If you need a quick takeout breakfast but want to avoid the unhealthy options from Mcdonalds, you might be wondering if the Mcdonald's porridge is healthy on the SW plan?
Mcdonalds porridge has 8 syns a pot without any added sugar or syrups, making it very high in syns, we would suggest only eating this in moderation.
Down below in our guide, we will discuss why Mcdonald's porridge is so high in syns, syn values of Mcdonald's breakfasts and some syn values of other take out porridge/pot syn values for a quick and easy breakfast.
Why Is Mcdonald's Porridge So High In Syns?
At 8 syns a pot, Mcdonald's porridge is very high in syns, consuming nearly over half of your daily syn allowance for the day. These porridge pots are high in syns due to their larger serving size, however, a 40g portion of these oats would count as your healthy extra B since it's simply wholegrain oats and skimmed milk.
Mcdonald's porridge can also be high in syns if you add sugar, jam or syrup. We've listed the varying syn values with different toppings below.
McDonald's Porridge with Golden Syrup - 11 syns.
McDonald's Porridge with Strawberry Jam - 9.5 syns.
McDonald's Porridge with Sugar - 8.5 syns.
Mcdonald's Porridge Plain -8 syns.
Mcdonald's Breakfast Syn Values
If you find Mcdonald's porridge to be too high in syns or you are simply looking for some other low syn options, we've listed the rest of the syn values of the breakfast range below.
McDonald's Breakfast Roll with Ketchup - 25 syns.
McDonald's Breakfast Roll with Brown Sauce - 25 syns.
McDonald's Bacon Roll with Tomato Ketchup - 16.5 syns.
McDonald's Bacon Roll with Brown Sauce - 16.5 syns.
Overall, Mcdonald's porridge has 8 syns a pot making it very high in syns and consuming over half of your daily syn allowance, for a 40g serving you could use this porridge as your healthy extra B however.
You should also consider the addition of toppings which can make the porridge high in syns up to 11 syns once the syrup is added.
To save syns, we suggest making your syn free porridge at home with your healthy extra B or choosing some low syn alternatives from other brands above which can have as little as 5.5 syns a serving.
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.