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A Yummy Anytime Snack + An Oatmeal Banana Smoothie Recipe + A Giveaway

I participated in Mom Blog Tour at the Summer Fancy Food Show on behalf of Wendy’s Bloggers and received McCann’s Irish Oatmeal products to facilitate my review.

Breakfast is an important meal to start the day, and after discovering how easy it is to make a really yummy and quick breakfast with McCann’s Irish Oatmeal® on the #MomBlogTourFF, it’s become part of our daily routine. In fact, I’ve started making their traditional steel cut oatmeal during the day as a snack too because I love the taste and texture.

McCann’s Irish Oatmeal is available in microwavable on-the-go cups that are ideal for lunches, days when meals need to be quick and easy, etc. The variety of flavors include Original, Vanilla Honey, Apple Cinnamon, and Maple + Brown Sugar (the Maple + Brown Sugar is my favorite- it’s so tasty it is unreal). The traditional steel cut oats are also available in tins or cartons and can be made as a simple oatmeal, or as a great base for adding your own flavors and including in favorite recipes.

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McCann’s Irish Oatmeal is high in fiber and offers gluten-free options. It’s also very versatile. I discovered it’s a great addition to my morning smoothie that is both filling and tasty, while adding some consistency to my usually too watery smoothies.

The texture makes it so much thicker and more enjoyable to drink. I feel like I’ve eaten breakfast, instead of just drinking something before heading out for the day, and don’t know what took me so long to realize how perfect McCann’s Irish Oatmeal is as a smoothie ingredient.

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Oatmeal + Banana Smoothies

1/2 cup McCann’s Irish Oatmeal
1 cup almond milk
1 banana (sliced)
2 tbs honey
1 tsp cinnamon

Serves 2

Mix all ingredients in a blender until smooth and enjoy!

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I also love to make some oatmeal and pour a little honey on top, and just sit back and relax to watch a movie. It’s tastier than popcorn!

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Win a McCann’s Irish Oatmeal prize pack

Enter to win a set of McCann’s Irish Oatmeal products, including Non-GMO Steel Cut Oats in traditional 28 oz. tin, Quick & Easy Steel Cut Oats, Gluten-free Oats, and Microwaveable Oatmeal Cups, plus an apron and power pack for on-the-go charger (to go with your on-the-go Oatmeal Cups). To enter, tell me your favorite oatmeal recipe in a comment below! Contest ends July 23rd. US only, 18+. Prize fulfilled by sponsor.

One winner per household, email address, or home address. If you have won this prize on another blog you are ineligible to win again. Winner must have a U.S.-based address to receive the prize.

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McCann’s Irish Oatmeal can be found on Facebook and Pinterest for recipe ideas and new products, so follow along to stay up to date and get inspired in the kitchen!

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  • Rita Sheppard

    My favorite oatmeal recipe is overnight oatmeal with old-fashioned oatmeal, almond milk, Greek yogurt, a little flax see, cinnamon, vanilla flavoring, and fruit mixed together and put in the fridge overnight.

  • Denise Sachs

    I want to try the Chocolate Oat Slices recipe.

  • Aaron

    The Oatmeal and Banana Smoothies recipe sounds delicious!

  • HS

    I love overnight oatmeal with chia seeds, blueberries and sliced almonds.

  • HS

    I like overnight oatmeal with chia seeds, blueberries and sliced almonds.

  • Where do you live, Penelope? The graphic design of the boxes looks nice 🙂

  • cyndi br

    I like chocolate chip banana oatmeal muffins

  • Deborah Stinson

    I like my oatmeal with raisins and walnuts, some milk and honey.

  • Jeffrey

    I eat oatmeal for breakfast every morning and my favorite combination is diced apples, raisins, candied pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg and maple syrup. Its my take on apple pie. I also have my own twists on Blueberry Buckle, Carrot Cake, Bananas Foster, Chocolate Raspberry Truffle and The ELVIS (Peanut Butter, Banana & Bacon)!

  • Amanda Green

    It’s hard to go wrong with the basics – oatmeal with cream and sugar.

  • Cindy Mannon

    love oatmeal

  • Janet Hayes

    Irish oatmeal is really healthy

  • Mavis

    My favorite is the Apple Crisp Recipe!

  • Janet Hayes

    I make crockpot oatmeal so the steele cut works best for me.

  • Vicki Lenz

    I like my oatmeal loaded with chia seeds and berries.