Granola is a go-to quick and easy breakfast for many of us and is typically regarded as healthy thanks to its oats base which is high in fibre, but they can often have hidden sugar inside.
Aldi granola in particular has 9-10 syns a serving making it very high in syns, these syns do change according to the flavour and ingredients in the granola. We would recommend only eating this granola in moderation or considering reducing the serving size to save syns.
Down below, we will discuss in further detail why Aldi granola is so high in syns, some syn values of Aldi granola, low syn alternatives to Aldi granola and a slimming world healthy granola recipe for a low syn breakfast.
Why Is Aldi Granola So High In Syns?
At 9-10 syns a serving, Aldi granola is very high in syns, taking up the majority of your 15 syn daily allowances. This granola is high in syns due to the mix-ins such as nuts and oats which are naturally high in carbs and calories, the granola is also high in sugar, having up to 10g a serving for most granolas.
We would recommend choosing Aldi's low sugar granola options when possible these granolas are still high in syns, having up to 10 syns a serving but only around 2g of sugar.
Does Granola Count As Your Healthy Extra B?
Unfortunately, granola does not count as your healthy extra B due to all the added sugar and ingredients, but plain porridge oats up to 40g do, so you could get creative by making your granola with syn free ingredients.
Aldi Granola Syn Values
Aldi has a wide range of different granolas with varying syns, we've listed their whole range of granolas below to help you compare.
Aldi The Foodie Market Honey & Seeds Protein Granola 400g - 10 syns.
Aldi The Foodie Market Apricot & Cranberry Protein Granola 400g - 10 syns.
Start the granola by heating the oven to gas mark 4 and mixing the oats with the banana, maple syrup and vanilla extract, mashing the banana.
Spread the mix onto a baking pan with some baking paper, spray with some low cal cooking oil and bake for 15 minutes.
Stir it then bake again for 15 minutes till golden and crips then store in an airtight container.
Overall, Aldi granola and granola, in general, can be very high in syns, having up to 9-10 syns for a 40g serving. This is because granola is high in carbs and sugar, we would suggest only eating granola in moderation or small serving sizes to reduce syns.
To reduce the syns further in your granola, you can try making your slimming world version at home by using your oats as your healthy extra B with our recipe above.
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