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Monday, March 14, 2016

Strawberry Pecan Steel Cut Oatmeal

Disclosure: This post has been sponsored by The Motherhood and McCann's Irish Oatmeal®. All opinions are mine alone. 

Who loves oatmeal? We definitely do! We have oatmeal for breakfast at least three times a week. Making this much oatmeal for my family has made me quite the expert on oatmeal and honestly, there is no yummier oatmeal than oatmeal made from steel cut oats. Sometimes we have plain oatmeal and sometimes I like to fancy things up like when I make this Strawberry Pecan Steel Cut Oatmeal.


Told you it was fancy. Doesn't it look amazing? Well, not only does it look amazing, it tastes amazing too. Hearty steel cut oats cooked to perfection, topped with fresh strawberries, crunchy pecans and drizzled with honey. 

I know a lot of people don't make oatmeal, especially steel cut oatmeal, because it takes too long to cook or it's too complicated. Well, not any more. I am going to let you in on a couple tips to make an amazing bowl of oatmeal each time! First step, buy quality steel cut oats. I use McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal®. Why Irish oatmeal? Well, the climatic conditions and topography needed to produce some of the finest oats in the world are found in abundance in the lush Irish countryside. I mean, look at these hearty oats...


McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal® is made from 100 percent whole grain Irish oats and is minimally processed. It has also earned its first Non-GMO certification from the Non-GMO project on three of it's products: McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal® in the 28oz tin, McCann's Quick & Easy Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal® in the 24oz  canister and McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal Quick Cooking Rolled Oats® in the 16oz box. This are really better-for-you oats!!

Strawberry Pecan Steel Cut Oatmeal
(Serves 2)

Ingredients:
1/2 cup McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal®
2 cups water
1/2 cup milk
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 cup cut fresh strawberries
1/2 cup cut fresh pecans, halved
1 tbsp good quality honey

In microwave, heat 2 cups water to boiling. In a mason jar, add oatmeal and boiling water. Cover tightly and place in refrigerator overnight. 


In a small pot, empty contents of mason jar and bring to a boil. Add milk and brown sugar. Continue cooking over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, for 15 minutes. Remove from stove and pour oatmeal into a bowl. Top with fresh strawberries and pecans. Drizzle with honey and serve!


Making delicious oatmeal doesn't get any easier than that. With this method, the oats soften a bit overnight making them easier to cook the next morning. 


Now for some giveaway fun! Enter below for your chance to win a $25 VISA gift card that you can use to purchase McCann's Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal® to make your own delicious breakfast!

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For more information on where to purchase McCann's Irish Oatmeal® online, click here: http://www.mccanns.irish/

39 comments:

  1. We really enjoy oatmeal in our home. I like to cook it rather than make instant. Our favorite toppings include pecans, raisins and cinnamon :-)

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  2. This is perfect timing for me because I just bought mason jars! And we eat oatmeal every day in our house, so I can't wait to try this.

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  3. Ilove oatmeal, sometimes I will eat it for lunch

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  4. I like to eat my oatmeal in my cookies! Yum!

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  5. This looks wonderful! I also love the way steel cut oatmeal tastes and it is so much better for you too.

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  6. I do like oatmeal, and my favorite ways to top my oatmeal is to use real maple syrup.

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  7. I love oatmeal and take it to work all the time. This looks like a fun way to eat oatmeal - love finding ways to use mason jars.

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  8. This is great! It is s nice way to be able to eat steal cut oatmeal in the morning! Great idea to do the partial advance cook.

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  9. I like brown sugar, cinnamon and fresh strawberries on my oatmeal.

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  10. My daughter loves oatmeal, I do too! But I'm terrible and use instant. haha. I should totally try this cause then I'd feel like a supermom! haha

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  11. I love oatmeal, and I've been eating it since I was a baby. I love strawberries on my oatmeal.

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  12. I like the taste of oatmeal. Favorite way to top oatmeal is to put a little bit of cinnamon on it.

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  13. I love to top my oatmeal with sliced apples one it

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  14. I love oatmeal, mine always with fresh berries and nuts.

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  15. I love Oatmeal! I eat it all the time and I love putting honey and cinnamon on my oatmeal!

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  16. I love oatmeal and I love putting pecans and strawberries on my Oatmeal

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  17. I love oatmeal. I like stevia, cinnamon and raisins on it.

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  18. i love oatmeal with some brown sugar and a little maple syrup

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  19. i love oatmeal on a chilly morning with a ton of brown sugar!

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  20. I like oatmeal. I enjoy mine with brown sugar.

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  21. I love oatmeal with fresh berries and nuts.

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  22. we love oatmeal in our house..We like to put frozen blueberries in it to cool it down.

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  23. I've loved oatmeal for as long as I can remember. When I was really little, my grandfather would come over and we'd have oatmeal together for our birthday breakfast (his birthday was two days before mine). Since I'm the only one at our house that really eats oatmeal, I usually just resort to microwaving the instant kind. I love peach oatmeal (and our local grocery store stopped carrying my brand). I also love cutting up a fresh banana into plain oatmeal before I cook it. So smooth and creamy!

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  24. I've always loved oatmeal. I usually eat it plain because it's fastest, but I love apples and brown sugar on it. Delicious!

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  25. I love oatmeal. My favorite way to top it is with butter and a little sugar.

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  26. i like to top mine with chicken then bake it

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  27. i like oatmeal with cinnamon. i eat it almost every morning for breakfast.

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  28. I like oatmeal with brown sugar and milk.

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  29. I like sliced bananas on my oatmeal

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  30. I like to add whatever fruit is in season.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com

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  31. I really never like oatmeal but I do make it for my family

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  32. I like oatmeal with brown sugar and raisins.

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  33. I like to top it with bananas

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  34. I love oatmeal with shaved almonds

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  35. i love mccann's, but it takes awhile to cook! i usually add brown sugar, butter and a little cream!

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  36. I love oatmeal. My favorite toppings are brown sugar and either a banana or strawberries on top.
    Laurie Emerson
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

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  37. I like peanut butter and chocolate chips :)

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  38. yes i love oatmeal.i put brown sugar and cut up bananas for it

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