Many people often think that they’re making the smart choice by choosing a muffin when eating out at Starbucks, but very often this is not quite what it seems to be. You may think that the donuts would contain far more fat and calories since they’re deep fried while the muffins are baked, but don’t let yourself be fooled.
Muffins can really do much dietary harm if you’re not careful so before you dig in to what you think is a healthy way to keep up your energy, you may want to think again.
Let’s take a quick look at the nutritional information that you need to know.
Major Nutrients Found In Starbucks Muffins
The nice thing about Starbucks is that it does offer some low fat varieties of muffins such as Low Fat Red Raspberry Muffin, but unfortunately these typically have just about as many calories as their higher fat counterparts.
While the low fat muffin will contain just 6 grams of fat and 340 calories, the higher fat Blueberry Streusel muffin will come in at 360 calories and 11 grams of fat.
So if you really want the higher fat option, you really won’t be saving yourself all that much by choosing otherwise – you might as well eat it as it contains the same number of calories that could potentially cause weight gain.
The Apple Bran muffin will also come in with 350 calories and 9 grams of fat, but it also packs in 7 grams of fiber as well, so that is at least a slightly healthier option to be choosing.
Eat your muffin fresh if you want the best flavor with it. If you like you can save it for later, however it should be kept stored in a plastic or paper bag and eaten within the day.
Eat It With:
Avoid serving your muffin with butter and instead opt for some low-sugar raspberry spread if you do need to have it with a condiment. Cream cheese is often common to smear over muffins but due to its high saturated fat nature, should also be avoided.
Burn Off Calories In A Starbucks Muffin
To burn off the number of calories in a Starbucks muffin you would have to do:
- 52 minutes of moderate intensity weight lifting
- 28 minutes squash
- 39 minutes swimming, butterfly stroke