How Many Syns In Scones? Find Out Here!

Updated on 
2 February, 2023

How Many Syns In Scones? Can I Have Them On Slimming World?

We all know scones aren't exactly healthy for us, due to the clotted cream filling and sugary jam, but you might be wondering if you could still indulge in a scone once in a while on the slimming world plan, or are they too high in syns?

Can I Have Scones On Slimming World?

Scones have varying syns according to their size, but for an average scone without cream or jam your looking at using around 12.5 syns, making it a very high syn treat!

We've gone into further detail below as to why scones can be so high in syns, some syn values of different scones and how to make your own slimming world friendly scones at home to save some syns!

Why Are Scones So High In Syns?

At 12.5 syns for a scone, Scones take up the majority of your daily syn allowance, we therefore only suggest having them as the occasional treat since you still need to take into account the cream and jam inside too.

Scones themselves are high in syns because of their sugar and fat content, for example, one large scone from Tesco has 4.3g of saturated fat due to the butter content and 7g of sugar!

Once you add in a 20g serving of clotted cream which has 5 syns on average and a teaspoon of jam which has 1 syns your scone could come to 18.5 syns in total!

Syn Values Of Scones

Scones have varying syns according to their size and flavour, we've listed a large range below to help you compare syns.

Syn Values Of Scones
  • Brownings The Bakers 6 Tattie Scones - 4 syns.
  • Tesco 2 Strawberry Jam & Cream Scones - 11.5 syns.
  • Tesco Finest 4 All Butter Sultana Scones - 12.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Taste the Difference 4 Cheese Scones 280g - 11.5 syns.
  • Sainsbury's Taste the Difference 4 Sultana Scones 280g - 12 syns.
  • Asda Just Essentials 10 Sultana Scones - 7 syns.
  • Sainsbury's 4 Cherry Scones 340g - 17.5 syns.
  • Aldi Specially Selected 4 All Butter Sultana Scones - 12.5 syns.
  • M&S Food 4 Cheese Scones 280g - 12 syns.
  • Tesco 6 Plain Scones - 11 syns.
  • Tesco 6 Sultana Scones - 11 syns.
  • Co-op Irresistible 4 Sultana Scones - 13 syns.
  • Morrisons In Store Bakery Cheese Scones - 14.5 syns.
  • Lidl Rowan Hill Bakery 6 Sultana Scones 360g - 10.5 syns.

Our Best SW Scone Recipe

Scones are not the most slimming friendly sweet treat, taking you well over your syn allowance for just one portion. One way to save syns and still enjoy your scones is by making your own at home!

Our recipe below has 5.5 syns with the clotted cream included!


  • A drop of vanilla essence.
  • Four spoons of free fat fromage frais.
  • 20g of light soft cheese.
  • Tablespoon fat free fromage frais.
  • Spoon of sweetener.
  • 110g of self-raising flour,
  • Teaspoon of baking powder.


  1. Start by mixing your dry ingredients together then add in the vanilla essence and fromage fraise to make a dough.
  2. Divide the mix into four balls and bake for 15 minutes at gas mark 7.
  3. Now mix the ingredients for the clotted cream and chill in the fridge.
  4. Once the scones have cooled top with sugar free jam and your clotted cream then enjoy!
Our Best SW Scone Recipe

Last Words

To conclude, scones are very high in syns, whether you choose savoury scones or fruit scones, coming in at around 12.5 syns per scone, and up to 17 syns when you account for the jam and clotted cream.

If you want to enjoy scones without all the syns, we suggest making your own at home with our low syn recipe above and making low syn switches to fromage frais instead of clotted cream and sugar free jam.

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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