Low Syn Cakes & Biscuits - Our Ultimate List 2024

Updated on 
29 December, 2022

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.

Low Syn Cakes & Biscuits - Our Ultimate List 2022

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!

Fruit Scones

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.
  • Tesco Finest 4 All Butter & Sultana Scones - 12.5 syns.
  • H.W. Nevills Sultana Scones 10 Pack - 7 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Sultana Scones, Taste the Difference x4 - 12 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Sultana Scones x6 - 10.5 syns.
  • Tesco Free From 2 Sultana Scones - 11 syns.
  • Gluten Free Kitchen Vegan Sultana Scones - 18 syns.
  • M&S 2 Strawberry Scones - 12.5 syns.
  • M&S All Butter Sultana Scones - 12.5 syns.
  • Morrisons Sultana Scones - 10 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.

  • Tesco 6 Scotch Pancakes - 4 syns.
  • Warburtons Pancakes 6 Pack - 4 syns.
  • Kingsmill Pancakes 6 Pack - 4 syns.
  • Aldi Dessert Menu 6 American Style Buttermilk Pancakes 240g - 6 syns.
  • M&S 8 Mini Banana Pancakes 160g - 2 syns.
  • Asda 6 Scotch Pancakes - 4 syns.
  • Asda Baker's Selection 5 Pack of Scotch Pancakes - 4.5 syns.
  • Kingsmill Blueberry Pancakes 6 Pack - 3.5 syns.
  • Kingsmill Double Chocolate Pancakes 6 Pack - 4 syns.
  • Tesco American Style Pancake Shaker Mix 155G - 5 syns.
  • Tesco Vegan Pancake Shaker Mix 155G - 6 syns.

Cake Bars

Cake bars like Jaffa Cakes typically have between 2.5 syns and 7 syns, making them a great low syn cake treat you could eat up to 6 a day before using your whole daily syn allowance!

Low Syn Cakes & Biscuits - Our Ultimate List 2022
  • M&S Dark Chocolate Jaffa Cakes Twin pack - 2.5 syns.
  • Mcvitie's Jaffa Cakes Cherry Flavoured Biscuits 10 Pack - 2.5 syns.
  • Mcvitie's Jaffa Cakes Passion Fruit Flavoured Biscuits 10 Pack - 2.5 syns.
  • Tesco Jaffa Cakes 141G - 2.5 syns.
  • Fibre One 90 Calorie Triple Choc Cake Bars 4 x 25g (100g) - 4.5 syns.
  • Aldi Harvest Morn 5 Rice Cake Bars with Chocolate Orange Coating 90g - 4.5 syns.
  • Cadbury Caramel Cake Bars x5 - 5 syns.
  • Cadbury Crunchie Cake Bars x5 - 5.5 syns.
  • Milky Way Cake Bars 5 Pack - 6 syns.
  • Bahlsen Messino Jaffa Cakes Dark Chocolate - 7 syns.
  • M&S Peach & Passion Fruit Jaffa Cakes Twin Pack - 2.5 syns.

Our Low Syn Biscuit List

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.

  • Kinder Cards Biscuit Wafers 8 X 12.8G - 3.5 syns.
  • Weight Watchers Chewy Caramel Wafers 5 X 16G - 3.5 syns.
  • Kiddylicious Strawberry Wafers 10 x 4g - 1 syns.
  • Caxton Pink & White Wafers 6 Pack 85G - 2.5 syns per one.
  • Blue Rib and Original 8X18g - 4.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's chocolate wafers 9x19.2g - 5 syns.
  • Bahlsen Ohne Gleichen Dark Chocolate Praline Wafers - 8.5 syns.
  • Nutella B-Ready Chocolate Wafers 15 X 22G - 6 syns.
  • Ms Molly's 8 Chewy Caramel Wafer Biscuits 224G - 7 syns.
  • Goplana Grzeski Hazelnut Wafer 36G - 10 syns.
  • Tunnocks Milk Chocolate Caramel Wafer 240G - 7 syns per one.
  • 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.
  • Free'ist Sugar Free Coconut Cookies - 4 syns.
  • Ringtons Sugar Free Oat Crunch Biscuits 200g - 3.5 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.
  • Sainsbury's Chocolate Chunk & Hazelnut Cookies, Taste the Difference 200g - 5 syns.

Mini Cookies

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.
  • Tesco Milk Chocolate Viennese Fingers 130G - 3.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Bourbon Cream Biscuits 200g - 3 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Malted Milk Biscuits 200g - 2 syns.
  • Fox's Milk Chocolate Biscuit Rounds 130g - 4.5 syns.
  • Lotus Biscoff Sandwich Biscuits Milk Chocolate 150G - 2.5 syns.
  • 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.
Low Syn Cakes & Biscuits - Our Ultimate List 2022

Last Words

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.
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