How Many Calories in a Honey Bun?

Made from dough leavened with yeast and rolled into a coil, honey buns are deep-fried then coated with a layer of sugary white icing. High in calories, honey buns contain significant amounts of both carbohydrates and fat.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture Nutrient Database indicates that one large honey bun, around 4.5-by-3.5 inches, weighs 78 g. Carbohydrates make up 40 g, while fats contribute 15 g, and proteins deliver 5 g. The remainder consists of indigestible matter, other nutrients and water.

Caloric Value

The USDA also indicates that there are 311 calories in a large honey bun. Of these, carbohydrates provide 158 calories, fats deliver 134 calories and proteins contribute 19 calories.

Total Caloric Intake

A large honey bun can serve as around 16 percent of the caloric intake that the average person needs each day. This percentage is based on a daily diet of 2,000 calories.


Several vitamins, including folate, thiamine, niacin and vitamin K, are available in a large honey bun. The same serving also provides dietary minerals, including iron, selenium, manganese and phosphorus.

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