About Calories in Pancakes, Crepes and Waffles
Calories in Pancakes
A large pancake (5") typically contains about 170 calories. This excludes extra calories for syrups, cream or butter. A large homemade waffle (7") contains about 250 calories. For specific details of the calorie and energy content of different types of pancakes, click the foods below.
Energy Content of Pancakes, Crepes and Waffles
If you want to manage your weight, a pancake or crepe is not an ideal food option for a healthy weight loss diet, as it can have quite a high calorie-content. In general, calorie-controlled diets recommend a low intake of pancakes or waffles. In addition to energy content, dietary nutrition is also important, as a nutritious diet helps the body to burn calories faster and maintains a healthy metabolism. So as well as calorie-counting, check food labels for nutritional value. Nutritional and energy values provided on most of the above food pages include: vitamins, minerals, folate and dietary fiber, as well as protein and carbs. Knowing about diet nutrition makes calorie control and weight management easier and helps you to follow a healthy eating plan. See also Nutrition in Pancakes/Waffles
How To Reduce Calories in Your Diet
Calorie savings tip: If you are counting calories for weight loss purposes, the best way to lower energy intake is to eat fewer pancakes, and add less syrup. Also, remember that any calorie-burning exercise helps to increase your calorie deficit and thus allows you to eat more pancakes with less risk of weight gain.
Dietary Calories In Types of Food