How Many Syns In Dumpling Mix? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
5 April, 2022

Are Dumpling Mixes High In Syns? - Our Guide

Cooking up a casserole or a stew simply isn't the same without dumplings, but just how many syns do these extra additions have on the slimming world plan?

Dumpling mixes have varying syns according to the brand that you choose, on average you will find that most mixes have between 4-5 syns a dumpling, making them very high in syns.

We've put together a short guide below which will take you through why dumplings are so high in syns, some syn values of different dumpling mixes, as well as how to make your own slimming world friendly dumplings with our two recipes below.

Why Are Dumplings So High In Syns?

At 5 syns a dumpling, these make these suet balls very high in syns and should only be consumed within moderation, just three could use up your whole daily syn allowance.

Dumplings get their high syns from the fat inside of them, with a few of them having up to 4g of fat per dumpling, this comes from the suet. It doesn't mean you can't enjoy a dumpling or two while losing weight with the slimming world however you just have to be saving your syns for them.

Syn Values Of Different Dumpling Mixes

As we mentioned above, the syn values of dumpling mixes vary according to where you buy from, so to help you out, we've listed some varying syns down below.

  • Tesco Dumplings Mix 137G - 4 syns a dumpling.
  • Sainsbury's Dumpling Mix, Inspired to Cook 142g - 5 syns.
  • Aunt Bessie's Dumpling Mix 140g - 6.5 syns a dumpling.
  • ASDA Let's Cook Dumpling Mix - 4 syns.
  • Co-op Dumplings Mix - 4 syns per one.
  • Morrisons Dumpling Mix 227g - 5 syns.
  • Greens Dumpling Mix - 2.5 syns per one.

Dumpling Mixes Vs Pre-made Dumplings - Which Is Higher In Syns?

Not only can you buy convenient dumpling mixes from the store, but you can also buy pre-made frozen dumplings to add to a quick stew, but do their syns differ?

Well, Aunt Bessie's frozen dumplings have 9 syns per one, which makes them higher than making your own from their mixes, this is likely due to the added preservatives and fat.

Our Slimming World Dumpling Recipe Alternatives

To keep your syns low yet still enjoy your dumplings, you could always try making your slimming world dumplings at home.

We've listed two recipes to try below, one is syn free while the vegan recipe has 1.5 syns a dumpling.

Potato Dumplings Recipe


  • 400g of potatoes.
  • Egg.
  • Pinch of salt and pepper.


  1. Begin by boiling your potatoes for about 12 minutes then grating them into a bowl, add the egg and roll into bowls with some seasoning.
  2. Add to your stew until they turn golden brown or for around 20 minutes total.

Vegan Dumplings Recipe


  • 200g of red lentils.
  • Pinch of salt, black pepper and oregano.
  • Four spoons of flour.
  • 500ml of water or chicken stock.
  • 0.5 teaspoon of baking powder.


  1. We start by cooking our red lentils for around 20 minutes total in a pan until all the liquid has been absorbed then move to a bowl.
  2. Add all your spices to the lentils then mix and preheat the oven to gas mark 5 in the meantime.
  3. Combine your flour and baking powder into the mixture, roll into balls (around 12) then place on a lined baking sheet.
  4. Use low cal cooking spray to spray them then bake for 20 minutes or until firm and golden.

Final Words

Overall, dumpling mixes are high in syns, with one dumpling having up to 5 syns, this means they should only be eaten within moderation. To save syns we would suggest making your low syn alternatives at home with potatoes or lentils such as in our recipes above.

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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