How Many Syns In Aunt Bessie's Dumplings?

Updated on 
28 February, 2022

Are Aunt Bessie's Dumplings High In Syns?

You can't beat a good dumpling with a chicken or beef stew, but dumplings are often high in fat and carbohydrates which can make them higher in syns too.

Aunt Bessie's dumplings in particular have 9 syns per dumpling, making them very high in syns, taking up nearly over half of your daily syn allowance for the day. 

To find out whether or not you can eat dumplings on the slimming world plan we have composed a short article below which will take you through why dumplings are so high in syns, some lower syn alternatives from other brands plus a slimming world friendly dumpling recipe.

Why Are Aunt Bessie's Dumplings So High In Syns?

You might be pretty shocked to learn that Aunt Bessie's dumplings are 9 syns per one, but this is mainly down to its high-calorie content from the carbohydrates. These dumplings are mainly made with suet and flour which is what makes them high in calories thus high in syns, having two would put you at 18 syns for the day which is well over the 15 syn daily allowances.

To get lower syn dumplings you can try opting for a dumpling mix instead which requires you to make them yourself but nearly halves the syns.

Low Syn Dumpling Alternatives To Aunt Bessie's

There are plenty of other pre-packaged dumplings at the supermarkets if you are after some lower syn alternatives than Aunt Bessie's, we've listed them below to help you out.

Our SW Friendly Dumpling Recipe

If you are a lover of dumplings but don't want to waste all your syns on them then why not try making your own SYN FREE ones?

We've listed the recipe details down below which is super easy to follow.


  • 380g of normal potatoes with their skins on.
  • Dash of salt.
  • One egg.


  1. First of all heat your oven to around gas mark 5 then bring a pan of water to boil, put a pinch of salt into the hot water.
  2. Place the potatoes into the pan and allow them to boil for around 10 minutes total.
  3. Take your potatoes out and drain them under some cold water then peel the skin off.
  4. Grate the potatoes into a pan and mash them together.
  5. Mix with your egg and make balls then top your dish with them, allowing them to bake until golden which is around 20 minutes.

Last Words

Overall, Aunt Bessie's dumplings are very high in syns, costing you 9 syns per one dumpling, we would instead recommend making your own with a dumpling mix, this would cost you only around 3-5 syns rather than 9 and tastes the same, or you could try making our syn free dumplings with the recipe above.

Jennifer is a certified nutritionist and weight loss coach with a Master's in Nutrition from Cambridge. With over 10 years experience, she shares healthy recipes and science-backed slimming tips on SheCooksSheEats to help people reach their wellness goals. Jennifer stays up-to-date by regularly attending conferences and continuing her nutrition education. She aims to provide research-backed advice to inspire balanced, happy living.
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