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.
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.
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.