Hot cross buns make a perfect afternoon snack with a cuppa in the afternoon, but since these foods are not syn free you have to ensure you are tracking them within your daily syn allowance.
Morrison's hot cross buns have 10.5 syns per bun making them quite high in syns, this means you should only have them as an occasional treat now and then.
We have put together a short guide below which will cover how to make your hot cross bun healthier on the SW plan, some low syn alternative hot cross buns from other brands as well as how to make your own low syn slimming world friendly hot cross buns.
Let’s get into it!
Can I Eat Morrisons Hot Cross Buns On Slimming World?
As long as you have the right amount of syns left on your syn allowance for the day you can happily enjoy a Morrison's hot cross bun which will take 10.5 syns from your 15 syn allowances. You should be careful however to also syn what you are filling your hot cross bun with, whether cream or jam as this will also add extra syns.
We would suggest using low fat spread inside of your hot cross buns if you want to keep them healthier and stay within your syn allowance.
Low Syn Alternatives To Morrisons Hot Cross Buns
There are plenty of other low syn alternatives to Morrison's hot cross buns if you want to have an afternoon treat, we have listed the most popular ones from other brands down below.
Tesco finest hot cross buns - 11 syns.
Tesco hot cross buns - 10 syns.
Tesco reduced fat hot cross buns - 9 syns.
Aldi everyday essentials hot cross buns - 7 syns.
Aldi specially selected hot cross buns - 10 syns.
Asda chosen by you hot cross buns - 10 syns.
Asda wholemeal hot cross buns - 9 syns.
Sainsbury’s be good to yourself hot cross buns - 9 syns.
Sainsbury’s tastes the difference triple berry hot cross buns - 10 syns.
Sainsbury’s fruity hot cross buns - 10 syns.
M&S Marmite Cheese hot cross buns - 9 syns.
M&S Bramley Apple hot cross buns - 9 syns.
M&S 4 Luxury hot cross buns - 11 syns.
Our Slimming World Friendly Hot Cross Bun Recipes
Hot cross buns which are supermarket branded are pretty high in syns, so if you are looking to cut back on some, you’ll be pleased to know you can make your own which are lower in syns but still taste just as good too.
We have listed the recipe details down below.
Slimming World Hot Cross Buns
These hot cross buns have a secret ingredient of yoghurt which keeps them light and healthy having only 7 syns a serving and making 6 hot cross buns in total.
200g of plain flour.
200g of fat-free natural yoghurt.
2tsp of baking powder.
4 tablespoons of a granule sweetener.
A pinch of salt.
20g of raisins.
20g of diced apples.
1tsp of mixed spice and cinnamon.
Light cooking spray.
1 tbsp of water (for glaze).
1 tbsp of apricot jam (for glaze).
Firstly heat your oven to gas mark 6 and set aside a tsp of flour later for the glaze.
Mix your flour, sweetener, baking powder, spices and salt in a medium bowl.
Add in the yoghurt, eggs, raisin and apple then mix the dough and divide into six balls with a spatula, the mixture will stick to your hands.
Grease a slightly deep baking pan then oil your hands and place each ball on the tray forming them into neat buns.
Combine your flour and water to make a paste then pipe across each bun in a cross shape.
Let them bake in the oven for 30 minutes, once bake through you can mix some boiling water with your jam and use it as a glaze.
Slimming World Oat Style Hot Cross Buns
Now, these slimming world oat hot cross buns are not exactly your typical hot cross buns but can still satisfy a hot cross bun craving without costing you too many syns. You can even have three of these hot cross buns for just 4.5 syns and a Hex B or without a HexB they will cost you 4 syns per bun.
Light low cal cooking spray.
40g of rolled oats.
1 tsp of cinnamon.
1 tsp of baking powder.
1/3 cup of plain yoghurt.
40g of chopped apple.
2 tablespoons of granulated sweetener.
10g of sultanas.
2 tablespoons of fat-free natural yoghurt.
1/2 a tablespoon of apricot jam.
Heat your oven to gas mark 5, to begin with.
Mix your oats and baking powder in a bowl and sprinkle with cinnamon.
Combine your yoghurt, egg and sweetener then add into your oats.
Mix in your dried fruit too at this stage and grease three small dishes with some low cal cooking spray.
Spoon your mixture evenly into each dish and pipe crosses on each one with your yoghurt.
Bake them for 30 minutes and top with some apricot jam mixed with boiling water for a glaze once done.
Return them to the oven for another 10 minutes.
To conclude, Morrison hot cross buns are very high in syns and should only be eaten within moderation fitting into your syn allowance for you to still see weight loss results. You should always be mindful about what you are filling your hot cross buns with too and avoid high syn cream.
If you want to make these sweet treats lower in syns, try our recipes above which are both below 7 syns per bun.
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.