Pumpkin Spice Recipe Experiment



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  • Author: MenuSano Team
  • Published: 9/6/2018 11:36:35 AM

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Small changes can make a difference in the nutritional outcome of a recipe. In the spirit of fall, we decided to use MenuSano to see how small changes in ingredients within a pumpkin spice muffin recipe can affect how healthy (or not) a recipe is.

Pumpkin Spice Muffin Recipe

  • 1.5 cups of whole wheat flour
  • 1 tbsp of pumpkin spice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1 cup pureed pumpkin (canned)
Results

Quite healthy! Only 8g of fat, 20g of carbohydrates, and 110mg of sodium. Total calories – only 150!!! We'll take 2 or 3 of these, please!

Pumpkin Spice Nutrition Label - MenuSano

Recipe Version 2

One of the great things about MenuSano is the ability to experiment on the fly. Just edit, swap, or change the ingredients to see what the nutritional outcome will be. In this version, we swapped coconut oil for butter. Right away we can look at the values for fat, calories, and sodium increased. Overall at 200 calories, it’s not bad for a muffin!

Pumpkin Spice Nutrition Label - MenuSano

Recipe Version 3

Now let’s see what happens when we replace honey with 3/4 cup of white sugar. As you can see, calories and carbohydrates did increase. Honey is a healthier alternative to sugar.

Pumpkin Spice Nutrition Label - MenuSano

Conclusion

Small changes do make a difference. Using coconut oil instead of butter and honey instead of sugar made our recipe healthier. But if we didn’t use MenuSano, how would we know which one was healthier? Traditional methods would mean hiring a nutritionist or sending our recipes to a lab – both of which are quite timely & costly. MenuSano is affordable (see our prices) and instant. See for yourself: Try our free trial today!

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