Mixing ingredients that you love often leads to a delicious result. This is certainly true with our PB& J Oat Bites. Using McCann’s Quick & Easy Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal®, I put together this recipe and made it in no time. But let me share why I opt to use McCann’s Irish Oatmeal in not only in this recipe, but in others needing a minimally-processed nutty oat flavor and/or consistency.
Thank you to McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal® and The Motherhood for sponsoring this recipe and experience with our favorite Irish oatmeal. Opinions are my own.
A Nutritious Pantry with Irish Oatmeal
This year our family is making an earnest effort to be more conscious about the foods we are purchasing and putting inside of our bodies. When I walk down the aisle at my favorite market I do pay attention to advertising that mentions that something is organic or has no GMOs. That was the first time that I came across the McCann’s Irish Oatmeal product line.
McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal is made from 100 percent whole grain. It has earned its first Non-GMO Certification from the Non-GMO Project for three of its core products: the McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal in the 28 oz. Tin, McCann’s Quick & Easy Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal in the 24 oz. Canister and McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal Quick Cooking Rolled Oats in the 16 oz. Box.
This oatmeal has been around for over 150 years so it clearly has become quite proficient in producing incredible tasting oatmeal. I knew that the PB&J Oat Bites would be just perfect, made with McCann’s Quick & Easy Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal.
Irish Oatmeal Not Just Hot
While I so much enjoy having a warm bowl of McCann’s Irish Oatmeal for breakfast, that is topped with some diced up fruit, organic honey or even a drizzle of maple syrup, we use it just as often as an ingredient for baked goods or even as part of an entrée. It’s unique, nutty taste – there is minimal processing, nothing added, nothing artificial, makes it versatile in many recipes.
Making PB & J Oat Bites
- 1 cup McCann’s Steel Cut Irish Oatmeal Quick Cooking Rolled Oats
- 1 large ripe banana mashed
- ⅓ cup natural peanut butter
- 1 tsp organic raw honey
- 2 tbsp organic jam
- Mix all ingredients, except jam.
- Form golf ball size balls. Place on cookie sheet that has been sprayed with cooking spray. Gently press down on each ball to create an indentation.
- Bake at 350 for 15 minutes or cookie is crisp.
- Allow to cool on cooling rack.
- Carefully add a small dollop of jam in the indentation of each cookie.
Ways to Use Oatmeal
How do you use oatmeal beyond the traditional warm bowl for breakfast? Share in a comment below. Looking forward to see pictures of your PB & J Oat Bites using McCann’s Irish Oatmeal! Please be sure to tag @SmartyPantsMama in the photos you share.
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My favorite topping is cinnamon and brown sugar!
My favorite topping is dried fruit and/or coconut!!! I especially love oatmeal with dried cherries, but that is only special occasions!
I like topping oatmeal with sliced bananas! That and a bit of brown sugar or honey makes it super tasty.
i love cinnamon and raisins
i love brown sugar on my oatmeal
I love banana and walnuts in my oatmeal.
I love fresh berries and nuts.
Most of the time I put brown sugar on my oatmeal.
I like cinnamon, walnuts and a little milk.
i like cinnamon, stevia and raisins.
Oh I love putting fresh fruit on top of mine and a little scoop of yogurt! So delicious!
I love raspberries in oatmeal!
I like bananas on my oatmeal.
I like milk, brown sugar and some raisins on my oatmeal.
I like Cinnamon and Honey on my Oatmeal!
I like bananas in my oatmeal
I love to top my oatmeal with brown sugar and dried cranberries.
My favorite toppings are cinnamon and bananas on my oatmeal!
I like cinnamon on mine.
I like mine with brown sugar.
I like cinnamon apples on oatmeal.
I love mine topped with fruit and cream
My favorites are mashed banana walnuts and almond milk.
I like adding almonds.
I love cinnamon & brown sugar on my oatmeal.
I like adding brown sugar to my oatmeal
I love Cinnamon and Bananas!
I like to add brown sugar and real maple syrup to my oatmeal.
My favorite way to top my oatmeal is with chopped apples, candied pecans, raisins, and maple syrup.
I love to put strawberrys on my oatmeal.
Bananas and in season berries are my favorite topping!
I like berries on my oatmeal, like strawberries and blueberries.
My favorite toppings are brown sugar and butter in my oatmeal
I like mine with brown sugar and cinnamon!
I love adding chia, flax and hemp seeds
My favorite oatmeal toppings are brown sugar and cinnamon.
I like to add raisins, apples, cinnamon, brown sugar and a drop of vanilla to my oatmeal!
I love walnuts and raisins.
I like raisins and cinnamon on my oatmeal!
I like raisins and a banana.
Im so simple, I love brown sugar and bananas……with toast on the side.
Hard to choose one but I love brown sugar on mine. I think that would be my favorite one.
I would have to say strawberries
I like brown sugar and a splash of milk.
I like my oatmeal with sugar and milk. Thanks for the chance to win
I like adding dried cranberries and brown sugar!
What a delicious variety of toppings! My favorite toppings are strawberries, coconut flakes and cinnamon!
I like blueberries on my oatmeal.
Blueberries and cream cheese are my favorite.
I love a little bit of butter and sugar! So good!