Updated April 2021
As Egyptians we don’t take desserts lightly during Ramadan. Konafa has specifically become the king of the dessert table in recent years, with every variation now available and ranging from classic to as unorthodox as your imagination can take you. Today, we break down the calorific content of the most popular options this year to help you make a more informed choice.
|Calorie Content* (per serving)|
|Konafa with Mixed Nuts||563|
|Konafa with Ricotta Cheese||566|
|Konafa with Mangos||570|
|Konafa with Oreo Cake||650|
|Konafa with Eshta/Cream||652|
|Konafa with Nutella||662|
|Konafa with Red Velvet||772|
|Konafa with Maltesers||780|
|Konafa with Rice Pudding and Basbusa||860|
*Note – all of the caloric information above are estimates. Actual figures may vary depending on the specific recipe used. A serving size can be estimated as a piece the size of 3 fingers.
Now that you have an idea how many calories are in the different Konafa variations out there (shocking we know, but true), we have one piece of advice for you, because the true aim of this article is not to scare you. If you are craving Konafa every now and then during Ramadan, by all means have it; we are all about balance after all. However, sticking to more traditional or lighter dessert options without the frills and fancy toppings will spare your body a lot of calories, fat, and sugar. This way, you are having one sweet treat rather than combining four different desserts together and expecting your body to just deal with it.