How many calories are there in a McDonald’s breakfast? Most popular options revealed

There are options for under 300cals!

Ever wondered how many calories are in a McDonald’s breakfast? We’ve got all the details below plus the best and worst options…

Breakfast (opens in new tab) is a love it, hate it or no time for it meal for many! While making your own healthy, low calorie breakfast (opens in new tab) is preferable, we understand that sometimes it’s not practical to carry food around with you and you want something fast and on the go.

McDonald’s is one of the most popular and well-known fast food chains and the breakfast menu is more popular than the regular menu with some! So last year when a review on McDonald's breakfast serving times (opens in new tab) led to an extension, it was very well received.

The breakfast menu includes wraps, rolls and the iconic McMuffin but the calorie count varies massively. For those trying to make lighter choices, it’s worth taking a look at the calorie count, as there are some options for under 300cals and several around the 400 mark.

Read more: The 400-600-600 rule: Everything you need to know about Britain’s new ‘diet’ (opens in new tab)

One of the lowest calorie combinations you can have is a toasted bagel with Philadelphia Light cream cheese and a hash brown, which totals 405cals. For something that tastes a little more indulgent, you can go for the cheesy bacon flatbread with a hash brown, which is 434 calories.

The most calorific breakfast you can opt for is the pancakes with sausage and syrup with a hash brown on the side, which is a whopping 748calories.

Below is a full breakdown of all the calories in the McDonald’s breakfast menu.

Calories in McDonald’s breakfast wraps:

  • Breakfast Wrap with Ketchup 605cals
  • Breakfast Wrap with Brown Sauce 609cals

Calories in McDonald’s breakfast muffins:

  • Egg and Cheese MfMuffin 295cals
  • Bacon and Egg McMuffin 348cals
  • Double Bacon and Egg McMuffin 401cals
  • Sausage and Egg McMuffin 430cals
  • Double Sausage and Egg McMuffin 565cals

Calories in McDonald’s breakfast pancakes:

  • Pancakes with Syrup 477cals
  • Pancakes with Sausage and Syrup 612cals

Calories in McDonald’s breakfast bagels:

  • Toasted bagel 216cals
  • Toasted bagel with jam 255cals
  • Toasted bagel with Philadelphia Light 269cals
  • Sausage, Egg and cheese Bagel 562cals

Calories in McDonald’s breakfast rolls and flatbreads:

  • Cheesy bacon flatbread 298cals
  • Bacon roll 351cals

Calories in McDonald’s porridge:

  • Quaker Oat So Simple 194cals
  • Quaker Oat So Simple with Sugar 206cals
  • Quaker Oat So Simple Apple & Cherry 228cals
  • Quaker Oat So Simple with Jam 233cals
  • Quaker Oat So Simple with Syrup 326cals

Calories in McDonald’s breakfast sides and bakes:

  • Hash Brown 136cals
  • Sugar Donut 189cals
  • Millionaire’s Donut 250cals
  • Chocolate Brownie 273cals
  • Mixed Berry Muffin 298cals
  • Triple Chocolate Cookie 321cals

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Jessica currently works as a Senior Food Writer at Future. She writes food and drink-related news stories and features, curates product pages, tests, and reviews equipment, and also develops recipes that she styles on food shoots. An enthusiastic, self-taught cook Jess adores eating out and sharing great food and drink with friends and family. She has completed the Level 1 Associate course at the Academy of Cheese and is continually building on her knowledge of beers, wines, and spirits.