English muffins are a breakfast favorite. There are a variety of English muffins so the calorie content varies depending on which type. So how many calories in an English muffin?
The answer to this question is that the average English muffin has 130 calories in it with nothing else on it. Along with the 130 calories is just under one gram of fat, 250 milligrams of sodium, 26 grams of carbohydrates, 2 grams of fiber, and 5 grams of protein.
So in and of themselves, English muffins are pretty healthy. It’s when add the extras such as butter, jam and other condiments. The most popular topping for an English muffin is butter. The average English muffin with butter has approximately 200 calories in it.
You can enjoy an English muffin, but should be careful about adding on a lot of extras. A great way to enjoy a tasty English muffin in a healthy way is to eat a whole wheat English muffin with some low fat margarine and some sugar free jam. This adds only 20 extra calories to the 130 in the English muffin. The whole wheat muffin also adds much more nutrition than a white bread English muffin.
An even better way to enjoy an English muffin for breakfast is to add some lean protein such as eggs. This makes for a much more balanced meal than the muffin alone.