First Impressions: New Fruit and Maple Oatmeal from McDonald’s

A quick meal when you are in a hurry isn’t always very good for you when you think McDonald’s breakfast.  New to select menu’s (I found it in Maryland) at the Golden Arches is Fruit and Maple Oatmeal.

McDonald's OatmealTough time finding any info online on this product but I’ll give you my thoughts.  You get a pretty decent sized container of the stuff for the $1.99 price.  It’s freshly made (I watched them prepare it) and topped with a generous portion of sliced apples, raisins, golden raisins and craisins.  Served hot and steaming with a nice aroma of maple.  I liked this oatmeal a lot.  I’m a regular eater of oatmeal in the mornings but I haven’t gone as far as adding fruit.  It was a nice touch and I’d definitely get it again.  With so many greasy options available for a fast food breakfast, this oatmeal is a nice change.  Whipping up your own oatmeal is pretty simple but I’m happy with the choice to make a healthy decision when you are in your car and need a quick bite.  The meal is only 260 calories and 4 grams of fat (source) Anyone else come across this new McDonald’s Oatmeal?  What do you think?

McDonald's Fruit and Maple Oatmeal

McDonalds Fruit and Maple Oatmeal

Nutrition Facts:
260 calories and 4 grams of fat

193 comments on “First Impressions: New Fruit and Maple Oatmeal from McDonald’s

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  2. that’s actually really exciting that mcdonald’s would serve something like that

    • patty hart says:

      I loved it ! Had it today. My usual instant oatmeal is 120 calories, but I have a slice of toast with it and I do not add fruit.

      This is filling, I get my fruit and I ditch the bread ! It keeps me full til lunch time !

    • Kimberly says:

      I found out that this oatmeal bowl (with the apples, cranberry raisins and light cream) is worth 290 calories, 4.5 fat grams and 5 fiber grams… I’m not sure if the maple is included in this total. If you are on the weight watchers diet is it work about 5 points, again not sure about the maple however… I love this oatmeal bowl. Yummy!

      • Kimberly says:

        I found out that those nutritional facts include the maple and brown sugar. The only differnece is that without the brown sugar the calories are 260 instead of 290… The fat and fiber remain the same… So it is still worth the same amount of weight watcher points.

        • SunTastic says:

          Good morning sunshines.
          FYI, there is *NO* ‘maple’ anything in this.

          However 150 calories comes from sugar… so even though I’m fully aware of the incredible difficulty in making your own oatmeal after buying a container that makes 30 servings for the price of one of McSugar’s.

          Yes, you will have to add your own sweetener, but one packet of Splenda doesn’t add a single calorie and doesn’t cost much at all.

          Of course one will have to master the art of putting on pants and shirt during the time it takes to microwave it… but I understand it has been accomplished with less than a PhD.

          • Jessica says:

            THANK YOU, SunTastic!! Finally, a voice of reason.

            290 calories for oatmeal is ridiculous. I find it a little insulting when McDonalds tries to come out with “healthy options.” It’s McDonalds – nothing they do is healthy. At best, they take healthy food and somehow manage to turn it in to junk food. Then they give themselves a congratulatory pat on the back for making it look like they care about America’s obesity epidemic.

            I’d LOVE to see how much high fructose corn syrup they put in this oatmeal.

          • Kelly says:

            Aren’t we all tired of the negativity? I know that I am!

            You must not have children or a busy life. Because some of us once in awhile need to grab a breakfast on the go. I applaud McDonald’s for giving us a healthy choice for breakfast that tastes great. Thanks McDonalds! Love it!!!

      • loretta says:

        bless you Kimberly. Exactly what I was looking for…. And I agree; the oatmeal was really pretty tasty.

        • Evie says:

          I had one this morning. My husband likes to go to McD’s on Sunday morning for breakfast. Today I chose the oatmeal over a breakfast sandwich. It was a delicious and more nutritious alternative and I got a serving of fruit which I don’t normally eat. I’m making an effort to eat better. McD’s oatmeal works for me!

  3. The nutrition isn’t that bad. Ryan did the portion fill you up?

  4. Ryan says:

    @ Katie .. Yeah it’s about time. A steak egg and cheese bagel at 7am is likely to have me feeling sick all day…this oatmeal is a nice option.

    @ Erin .. It does the trick. seems like a bigger portion than what I usually eat oatmeal-wise. It kept the hunger away for a solid 3 hours….pair it up with a banana and I’m set until lunch. Point of reference, 28yr old male under 200lbs

  5. rob says:

    Would be even better if they will hold the fruit and the maple.

  6. Adam says:

    Looks solid. I’ve seen all the McD’s around in MD have this. I’d try it if oatmeal wasn’t so cheap to make at home. What was the creaminess factor of the oats?

    • Mortalsoil says:

      I would say the creaminess factor is high. I don’t know how to make oats like that, but I could take it or leave it. I like it a lot, but it is overpriced and I am surprised to find out how many calories it has (McD’s website doesn’t even list it). I have it for a novelty, but have taken to adding cut-up apples to my own oatmeal because I liked it so much in McDs.

      • Debbie says:

        MacDonalds does have the nutritional values listed here is a link to the site. I don’t think it will show as a link below so just copy and paste…

        McDonald’s USA – Fruit & Maple Oatmeal

        It will also let you re calculate leaving individual items out. So I guess you can have it made to order with or with out certain ingredients.

  7. SkippyMom says:

    Can they leave the maple off? ‘Cause then I would definitely try it – I only like maple on my pancakes.

    Looks good otherwise :)

    • Jane Putnam says:

      There is very little maple anything in it. It is just enough to give the oatmeal a hint of maple flavor. can’t imagine that it amounts to much in calories.

  8. Majic says:

    Ryan,

    Was looking for someone to write something up about McDs new oatmeal and found it…

    Did you know that oatmeal is one of the MUFA foods? Monounsaturated Fats? Lots of chatter about Prevention Magazine’s Flat Belly Diet using MUFA foods to reduce weight. Am surprised McD hasn’t touted this connection yet.

    I am planning on an article that connects the dots between MUFA, oatmeal – McDs and the Flat Belly Diet…and add it to my real food for thought blog…

    Hope McD keeps cranking out more MUFA stuff in the future.

    Nice blog Ryan…

  9. Heather says:

    I have had this oatmeal several times and have not once been disappointed. I eat instant oatmeal a lot for breakfast (maple being one of my favorite flavors), and with McDonald’s adding the fruit is a nice touch. The only complaint that I could have is that at times, the apples can be a little bitter. Other than that, I get this at least once or twice a week.

  10. Dana says:

    I was not able to find the ingredients on McDonalds website yet. Is this vegan?

  11. Jillian says:

    This is exciting stuff, especially for vegetarian/pescatarians who feel like if they stumble into McDonald’s before 10:30 and can’t stomach a yogurt parfait. I can see myself eating these like Chris Johnson eats defenses.

    • Lori says:

      What is the ingrediant that keeps the apples from turning brown? That is what intimidates me

      • Brendan says:

        Lori,

        Sealed containers.

        I tried this for the first time, this morning and have to say, “I’m Lovin’ It.” It is not vegan–there is a tad bit of butter (margarine?) in the product, which adds the 3g saturated fat–but it is acceptable, otherwise. As a McDonald’s shareholder, this is definitely a welcome change! My portfolio is happy!

      • Nick says:

        @Lori: I don’t know what McDonald’s uses, but fresh cut apples are usually kept from turning brown in food service with a spritz of water & citric acid, sometimes lemon juice.

      • Saffron says:

        To keep apples from turning brown just add a few drops of lemon juice. Maybe that is what they do.

    • LB says:

      The oatmeal contains dairy products (no matter how you order it). Also, the yogurt parfait is not vegetarian because the yogurt has gelatin.

  12. Shannon says:

    I really enjoy the new Oatmeal. I have been searching for the nutritional information though…I saw someone mentioned 260 cals etc…any other specific information available? I have been eating it for breakfasts and lunches on occasion and enjoy it…

  13. Dawn bosse says:

    I LOVE IT!!! I eat it every morning on my way to work. I’m an ED nurse and work 12 hour shifts and hate the hospital cafeteria oatmeal….but love the added touch off the crunch of the apples in the McD’s oatmeal. My only concern is that one day I will pull up to the drive through and it will be off the menu.

    • Susan Korf says:

      I agree, I really like the Oatmeal that the Goldn arches have to offer any time of the day. I am also a ER nurse. I found the oatmeal on the menu recently here in northern Illinois.

    • Jessica H says:

      I agree, I really love it and I hope McD keeps it!

      I always have a problem finding something that a. Tastes good and b. Isn’t so greasy and fatty for breakfast. There aren’t very many choices out there in regard to fast food breakfast…everything is literally deep fried and so unhealthy. I feel really good when I order this, not to mention it tastes so good and really does fill you up!

  14. Mom says:

    I am addicted to it! YUMMO! But is it a healthy choice or am I fooling myself?

  15. Sharon Skoczynski says:

    I just love the new McDonald’s oatmeal. I am eating right now! I went online to find out the calorie content – 260 and 4 grams of fat. Not too bad! It is available all day, so I even have it for lunch. I buy a couple of extra containers of it for my daughter and it reheats really well. She just loves it for breakfast. If you’re an oatmeal lover, give it a try. I don’t think you will be disappointed! Yum, yum! I’m going to finish mine now!

    • Rhonda B says:

      Sharon,
      You can buy it without the water added to make it at home. They give you the 2 packs of fruit, and the little container of coffee creamer they put in it. There is a fill marker on the inside of the cup so you’ll know how much water to add. Sometimes I don’t have time to stop on the way to work, and I can heat the water in the micro at work and –ta-da!! Yummy oatmeal!

  16. Susie says:

    I tried t today for the first time and was very surprised at how good it is!!!! I do not really even love oatmeal but was in a hurry and ended up at mc donalds and like others have said the all day upset stomach is not worth the taste of the breakfast sandwiches there! Two thumbs up from me!!!

  17. carol says:

    I love this oatmeal too, but in the source from McD there is no mention of fiber content

  18. Liliana says:

    Tried it this morning and fell in love. Thanks McDonald’s!

  19. tony says:

    i like it too much….since that usually means something like msg is in it…would like to hear more about the ingredients…but would be shocked if there wasn’t something addictive/fattening/poisonous in it…after all, it is the golden arches

  20. Pam says:

    I got it yesterday and I LOVED it! Way to go Mickie Ds! I am trying to be vegan. Does anyone know if they added milk and butter? With so many coffee additive choices you would think they could do the same for oatmeal so you can “have it your way”. Oops that was Burger King.
    Frederick, MD

  21. Allyson says:

    LOVE this oatmeal!! Had it in Virginia (was driving back from Florida to Connecticut) and was VERY impressed with the portion size and the great taste! Unfortunately for me, this oatmeal is not yet available in CT so I’ve tried to recreate their version myself…it’s not as good but okay until it makes it way to New England!!! Love the apples, craisins and raisins with the maply brown sugar….YUM-O!!!!!!!!! McDonald’s hit the ball out of the park on this winner!!!

  22. Reyne says:

    Tried it at Union Station in DC and loved it!

  23. brittany says:

    SO GOOD LOVE IT!!!! and the calories aren’t bad at all.
    hot too and very filling.

  24. chris says:

    I always ask for the fruit on the side. They give it to you in plastic wrap. One for the apples and a separate one for the raisins and cranberries. You decide what to put in it. Love this oatmeal. Hope they keep it on the menu permanently.

  25. Jamie says:

    This is great stuff! The only thing missing was the nutrition info – thanks for providing!!! I eat this two to three times a week as well. The portion is great – not too big/not too small. And for those of you out there against the maple…there not really too much in there.
    I live in Maryland as well. I hope they make it a perminent menu item!!!!

  26. Valerie GoGo says:

    It is good. Just had it. I’m a big fan of fresh oatmeal and I always make mine the old fashioned way. I’m surprised at how many people said they never put fruit in their oatmeal, though. I’ve been adding bananas, apples, fresh cranberries, all berries, and sometimes a teaspoon of maple syrup for a thousand years. Anyway, Mickey’s Oatmeal is yummy, gotta admit it. Oh and the question of it being vegan (rolls eyes), it’s made with water.

  27. Joanna says:

    Love it! I only wish I could find sugar and protein content???

  28. chris Miller says:

    Loved the oat meal. Used three packs of free coffee half-and-half. Love it, hope it is healthy and the line is expanded. Perhaps a soy milk product.

  29. jack says:

    1.99 for oatmeal is way too much imo! I hear Jamba Juice is offering oatmeal for 99 cents.
    you can buy a whole tub of dry oatmeal and eat for weeks-months for about 4-5 dollars. you can even buy your own dry raisins and put it in yourself.
    Also, better watch out for the calories on this thing.
    It may seem harmless but the raisins, apples, and that maple add tons of sugar to the meal.

    • Laura says:

      I agree with Jack. The calories from Oatmeal are not that much so the addition of the maple sugar and fruit can add a lot of calories. Those who have hypo-glycemia would have trouble with this because it would spike the insulin and then drop quickly.

  30. David says:

    The nutrition information is nice. But it lacks the carbohydrates, and the amount of sugar in the product. That information is just as important because of people like me with diabetes. So it would be nice for you to post that as well.

  31. Al says:

    You can call the McDonald’s 800 number on their website and ask for any nutritional informaiton. I called for the calories (280) the fat (4 grams) and the fiber (5 grams) which comes out to 5 weigh watcher’s points on the oatmeal…I didn’t hold very long and it was quick and easy to make the call just press 8 to speak to a representative!

  32. Becca says:

    Have been eating this for a while now. As an egg hater and a healthy eater, I am so glad that there is a quasi-healthy breakfast option at McDs. It’s pretty good, more expensive than what you could make yourself but in a pinch it will work.

  33. Diana says:

    Since I discovered this nutritional tasty breakfast, I now have to have it every morning. I pick it up on the way into work. On weekends and days I work at home, I often make a special trip to McDonalds just for their oatmeal. It’s also nice to know that you can order it any time of day. I had it for lunch last week.

  34. Sonya says:

    This oatmeal is awesome, when I ordered this item, I requested extra suger packets because I “assumed” it wouldnt be that great. I was wrong, it was just fine. I hope this isnt a limited time offer item. Convienent and healthy for on-the-go people!!!!

  35. JodyM says:

    I love this stuff. Really, can’t get enough. I’ve had it 3 times in the past 4 days. It is sweet but it is just right, and the best part is you can get it all day and not just for breakfast. It is a great option.

  36. Merri Jo says:

    I love(d) this oatmeal, too – the only thing I could eat from Mickey D’s used to be the fruit & yogurt parfait – 6 points for 2 …. BUT now that I see the oatmeal is 5 points … wow! I make my own oatmeal at work in the microwave using Quaker quick cooking oats (1/2 cup dry) for 150 calories, 2 points, and it’s a full cup of cooked oatmeal. I can add an entire apple and it only adds up to 4 points. Those extra 3 points just aren’t worth it! I only buy breakfast when absolutely necessary and now, I’m really going to think twice.

  37. Mare says:

    Had the oatmeal for the first time today. I just loved it. Wish it was a little lighter on the calories, but a great quick breakfast for busy people.

  38. Holly S says:

    This oatmeal is great! Even better with a hot cup of coffee or iced tea. I often have it for lunch or dinner when I am traveling!

  39. alex says:

    Thanks for this info… Had it today for the first time and fell in love. I was definitely wondering the nutritional facts since almost everything at the golden arches is horrible for you.

  40. Linda says:

    This is the BEST menu item McDonalds has added in years!! Please keep this menu item for us weight watchers folks who can afford the 5 little points! This meal keeps me full for several hours!! Oh, by the way, you need to add this to your McDonalds chains in the South–I can never find it when we travel south.

    • Dee says:

      We have it in Jacksonville, FL. I am addicted to it! I don’t even like oatmeal but I’ve had it every day this week YUMMY!!

  41. Larry says:

    I have been looking for the sugar content on the McD’s oatmeal. Seems to be tough to find. Did you happen to find that?
    thanks

  42. Amy says:

    I called McDonald’s this morning because the nutritonal content was NOT on their website. Customer service told me that total calores are 280. with 4 g. fat, 31 g. sugar, 5 g fiber, and 5 g. protein. Still a good choice but high in sugar

    • Laura says:

      Amy you are right…31 grams of sugar is very high. Almost as much as a can of soda…
      Does anyone know if there is any MSG in the product. Doesn’t say what the sodium content or what is used to make it so creamy.

    • rar says:

      That is 31g of sugar with the brown sugar option; they ask if you want it or not so sure that cuts it down.

    • Jessica H says:

      Just wanted to add that in comparison with say, the sausage mcMuffin w/ egg sandwich..it has the same amount of sugar. Yes, it is alot, but pretty average with those other items.

  43. Mike says:

    It’s about time for healthy food! I love this oatmeal, though it is almost too sweet as I am used to oat bran with more fiber/less mashed oats.

  44. Dee says:

    I tried the oatmeal and thought it was too sweet. I like oatmeal, so I returned a few days later and asked if I could have the oatmeal without the maple syrup. I was told that the maple syrup was already mixed in the oatmeal. So I didn’t get it. I’ll make my oatmeal at home, McDonald’s oatmeal has too much sugar (i.e., maple syrup), which will show up when you get on the scale. I would love to get his oatmeal without the maple syrup but with the fruit, which is how I make it at home.

  45. Jules says:

    Great breakfast option! I came across this in MD and have been eating it 2-3 days a week. I love it.

    I traveled to Wisconsin last week and they don’t offer it there. It would be nice if they offered this at all locations.

  46. Sandra says:

    Was @ MD in Virginia and had already ordered and received my breakfast (Egg & Cheese Bagel & a parfait) when I saw the sign about oatmeal. I was psyched and couldn’t wait for my next trip to McDonalds. The next time I was @ MD mid day and I asked about the oatmeal and they said it was available all day. I ordered it with a parfait for lunch. It was awesome. I love being able to go through the drive thru in the morning and get hot healthy oatmeal. I usually get two and eat one for lunch. Maybe they will offer an option to have Spelnda and less or no maple for those wanting to reduce the sugar content.

  47. Liz says:

    I have tried the oatmeal several times from different McDonalds around Baltimore County. Some have made it perfect, others act like they have never seen oatmeal before. Yesterday I bought it and they made it with whole milk–YUCK. It was so nasty I had to throw it out. I don’t make my oatmeal with milk. Maybe some people do, I just couldn’t get used to it.

  48. AJ says:

    I am a lifetime (over age 50) oatmeal hater (and admitted unhealthy food lover). Earlier this week, I was in a McD’s in Maryland, about to purchase my favorite bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit, when I saw the oatmeal on the menu. I don’t know what possessed me to try it, but I did, and I really liked it. I have bought it three times this week, and I will definitely buy it again. I also bought it for a co-worker who is a lifetime (over age 30) oatmeal lover. She liked it, too, and said that she would buy it. Some have said that the oatmeal is pricey, but since I am always rushing in the morning, I am willing to pay for the convenience.

  49. MAB says:

    I tried the oatmeal today and really enjoyed it. I like flavored oatmeal, but really am not a fan of fruit in warm or hot cereal, but after a friend told m ehow much she liked it, I was bound to try. I must say that it is really tasty.

  50. Leslie says:

    I love it, the portion size is perfect. I do however find the apple bits a little sour for my taste so I take those out. But other than that it’s great.

  51. Shae says:

    I’ve been eating this oatmeal for a while, practically everyday since it first appeared through January. My daily breakfast meal was oatmeal and medium orange juice. Of course I have dwindled down to a few times per month, attempting to achieve the same flavor on my own. Well that hasn’t happened yet, but mine aint that bad…lol

  52. Kelle says:

    I absolutely love the oatmeal for breakfast. It tastes great, fruit (apples) is fresh and it fills me up. I stop about twice a week on my way to work to pick one up. I have had it at different McDonalds and the presentation has been consistent. Today I tried Starbucks oatmeal for comparison. It doesn’t even come close! I’ll be back at McD’s for my next oatmeal!

  53. Jen says:

    Love this stuff! And I am not an oatmeal fan. However $1.99 is a little pricey for instant oatmeal. The price won’t stop me though. It is great to have on my way home from the gym.

  54. Ellen says:

    Love the oatmeal! Will traveling in VA stopped at Mc Donald’s and to our surprise they offered oatmeal. Both my husband and I tried it and loved it. Then while driving home to GA stopped at a Mc Donald’s and no oatmeal very disappointed. When will the oatmeal be nation wide?? please hurry as we love it!!

  55. Robert says:

    After the gym and a shower, I stop at McDonalds and dive right in. This oatmeal is great! I make oatmeal at home, but I need to figure out how they sweeten this…. it’s amazing… and good filler…Compared to my McGriddle….. it’s a better alternative at 260 Calories.

    Robert.

  56. Marsha says:

    This oatmeal is great. In the past, I would never eat oatmeal. Never liked it. One morning I stopped at MDs to try it. I love it. I’ve been eating now at least 2-3 times a week. I even get it in the evenings when I’m in a hurry or after a good workout. Great choice MDs.

  57. April says:

    This oatmeal is very tasty……well worth the try

  58. Ava says:

    I am totally addicted to this! I have been having it 3 or 4 times a week for breakfast, lunch or dinner & my officemates keep telling me to stop eating junk~they do not believe me when I tell them it’s good for you!

  59. supernova says:

    When will people wake up and realize McDonald’s doesn’t have to be unhealthy? I am tired of hearing this. Buy a fruit and yogurt parfait, the oatmeal and a grilled chicken wrap and tell me where that is unhealthy?? Cheap too — in my neck of the woods it sets you back about $4.60, before tax. What would you pay for that in a restaurant? And the calories: About 650 or so. Such a deal.

    • Dawn says:

      I couldn’t agree more! I eat at McDonalds all the time and I always eat healthy! Whether it is one of the salads with the low calorie dressings, apple dippers, yogurt and fruit parfait and now the oatmeal…I can always find something tasty and good for me at McDonalds! Although…I think they could use the Weight Control Maple oatmeal and cut the calories by 100.

  60. Mike says:

    Tried it today for the first time with their coffee. Pleasantly surprised. Very good product. It’s a winner. Roll it out nationwide, McDonalds! If i’m on the road, i’d get this or the Egg McMuffin, my usual favorite.

    • Maryal says:

      Thanks for posting the nutrition info. Very high in carbs!
      That’s terrible for diabetics, and for those of us who are trying
      to forestall diabetes. I will try this oatmeal, but will eliminate
      the dry fruit, and ask for no sugar. That should bring the carbs
      down.

  61. Christi says:

    Just had it this morning and it was very delicious! I didn’t think that I would be a fan of the raisins but they were a perfect addition!

  62. wanda says:

    I am in love with this oatmeal, I eat it anytime. The taste is wonderful and filling, great for after the gym and even for dinner. Hope this will be a keeper.

  63. MARILYN says:

    MY NEW ADDICTION…. Available all day in Annapolis Maryland and Im luving it!!!! Gets me on the road in the morning… or half way through the day when no time for lunch…. find myself running out to get one instead of fussing over making myself dinner.. portion really fills you up!!!!!

  64. kim says:

    I tried McDonald’s new oatmeal for the first time this morning as I was in a rush to grab a quick breakfast. Usually i like to eat healthy but when time is short you’ll take anything! I was extremly suprised and pleased with this oatmeal. It’s great!! I will definetly put this on my list of smart fast-foods plus, the taste is delicious =]

  65. Tiffany says:

    I just finished having a cup of this oatmeal. It is really tasty, and refreshing to know that McDonald’s is offering something for the health conscious outside of yogurt parfaits. I do believe I can find oatmeal for less than 260 calories though. That’s a little much for me, considering I’d probably add an egg or meatless egg mcmuffin sandwich. That can come up to almost 600 calories if you eat both. I’m not completely sold, but I will atest to it being yummy.

  66. Cindy says:

    I live in Maryland and it seems like it’s available everywhere in my area. I’m glad it’s offered all day -it’s a great pick-me-up snack in the afternoon for me and my kids. My kids love it too. I’m a vegetarian, so I rarely go to McDonalds (wouldn’t work for vegans though since there is milk in it). This is a substantial snack that tastes great too. I’ve seen them make it (boiling water added to oatmeal, stirred, and then fruit packets opened and fruit dropped in).

  67. Cherry says:

    I am currently at the McDonald’s convention in Orlando Florida where it is being featured for breakfast this morning. I’m lovin’ it!
    I travel a lot and have always enjoyed the Starbucks oatmeal…but now I have found a new love and plan to stop at McDonald’s now instead. I can get my favorite coffee and the oatmeal for a more reasonable price. Cannot get enough of the apples and raisins..what a smart concept. No stirring required, just dig in.

    Thanks McDonald’s!

  68. Karen says:

    Oatmeal is cheaper and as tasty as that served by Starbucks. The flavor is good and the consistency isn’t too thick. Crunchy good apples and maple syrup with oatmeal–what’s not to like? Beats the awful hashbrowns –all grease. Fruit parfait is great for breakfast, too, and only $1

  69. Melinda says:

    Loved it! I usually get the parfait and I’m hungry in an hour but this held me over well into lunch! It was great hope they keep it around!

  70. Mary says:

    My husband and I and my 19 year old son love this oatmeal. I was interested in this article for the calorie count of them. It’s a little high in calories than I would like, but it’s worth it. Wish they would offer walnuts in packages as an addition to put in it. Love McD’s coffee better than Starbucks too.

  71. maria dolet says:

    I LOVE IT! I’ve been searching for the nutrition info. on the McDee”s oatmeal and could not find it anywhere…. i stop eating it for a while because i swore since it taste so sinfully delicious it was loaded with whooping calories and sugar and was scared to keep getting it until NOW! thanks for the calorie info., now i feel safe to dig in!(in moderation of course :-) ).

  72. maria says:

    Does anyone know what the sugar content is?

    • Beth says:

      It has 31 grams of sugar. I’m of the thought that that is a pretty good amount of sugar, but I actually split the cup into two portions so it’s not that bad it you do that.

      Does anyone know what an acceptable daily amount of sugar is?

      Curious…

  73. Tywana says:

    I tried this oatmeal the other day and fell in love, I got it @ 6 a.m. and was full all the way till 9:30 a.m. It is very good for digestion as well. I went food shopping and brought craisins and the golden raisins. Truly thankful.

  74. Tywana says:

    I don’t know the daily serving of sugar one should have but I do know the brain loves sugar. It needs sugar to function. If your blood sugar drops 60 or below things will go bad, even death. Too much of anything is bad for you. “Enjoy the oatmeal”.

  75. mary says:

    I like this oatmeal, it’s a good change for fastfood. I do think it’s sweeter than I am use to for my oatmeal, seems like its real sugar.
    I was disappointed that McDonalds didn’t have the nutrition listed for this on their website but maybe it’s only available in a limited area.
    The egg mcmuffin is my second best go to for mcdonalds, calories under 300

  76. dnl286 says:

    does anyone know how salty this oatmeal is? i prefer mine a bit salty, but the high salt levels of most fast food has me concerned

  77. says:

    oatmeal will be replacing the fruit and walnut salad this fiscal year. the selects will be fazed out, and completely replaced with the angus snack wraps.

    blog owner if you need info please email me. i get general info a month or two in advance

  78. Rose says:

    I LOVE this oatmeal. I have started my health routine again and I really need to lose some weight and get back in shape. Eating this in the morning gives me a guilt free treat. I highly recommend this product.

  79. Gina says:

    Love It!!!!

  80. Cathy says:

    My new favorite breakfast when I’m out and about is the McDonald’s oatmeal and a strawberry-banana fruit smoothie. It’s delicious and good for me. I’m glad they serve the oatmeal all day because I’m now getting the oatmeal instead of a caramel sundae when I want a treat.

  81. chris says:

    Does anyone know of a McD’s that serves oatmeal around the Bethesda/Chevy Chase area? It seems some disticts do not offer this product.

  82. DIANA says:

    HI, i was glad to find this website with the calories as i just love this oatmeal with fruit and i assume, sugar. i wonder how much sugar is in it?

    thanks for the info. i really wondered about the calories.

    di

  83. Angie says:

    I LOVE IT!!!! omm numm numm

  84. MSPharmD says:

    I stopped by my local (Columbia Pike) McDonalds on the way to my 8:00 exam two weeks ago, and I was pleasantly surprised, despite the $2.99 price tag for the oatmeal. It kept my hunger at bay for about 4 hours when I finished my exam. I liked this oatmeal so much, I recreated it at home using: Quaker Instant oatmeal (Maple and Brown Sugar), green apples, Gala apples, Sunmaid Raisins, and Sunmaid Golden Raisins. I didn’t buy the Cranberries or Craisins, but this oatmeal definitely still has loads of flavor without them.

    This is a cost-effective way to have the same great oatmeal without paying almost $3 bucks each time you want oatmeal from Mickey D’s.

  85. Angela Oakes says:

    Love this oatmeal! It’s so nice to have a healthy option in the morning! Maybe it will sell well and they will add more similar options.

  86. Shae says:

    I love the oatmeal and eat it EVERY morning. Some McDonald’s locations have not started selling oatmeal yet. Definitely a revenue booster!

  87. Theresa says:

    I have had this oatmeal several times on busy mornings when I didn’t have enough time to fix it at home. I love the portion size and the price is NOT great but I can still handle it. I hate that eating healthy has to be so much more expensive but I will do whatever it takes to stay healthy. Now I only hope that McDonalds decides to KEEP this one on their permanent menu!!!!

  88. Mary says:

    I love oatmeal and usually make it at home, but this will be great for when I am running late. It would be good with the addition of some walnuts. Maybe they can offer those for an extra cost, I know nuts are really expensive. Glad they figured out not everyone wants a lump of greasy sausage for breakfast!

  89. CalorieCounter says:

    Simply put. . .I’m Lovin’ It!!!

  90. Shannon says:

    I have yet to see these where I live. I guess McDs thinks that us Southerners won’t eat anything remotely healthy. Sounds good except for the raisins.

  91. Terri Mucker says:

    I love this oatmeal. I eat maple brown sugar oats every day. But Mc donalds fruit and maple oats cannot be beat. However I did notice today the bowl is a little small than it was the last time I got it. I probably would still buy it any way.

  92. jacqueline says:

    love maple and brown sugar oatmeal. apples are okay. don’t like the cranberries and raisins in it. next time, they’re out!

  93. Leo Heard says:

    I used to HATE oatmeal. I tried this at Dondo’s and it is
    GREAT. I’m a recovering type II diabetic, and this makes for a
    fantastic breakfast on the glycemic scale. Can’t go wrong eating
    oatmeal and a small portion of fruit. Oatmeal is one of the best
    things to put in your body, all things considered. Order it without
    the maple sugar. The fruit adds just a touch of sweetness, and the
    overall flavor is very good. Portion size is perfect. Filling at a
    reasonable cost. They’ve made me a convert.

  94. Allison K says:

    FINALLY, Hawaii McDonald’s have started serving oatmeal and I love it!! The first couple bowls I bought was awesome. However, the last few times have been coming to me like soup! The last time, i sent it back and it came back fine. Today, however, I sent it back and it came back like soup again. I told her it was still way too watery; she tried one more time and said she put water under the “line,” but it still was too wet. Frankly, I don’t know what “line” she’s talking about as I didn’t see anything in the cup. Does anyone know what, should be, the standard texture – like soup, or like mushy cereal? :)

  95. Mike says:

    Taste is awful portion worse not smooth at all Instant is
    better than this Mike

  96. I love it. The serving is very large and I am unable to eat
    the whole thing. I regularly eat oatmeal and this is great when I
    am not at home. I am glad that they gave me another healthy option
    for breakfast. It tides me over until lunch.

  97. Elise says:

    McD just started serving this in Oregon. I was excited
    about the healthy option, but this oatmeal is so gross that I’m
    throwing it out after 2 bites. How can McDonald’s screw up oatmeal
    so badly. I’m going to have a package of my Quaker instant instead.
    Jamba Juice makes an excellent oatmeal — unfortunately they don’t
    sell coffee.

  98. I have had it quite a few times and I just love it. It tastes GREAT! Please keep it.

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  100. DBG says:

    This oatmeal is great. I think for the price and the
    calories it is worth it. My oatmeal I make at home and add berries
    and apples to, I think is about 180 calories. (I don’t by the
    instant packages) This is good and quick when I can’t make mine in
    the morning. I also anticipating buying for lunch when I am on the
    run during the day. 1.99, can’t beat that for a lunch out! Plenty
    to keep me full until I get home in the afternoon.

  101. Nic says:

    Is this steel cut oatmeal or regular? That would make a huge difference in cholesterol. For example, instant oatmeal isn’t as healthy as jamba juice made with steel cut oatmeal and soy milk. The creamy texture made me suspicious of the evils they threw in for flavor’s sake. The big question is, how is it prepared? What is prepared ahead of time?

  102. Christine says:

    Trying my first Oatmeal from McDonalds right now. I like
    the fruit in it and the oatmeal is fine. Great when heading to work
    and I don’t have time to make my steel cut oats which in my opinion
    are the best.

  103. Andy Davis says:

    I tried it today. I was disappointed but I think maybe I got a poorly made cup. Mine was mostly liquid, like milk with some fruit floating on the top. I actually drank most of it like a cup of milk. There was only a little bit of actual oatmeal in the bottom of the cup. It tasted good and I liked the fruit but it was nothing like any oatmeal I ever had. It was more like really soupy porridge.

  104. Shari H says:

    I stop for McD breakfast in a pinch, and I order regular coffee and a sausage McMuffin without sausage – $2.14. The English muffin is toasty with cheese melting inside.

  105. Sandy says:

    WW Points plus calculator indicates 7 points plus

  106. Cynthia says:

    The McDonald’s nutrition site broke down the sugar content as 14 grams in the oatmeal, 2 grams in the apples, 15 grams in the cranberry raisinn blend and 0 grams in the light cream. For a total of 32 grams of sugar. You have the option of adding the apple, cranberry raisin blend,cream and/or brown sugar.

  107. Cheryl says:

    INGREDIENTS IN McDONALDS OATMEAL:
    Oatmeal: Whole grain rolled oats, brown sugar, food starch-modified, salt, natural flavor (plant source), barley malt syrup, caramel color.

    Cranberry-Raisin Blend: Dried sweetened cranberries (sugar, cranberries), California raisins, golden raisins, sunflower oil, sulfur dioxide (preservative).

    Diced Apples: Apples, calcium ascorbate (a blend of calcium and vitamin C to maintain freshness and color).

    Cream: Milk, undefinedcream, sodium phosphate, datem, sodium stearoyl lactylate, sodium citrate, carrageenan.
    CONTAINS: MILK.

  108. Kudos to McDonalds for adding oatmeal to their menu. Now we
    need to campaign to get it sugar free! One serving is 260 calories,
    4.5 gr fat, 160 mg sodium, 57 carbs, 32 grams of sugars. That’s a
    lot of sugar!!! BUT it is a much healthier option than the fat
    alternatives.

  109. Violet says:

    I was pleased to find it’s not just available at breakfast. Having a hot bowl now and it’s wonderful! Love the fruit additions. They are items I wouldn’t use at home. I had signed on the web to see calories because I’m on a diet and was even happier after reading this blog. Thanks for the info and thanks to McDonald’s for a new delicious healthy menu choice.

  110. c kafton says:

    Hey guys its McDonalds dont get overly excited. Even though its not mentioned in the ads or commercials, there is sugar, cream, and corn syrup in there…basically 31 gms of sugars!, 10% of saturated fat!, so bascially you might as well eat a deep fried apple pie. And , you cant leave it out its all in the oat mix

  111. karen says:

    This oatmeal is true to it’s slogan: “I’m lovin it!”
    Bravo! About time McDonalds came on board with something healthy and delicious.
    Great price and filling.

  112. Caren says:

    I just entered the information in ww pointsplus datbase and the oatmeal is actually 7pts including the fruit and cream

  113. JJB says:

    I tried oatmeal Near North Plainfield and it had so much water it was like soup. But I tried again yesterday in Pa and it was great. I found a good healthy treat but be sure to tell them to not make with too much water.

  114. Holly says:

    I work at a McDonald’s and you take the cup and pour the package of oats into the cup and they put a little cup of cream in and then fill it with hot water out of the coffee machine up to the little notch inside the bowl. After that, you are supposed to stir it 12 times with a metal spoon, making sure that there are no dry oats on the bottom, and then add the apples and then the cranberries and raisins last before caping it.

  115. joyce says:

    this is awesome. I keep saying it must be high in calories because I would rather eat this than a bowl of ice cream. Love the free coupons on the large coffee cups. I hope it is not too good to be true. I will be enjoying this more often than not.

  116. Tiffany says:

    I tried it yesterday and LOVED IT!! I was surprised how generous the portion was as well as how much fruit was mixed in. It does fill me up and with 5 grams of fiber it stays with me. My heart thanks you McD’s for taking me away from my normal sausage burrito every morning.

  117. DHY says:

    Fantastic ! And not not a big fan of Oatmeal either.

  118. Rosemary says:

    I think this is the best thing McDonalds has come up with yet. What a healthy breakfast to grab on your way to work, or offer your children if you are on the road. Thanks McDonalds for thinking healthy!!

  119. Claudia says:

    The Fruit and Maple Oatmeal is great. I had it this morning and was impressed. After consuming it, I wanted to check the number of calories and fat grams. It wasn’t bad and was within my calorie range for breakfast. I don’t eat much else from McDonald’s. This is a reason to stop by.

  120. Kate says:

    OMG Good!!! I have had it every morning this week and I LOVE it. Fills me up, not even hungry for lunch. The little bit of brown sugar and cream are not enough to worry about unless your eating a lot more sugar/cream during the day…otherwise, its within daily recommended limits. If you haven’t tried it, your missing out. Thanks for the article!!

  121. annie says:

    I’m sorry but 31 grams of sugar seems awfully high to me. considering you can get a huge box of oats for $2, I’m skipping it.

  122. Brooklyn says:

    Mcdonalds oatmeal is yummy

  123. Vivek says:

    Awesomest ! Wowwesttt…..I can survive till dinner after having this…full & Hearty..Keep it up McD…atleast you guys are striving to incorporate everyone’s needs !

  124. Jeff says:

    I have been eating homade microwave Oatmeal for years with a bit of Stevia and milk.

    I got a free coupon on my large coffee, so the next morning I tried the Maple & Fruit Oatmeal.

    I have to say that the taste and consisstency with the fruit was great ! and I was surprised.

    Now if they can just replace the maple sugar with Stevia and drop in possibly a half dozen walnut chopped pieces along with the apples, rasins and crasins, It think they would even enhance the wonderful flavor and drop the calories substancially.

    But even without those changes the taste is excellent and I will probobly get it 2-3 times a week as I’m just too rushed to make it at home.

    Plus I don’t have the travel contaner and lids! LOL

  125. Jane Putnam says:

    I first saw this MacDonald’s oatmeal advertised on TV and was curious. I am NOT an oatmeal person….never had it, but was intrigued by this because it looked so good on TV.
    I tried it once and thought, “not bad”. At this point I was not sure I would buy it again. I just ran out for a coffee and decided to go to Mac D’s and get oatmeal as well. Well, I’m sold on it now….it is filling, delicous and not a lot of calories.
    Thank you Mac Donalds for offering a healthier breakfast option for those of us who might love your other breakfast items, but are trying to eat healthier and fewer calories. I’m sold!

  126. Kat Hinkel says:

    The one I just bought has the nutrition facts right on the container. 290 calories / 40 fat calories
    4.5 g total fat
    1.5g sat fat and 0g trans fat
    10 mg cholesterol
    160mg sodium
    57grams total carbs
    5 g diatary fiber and 32 grams sugar
    5 grams protien.

    I think it’s yummy!

  127. kaykay says:

    im eating it right now and had to see what others thought of it. i love it! it’s the only thing on their breakfast menu *besides fruit and yogurt parfait which i am addicted to i admit* that i can actually eat. i hate all their other breakfast menu items. i’ll actually be frequenting them for this bowl of oatmeal whenever im out and busy in the a.m.

  128. Mary Ambrosino says:

    I love it!!!! My husband likes to stop there sometimes on weekends and I never get anything but this is really good. I actually stop there on my way to work once in awhile to get one. Very filling and I hope they keep it. It tastes great, not an extreme amount of calories and fat so enjoy it.

  129. Christmas B. says:

    I love the mcdonalds oatmeal (and i was never an oatmeal eater). I also do not eat a lot of sugar because my insulin will rise quickly and then fall so fast i can’t stand.

    I see where everyone says the suger is 31/32 grams but i get the oatmeal without the brown sugar. Without the brown sugar the calories are 260 with 18 grams of sugar and the rest of the nutrional facts stay the same.

    I love it!!

  130. HGH says:

    Tried a free sample in San Diego yesterday, it was great! I live on fast food joints (not willing to cook), always looking for the healthy items. I’m going to see if they’ll let me have it without the cream and the sugar.

  131. Aurora says:

    I love the fact that i can eat healthy even in a fast food place n in weight watchers!! The oatmeal is really good.

  132. Christmas B. says:

    I just went to get some a little while ago after reading this blog. I got it without the brown sugar and the cranberry/raisin blend. It is only 190 calories and 3 grams of sugar then. It is still delicious.

  133. B says:

    Hey if anyone is wondering, i substituted regular milk for carnation fat free evaporated milk and let me tell you my oatmeal taste as close to the MD one. except it doesn’t have sugar and i can top it of with any fruit which i don’t because it taste really creamy and satisfying just plain.

  134. LORI says:

    I loved it. Left me feeling full and content. Much better than the overstuffed, lethargic feeling I’d get from one of those crap filled breakfast sandwiches. Hopefully the caloric total is at least close to the 290 as claimed.

  135. Katie says:

    Wayyyy to much sugar! 32 grams, that’s 8 teaspoons! It’s the “maple” flavor that does it.

  136. Blair says:

    I love love this oatmeal, instead of going for something sweet like cake, or a doughnut, this satisfies my sweet tooth. It’s alot healthier then what I was eating. I’ve had one every day for a week now,and I’m not tired of it yet. I think McDonalds has a winner with this one!! I hope this lasts!!!

  137. Ashley says:

    The oatmeal has preservatives… GROSS. And for those of you with children, you might as well consider killing them slowly if you feed them CRAP from fast food places. The excuse that you’re too busy is BS. More like too lazy to feed your child something healthy. NO WONDER your kids are fat and developing abnormally quickly. WAY TO EVOLVE the human race McDonald’s… Cheers to you.

  138. Tucker says:

    Why can’t McDonalds get anything right? This has 290 calories and my serving was small on the oatmeal and alot of fruit chunks. I did see water laying on top of the oatmeal. This does have alot of calories compared to regular serving of oatmeal. This is a choice for someone in a hurry. You would think they would take the time to serve real cooked oatmeal or a better brand than “instant”. It tasted alright if you like a little oatmeal with your cup of fruit. I will only order this item again when I am “in a hurry”.

  139. Lisa says:

    I’ve had the oatmeal a few times it’s not bad, but it’s never hot enough just luke warm. I put it in my microwave to heat it up. I also like to add some milk to it, otherwise it taste kind of gummy.

  140. Angela says:

    Obviously Mc Donalds is not going to use Steel cut oats….
    I believe they use instant oatmeal packages ( I saw mine being prepared) The creamy consistancy comes from the oats being processed and “instant” The employee tore open the single serving of oatmeal pouch (very similar to the Quaker Instant packages), poured it into a cup (as in the picture), poured hot water over it, and added the cranberry/raisin mixture and apples and stirred with a long plastic spoon.
    I believe this to be a healthier alternative than to their regular menu. It was simply delicious. And while I knew that I could make this at home for a fraction of the price with my “steel cut oats” or “old fashioned oats”, I was hungry and needed something in a pinch and this was a healthier alternative.
    It’s silly to expect for McDonald’s to have items that would take them longer to prepare like steel cut oats, after all it is a fast food restaurant. Obviously they are doing quite well in this economy and have come up with some decent alternatives to their unhealthy menu.
    For those who want to complain… just don’t go to McDonald’s! Wasn’t that easy? :)

  141. Ashley says:

    290 Calories
    4.5g Total fat
    1.5g Sat. fat
    10mg Cholesterol
    160mg Sodium
    5g Dietary fiber
    32g Sugar
    5g Protein
    32g whole grain serving

  142. Rose says:

    Love this oatmeal, I have it every morning and I buy it on Monday and buy 5 so I have it for most of the week. At times I have it for snack at night cold..it is very good. I am a Weight Watcher so 5 points for breakfast is not bad with coffee. Eating this every morning and snack really does the trick. I sure hope they continue keeping it on the menu. Thanks McDonalds, it makes my life much more easier and love having something so good in the morning it keeps me full until noon. I usually didn’t eat breakfast even on Weight Watcher but now it is my new routine.

  143. Shawn says:

    I just received an email with even more info. Here we go:
    280 Calories
    40 Calories from Fat
    4g Total Fat
    1.5g Saturated Fat
    0g Trans Fat
    5mg Cholesterol
    135mg Sodium
    57g Carb
    5g Dietary Fiber
    31g Sugar
    5g Protein

    7 Points Weight Watchers Points Plus

  144. Melissa says:

    This is the best oatmeal I’ve eaten. I can’t get the consistency of what I make at home to match this!

  145. bellysbiggernow says:

    yes it tastes great – but after a few weeks of replacing the yummy stuff with my regualr at home oatmeal – my size 6’s are WAY TOO TIGHT and my 8’s aren’t much more relief – the SUGAR GETS YOU!! Its a nice treat – especially for the kids rather than sausage & pancakes – but I’m cutting myself off!

  146. Rich says:

    There are 21 ingredients in this alleged “oatmeal”. That’s ridiculous. It’s not good for you, it’s expensive, and it’s not even “real”. How sad.

  147. maria says:

    Me and my daughter (17 yrs old) LOVE THIS oatmeal! Soooo tasty and great price! Love that they offer it all day too; great alternative to dessert! Hope they keep it on the menu!

  148. Melinda says:

    I was VERY skeptical of trying this. But the recent Sunday paper had free coupons. So I thought, why not!

    I’ve tried it twice now with the brown sugar. It was very filling, the fruit gave it a nice little burst of flavor. I never had fruit in oatmeal before. I stayed full until lunch time too! It was pretty tasty!

    The first cup I got was thick. The second time I got it it was runny. So I asked the clerk if it would thicken up. After a few minutes it thickened up to a normal consistency.

    Try it!

  149. Steven says:

    I JUST TRIED IT TODAY FOR THE FIRST TIME BECAUSE I HAD A FREE COUPON PROMO. I HATE FRUIT SO MINUS THE FRUIT IT WOULD BE GOOD BUT I TOLERATED IT! I DESPISE RAISINS ESPECIALLY!!

  150. Sue R says:

    First time I tried it I loved it. I eat oatmeal five mornings out of
    7 and this is much better than the instant I eat regularly. The fruit
    is a nice touch since I don’t normally get my daily fruit requirements. I love cranberries and raisins and would love it if
    Mickey D’s would add chopped walnuts. mmmmmmmmmmm:)

  151. adrienne crunden says:

    this oatmeal has 57 grams carbohydrates and 32 grams sugar.. wat too much to be beneficial altho it is very tasty !!

  152. Kimberly says:

    I just tried it this morning and didn’t care much for it. The apples weren’t very tasty (the same tasteless apples you get when you get fruit in the happy meals) and the oatmeal tasted burned. Maybe it’s because I bought it at about 10:40 a.m. (when they start serving lunch at 11). I still have a yucky aftertaste in the back of my throat. Anyway, at $1.99, I probably won’t try it again.

  153. DSD says:

    This oatmeal is delicious! Creamy and very flavorful. I love it and get it often on my way to work.

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    When you start dropping things & question your coordination–blame it on the Splenda…

  156. petey G says:

    DELICIOUS …Made to order and available 24/7 (if your McDonald’s has a 24 HR drive thru)

  157. Cody says:

    i like the maple oatmeal with fruit — it’s thick and tasty

    i also like being able to buy the cereal throughout the day.

  158. Amber says:

    Yes! I have tried this oatmeal and it is a great choice for breakfast. I am trying to eat healthier and I find it great that it only has 260 calories.