How Many Syns In A Plain Bagel? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
8 May, 2022

Are Plain Bagels High In Syns? - Our Guide?

Everyone loves a bagel for an easy breakfast or lunch, but most bagels are not syn free on slimming world meaning you need to syn them.

Plain bagels have on average around 11.5 syns per bagel, making them very high in syns, they should only be eaten now and then occasionally in slimming world.

How Many Syns In A Plain Bagel?

We've put together a small guide below discussing what kind of bagels you can have in slimming world, their syn values if bagels count as your healthy extra B and a low syn recipe for making your bagel!

What Kind Of Bagels Can I Eat On Slimming World?

As long as you track the syns of your bagels, you can typically eat any kind of bagel you want, since most have around 11.5 syns per bagel you can only have one per day.

One of the best kinds of bagels to have in slimming world are thin bagels since they have around half of the calories as normal bagels, for example, a bagel thin on average has 6 syns, which is half the amount of a regular.

Syn Values Of Bagels

Bagels can vary slightly in syns according to the type of one choice, we've listed some varying syn values of different plain bagels below.

  • Aldi Village Bakery 5 Plain Bagels - 12 syns.
  • Brooke's 6 Plain Bagel Thins 270g - 6 syns.
  • Lidl Rowan Hill 5 Plain Bagels - 11 syns.
  • Fitzgeralds Family Bakery 6 Pre-Sliced Plain Bagel Slims 288g - 6.5 syns.
  • Asda 5 Plain Bagels - 11 syns.
  • Jack's 5 Plain Bagels - 11 syns.
  • Genius Gluten Free 4 Plain Bagels - 9.5 syns.
  • Morrison's 5 Plain Bagels - 11 syns.
  • New York Bakery Co. 4 Original Sliced Bagel Thins - 6.5 syns.
  • Brennans 5 Plain Bagels 450g - 12 syns.
  • Morrisons In Store Bakery Plain Bagels - 14 syns.
  • Aldi The Village Bakery 6 Sliced White Bagel Thins 270g - 6 syns.
  • McCloskeys 5 Sliced Bagels Plain 5 x 90g (450g) - 12.5 syns.
  • New York Bakery Co 4 Plain Bagels 328g - 11.5 syns.
  • BFree Plain Bagels 4 x 80g (320g) - 10 syns.
  • Irwin's 5 Plain Bagels 450g - 13 syns.
How Many Syns In A Plain Bagel?

Which Bagels Count As Your Healthy Extra B?

You might be wondering if some bagels count as your healthy extra B, some wholemeal and bagel thins count as your healthy extra B due to their high fibre.

For example, New York bakery bagel thins count as your healthy extra B and so do Fitzgeralds bagels in their wholemeal types. This allows you to consume them without tracking syns.

Our SW Bagel Recipe

A great way to reduce syns in your bagels is by making your own, we've put together a low syn bagel recipe below which only has 0.5 syns when eaten as your healthy extra B!


  • 150g of porridge oats.
  • One tsp of baking powder.
  • 300g fat-free plain yoghurt.
  • One egg.
  • Pinch salt.
  • One tsp of seeds.


  1. Combine the oats, baking powder, salt and yoghurt then place in a refrigerator for the night and heat the oven to gas mark 4.
  2. Fold in the egg and prepare a baking tray.
  3. Combine the seeds and split the mixture into four rolls, push the spoon in the centre to make a hole.
  4. Sprinkle the seeds on top and bake for 45 minutes.
How Many Syns In A Plain Bagel?

Last Words

Overall, plain bagels have around 11.5 syns, making them very high in syns, to save on syns we recommend using thin bagels which half of the syn amount or making your own with our 0.5 syn and healthy extra B recipe above.

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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