McCANN'S Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal, 16-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)

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  • Case of six 16-ounce boxes of Irish oatmeal (96 total ounces)
  • Made from 100% natural whole grain groats (the inner portion of the oat kernel) which have been cut using steel discs
  • Distinctive hearty, chewy texture; high in B-Vitamins, calcium, protein, and fiber
  • Oats are grown and harvested specifically for McCann's by local Irish farmers in accordance with a strict quality assurance program
  • All McCann's oats are grown in the counties of Kildare and Meath in Ireland

Customer Reviews:

  • "Philmont 1980"
    Recommend soaking night before preparing. Very filling with a nutty firmer tecture than rolled oats. Not as hungry before lunch after eating this for breakfast....more info
  • Nothing Compares
    Other oatmeals just don't come close to McCann's. I live in Germany so I make sure that I always pick some up whenever I'm in the States......more info
  • Be prepared to Prep
    While delicious - the long cooking oats do need to be soaked overnight before cooking in the morning. A bit of a hassle and the long cooking version has no more fiber than the quick cooking version - next time, I'll go with the quick cooking....more info
  • Steel cut oats
    It's porridge to me, but regardless what you call it these oats are 100% wholegrain and are suggested by people in the health/medical fields to be a vital part of our diet. They tend to take a little longer to cook, but there is a suggestion for reducing the amount of time they take to cook. If you like porridge (oatmeal), you should definitely buy this product....more info
  • great stuff
    I have been a fan of McCann's Irish Oatmeal for a couple of years. The only problem was the cooking time - 30-45 minutes is a long time for folks on the go. Since I have discovered that you can put it in a crockpot with cold water, and wake up to nice hot oatmeal in the morning, we enjoy it a lot more. Try this, and you'll never eat the rolled oats (or ugh, the "instant")ever again. ...more info
  • The best
    This is far and away the best packaged oatmeal available. I would just about kill to get it here in New Zealand and I'm chatting up a local importer to see if that can happen. ...more info
  • awesome
    I love the texture of this more than the Quaker brand. I cooked it and then in the last few minutes added cinnamon, chopped pecans, raisins and chopped dried apricots, and honey. It was so yummy. I made more than I could eat (this stuff is filling!) and so I brought it into work the next day... same texture and flavor. It kept very well over night.
    ...more info
  • Tasty treat
    Very tasty with good texture. It is clearly different from the rolled oats. I like the nutty flavor.
    It does take 30 to 40 minutes of constant attention if you start from scratch. I did not try the "soak over night, boil for 10 minutes" methods....more info
  • Perfect breakfast food
    I just love the consistency of McCann's steel cut oatmeal. I have started cooking it for several days worth and keep the remainder in a plastic container in the refrigerator. I then add frozen strawberries to it and nuke it hot. Add some yogurt and start off with a great breakfast with all the nutrition and fiber I need.
    I like buying it in the boxes so the oatmeal stays fresh....more info
  • If you've not tried steel cut, do it NOW!
    I discovered steel cut oats a few years ago and never looked back. This product cooked is full of flavor with a nice nutty texture rather than the "mush" that you get with rolled oats. It takes about 35-40 minutes to cook on the stove, but only requires ocassional stirring. I'm not sure I can tell the difference between Irish or American steel-cut oats, but since Amazon sells McCann's (Irish) that's what we get.

    For you Canadians: we mix these oats with Red River cereal at about a 4 to 1 ratio. We add the Red River about half way through the cooking process. It adds a lot of flavour with all those other grains in Red River, but to keep the oats from just being Red River helper, you have to go easy on the Red River....more info
  • Steel Cut is the most healthy form of oatmeal
    I really prefer McCann's steel cut oats to any rolled oats I've ever had, especially the "al dente" texture, slightly nutty flavor.

    I often have difficulty finding McCann's at my local grocer, and really appreciate the ease of ordering it from Amazon. With Prime, the shipping is free and the shelf life of this product is well over a year.

    Steel cut oats have nearly twice the fiber of rolled oats and seem to stick with me a bit longer. Since it does take 30 minutes to cook this up, I make a batch of 8 cups every other week or so, and store it in 1 cup Ziploc or Gladware containers. Under cook the oats about 5 minutes, then in the morning you just pop the container (without the lid!) in the microwave for 2-3 minutes on 50% power. You have a fast and very nutritious breakfast.

    To vary things a bit, I mix in chopped pecans and maple syrup, or chopped dried fruit (apricots, blueberries, cherries, peaches whatever you have on hand) and honey, or just brown sugar. I always have about 1 Tsp of SmartBalance in with it also. My cardiologist is pleased that I eat oatmeal 3-5 times a week, as is my heart!...more info
  • Delicious and Healthy
    I have thouroughly enjoyed preparing and eating this product. Reasonably priced compared to grocery store prices....more info
  • great cereal
    Twice the fiber of regular oats and much tastier. Once you try these you will never eat rolled oats again.
    Cheaper on Amazon than in the grocery store and you don't have to leave home!!...more info
  • Excellent Product, Particularly If You Own a Pressure Cooker
    This superb oatmeal has a marvelous nutlike flavor and texture all of its own. I am an oatmeal lover and eat it every season of the year. The McCann standard Steel Cut product is my only choice, and well worth the extra cost. Its only drawback may be cooking time, if you prepare it with conventional pot on the stove techniques. According to package instructions, you must boil it until it thickens, then simmer for 30 minutes. Most of this can be avoided if you have a pressure cooker, which it use. Cooking time with such a device is only 7-minutes. I combine 3-1/2 cups of water with 1-cup of oats. This makes 4 large servings, which I refrigerate and savor for several days. Bon appetit. ...more info
  • Really good oatmeal!
    Regular rolled oatmeal is just downright boring compared to these steel cut oats. These have a great texture and much better flavor than rolled oats. It's become a bit of a tradition for Saturday breakfast to have these oats really done up right with a recipe from America's Test Kitchen that I found on the Valley Fig Grower's website "Perfect Oatmeal with Honey Fig Topping with Vanilla and Cinnamon." These oats really don't need much help to be a filling, fueling, delicious breakfast, but that recipe just sends them way over the top. I haven't tried any other brands of steel cut oats, and to be honest, I haven't seen any other brands in our local stores. ...more info
  • Oatmeal worth eating
    Having been turned onto steel cut and Irish oatmeal by Alton Brown, I much prefer these to any other oatmeal out there.

    I make Alton's overnight oatmeal recipe in my Zojirushi rice cooker Zojirushi NS-ZCC10 5-1/2-Cup Neuro Fuzzy Rice Cooker and Warmer, Premium White. The results are outstanding all the time. It is delightful to wake up to this creamy breakfast waiting for me. True breakfast comfort food. I like these oats because there is still a bit of bite to the oatmeal after it is cooked.


    Rice cooker with timer or slow cooker

    1 part steel cut or Irish oats
    4 parts water
    dried fruit

    The night before add ingredients to rice cooker/slow cooker. For rice cooker set the program to porridge and set the timer for when you want it to be ready. For the slow cooker turn it on low heat.

    Wake up to breakfast.

    2 Servings:
    1/2 cup oats, 4 cups water, 2-3 TBSP cream, dried fruit as desired

    Keep the 1:4 ratio of oats to water and it should work out well.

    apples and cinnamon
    dried coconut and coconut milk instead of some of the water
    flax seeds for fiber and Omega 3 fatty acids

    Look to pre-made packages for flavor inspirations and make your own, healthier oatmeal. You won't be disappointed....more info
  • Great tasting oatmeal
    I'll admit, until recently I didn't even understand what "Irish oatmeal" was. In case you don't either, here's a quick explanation. Most oatmeal we see is rolled oats, meaning the miller gets the oats moist and then runs them through heavy metal rollers to flatten them. To make Irish oatmeal, the miller simply cuts each oat into about three pieces. So, the shape and texture of the two kinds of oatmeal are completely different.

    Let me also admit that McCann's is the only brand of Irish oatmeal that I've tried. Therefore, I'm really comparing it to the many kinds of rolled oats that I've had, rather than other brands of steel-cut oats.

    That said, this is the best-tasting oatmeal I've had. It has a much more interesting texture than rolled oats, and a richer, nuttier taste than even the best rolled oats (like Silver Palate). Whereas I find that other oatmeals need butter, sugar, etc. to be palatable, I enjoy McCann's with just a few spices (such as cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg or mace) and some chopped nuts. As a result, it winds up being healthier for me just because I'm not adding so much fat and sugar.

    So, why only 4 stars? I've found the occasional oat husk in my oatmeal. Husks are unpleasant to eat, and stick in my teeth. It doesn't happen in every bowl, but I still wish they could thresh just a little more thoroughly....more info
  • McCann's Irish Oatmeal
    I prefer steel-cut oats to the rolled oats. My local grocery store stopped carrying the McCann's. So I am glad to know that Amazon carries the product. McCann's is great with milk, a bit of sugar, and fresh fruit....more info
  • Good Stuff
    Takes a while to cook, but the wait is worth it! Once you have this you won't want to go back to the old soggy stuff. The cans are nice, but the boxes are a bit easier to give as little gifts to friends and family members who haven't yet had the pleasure of McCann's oats....more info
  • Best Breakfast Cereal
    I really love this oatmeal for breakfast. It has a very pleasant taste....more info
  • Love this stuff.
    We first discovered steel cut oatmeal on a trip to northern Minnesota several years ago. My wife ordered oatmeal at a restaurant and I tried it since she was going on and on about how good it was. I wasn't a big fan of oatmeal, but it was really good. We recently discovered McCann's and it has become our regular breakfast. The prices at Amazon are great, the delivery prompt and the product is wonderful. Add brown sugar, a little butter and cinnamon to the oatmeal after it's in the bowl and white raisins to the oatmeal while it cooks. Fabulous!...more info
  • Great Oatmeal
    My husband and I love this oatmeal! I prepare it the night before by boiling 2 cups of water. I take the pot off the burner and pour in 1/2 a cup of oatmeal. I let it sit covered overnight. At the same time I place some raisins in a small container with water to plump them up overnight. The next morning I cook the oatmeal for 10 minutes, I throw in the plumped raisins, an apple- sliced, cored and cut up, add cinnamon and some agave (natural sweetner) and the rest is history.

    We aren't hungry til lunch. A great way to start the day....more info
  • Always good!!
    This is the best oatmeal!! It has a nicer texture and much tastier. Not gloppy like regular oatmeal. It is whole grain and sticks with you all morning ....more info
  • Best oatmeal known to man
    This is the absolute best oatmeal! It helped my husband lower his cholesterol significantly. It takes awhile to cook - but I just cook a big pot of it once a week and then warm it up in the microwave each morning....more info
  • THE oatmeal!!
    This is the best oatmeal I've ever had. It's the real deal. The best method of cooking it is to boil water the night before and put the oatmeal in the hot water overnight. The next morning, add either water or cream and simmer on low for about 20 to 30 minutes. Perfect texture! I like it with berries, a little butter, and some real maple syrup....more info
  • Best oatmeal on the market.....
    McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal has the best flavor & texture of any oatmeal available. However, it takes a little experimenting with all the methods of cooking to find the cooking method that is right for your individual taste. I invested in a small (6 cup) microwave rice cooker and use the following recipe: Bring 1 cup of water to a rolling boil in an uncovered microwave rice cooker. Stir in 1/4 cup oatmeal, cover and lock rice cooker lid and allow to sit overnight. The next morning place rice cooker in microwave and cook for approximately 12 minutes at 40% power (Using reduced power keeps the rice cooker from overflowing). Remove from microwave and let sit for 7-10 minutes. Remove lid and add toppings of your choice (brown sugar, butter, milk, dried fruit, stir & enjoy. Makes 1 serving. ...more info
  • McCann's is the real McCoy!
    This is the real thing, folks -- oatmeal as it should be. If you watch "Good Eats" on the Food Network, you've seen Alton Brown praise steel-cut oats and dis rolled oats (the "Quaker Oatmeal" stuff). I personally love rolled oats, but if you don't, don't let that stop you from buying the McCann's. The texture, the taste, the "oomph" are nothing like your ordinary breakfast oats. Where rolled Quaker oats are a bit slippery and thin, these steel-cut oats are much firmer with a lot more tooth and a much heartier, nuttier flavor.

    Be aware that you have to invest a little time to cook this cereal -- half an hour on the stovetop. Or try boiling the water the previous night, turning off the heat, and then putting the oats in to sit overnight. Then finish cooking them in the morning for 10 minutes or so. There are other shortcuts, too -- try a Google search. Whichever way you try, you may be spoiled for other hot cereals forever. ...more info