If you want a hot breakfast in a hurry, Quaker instant oatmeal packets are ready in less than two minutes. The oatmeal is made in many flavors, including maple and brown sugar. Before heating up a bowl, read through the calories and other nutritional information.
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A packet of Quaker's instant maple and brown sugar oatmeal has 160 calories, with 25 coming from fat. For a 2,000-calorie diet, a bowl of the oatmeal amounts to 8 percent of your total daily calories.
Maple and brown sugar instant oatmeal packets contain 2.5 grams of total fat, which is 4 percent of the maximum recommended intake if you eat 2,000 calories a day. The fat includes 0.5 grams of saturated fat and polyunsaturated fat and 1 gram of monounsaturated fat. If you eat 2,000 calories, you should consume no more than 65 grams of fat per day, the U.S. Department of Agriculture advises.
Salt is one of the ingredients in the oatmeal, so it does contribute to your sodium intake. Each packet contains 260 milligrams of sodium, or 11 percent of the maximum recommended daily intake, the nutrition facts label states.
The primary ingredient in the maple and brown sugar oatmeal is rolled oats, and grain products such as these contribute to your carbohydrate intake. Each packet of the oatmeal has 32 grams of total carbs, which includes 9 grams of sugars and 3 grams of dietary fiber.
Many of the foods you eat contain at least some protein, oatmeal included. The maple and brown sugar packets each contain 4 grams of protein, according to the nutrition label.
Vitamins and Minerals
The instant oatmeal is a good source for several vitamins and minerals. Each packet has 20 percent of the daily recommended intake for vitamin A and iron and 10 percent of the recommended intake for calcium, phosphorus and magnesium.