How Many Syns In Gram Flour? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
3 August, 2022

How Many Syns In Gram Flour (also known as chickpea, besan and Garbanzo Bean Flour)

If you are trying to cook some Indian flatbreads or maybe some yummy pakoras, you might be trying to keep them as low as syns as you can, but what about the main ingredients like gram flour, is this flour high in syns?

Is Gram Flour Slimming World Friendly?

Chickpea flour like other flours does have syns on the slimming world, gram flour, in particular, has around 9.5 syns for 50g, making it a very high syn flours, we would therefore suggest using it in moderation when baking.

We've composed a small guide below which will take you through how much gram flour you can use on the slimming world, syn values of all kinds of flour, as well as SW recipe using this chickpea flour down below for some cooking inspiration.

How Much Gram Flour Can I Use On Slimming World?

At 9.5 syns for 50g, you could have up to around 80/90g of gram flour before using up all your 15 syns in your allowance. We would suggest cooking with gram flour sparingly to avoid using too many syns since it is a very high-calorie flour.

Syn Values Of All Flour Types

If you are a baker or like to make goods from scratch at home, it's useful to have an idea of all the syns in flour to help you stay on track.

We've listed some syn values of multiple flour types down below.

  • Almond flour - 2 syns per tablespoon.
  • Self-raising flour - 4 syns for 25g.
  • Coconut flour - 1.5 syns per tablespoon.
  • Plain flour - 4.5 syns for 25g.
  • Oat flour - 6 syns per 28g.
Syn Values Of All Flour Types

Our SW Recipe Using Gram Flour

If you've got some high syn gram flour lying around and you are not sure how to use it in a slimming world friendly way, we've got a great Indian-style burger recipe for you to check out below which serves four people and only has 2.5 syns a serving if you are using a wholemeal bread roll as your healthy extra B!


  • One sweet potato.
  • One onion.
  • An inch of ginger grated.
  • Two pinches of curry powder.
  • One chilli.
  • One carrot grated.
  • Zest and juice of a lime.
  • Four wholemeal rolls.
  • 50g of gram flour.
  • Sliced lettuce and salad veggies.


  1. First of all, heat your oven to gas mark 6 and combine the grated sweet potato, grated ginger, grated carrot, curry powder, lime zest and juice, chilli and flour into a bowl, followed by a few spoons of water to make burgers.
  2. Bake the burgers in the oven for 30 minutes turning half way.
  3. Fry off your onions and make a sauce by combining some fat-free natural yoghurt and a spoon of mango chutney.
  4. Assemble and enjoy!
Our SW Recipe Using Gram Flour

Last Words

Overall, gram flour is very high in syns, having 9.5 syns for just 50g and over your daily syn allowance for 100g, it should therefore be used in moderation and weighed amounts when cooking. To save syns we suggest switching to an alternative flour when possible which is lower in 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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