Breakfast on the go? Fuel for a long meeting? Nothing hits the spot quite like a doughnut, but, wait—there are how many calories in a glazed doughnut? Knowing the calorie counts won’t stop us from eating them, but it can give us a sense of how indulgent each treat might be.
This is how some of the most popular doughnuts stack up:
If you want to walk the fine line between all-out indulgence and a simple treat, a glazed doughnut might be your best bet. Often relatively low in calories, this option can satisfy your craving with something classic and reliably delicious.
Keep in mind that calorie count varies by bakery. Krispy Kreme reports that its version clocks in around 190, while larger sizes can creep past 300.
Who can say no to chocolate? If you prefer your doughnut topped with some of the good stuff, you’re looking at extra calories. For what it’s worth, some chocolate cake doughnuts have fewer calories than their iced cousins.
Once again, Krispy Kreme’s doughnuts had some of the lowest calorie counts, coming in at 240 calories, while Dunkin’ offers the same for 280 calories. Bonus—sprinkles only add about 10 calories to a donut at Dunkin’.
Like the glazed, the OG doughnut can be lighter than some filled or topped with generous frosting. Homemade is always better, and you can minimize your calorie count by whipping up a batch of old fashioned cake doughnuts in your own kitchen.
The traditional cake doughnuts at Dunkin and Krispy Kreme both have about 290 calories. The Starbucks old-fashioned doughnut is more indulgent at 480 calories.
It shouldn’t come as too much of a surprise that adding powdered sugar and jelly will raise the calorie count on this popular doughnut (as compared to a glazed doughnut), but it’s still not as calorie-tastic as a bismark or a creme-filled, frosted long john.
Can’t give up the jelly habit? Make your own jelly-filled doughnuts at home to customize how much sugar and jam you’re adding.