One of my favorite recipes of all time is my Grandma’s Cinnamon Rolls. I’ve never really wanted to know how much nutrition was in them because they are a treat. One of those things that tastes really good, even though I know it can’t be all that great for me, but I really don’t care while eating it.
Out of curiosity I thought I would enter in the recipe to a food analyzer online. I’d used several in the past and found them a bit cumbersome. In my search for an easier analyzer with more information I found Happy Forks and their Recipe Analyzer. Their website is free to use and they have a free membership. I only used the services that didn’t require an account.
Their interface is incredibly simple. Just type the recipe into the text box, figure out how many servings the recipe has, and then click on analyze recipe. At the bottom of the analysis is the option to get a more advanced analysis. They also have the option for creating a Nutrition Fact Label.
The categories they have in their analysis include (not all are listed below):
- General (energy, water, caffeine)
- Lipids (Fat, Polyunsaturated, saturated, cholesterol)
- Protein and Amino-acids
I was pleasantly surprised to find out that each serving of my Grandmothers Rice Pudding dish has a lot less fat than I thought. Granted that is just one serving and I don’t recall anyone ever eating only a two ounce portion. I have a few more recipes that I am curious to enter, the Cinnamon Roll recipe is at the bottom of the stack. I’m positive that it will be a while before I get to that one.
Cinnamon Rolls (https://roseylinn.wordpress.com/2014/10/15/cinnamon-rolls/)
Happy Forks (https://happyforks.com/)
Happy Forks Analyzer (https://happyforks.com/analyzer)