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Other chains have recently adopted the comforting breakfast dish, including Starbucks, Caribou Coffee, Ja mba Juice and Prêt à Manger, notes Nation's Restaurant News, so a McD version of oatmeal isn't a shocker.
Their version contains "five grams of dietary fiber and two-thirds of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's recommended daily allowance of whole grain." Not bad, golden arches. The dish will also come with half a cup's worth of "red and green apples, dried cranberries and golden and regular raisins." This amounts to 290 calories of sugar (260 without the added brown sugar) largely from the fruit, of course.
Cindy Goody, senior director of nutrition (yes, they have one) for McDonald's USA, told Nation's Restaurant News that they'll be on the look-out for customer feedback, so if you want this healthier breakfast plan to expand, let 'em know by ordering up a bowl next time you pass the drive-through.