All About the Calories in Doughnuts

Find out how many calories are in your go-to sweet treat.
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You can find doughnuts in different shapes, sizes and varieties, and the average calories in a doughnut depends on the type and size of the treat.


On average, doughnut calories mostly come from fat and sugar, which is why they should not be eaten frequently — in other words, save them for a special treat rather than your daily breakfast.

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Avoid eating too many sweet foods such as doughnuts if you want to control your weight and stay healthy. Doughnuts are packed with calories, and an excess amount of calories can cause weight gain. Doughnuts can also cause an increase in blood sugar levels.

In addition to a high volume of calories, some doughnuts contain partially hydrogenated oils, which aren't healthy for the heart, per the American Heart Association, and most doughnuts are made with white flour.

Jelly-Filled Doughnut Calories

There are 289 calories in a jelly-filled doughnut, according to the USDA. In addition, one doughnut contains:

  • Total fat: 15.9 g
    • Saturated fat: 4.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 22.1 mg
  • Sodium: 386.8 mg
  • Total carbs: 33.2 g
    • Fiber: 0.8 g
    • Sugar: 17.9 g
  • Protein: 5 g

Chocolate Doughnut Calories

A chocolate doughnut has 290 calories as well as:

  • Total fat: 20 g
    • Saturated fat: 8 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 270 mg
  • Total carbs: 25 g
    • Fiber: 1 g
    • Sugar: 12 g
  • Protein: 3 g


How Many Calories Does a Chocolate Glazed Doughnut Have?

A chocolate frosted doughnut has 280 calories as well as:

  • Total fat: 17 g
    • Saturated fat: 10 g
  • Cholesterol: 5.1 mg
  • Sodium: 209.8 mg
  • Total carbs: 31 g
    • Fiber: 0 g
    • Sugar: 18 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Apple Fritter Calories

Apple fritter calories vary but you can expect one large glazed apple fritter doughnut to contain 370 calories, which is about 100 calories more than your average doughnut. Apple fritter doughnuts also contain:

  • Total fat: 12 g
    • Saturated fat: 5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 340 mg
  • Total carbs: 60 g
    • Fiber: 2 g
    • Sugar: 31 g
  • Protein: 5 g


Sour Cream Doughnut Calories

A sour cream doughnut has around 210 calories as well as:

  • Total fat: 10 g
    • Saturated fat: 4.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 240 mg
  • Total carbs: 28 g
    • Fiber: 1 g
    • Sugar: 15 g
  • Protein: 2 g

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