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Does oatmeal have protein?

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One-half cup of cooked steel-cut oats or 1 cup of cooked rolled oats contains 5 grams of protein, and a packet of plain instant oatmeal contains 4 grams of protein. One-half cup of cooked steel-cut oats also contains 2 grams of fat.

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One cup of rolled oats contains 3 grams of fat, and a packet of plain instant oatmeal contains 2 grams of fat. Instant oatmeal frequently contains added sugar. The carbohydrates in oatmeal are slow-digesting, offering long-lasting energy when eaten before workouts. Oats can be substituted for bread crumbs in most recipes by finely chopping them with a knife or food processor.

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