How Many Syns In A Krispy Kreme Doughnut? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
8 March, 2022

Do Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Have a Lot Of Syns?

We all know Krispy Kreme doughnuts are a treat, but on the slimming world plan, you have to ensure you are tracking this sweet treat in syn values so as you can stay on track with your weight loss.

Krispy Kreme doughnuts have between 11-18 syns on the slimming world plan, making them a high syn treat you can have now and again on the SW plan. 

We will discuss in our short guide below whether or not eating Krispy Kreme doughnuts will affect your weight loss on the slimming world plan, the syn values of all the Krispy Kreme doughnuts and some low syn doughnut alternatives from the supermarkets.

Can I Eat Krispy Kreme Doughnuts On Slimming World?

Many people assume to have the best results with their weight loss on the slimming world plan, you need to use as little syns as possible and avoid junk food such as doughnuts. While it is true these junk foods are high in calories and syns, there is no reason as to why you can't have them occasionally as a treat on the plan as long as you save your syns.

Having one Krispy Kreme doughnut will pretty much take up your whole daily syn allowance so you have to make sure you've spared your 15 syn daily allowances for this treat.

Allowing yourself to use your syns and have a treat on the slimming world plan is useful for long term healthy eating as you learn to balance healthy and non-healthy foods in your lifestyle.

Syn Values Of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts

Since Krispy Kreme doughnuts come in a huge variety of flavours, this means their syns change too, we've listed the full range of Krispy Kreme doughnuts below and their flavours to help you out.

  • The Plain Glazed - 11 syns per one.
  • Glazed maple iced - 12 syns per one.
  • Chocolate cake flavour glazed - 15.5 syns per one.
  • Lemon glazed filling - 14.5 syns per one.
  • Cruller glazed - 12 syns per one.
  • Strawberry filled - 12.5 per one.
  • Chocolate sprinkles iced - 13 syns per one.
  • Cream filled - 14 syns per one.
  • Blueberry filling - 14.5 syns per one.
  • Chocolate custard filling - 15 syns per one.
  • Iced glazed chocolate - 12.5 per one.
  • Raspberry glazed filled doughnut - 15 syns per one.
  • Apple cinnamon - 15 syns per one.
  • Vanilla Cake flavour - 17 syns per one.
  • Ice cream choc filled - 17.5 syns per one.

Low Syn Doughnut Alternatives

If you want some lower syn doughnuts you could always try checking out a few from so other brands and supermarkets, we've listed a few alternatives to add to your shopping basket below when you feel like a sweet treat.

  • Tesco Jam Doughnuts 4 Pack - 10 syns per doughnut.
  • Tesco Pink Ring Doughnuts 4 Pack - 12.5 syns per doughnut.
  • Sainsbury's Doughnuts Sugar Ring x5 - 9 syns per doughnut.
  • Sainsbury's Doughnuts White Iced Ring x4 - 11 syns per doughnut.
  • Tesco Festive Ring Doughnuts 12 Pack - 13 syns a doughnut.
  • M&S 2 Cream & Strawberry Jam Doughnuts - 12 syns per doughnut.
  • Tesco Custard Doughnuts 4 Pack - 10 syns per doughnut.
  • Sainsbury's Vanilla Doughnuts x5 - 11 syns per doughnut.

Our SW Friendly Doughnut Recipe

For people who are craving doughnuts but don't want to spend so many syns, you could always try making some more slimming world friendly doughnuts at home.

We've put the recipe deets below which are syn free with your HexB!


  • 40g of rolled oat blended to make flour.
  • Fat-free flavoured yoghurt vanilla.
  • Pinch of baking powder and soda.
  • One egg and an egg white.
  • Few drops of almond or vanilla essence.
  • Pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg.
  • Large spoon of sweetener of choice.


  1. Heat your oven to about gas mark 7 and mix all of your ingredients above into a bowl leaving the sweetener for later.
  2. Gently spoon the mixture into a bowl and bake it for around 20 minutes until golden and risen.
  3. Serve with your powdered sweetener over the top!

Last Words

Overall, at 11-17 syns a doughnut, Krispy Kreme's are pretty high in syns due to the sugar and high-calorie content of the flavourings inside, we would suggest having them in moderation as a treat now and then on the slimming world plan.

To save on syns, you could also try making our syn free doughnut recipe above or opt for a supermarket doughnut brand with fewer flavourings.

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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