Mccann's Steel Cut Oatmeal, 28-Ounce Tin (Pack of 4)
- Pure, classic Irish oatmeal, with nothing added and nothing taken away
- Pack of four 28-ounce tins
- Completely natural, no processing, no addition, and nothing artificial
- McCann's Oatmeal is more than just a breakfast cereal--it is becoming increasingly popular as a versatile baking ingredient
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From the Manufacturer
The story of McCann's Irish Oatmeal dates back to 1800 when John McCann built a mill at Beamond, four miles from Drogheda on the east coast of Ireland. The mill was powered by water diverted from the Nanny River, from which Mr. McCann's rod and line hooked some excellent trout.
John McCann's Irish Oatmeal secured many prizes for its excellent quality over the years. A double success in the London Exhibition and the Dublin Exhibition in 1851, was followed by first prize at the Philadelphia Exhibition in 1876 and an award for 'Uniformity of Granulation' in 1893 at the Chicago Exhibition.
In 1898, the company moved to new premises on Merchant's Quay in the town of Drogheda itself. Two years later the directors recorded with pride that their mills were equipped with all the best modern machinery procurable and were working night and day.
In the early part of the century, exports of McCann's Irish Oatmeal increased dramatically enabling the inhabitants of New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Detroit, San Francisco, Montreal and Vancouver to enjoy the distinctive, nutty flavor of Steel Cut Irish Oats.
In 1964, Odlums acquired the business of John McCann's and transferred production to their own oatmeal mill in Sallins, Co. Kildare which had itself been in operation since 1910. This mill was extensively remodeled and upgraded in 1995 putting it on a par with the most modern mills in Europe.
Awarded the Hygiene Mark from Excellence Ireland in 1999, Sallins is also accredited to ISO 9002, an internationally recognised quality system and to ISO 14001, an environmental management system.
A piece of McCann’s history was created in August 2005 when for the first time production of the trademark 28oz tin of Steel Cut Oats exceeded 1 million tins for a twelve month period with annual sales rising to over 1.3 million units.
McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oats - From the Family Farm to Your Table
If you are looking for great tasting oats, then go no further than McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal. Imagine taking the best oats, removing the outer husk (which is inedible) and then cutting them into smaller pieces - that's all we do! Now you can see why McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oats are so rich and wholesome, with their unique, nutty taste - there is no processing, no additions, nothing artificial.
We’ve been warming the hearts, minds and souls of the most discriminating oatmeal lovers for over 150 years. From the family farm to your table, enjoy the whole grain goodness of McCann’s.
Oats - The healthy option.
- Natural Goodness-Soluble fiber from oats, as part of a diet low in saturated fat and cholesterol, may reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Low in Calories and low in Sodium
- A Good Source of Fiber-both soluble and insoluble fiber which are essential for good health.
- Vitamins-McCann’s Instant Irish Oatmeal's are an excellent source of B vitamins (except McCann’s Artisan Collection).
- Low in Saturated Fat -Just half a gram of saturated fat per serving (except for McCann’s Artisan Collection)
- No Cholesterol
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Top Customer Reviews
Normally these take about 30 minutes to cook on the stovetop. I found a way to cut the cooking time in half. Take 1/3 cup of oats, and 1 1/3 cup of water and put it in a large microwavable bowl. Cook in the microwave on High for 5 minutes, stir, then another 5 minutes, then stir again, and then cook about another 2-3 minutes until the texture is just the way you like it.
For those of you who are asking what the difference is between regular oatmeal and steel cut oatmeal:
-Steel-Cut Oats are whole grain groats (the inner portion of the oat kernel) which have been cut into two or three pieces using steel discs. Golden in color and resembling mini rice particles, they are as nature intended - nothing added and nothing taken out.
-Rolled oats are flake oats that have been steamed, rolled, re-steamed and toasted. Due to all of this additional processing they have lost some of their natural taste, goodness and texture.
Sweeten cooked oatmeal slightly with a modest amount of brown sugar, add just enough half-and-half to wet it thoroughly, and then add a healthy serving of fresh blueberries. Now THAT is some breakfast.
My electric range cooks the oatmeal in about 25 minutes. I use a straight-edged spatula to keep the oatmeal from sticking to the bottom of the pan. Avoid over-stirring to keep that nice, firm texture.
More good news: Steel-cut oatmeal, like chili or stew, is better on the second day. Pour your leftovers into a bowl, lay plastic film directly on the surface of the oatmeal, and store in the 'fridge. Reheat in the microwave with a spoonful of water for a minute or two.
Genuine maple syrup is the best sweetener for oatmeal, in my opinion. Add diced apples or raisins or bananas, with a little milk, and you've got yourself a bowlful of breakfast!
What this means is that McCann's Traditional makes a great bowl of porridge with a fresh grain flavor and an al dente consistency. This is oatmeal with a natural crunch and tang to it. Rolled oats -- especially instant, sugar-added, flavored rolled oats -- don't come close.
The obverse of this is that you are actually cooking these grains rather than merely heating and stirring a pre-cooked product. Be prepared to spend some time -- a half hour or so -- in your kitchen watching over these and stirring them with your spurtle (porridge-stirring spoon). Consider this a luxury, an excuse to slow down for a while. You can find cooking ideas and great recipes at goldenspurtle dot com, which is the home page for the world porridge-making championships. Specialty porridges, made with fresh fruits, liqueurs, and cream sauces, make distinctive desserts if you really want to get creative.
A few more things: these oats are kosher, the can looks sharp, and they make great cookies.
You'll also feel virtuous spending some old-fashioned time over the stove (albeit not that much, or that arduous). The warming experience is itself sufficient, you'll feel like mending a fence somewhere (or tearing it down if in a RObert Frost frame of mind), but it's common to top this
with contrasting fruit, or perhaps nuts, syrups, flax seed oil, brown sugar, yoghurt, raisins, prunes, lat night's stew?--it's HEARTY enough to stand up to almost anything you can throw at it. Your doctor will probably extol the nutritional benefits: Fiber, protein, certain vitamins, etc. McCann's is the best of the bunch, and yes, that is a can that belongs in the Smithsonian--or its Irish equivalent. Hebridean soul food.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I eat this stuff everyday. Takes 45 mins to make, but I will never go back to instant oatmeal, unless I run out of thisPublished 10 days ago by StevieRay
Bought a lack of 4. Opened two that smelled rancid tried cooking some tasted bad too.Published 25 days ago by cred
I was buying this from publix for a while and then ordered this. When we started cooking the oatmeal the whole house had a funny smell. Even my seven year old noticed the smell. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Amazon Customer
I bought a 4-paxk with expiration of 11-16 and every can was rancid.Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
I did a flavor comparison and Bobs was the closest but not even half as good!Published 1 month ago by Crystal F.
Very good oatmeal, just almost like I remember my Mum making me as a wee lad in Ireland!!! The only difference from there and here has got to be the water!!Published 1 month ago by Dobie O'Sheen
Excellent product! Very happy that I purchased it and will it again. Good taste and better than the instant or 1 minute oat meal.Published 1 month ago by Books123