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