Unexpected Ways to Use McCann’s Irish Oatmeal!

Sure, you can always count on a piping hot bowl of McCann’s Irish oatmeal to start your day off right. But why not explore other ways to enjoy the tasty and nutritious breakfast staple? Oatmeal is super versatile, and we want to share a few fun ways to use oatmeal that you may not have tried before: 


Risotto is traditionally made with Arborio rice. But McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oats also provides the perfect base for this Italian comfort food. It’s got a toasted, nutty flavor that pairs perfectly with creamy butter, salty parmesan cheese, or fresh sweet peas—and a texture with just enough crunch to make the meal even more satisfying.

Plus, you can leave rissOATo to simmer on its own for a bit, making it less time-consuming to make than a traditional Italian risotto. So next time you need a weeknight dinner, turn to your favorite breakfast ingredient.

Oat Smoothies 

Fruits and veggies don’t have to be the star of every smoothie! Throw in a half of a cup of McCann’s Rolled Irish Oats to your next smoothie for a delicious way to thicken the drink, add some nutrients, and satisfy your hunger for longer. 

In need of inspiration? You can pair it with strawberries, bananas, and almond milk for a fresh summer beverage. Or, blend together pumpkin puree, cinnamon, honey, and oat milk for a fresh twist on a fall classic. 

Keeping Your Meat Together

Meals like meatballs, veggie burgers, and meatloaf normally use bread crumbs to bind the meat mixture together and keep it from crumbling while it’s cooking. The crumbs are delicious, but make the meal inedible if you’re sensitive to gluten or are cutting back on carbs. 

Thankfully, McCann’s Rolled Irish Oats are gluten free, making them the perfect ingredient for allowing the enjoyment of intact meatballs without the grains. 

Remember to go out and stock your pantry with McCann’s oatmeal products so you’re always ready for the unexpected! Please see all of our McCann’s products here – you may come up with more innovative uses for these delicious, traditional Irish oats. Looking for McCann’s products close to where you live? Use our Where to Buy tool to find our Irish oats nearest to you!