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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!