How Many Calories in Oatmeal?
Welcome to our page all about how many calories in oatmeal and other oatmeal related products. We are going to highlight the facts and figures when it comes to oatmeal for you in a very simple and easy to understand fashion.
Counting the calories in foods that we eat is something that millions of people like to do each and every day. This is a great idea as it is possible to take a hold of your weight and determine whether you, gain, lose or maintain your weight just by sticking to a certain number of calories each day. If you want to find out how many calories to eat a day to lose weight please click here.
Two popular things that people like to put on their oatmeal is sugar and also fruit, for more information on calories in sugar here, and to find out how many calories in fruit, please click the link.
What is oatmeal?
We are going to start off by talking about what oatmeal is, as this may not necessarily be clear to everybody. In this section we will also highlight some of the nutritional benefits that oatmeal has to offer.
Oatmeal is a porridge-like cereal that is made of oats. It has a bit of a bad stigma as a lumpy and plain food that mum's used to force-feed their children, however the various types of oatmeal that you can buy in current times, such as instant oatmeal, are far from that.
Oatmeal contains the following essential nutrients:
- Calcium - especially if eaten with milk, find out why calcium is good for you by clicking here
- Fiber - Find out more about high fiber foods and what they can do for you here
- Protein - Find out more about protein rich foods by clicking here
Oatmeal is also something that is relatively low in fat and low in calories and also quite filling, so it is the perfect food to eat in order to stave off hunger in between mealtimes and you can eat a lot of it without putting on weight.
It is always best to check the label of oatmeal products such as instant oatmeal in order to find out how many calories are in oatmeal. The main reason for this is that every manufacturer makes their oatmeal differently and also various oatmeal products these days have sugar in because they are aimed at being attractive to children. The higher the sugar content the more oatmeal calories you are going to be consuming, so always read the label!
Please read on in order to find out how many calories in oatmeal.
How many calories in oatmeal?
So now we are going to explain to you how many calories in oatmeal. We have used various different examples of the types of oatmeal that you are likely to come across.
Calories in plain, cooked, instant oatmeal
- In an 8.3 oz cup of oatmeal there is approximately 130 calories
- In 1 oz of oatmeal there is approximately 16 calories in instant oatmeal
- In 10 g of oatmeal there is approximately 6 calories
Calories in oatmeal cereal oats
- In an 8.3 oz cup of oatmeal cereal oats, without salt - approximately 150 calories
- In 1 oz of oatmeal cereal oats, without salt - approximately 18 calories
- In 10 g of oatmeal cereal oats, without salt- approximately 6 calories
Calories in wholegrain dry oats
- In 1 oz of wholegrain dry oats there are approximately 110 calories
- In 10 g of wholegrain dry oats there are approximately 40 calories
Calories in instant oatmeal with maple and brown sugar
- In a 1.5 oz packet of instant oatmeal with maple and brown sugar there are approximately 160 calories
- In 1 oz of instant oatmeal with maple and brown sugar there are approximately 105 calories
- In 10 g of instant oatmeal with maple and brown sugar there are approximately 38 calories
Calories in an oatmeal cookie
- In one oatmeal cookie weighing 0.6 oz there are approximately 80 calories
- In one subway oatmeal and raisin cookie weighing 1.6 oz there are approximately 200 calories
- In one large fat-free oatmeal cookie weighing 0.6 oz there are approximately 60 calories
Calories in an oatmeal bagel
- In one small oatmeal bagel weighing approximately 2.4 oz there are approximately 175 calories
- In one medium oatmeal bagel weighing approximately 3.7 oz there are approximately 270 calories
- In one large oatmeal bagel weighing approximately 4.6 oz there are approximately 335 calories
Calories in an oatmeal muffin
- In one medium oat bran muffin weighing 4 oz there are approximately 300 calories
- In one oatmeal muffin with chocolate chips weighing 5 oz there are approximately 510 calories
Oatmeal nutrition facts
The following oatmeal nutrition facts are based on a 28 g packet of instant cereal oats, fortified, plain and dry.
- Vitamin A - 1000 IU (a useful 20% of your RDA)
- Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) - 0.6 milligrams (a brilliant 38% of the total you require daily)
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) - 0.3 milligrams (a vital 20% of the total you need in a day)
- Vitamin B3 (Niacin) - 4.6 milligrams (an amazing 23% of your recommended daily allowance)
- Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic acid) - 0.3 milligrams
- Vitamin B6 - 0.4 milligrams (a useful 22% of your recommended daily allowance)
- Vitamin B9 (Folate) - 80.1 micrograms (a very handy 20% of your total dietary need in a day)
- Vitamin B12 - 0.0 micrograms
- Vitamin C - 0.0 milligrams
- Vitamin E- 0.1 milligrams
- Vitamin K - 0.5 micrograms
- Choline - 11.4 milligrams
- Calcium - 98.5 milligrams
- Copper - 0.1 milligrams
- Iron - 8.2 milligrams (a huge 46% of your RDA)
- Magnesium - 38.6 milligrams
- Manganese - 0.8 milligrams (a massive 41% of the total you need in a day)
- Phosphorus - 119 milligrams (a useful 16% of your recommended daily allowance)
- Potassium - 101 milligrams
- Selenium - 7.5 micrograms
- Sodium - 72.2 milligrams
- Zinc - 1.0 milligrams
- Protein - 3.6 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.8 g
- Carbohydrates - 19.1 g
- Water - 2.9 g
- Total fats - 1.7 g
- Sugars - 0.4 g
The RDA/RDI featured in this list applies to the average male adult and can vary due to age, gender and individual requirements due to medical reasons.
Find out loads more about the nutrients that are listed above by checking out our vitamins and minerals in foods menu. We have a page for each one telling you exactly what positive contributions they make to your health, and highlighting all of the other foods that they can be found in.
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