Last Saturday, I went to brunch with a friend. Normally, brunches make me nervous because, while I love the delicious breakfast (my favorite meal of the day, anytime of the day), it usually messes up my meal-time schedule, the portions are usually huge and screw up my calories, and/or I don’t actually know how many calories are in it because it was a local restaurant.
But last Saturday, I went to Cracker Barrel.
You might be thinking, how is this better?
Oh, but it was!
So, their calories aren’t posted on the Cracker Barrel website, but I have triple checked the calories posted on this site, with many others and they seem to be consistent.
Cracker Barrel Breakfast!
1 Pancake – 110 calories per pancake
2 Bacon Slices
- 43 calories per serving
- I found one site saying 1 serving is 1 slice and my phone app says 1 serving is 2 slices. I think it might be per slice, but I was using my app, so I had ordered two for my brunch visit.
1 bottle of Sugar Free Syrup – 1 bottle is 10 calories! (1/4 cup)
163 calories! (especially, if you just ordered it with one bacon slice, unlike me because I trusted my app!)
(206 calories, if you took the 1 serving is 1 slice serving site and get two strips)
I also thought this would be a super picky request, but apparently, it was an easy kid’s meal!
Let’s talk about the syrup for a minute:
I have been one to slowly wean off regular syrup onto light syrup because sugar free has that weird taste to it that I just can’t get over. Because of this, I sacrifice a lot of calories for this picky-ness.
Regular syrup is ~200 calories for 1/4 cup
Light syrup cuts it in half to ~100 calories for 1/4 cup
Sugar free syrup ranges, but can be anything less than 35 calories in 1/4 cup
Now, I don’t use 1/4 cup on my food, but I still end up adding like 40-50 calories to my breakfast when I use it, which can be a huge amount!
But, I will tell you, Cracker Barrel’s sugar free syrup is 100% maple syrup and the taste from that is much stronger than anything from the weird sugar free-ness, so it was pretty good! And, I got to pour the entire little bottle all over my meal! It was 1/4 cup all for 10 calories! I even bought a bottle to take home!
Brunch again? Heck yeah!