Our Slimming World Guide To Low Syn Cakes & Biscuits
If your sweet craving hits while following the slimming world diet, not to worry, there are plenty of low syn cakes and biscuits to keep you going, or you can simply bake your own with even lower syns.
We've got the ultimate list for you to check out below plus some low syn recipes and tips for choosing low syn cakes and biscuits.
Will Eating Cakes & Biscuits Affect My Weight Loss On Slimming World?
Before we dive into our ultimate syn list for low syn cakes and biscuits, let's first discuss whether or not these sweet treats will affect your progress in slimming world.
Unlike other diets, as long as your low syn cake (like a Welsh Cake) or biscuit is within your syn allowance, you will not gain weight on the plan, most people get around 15 syns daily, if you exceed this then you could indeed gain weight.
Our Ultimate Low Syn Cake List
From scones to pancakes, we've got you sorted with our low syn cake list below to help you stay on track while enjoying your sweet treats!
Scones are essential to a proper afternoon tea but are these buttery baked goods low in syns? Well, on average fruit scones have around 12-15 syns due to their butter and sugar inside, but you can indeed find some low syn options from different brands which we will list below.
By choosing low syn alternatives or making your fruit scones they could only cost you 4 syns each!
Tesco Finest All-Butter Fruit Scones 2 Pack - 15 syns.
Morrisons The Best All Butter Sultana Scone - 12 syns.
Morrisons Savers Sultana Scones - 7 syns.
Looking for a slimming world friendly brunch? Most normal pancakes have around 7-9 syns per cake which is around half of your daily syn allowance. This does depend on the type of pancakes and toppings too like syrup.
There's nothing like settling down for an afternoon cuppa, but doesn't it feel even better with a low syn biscuit? We've got you covered with our list below.
Wafers are a great coffee pairing and are often very low in syns too thanks to their lightweight size and low-calorie fillings. Most wafers have about 2-3 syns per one, allowing you to eat between 5-6 a day before using up all of your daily syn allowances.
Cadbury Timeout Wafer Biscuits 6 X 20.2G - 5 syns.
Sugar Free Cookies
Sugar free cookies and biscuits have excellent syn values to their less sugar making them healthier, often they have between 3-5 syns which is a couple of syns less than your standard cookies and often half the amount of sugar!
Maryland Cookies Chocolate Chip Sugar Free 230G - 5 syns.
Gullón Zeroh! Sugar Free Choc Chip Cookies - 4 syns.
Free'ist Sugar Free Chocolate Striped Peanut Cookies - 4 syns.
Siro Sugar Free Digestive Biscuits 400g - 3 syns.
Free'ist Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookies - 5 syns.
Britannia Sugar Free Digestive Biscuits 200g - 3.5 syns.
Aldi Belmont Biscuits Sugar Free Digestives 400g - 3.5 syns.
Your average cookie is normally of limits on a standard diet, but as long as you pick wisely you can fit one into your SW syns, with most supermarket cookies having between 5-15 syns. The larger your cookie in size and the more mix-ins it has then the more syns it will use.
Tesco Sultana & Oat Cookies 200G - 5 syns.
Tesco Peanut Cookies 200G - 5 syns.
Sainsbury's Deliciously Free From Oat & Sultana Cookies 150g - 4 syns.
Tesco Chocolate Brownie Soft Cookies 200G - 5 syns.
Maryland Chocolate Chip Cookies 230G - 5 syns.
Maryland Hazel Nutter Cookies 200G - 5 syns.
Maryland Mint To Be Cookies 200G - 5 syns.
Maryland Mint To Be Cookies 200G - 5 syns.
M&S Sultana Cookies 200g - 5 syns.
M&S Stem Ginger Cookies 200g - 6 syns.
Tesco Spiced Stem Ginger 10 Cookies 200G - 5 syns.
A great way to enjoy a low syn by biscuit without guilt is by simply choosing a mini cookie, these reduce syns due to their smaller size typically have 1-3 syns per cookie or 5 syns a bag. It's still ideal to eat these in moderation however as the syns would then work out to be the same as eating a typical full-size cookie.
The Skinny Cookie Co Mini Choc Chip Cookies 5 x 19.8g - 5 syns a bag.
Aldi Belmont Biscuits Mini Choc Chip Cookies 7 x 19.8g - 5 syns a bag.
Maryland Cookies Minis Double Choc 118.8g - 5 syns a bag.
Maryland Minis Choc Chip Cookies 6 Mini Bags 118.8g - 5 syns a bag.
Oreo Mini Chocolate Sandwich Biscuit Snack Packs 150g - 6 syns a serving.
M&S Mini Choc Chip Cookies Mini Bags 6 x 18g - 4.5 syns.
Cuppa Tea Biscuits
Standard cuppa tea biscuits are essential for a perfect cuppa tea, from your staple lotus biscoff to bourbons, most will use around 2-3 syns a biscuits, making them an excellent low syn sweet treat.
Balconi Wafer Hazelnut Cubes 250G - 1 syn per cube.
Lotus Biscoff Sandwich Original Cream 150G - 2.5 syns.
Sainsbury's Almond Thins, Taste the Difference 100g - 1 syns per thin.
Mcvities Rich Tea Twin Pack 2 X 300G - 2 syns for one.
How Do You Calculate The Syn Values Of Biscuits & Cakes?
If your looking for some other low syn biscuits and cakes but don't know where to start, you can easily calculate their syns with our syn calculator or with the general rule of 20 calories to one syns to easily work out syns on the go.
It's important to keep track of the syns so as you can avoid going over your daily allowance, affecting your weight loss results.
Tips For Choosing Low Syn Biscuits & Cakes
Finding low syn cakes and biscuits can be overwhelming, especially when you are on the go, we've put together some top tips and tricks for choosing some low cakes and biscuits below.
Avoid iced cakes - Iced cakes in comparison to standard cakes have many more syns due to the sugar and calories inside of the icing, avoid extra icing if possible.
Choose slices - Choosing cake bars like Jaffa cakes or cake slices can help control your syns since the portion has already been divided in comparison to choosing a whole cake.
Go sugar free - Sugar free biscuits are excellent for people who are watching their syns and sugar intake and often taste very similar.
Get wafers - Wafers are a perfect low syn biscuit thanks to their lightweight size, reducing their overall calorie content.
Make your own - The best way to have control over the syn content of your cakes and biscuits is by simply baking your own at home, this way you can make simple swaps to wholewheat flour or sweeteners to reduce syn values.
Consider toppings and fillings - For cakes like scones and pancakes, consider the syns of the extra fillings, for example, scones have cream and jam which needs to be synned while on pancakes you will need to syn syrup, honey or any other sauces.
To conclude our ultimate list, there are plenty of low syn options out there for cakes and biscuits in slimming world, always make sure you are double checking the syn value with a syn calculator and keep track of your syns to stay on the right track with your weight loss.
For cakes, in particular, ensure your cutting or weighing the right amount when consuming, since this makes it easier to overpass your syns.
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.