Calories in English Muffins

by Carolyn Robbins

An English muffin is a flat, disc-shaped breakfast bread full of air pockets and crevices. The muffins are truly delectable when sliced and toasted, but hold off on the butter. Served plain, English muffins are a low-calorie breakfast option. If you have to smear the tasty bread with something, choose a sugar-free fruit preserve to keep your morning meal light.

Plain Muffin

A plain, white English muffin has 140 calories, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Nutrient Database. A wheat muffin has a slightly lower count at 127 calories per serving. A raisin-cinnamon or apple-cinnamon muffin sits in between, with 137 calories per 57-gram muffin.

The Best Choice

White, wheat and cinnamon English muffins are all low in calories and average around 1 gram of fat per serving. Wheat is the healthiest option since it has a higher dietary fiber content. Cinnamon muffins have much more sugar, with 8.4 grams compared to the 1 to 2 grams of sugar found in the other varieties.

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About the Author

Carolyn Robbins began writing in 2006. Her work appears on various websites and covers various topics including neuroscience, physiology, nutrition and fitness. Robbins graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology and theology from Saint Vincent College.