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Marmite Crumpets

Marmite Crumpets

Marmite Crumpets

Marmite crumpets are one of our favourite go-to snacks. You can eat marmite crumpets for breakfast, lunch, tea-time, elevenses or dinner, and are a great alternative to Marmite on toast. The wonderful thing about crumpets is that the butter melts and is held in the crumpet. So you can surreptitiously add more butter than you are allowed!

What is a crumpet?

A crumpet is a spongy griddle bread that you make from a batter of water, flour and yeast. They are circular and about 8 cm in diameter and 2 cm thick, have holes in the top and a browned, sealed base. The countries of the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Canada all eat crumpets. You normally toast them before eating. Buy them ready-made in most supermarkets like Tescos.

marmite crumpets


Eat them with just butter or with other toppings as you would eat toast. Golden syrup is another favourite topping from my youth for example.

What is Marmite?

For those of you who have not tried Marmite, you need to add it to your bucket list. Marmite is a savoury spread that originated in the UK. It is a by-product of brewing beer. During Covid, because all the pubs were shut down, it meant that less beer was being produced in the UK. This in turn led to a shortage of Marmite – a national disaster!

Marmite is yeast extract and has a dark, salty and rich taste. The consistency is thick and sticky. It is commonly used spread on toast as a snack or breakfast meal. But make sure you do not spread it too thickly – it is not like chocolate spread! 

marmite crumpet

Marmite crumpets


I brought up all my kids with Marmite on toast. They LOVE marmite crumpets! In fact, one of my kids went through a stage where it was all he would eat. Without Marmite, I doubt to this day whether he would have survived his childhood!

In Australia, they have an alternative to Marmite called Vegemite. There is a distinct difference in taste between Marmite and Vegemite. However, they are very similar and you can use either to substitute each other. Vegemite also has a slightly different consistency, being a bit less runny. Both are good though and vegemite crumpets are just as good.

I use Marmite in many of my recipes, as it adds some salt to the taste and is a healthy ingredient, containing plenty of vitamins.


marmite on crumpets


I am sure you will love these, as long as you are open to something new. As far as I know,  I do not think it is something that has spread to the USA yet.

If you try this please let me know what you think in the comments section below.

How to make Marmite Crumpets

Marmite Crumpets

Marmite Crumpets

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 1 minute

Marmite crumpets has got to be one of the best ways to eat marmite. Lots of butter and a thin layer of marmite. The perfect snack at any time of the day.


  • 3 crumpets
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp Marmite


  1. Toast the crumpets in a toaster until the surface goes a little bit hard. Be careful not to burn.
  2. Spread the hot crumpet with butter and allow it to melt.
  3. Spread a thin layer of marmite on top. It should not be too thick, just enough to cover the crumpet.
  4. Serve hot.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 381Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 604mgCarbohydrates: 53gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 11g

This nutrition information was automatically calculated by Nutritionix, but may not be 100% accurate.

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