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.

Types

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.

Prevention/Solution

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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