Muffin Syns: The Lowdown on How Many Syns These Delicious Treats Are

Updated on 
4 August, 2023

Muffin Syns: The Ultimate Guide for Slimming World Dieters

If you're after a tasty muffin at the café or maybe, you feel like baking some muffins at home, you will need to make sure you're tracking the syns in your sweet treats in order to stay on track with your weight loss.

Are Muffins High In Syns? Can I Have Them On The Slimming World Plan?

Muffins have varying syns according to their size and flavour, on average, you could expect the average-sized chocolate chip muffin to have 12.5 syns per muffin, making these baked goods very high in syns.

Down below, we've discussed in more detail why muffins are so high in syns, syn values of various muffin types and our SW-friendly muffin recipe!

Why Are Muffins So High In Syns?

At around 12.5 syns on average for a large chocolate chip muffin, one muffin can consume the majority of your daily syn allowance, making them high in syns.

Muffins get their high syn values from the ingredients such as butter and sugar, extra add-ins such as chocolate chips also make them higher in calories. For example, Tesco chocolate chip muffins have up to 19g of sugar and 12g of fat.

We would recommend having muffins in moderation to stay on track with your syns or choosing mini muffins which tend to have a lower syn value.

Syn Values Of Muffins

As we mentioned above, muffins have to vary syns according to the type you choose and the size, to help you compare the syns in muffins, we've listed some different kinds down below.

Syn Values Of Muffins
  • Tesco 4 Blueberry Muffins - 15 syns.
  • Tesco 16 Mini Chocolate Chip Muffins - 5.5 syns per muffin.
  • Sainsbury's 4 Triple Chocolate Muffins 276g - 15.5 syns.
  • Tesco 16 Mini Double Chocolate Muffins - 5.5 syns.
  • The Skinny Food Co Sugar Free Muffins 200g - 3 syns.
  • Asda 4 Choc Chunk Muffins - 16 syns.
  • Aldi Holly Lane 16 Blueberry Mini Muffins - 5 syns.
  • Costa Coffee Sharing Mini Chocolate & Raspberry Muffins - 3.5 syns.
  • Genius Gluten Free 2 Double Chocolate Muffins - 15.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's 12 Mini Blueberry Muffins 240g - 5 syns.
  • Aldi Specially Selected 2 Raspberry & White Chocolate Muffins - 19 syns.
  • M&S Made Without Wheat 4 Gluten Free Zesty Lemon Muffins 220g - 11 syns.
  • Tesco 4 Belgian Chocolate Muffins - 15.5 syns.
  • Aldi Holly Lane 16 Chocolate Mini Muffins - 5.5 syns.
  • Asda The Bakery 16 Blueberry Mini Muffins - 5 syns.
  • Essential Waitrose & Partners 4 Double Chocolate Muffins - 14 syns.
  • Tesco Bakery 4 Blueberry Muffins - 14 syns.
  • Aldi Holly Lane 4 Chocolate Chunk Muffins - 14 syns.
  • Co-op Bakery 4 Chocolate Chip Muffins - 12.5 syns.
  • M&S Food Ever So Fruity Blueberry Muffins 260g - 10.5 syns.
  • Asda The Bakery 16 Double Chocolate Mini Muffins - 5.5 syns.

Our Best Slimming World Muffin Recipe

One of the best ways to enjoy a muffin without the guilt is by making your slimming world version at home, our recipe below is for lemon muffins and has just 9 syns per muffin.


  • 150g self-raising flour.
  • Two spoons of syn-free lemon curd.
  • Two spoons of sweetener.
  • Two eggs.
  • 120g low fat spread.
  • Six tbsp of lemon juice for syrup.
  • Two spoons of sweetener.


  1. Start by heating the oven to gas mark 6 then add all your ingredients into a bowl and spoon into six muffin cases then bake for 20 minutes.
  2. Add the lemon juice and sweetener to a pan, heat then brush the muffins with the syrup and leave to set.
Our Best Slimming World Muffin Recipe

Final Words

To conclude, muffins can be very high in syns on the slimming world plan according to the size and flavour choice, with large chocolate chip muffins typically having around 12.5 syns per one. To save syns, we recommend choosing mini muffins which are often lower in syns or making your own at home with sweetener!

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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