How Many Calories in a Bagel With Peanut Butter?

Close-up of assorted bagels on a plate
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Bagels come in different sizes, and depending on the size, a bagel can amount to a significant portion of your daily caloric intake. If you add a serving of peanut butter to a bagel, the calorie content increases dramatically.

The Facts

Toasted bagel with peanut butter
Bagel with peanut butter (Image: john shepherd/iStock/Getty Images)

There are 190 calories in one 2-½ ounce bagel. A 2-½ ounce bagel with 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter on it contains 380 calories. A 4-ounce bagel with 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter contains 479 calories, and a large bagel with 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter contains 550 calories. Two tablespoons of creamy peanut butter contains 140 fat calories.


Variety of different types of bagels
Bagel variety (Image: HHLtDave5/iStock/Getty Images)

An average size 100 percent whole-wheat bagel contains 277 calories. An average size bagel that is not 100 percent whole wheat contains 300 calories. There are 288 calories in an average size raisin bagel.


Whole wheat mini bagel
Mini whole wheat bagel (Image: crspix/iStock/Getty Images)

To decrease your caloric intake, eat only half a bagel and use less peanut butter. Since half of a 4-ounce whole-wheat bagel contains 138 calories, eat only that half and put one tablespoon of peanut butter on it for a total of 233 calories. For fewer calories, spread ½ of a tablespoon of peanut butter on your bagel.

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