It’s no secret I love oatmeal. I eat it for breakfast almost every single day even when it’s 90 degrees and 100% humidity. It gets my day started and makes my morning complete.
I’m not the only one on the oatmeal train in my family. My kids are fans and request it at least three times a week for breakfast. And most recently Ron jumped on the bandwagon. Old fashioned oats aren’t his thing but when I introduced him to steel cut oats, he changed his mind. See, Mom does know best!
The good people at Coach’s Oats recently sent me a big bag of their oats to try out. (FYI – there really is a coach behind the oats!). After seeing it around the blogosphere, I was super excited to give it a try. You might think that all oats are the same. Not so much. Coach’s Oats has reinvented oatmeal. You probably know about steel cut, quick oats or rolled oats. ( HERE’s the difference if you are interested). 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.
My kids’ wake up looking for breakfast. Some days, it can’t get on the table fast enough. Our mornings got a little more hectic with school in session now. I’ve heard a lot about overnight oats but never tried it out for myself. I thought maybe my kids would get into it as something they could grab and eat right out of the fridge, on their own. Putting everything together is so simple. Just mix it together the night before, place it in the fridge and enjoy in the morning. And the mix-in and topping possibilities are endless. It’s a win for everyone!
- 2 cups milk of your choice (I used Unsweetened Almond Milk)
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 Tbsp Chia seeds
- Cinnamon, as much as you want (optional)
- 1¼ cups Coach's Oats or Old Fashioned Oats
- Topping ideas:
- Nut/Seed butter
- Fresh fruit
- Dried fruit
- Nuts or seeds
- In a small bowl, mix all the ingredients together.
- Divide mix between mason jars with lids.
- Cover and place in the fridge overnight.
- Top with your favorite toppings.
- Enjoy cold or microwave for 30-60 seconds.
September is Better Breakfast Month, so what better way to celebrate than with Coach’s Oats, and deliciously healthy oatmeal? It’s time to get on the Better Breakfast train. Coach’s Oats is an easy way to do this and now you have your chance to win!
FIVE readers will win a huge three pound bag of Coach’s Oats!
To enter, simple leave me a comment with your favorite oatmeal topping. Mine is blueberries and a nut or seed butter. Always.
For additional entries, click to tweet the message below and leave a separate comment telling me you did so. And while you are tweeting, be sure to follow @CoachsOats and @HappyFitMama if you don’t already!
Giveaway ends Sunday, September 13. Good luck!
FYI – If you want to stock up on Coach’s Oats, use code FITBBM all month long to get 20% off one or two bags from coachsoats.com.