Backup Your Recipes Offline

A number of users have asked whether they can make a backup of their recipes stored on One tsp. to their own computer.  As of today, the answer is… yes!

Today we released an export feature that is available from your profile page.  By downloading your recipes to your computer, you can be sure they will be available even if you cannot connect to the Internet.

To get started, sign into One tsp., then click on your username at the top of the page.  The download option is available in the section titled, “Backup My Recipes”.

Your recipes will be downloaded as multiple text files stored in a single zip file.  Each file contains a single recipe.  We are using a custom format for exported recipes.  Because we allow for flexible formatting in the recipes you add to One tsp., it is difficult to adapt every recipe to some of the more common recipe formats.  However, we use the same format for all of the exported recipes and it is certainly possible to parse these files into other formats (for all of you nerds out there).

A sample of our current recipe format is shown below.  Contact us if you’d like more information about the format, or have requests for other formats.

----- Recipe exported from One tsp. (ver 0.1)

Mom's Granola

Home-made granola, served with milk.

Source: Family recipe

Yield: 7-1/2 Cups
Prep time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes
Total time: 50 minutes


4 C quick oats
2-1/2 C wheat germ
1 C coconut
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 T brown sugar
1/2 C honey
1/3 C salad oil
1 tsp. vanilla


1. Mix first five ingredients together.
2. Add honey and mix well.
3. Add oil and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
4. Spread in un-greased 10"x15" pan.
5. Bake at 325F for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
6. When cool, store in covered container.
7. Optional: Nuts and raisins, sesame seed, sunflower seed may be added.
8. Serve with milk.

----- Recipe end

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