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English Muffins: From Recipes To Health Perks

English muffins are small, round, and fluffy breads that are best enjoyed fresh. You can buy them at the store or you can even make your own at home. They are often cut in half and used for sandwiches, especially at breakfast. Keep reading to for delicious English muffin recipes.

English muffin nutrition

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English muffins are a type of bread and they contain yeast and flour. You can significantly alter the nutritional qualities of English muffins by using a nutrient-dense flour.

An English muffin made with white flour has the following nutritionals (please note these are averages and exact values may vary per product):
• Calories: 130
• Fat: 1.5g
• Carbohydrates: 24g
• Fiber: 1g
• Sugar: 1g
• Protein: 5g
• Sodium: 220mg

A whole grain English muffin has slightly different nutrition levels:
• Calories: 120
• Fat: 1.g
• Carbohydrates: 22g
• Fiber 2g:
• Sugar: 1g
• Protein: 6g
• Sodium: 180mg

Both products are very similar, but the whole grain option has one extra gram of fiber, protein, and less sodium overall.

Easy English muffin recipe

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Making English muffins at home is easy and can save you a few dollars on your grocery bill. Here’s a recipe for whole wheat English muffins.

English muffin ingredients:

• 1 packet of active dry yeast + ⅓ cup warm water
• 3 tbsp melted butter
• ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
• ½ cup warm milk (not too hot or it will kill the yeast)
• ½ tbsp honey
• 1 cup all-purpose flour
• 1 cup whole wheat flour
• ½ tsp baking soda


1. In a medium bowl, activate yeast with warm water. Set aside for 5 minutes or until bubbles start to form.
2. Add melted butter, yogurt, milk, and honey to yeast mixture.
3. Add dry ingredients to yeast mixture and cover with a damp bowl. The dough must rise for 90 minutes.
4. Heat your oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit and flour your workspace. At the same time, heat a large skillet and spray with olive oil to prevent sticking.
5. Make 3 dough discs using ¼ cup of dough. Place on low-heat skillet and cover for 3 minutes.
6. Flip to other side and repeat cooking process for 3 minutes. Once done, move your english muffins to a baking sheet and repeat the process for remaining dough. You should have six muffins.
7. Bake all the english muffin in the oven for 10 minutes and enjoy warm.
8.Build a delicious sandwich

English muffins are very popular at breakfast and pair perfect with a lightly fried egg. Complete the meal by adding arugula, slices of cheese, a fresh tomato, caramelized onions with a light mayo spread.

If you prefer sweeter options at breakfast, you can decorate your homemade English muffin with your favorite nut butter, hemp hearts, and fresh raspberries and blueberries.

Extra tips

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Always toast your English muffin before serving. The slight crunch pairs perfect with the fluffy interior and elevates your dining experience.

English muffins can be frozen up to three months when stored correctly. Use an air tight container or vacuum seal a reusable bag.

Although an English muffin doesn’t have a lot of fiber (which you need to stay healthy and feel full), you can enhance the nutritional quality by being selective with your toppings. Fiber rich foods include fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, whole grains, and beans (you could spread hummus on your sandwich).

Try something new

The next time you’re craving bread, try making our English muffin recipe. You’ll be surprised how simple the instructions are to follow, and the fresh flavor is incomparable to store bought.


1. What is an English muffin?

An English muffin is a type of bread. They are small discs that are very fluffy on the inside and are often used to make small sandwiches.

2. Are English muffins healthier than bread?

Not necessarily. English muffins are much lower in fiber, which is a foundation for a healthy diet. For example, a whole wheat English muffin has 2g of fiber, but a whole wheat slice of bread has closer to 7g of fiber.

3. Are English muffins good for weight loss?

There’s no evidence to show a single food can help with weight loss. Instead, focus on building a balanced diet with high quality ingredients, which is more important for your metabolism than solely focusing on calories.

Julia Zakrzewski

Julia Zakrzewski is a Registered Dietitian and a lifelong foodie. Her passions include eating great food, debunking nutrition myths, and educating people on how they can improve their health! Her specific interests include diabetes and cardiovascular health. In her spare time Julia teaches yoga, and walks her miniature schnauzer.

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