For over 150 years, McCann’s® has been warming the hearts, minds and souls of consumers with its classic Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal. Consumers from around the world can enjoy the rich texture and nutty flavor that is uniquely McCann’s®. Made from 100% whole grain Irish oats.
|Serving size:||1/4 cup (40g)|
|Amount per serving|
|Calories from Fat||25|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 2.5g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 0.5g||2%|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 1g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1g|
|Total Carbohydrate 27g||9%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||16%|
|Soluble Fiber 2g|
|Insoluble Fiber 2g|
|Vitamin A 0% –||Vitamin C 0%|
|Calcium 2% –||Iron 8%|
Quick Soak Method
One of the quickest and easiest ways to prepare McCann’s® Steel Cut Irish Oats is to soak the oats overnight. Before going to bed, boil 4 cups of water in a pot. Then add one cup of oats and simmer for 1 minute. Cover the pot, cool, and store overnight in the refrigerator. The next morning reheat over low heat, stirring occasionally.
Add 1/4 cup of McCann’s® Steel Cut Irish Oats to 3/4 cup of water in a deep 2 quart bowl (the size of the bowl is important as it must be large enough to allow the oats to bubble without spilling over). Cook on high for 5 minutes, stir, return to microwave and cook on high for an additional 3 minutes.
Make ahead - be prepared
Make 5 days of oatmeal in advance by adding 1 cup of McCann’s® Steel Cut Irish Oats to 4 cups of water and cooking as per the Quick Soak Method. Allow the oatmeal to cool and store individual servings in plastic bags, covered plastic storage containers or glass bowls covered with plastic film. These can be stored in a refrigerator for up to 5 days. Alternatively, the oatmeal can be frozen in individual plastic food storage bags for up to 3 months.
Thaw the oatmeal in the refrigerator the night before.
Transfer the oatmeal to a deep, microwaveable bowl. Microwave on high for 2 minutes and stir. Depending on the consistency desired, microwave for up to an additional minute.
Place the oats, natural or pre-toasted in a food processor. A few turns of the metal blade will break up the grains and reduce the cooking time by at least 5 minutes.
Into 4 cups of briskly boiling water sprinkle 1 cup of oatmeal, stirring well. When the porridge is smooth and beginning to thicken, reduce heat and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Traditionally served with fresh buttermilk, Irish porridge is also good with milk or cream and brown sugar or honey, or with butter.
*Another option for avoiding boilover: let the oats soak overnight, then there is less “free” water to boil over.