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How Many Syns In Malt Loaf? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
14 May, 2022

Is Malt Loaf High In Syns? - Our Guide

There's nothing quite like a buttered malt loaf with a cup of tea in the afternoon, but unfortunately, this loaf is not syn free on the slimming world meaning you have to track its syns.

How Many Syns In Malt Loaf?

Malt loaf typically has 4 syns a slice making it moderate in syns, you should still consume this in moderation, however, since the grams of the slice can make it higher in syns.

We've composed a small guide below which will discuss why Malt loaf is high in syns and a recipe for making your own SW friendly malt loaf!

Why Is Malt Loaf High In Syns?

Malt loaf typically has 4 syns for a small slice, which isn't too high in syns, however, two slices would cost you over half of your daily syn allowance. You also have to consider if you have your malt loaf buttered, a thin spread of butter could set you back 2.5 syns, which in total would make it 6.5 syns for a slice of malt loaf.

The syns in malt loaf mostly come from the sugar inside with slices that have up to 5g of sugar per one.

How Many Syns In Malt Loaf?

Our SW Friendly Malt Loaf Recipe

One way to reduce syns in your malt loaf is by making your own, we've put together an SW recipe below using Weetabix!


  • Two Weetabix.
  • 100g sultanas.
  • 125ml skimmed milk.
  • One egg.
  • 15g of sweetener.
  • 120g of self-raising.
  • 150ml water.
  • Pinch of mixed spice.


  1. To start combine the Weetabix, sultanas and milk in a bowl, whisk your egg in a separate bowl.
  2. Next, fold the flour into your mixture then the sweetener and add in your whisked egg.
  3. Put the mixed spice in, stir, then add the mixture and bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Final Words

How Many Syns In Malt Loaf?

Overall, malt loaf is fine to eat in moderation on the slimming world at just 4 syns a slice, however, ensure you factor in any extras such as butter. To save syns, you can also make our SW malt loaf above which only has 3.5 syns a serving!

Having a sweet tooth, with the ability to cook is a dangerous combination. Fat girl-turned skinny, I am very proud of eating my way into a healthier me (of course working out helped a lot!). On SheCooksSheEats, I share my best recipes so you too can enjoy your food without the guilt along with some cool tips to help you towards your goal! Happy reading xx :)
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