How Many Syns In A Potato Scone? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
2 February, 2023

How Many Syns In A Potato Scone? Is It High In Syns On Slimming World?

Potato scones are a traditional snack made from mashed potato, since potatoes are syn-free on the slimming world plan, you might be wondering why you then have to syn them?

Is A Potato Scone High In Syns On Slimming World?

Potato scones typically have between 3-4 syns a scone, making them fairly average in syns, but should be consumed in moderation. 

We've put together a syn guide below which will take you through why potato scones have syns, syn values them and how to make your SW potato scones at home!

Why Do Potato Scones Have Syns?

Potato scones have between 3-4 syns allowing you to have between three-five scones before using all your 15 daily syns.

Potato is syn-free on the SW plan, but most of the time scone syns come from the butter and the oil they are cooked in, for example, a potato scone from Aldi has nearly 2g of fat and 3g of sugar!

To reduce the syns in potato scones you can use reduced-fat butter and grease your griddle with low-calorie cooking spray which will cut back some of the calories from the fat. Some additional ingredients inside of the scones can also add extra syns.

Syn Values Of Potato Scones

Potato scones have a similar syn value no matter the brand you choose, to help you stay on track with syns, we've listed them below.

Syn Values Of Potato Scones
  • McGhee's 6 Potato Scones - 3 syns.
  • Brownings The Bakers 6 Tattie Scones - 4 syns.
  • Aldi Brownings 6 Potato Scones - 4 syns.
  • Aldi City Bakeries 6 Potato Scones - 4.5 syns.
  • Willow House Bakery 6 Potato Scones - 3 syns.
  • Stephens Bakery 6 Potato Scones - 3 syns.
  • Morrisons In Store Bakery Potato Scones - 9 syns.
  • Express Bakery 6 Potato Scones - 3.5 syns.
  • Sunblest 6 Potato Scones - 6.5 syns.
  • Wallace 6 Potato Scones - 3.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Bakery 6 Potato Scones - 3 syns.
  • Argyll Bakeries 6 Potato Scones 324g - 9 syns.
  • Lamond 6 Potato Scones - 3 syns.
  • Kingsmill 6 Potato Scones - 4 syns.
  • Tesco Bakery 6 Potato Scones - 4 syns.

Our SW Recipe For Potato Scones

If you want to save syns, why not try making your potato scones at home to save syns? This recipe below only has 1.5 syns per serving!


  • One tablespoon of low-fat reduced spread.
  • Spray oil.
  • One large baking potato steamed.
  • Three spoons of baking powder.
  • Seasoning.


  1. Start by mashing your potatoes with the spread then roll them out on a floured surface with a rolling pin to make them half a centimetre thick, make sure they are rolled evenly.
  2. Cut into triangles or round circles, spray a griddle, heat, then serve once cooked for brekky!

Last Words

To conclude, potato scones are average in syns, having between 3-4 syns for one scone, the syns in them come from the oil and the butter.

Our SW Recipe For Potato Scones

We recommend making your own healthier potato scones at home with reduced fat spread and low cal cooking spray if you want to save syns!

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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