If you are craving a sweet treat like a blueberry muffin, you might be wondering if you allowed them on the SW plan or if they're too high in syns?
Blueberry muffins have varying syns according to their size and ingredients, but on average you can expect them to have around 14.5 syns for a supermarket blueberry muffin, making them very high syns, consuming nearly all of your daily allowance.
Down below, we've discussed in further detail why blueberry muffins are so high in syns, some syn values of different blueberry muffins and an SW friendly blueberry muffin recipe for some baking inspo.
Blueberry muffins are very high in syns, using your whole daily syn allowance, these muffins get all their calories and syns from the sugar and fat in them, with on average, containing 24g of sugar and up to 12g of fat.
One way to reduce the syns from blueberry muffins is by choosing mini-sized versions, which are half the amount of syns but can still help to nip a sweet craving in the bud. For example, Asda Baker's Selection 16 Mini Blueberry Muffins only have 5 syns a muffin.
Blueberry muffins have different syns according to how they are made and where you are buying them from, we've listed some of their syn values down below to help you compare.
A great way to enjoy a blueberry muffin without guilt in the slimming world is by making your low syn muffins!
Our recipe below makes 6 muffins and will cost you only 3.5 syns a muffin.
Overall, blueberry muffins are a very high syn sweet treat, taking most of your daily syn allowance or more depending on the type you choose, most of these syns come from the sugar and fat inside.
To keep your blueberry muffins low syn, we suggest choosing mini sizes, or making your own 3.5 syn muffins with our SW recipe above, this swaps sugar for sweetener and uses yoghurt to combine the mix to keep syns low.