The calorie content in oatmeal varies based on the kind of oatmeal, amount of serving as well as the way it is cooked. A half cup of Oatmeal contains around 150 calories. An average sized bowl of plain oatmeal cooked in water contains around 180-220 calories, one cup cooked oatmeal has around 180 calories, one cup of raw rolled oats have around 307 calories, 28 grams of plain oatmeal contains around 18-20 calories, 100 grams contains 70 calories, 170 grams of oatmeal has around 120 calories and 227 grams contains 147-160 calories.
Flavoured oatmeal has comparatively greater calories than the plain oatmeal. However, in case flavoured oatmeal is prepared without sugar than the calorie content is not very high. Oatmeal available in the market may also have creams and other ingredients to make them more delicious, thus, increasing their calorie content as well as fats. Though it is otherwise considered as a fat free food as it has just 3 grams of fat per serving. Out of which only half gram is saturated fat and the remaining are mono and polyunsaturated fats.
Eating oatmeal as a part of the breakfast is a healthy way to energize oneself for the day. However, it does have a good amount of calorie content and if you are aiming at cutting down on your calories then you must watch out on the quantity of oatmeal you consume. There are various kinds of oatmeal selections available in the market. These include old-fashioned oatmeal, instant oatmeal, quick oatmeal and steel-cut oatmeal. If you are consuming any of these except for the steel-cut oatmeal then you need to take ½ cup for one serving. For steel-cut oatmeal just ¼ cup can be used in a serving. Steel cut oats have a comparatively denser texture, also these are chopped. The other three kinds are known as rolled oats.