English Muffin Brands – Popular Brands Worth a Try

The English muffin is a classic part of the American breakfast. It is famously used as the outside component of McDonald’s Egg McMuffin and is used for countless other breakfast recipes.

In the United Kingdom, the English muffin is referred to as the American muffin or simple a muffin. In fact, it has closer ties to America than England (more on this below).

Here are some of the most popular English muffin brands found in grocery stores in the United States. While Thomas’ is certainly the favorite brand of many English muffin lovers, there are many worthy rivals that are worth a try.

English Muffin Brands


Website: thomasbreads.com

Thomas’ is one of most popular English muffin brands in the United States and one of our favorites. In fact, it’s the top selling English muffin in the country.

The company dates back to 1880 when an emigrant from England named Samuel Bath Thomas opened a bakery in New York and started selling English muffins. These muffins were called toaster crumpets at the the time. According to The Kitchn, Samuel Bath Thomas invented the English muffin in the United States, making it an American product and not English as its name implies. 

Some of the current English muffins produced by Thomas’ are Original, Cinnamon Raisin, Sourdough, Blueberry,  100% Whole Wheat, and more. The company also makes bagels, breads, pitas, wraps, and toaster cakes.


Website: bays.com

Bays is the English muffin brand that is found in the dairy section of the grocery store. They keep them there to maintain the freshness of the product. The brand is owned by Bimbo Bakeries who is the same company who owns Thomas’ and other iconic bakery brands such as Sara Lee, Entenmann’s, and Brownberry. Bays makes four classic varieties of English muffins: Original, Sourdough, Cinnamon Raisin and Multi-Grain.

Stone & Skillet

Website: stoneandskillet.com

Stone & Skillet is one of the newer kids on the block that was started in 2013. This New England based company focused on creating high-quality English muffins from the beginning. Their English muffins are handmade using flattop griddles without ever seeing the inside of an oven.

Looking at the above picture, you might not suspect these are English muffins given their plumpness.  However, their thickness allows for more diversity for how they are used. As the below video explains, they are excellent for burgers, sandwiches, mini pizzas, and much more.


Website: franzbakery.com

Franz is well over 100 years old being found in 1906. This Portland, Oregon company makes a variety of bakery goods such as breads, bagels, rolls, buns, and, of course, English muffins. They produce a nice selection of English muffins such as Original, Extra Crisp, Sourdough, 100% Whole Wheat, Nine Grain, Blueberry, Buttermilk and Raisin Cinnamon.

Food For Life

Website: foodforlife.com

Food For Life was built on the notion of health awareness and the idea of how food can impact the body. The company does not take shortcuts when making their products. Many of their products focus on using certified organic ingredients, non-GMOs, no preservatives, zero refined sugars and sprouted grains.

At the time of this article, Food for Life makes the following English muffins: 7 Sprout Grains, Ezekiel 4:9 Cinnamon Raisin Sprouted Whole Grain, Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Grain Flax, Ezekiel 4:9 Sprouted Whole Grain, Genesis 1:29 Sprouted Whole Grain, Gluten Free Brown Rice English Muffins and Gluten Free Multi Seed English Muffin.


Website: eatmikeys.com

Mikey’s is another young English muffin brand that was founded, at least partly, to dispel the common belief that “gluten-free” automatically qualified a food as being healthy. Mikey’s knew that several gluten-free products were made with things like artificial ingredients and/or preservatives that were not necessarily healthy. The company set out to make their products out of simple ingredients with a focus on nutrition.

Mikey’s English muffins are gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free, and grain-free. Their three core flavors are Original, Toasted Onion, and Cinnamon Raisin.

Dave’s Killer Bread

Website: daveskillerbread.com

Dave’s Killer Bread is one of America’s favorite organic bread companies. It was co-founded by Dave Dahl who previously served 15 years in prison. The company believes in second chances and reinvention of the individual. They admirably employ about 1/3 of their workforce who have had a previous criminal past.

Dave’s makes two types of organic/non-GMO verified English muffins: Killer Classic and Rockin’ Grains. The Killer Classic is made with 8 grams of whole grains with five super grains that include quinoa, spelt, rye, millet and barley. The Rockin’ Grains have 20 grams of whole grains with five grains and seed that include flax seeds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, millet and quinoa.


Website: udisglutenfree.com

Udi’s is a brand of Conagra Foods that was launched by Udi Baron. Udi began making gluten-free bakery items in 2008 to address the demand from people that had gluten intolerance, celiac disease, and other related problems. The company makes white English muffins that are soy and wheat-free (certified gluten-free).


Website: wolfermans.com

Wolferman’s started as a Kansas City, Missouri grocery store in 1888. By 1910, they began making their famous English muffins. In fact, the 1910 recipe is still being used today! The three types of English muffins made by Wolferman’s are super-thick, traditional, and mini. In addition to their signature English muffins, the company makes are variety of baked goods that include such products as cakes, cheesecakes, bagels, muffins, and scones.


Website: glutino.com

Glutino is a popular food brand that specializes in producing gluten-free products. The company was founded in 1983 and has since then become a leading brand in the gluten-free market. Glutino offers an assortment of delicious and nutritious products, including cookies, pretzels, breakfast bars, baking mixes, and more. They are committed to creating high-quality, tasty gluten-free products that everyone can enjoy, without sacrificing flavor or texture.


Website: rudisbakery.com

Rudi’s Bakery is a well-known organic bakery that has been serving up delicious baked goods since 1976. The company produces fresh bread, wraps, buns, English muffins, and other baked treats. The bakery prides itself on using high-quality ingredients without the bad stuff like synthetic pesticides, preservatives, GMOs, and artificial ingredients. Rudi’s English muffins include multigrain flax, white, and whole grain varieties.


Website: orowheat.com

Orowheat is a brand of Grupo Bimbo, the largest bakery business in the United States. It operates some 50 manufacturing locations across America. The brand’s sister companies are Arnold and Brownberry.


Website: wonderbread.com

You are likely familiar with Wonder as a classic white bread brand. It was first introduced in the 1920s by the Taggart Baking Company out of Indianapolis. The brand really took off in sales during the 1930s when it began to sell its pre-sliced bread.

English Muffins are a relatively new product for the brand. The company makes Classic and Strawberry English muffins in its breakfast category of baked goods. The muffins are sold in 6 count packages.

Country Hearth

Website: countryhearthbreads.com

The Pan-O-Gold Baking Company currently owns Country Hearth and has been making baked goods under the brand since the mid-1970s. Country Hearth makes plain, light, and 100% whole wheat flavors. They are sold in a value size of 12 muffins per pack.