Yorkshire puddings are an essential part of a roast dinner, but traditional Yorkshire puddings can be a source of high syns if you are not careful and make your roast dinner unhealthy.
To help you stay on track with your syns and enjoy your Yorkshire puddings without the guilt, we've made a list of our top Yorkshire puddings recipes below which are Slimming World friendly and low in syns.
To start with, let's discuss the syns in regular Yorkshire puddings to see just how unhealthy these puddings can be on the Slimming World plan.
Syns can vary in Yorkshires due to size, however, for the average-sized Yorkshire pudding, you are looking at using around 5 syns per pudding making them high in syns!
You could have up to three average-sized Yorkshires before using all your 15 syn daily allowance on the plan.
Most of the time, the syns in Yorkshire puddings come from ingredients such as egg, butter, milk and flour.
You can make these Yorkshires healthier however by having control over the fat content and oil content. Swaps could be using low-calorie cooking spray instead of regular oil and semi-skimmed milk instead of full fat milk which adds to the syns.
To help you make the best low syn Yorkshires for your roast, we've listed some of the best SW-friendly recipes for Yorkshire puddings to try out below.
This Slimming World original Yorkshire pudding recipe has only 2 syns, the recipe is simple to make and contains flour, eggs, semi-skimmed milk and low calorie cooking spray.
If you're looking for a low syn Yorkshire pudding recipe, this recipe by Fat Girl Skinny has just 1 syn per Yorkshire. The syns in this recipe are low thanks to using whole milk as your healthy extra A and less flour than traditional recipes.
This Slimming Eats Yorkshire pudding recipe (linked here) has just one syn per Yorkshire pudding and makes up to tend delicious puddings, meaning you have syns left to have the pudding with gravy and other extras.
The recipe uses plain flour, two eggs and milk as your healthy extra A for the pudding batter. Make sure to grease your tray well with low-calorie spray oil for cooking so that the Yorkshires do not stick to the pan and break apart.
To avoid a flat, stodgy, pancake-like pudding, this lighter Pinch Of Nom recipe uses less flour than a regular Yorkshire pudding but keeps most of the other ingredients the same.
This recipe makes up to four Yorkshires, and the recipe is here.
For a syn-free Yorkshire pudding, this recipe from all skinny recipes (linked here), uses 40g of oats as its flour, skimmed milk and two eggs.
The oats are used as healthy extra B and the milk as healthy extra A, making it syn free. Its ingredients make around ten Yorkshire puddings in a muffin tray or one large one in a cake pan.
When using oats as flour in these recipes make sure to blend it first then add in the other ingredients to avoid the pudding mix becoming lumpy.
The Tastefully Vikki Yorkshire pudding recipe is different to our other recipes listed above since the pudding recipe uses oats instead of plain flour to bind the pudding mix together.
All you will need is some eggs and skimmed milk to make the mix and the recipe is syn free since you can use the oats as your healthy extra B and milk as your healthy extra A.
If you are looking to make low syn Yorkshire puddings for a healthy roast chicken dinner, our favourite recipe below uses traditional ingredients such as milk, flour and eggs and has 2 syns a pudding.
To conclude, Yorkshire puddings can often be high in syns, not because of the ingredients, but mainly due to the oil they are cooked in, the combination of milk which is full fat can also raise calories.
We suggest making your Yorkshires at home with basic ingredients like milk as your healthy extra A (find our healthy extra A list here) and the recipes above so as you can save syns or try hacks such as turning oats into flour.