If you're planning to do some baking and make some chocolate sweets, you might be curious as to how many syns cocoa powder has on the slimming world plan.
Cocoa powder has on average 1 syn for a teaspoon on the plan no matter the brand of cocoa powder you choose, this allows you to have up to 15 teaspoons of cocoa powder on the plan before using all your syn allowance.
Down below in our syn guide, we will take you through why cocoa powder is high in syns, some syn values of cocoa powder and how to make some SW-friendly chocolate brownies with cocoa powder at home!
At 1 syn for a teaspoon, cocoa powder is low in syns for a small portion but can be high in syns when used for baking, with a tablespoon costing you 3 syns.
Cocoa powder needs to be measured out in order to stay on track with your syns, in baked goods sugar and other ingredients like butter is typically added to this powder which makes it high in syns.
Cocoa powder has a similar syn value no matter the kind of brand you are choosing, to help you compare syns, we've listed a few different types below along with their values.
If you've got some cocoa powder lying around at home, you might be wondering what SW baked goods you can make with this powder that isn't too low in syns.
We've got a great low-syn brownie recipe for you to try out below which only has 1 syn per one for when you are craving chocolate.
To conclude, cocoa powder is low in syns for a small portion, having 1 syn for a teaspoon and around 3 syns for a tablespoon. In order to keep on track with your syns, we recommend weighing out your portion of cocoa powder on the plan and using low-syn baking recipes to keep your sweet SW friendly.