats are never mushy, always naturally delicious and cook in just 3 to 5 minutes on a stovetop or in the microwave.
That's the Coach’s Oats difference!
And what a difference it is, Coach's Oats has seriously ruined me to regular rolled oats!
Now that you know a little more about how this great company got started
and why these oats are so truly phenomenal...I'd like to introduce one lucky
reader first hand!
To enter to win your own 48 oz bag of Coach's Oats and see the difference foryourself:

  1. Must be 18 and a US resident.
  2. Leave a comment below telling me your favorite way to have oatmeal.
  3. 'Like' Coach's Oats on Facebook, then leave a comment telling me you did so.
  4. Follow Coach's Oats on Twitter, then leave a comment telling me you did so.
  5. Tweet: "@katdoesdiets I want to try @coachsoats for myself and see the difference!" and include a link to this giveaway. Then leave a comment that you did so.
All entries will be counted from comments on this post. Enter by Friday May

6, 2011 7 pm mountain time.

FTC Disclaimer: Coach's Oats provided the oats for this giveaway.