Breakfast Food Calories: The Nutritional Details On Your Favorite AM Orders
Morgan Medeiros MSc
May 26, 2018

breakfast food calories informationHeaded to your favorite breakfast spot? Planning on a fancy brunch? Or maybe just eating breakfast at home? Whatever it is, you’ll want to know about breakfast food calories.

Whether you’re headed to a 5-star mimosa-fest, a little hole in the wall, or your own kitchen, it’s important to be choosy with your breakfast food calories, especially if these breakfast and brunch favorites are on the menu more than once a month.

Remember that even seemingly reasonable portions can pack more breakfast food Calories, sugar, and fat than you might have bargained for. We’ve pitted some breakfast favorites head to head with nutritionally poor contenders to see how these AM Faves really stack up in terms of breakfast food calories and nutrition.

Breakfast Food Calories Head to Head: Pancakes vs Cupcakes

While the occasional pancake breakfast is typically fine in the context of a healthy, Calorically appropriate diet, it’s best to leave this to the occasional indulgence.

2 pancakes with ½ tbsp of butter and 2 oz maple syrup contains 720 Calories and 49 g sugar.

By comparison, 2 gourmet cupcakes contain an identical amount of Calories, and sugar. Surprising isn’t it?

Breakfast Food Calories Head to Head: French Toast vs Krispy Kreme Donut

Although pancakes tend to reign supreme in griddle favorites, french toast isn’t far behind.

One slice of french toast served with ½ tbsp of butter and 2 oz maple syrup contains 590 Calories and 36g sugar.

By comparison, 3 Krispy Kreme Donuts contain 570 Calories and 30g sugar. That’s a shocker!

Breakfast Food Calories Head to Head: Breakfast Burrito vs 12 Slices Bacon

Craving something spicy at breakfast?

A breakfast burrito from your local breakfast spot or Mexican restaurant will cost you 800-1200 Calories and 50-74g fat.

By comparison, 12 strips of Bacon contains 500 Calories and 42g fat. Scary!

Morgan Medeiros is a certified nutritionist, holding a both a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Clinical Nutrition. Morgan completed her undergraduate education at Central Washington University, and her graduate education at Northeastern University. During her time as a graduate student, Morgan focused her area of expertise in health education, weight management, and behavioral change. Morgan has experience working in areas of nutritional neuroscience and disease prevention, obesity prevention, and weight loss. Morgan also works in areas of nutritional analysis and menu labeling for restaurants, where she is able to creatively bridge her interest in food culture and health education. In her free time, Morgan enjoys traveling, reading, writing, running, and spending time with her family and friends (including- most importantly- her dog, Clyde).


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