# sorry if this ruins it. November 29, 2017 8:39 AM   Subscribe

How many calories are in a Murray's bagel, i.e. a gigantic dense NYC bagel ? (Or if unknown, how many ounces is one of the biggest NYC bagels?) Take a plain bagel just for simplicity. No cream cheese etc.
posted by flourpot to Food & Drink (5 answers total)

This older NYT article has weights of bagels from a few shops and estimates 75-80 calories per ounce. Here's another, newer article that weighed a Murray's bagel at 121g = 4.26815oz, which would be 320 to 340 calories according to that same calculation.

It will really depend on the weight, so your best bet is to bring one home and throw it on a scale!
posted by beyond_pink at 8:48 AM on November 29, 2017 [1 favorite]

Thank you. Yes true, I should say right off I don't have a food scale, so was hoping someone had already done this and I could just rely on Askme! :). I have a feeling the bagels are bigger even than when the newer NYT article came out.
posted by flourpot at 8:52 AM on November 29, 2017

Myfitnesspal says 350 for a whole wheat Murray's bagel.
posted by donnagirl at 9:39 AM on November 29, 2017

For scale, a normal sized bagel is 250 calories, the same as a donut (I know which I'd rather have).
posted by w0mbat at 9:41 AM on November 29, 2017

I bake a fair amount, and tracked my calories pretty strictly for a while. My experience is that a plain artisan bread runs about 2.5 calories per gram, an enriched dough like a brioche is about 3. Bagel recipes don't call for much fat and so would be on the lower end of that scale --- ~310 calories if the weight matches the 2014 article. That's where Dunks says their plain bagel is, too. Since Dunks' tend to be on the smaller side, you might could bump it up to ~350.
posted by Diablevert at 10:03 AM on November 29, 2017

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