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Raisin Bran Muffin Calories

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author image Nicki Wolf
Nicki Wolf has been writing health and human interest articles since 1986. Her work has been published at various cooking and nutrition websites. Wolf has an extensive background in medical/nutrition writing and online content development in the nonprofit arena. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English from Temple University.
Raisin Bran Muffin Calories
Raisin Bran muffins fresh out of the oven. Photo Credit Ingrid Perlstrom/Hemera/Getty Images

Raisin bran muffins offer the sweetness of raisins and nuttiness of bran for a breakfast treat or quick snack. The calories in a raisin bran muffin can help you get the nutrients you need, as well as the energy you require.

Calories

A 4.5 oz. raisin bran muffin contains 360 calories, according to CalorieKing.com. When following a 2,000 calorie diet, this serving of muffin accounts for 18 percent of the calories you should consume daily.

Nutrients

Many of the calories in a raisin bran muffin come from carbohydrates, a nutrient whose primary function in your body is to provide energy, notes MedlinePlus. And CalorieKing reports that a 4.5 oz. raisin bran muffin contains 65 g carbohydrates, or half the carbohydrates the Institute of Medicine suggests you eat every day. A raisin bran muffin also contains 6 g protein.

Considerations

A 4.5 oz. muffin containing raisins and bran has 10 g of fat. CalorieKing reports that amounts to 15 percent of the fat you need daily. And the U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends you limit fat consumption to no more than 35 percent of your caloric intake.

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