Are Staffordshire Oatcakes High In Syns? - Our Guide
If you are looking for a quick and easy breakfast you might be tempted to stock up on some healthy oatcakes, but not all oatcakes are slimming world friendly on the plan.
Staffordshire oatcakes have 6 syns per one, making them quite high in syns, we would suggest only eating these oatcakes in moderation to avoid using too many syns.
We've composed a short guide below which will cover why Staffordshire oat cakes are high in syns, low syn alternatives to these pancakes and how to make your own oat pancakes at home.
Why Are Staffordshire Oatcakes High In Syns?
At 6 syns a Staffordshire oatcake, you could have up to two oatcake pancakes before using all of your daily syn allowance.
These oatcakes are a healthier alternative to regular pancakes thanks to their wholemeal flour and oats, making them high in fibre, they can't be used as your healthy extra B however.
Staffordshire oatcakes get their high syn values from the oatmeal and flour inside of them, it should also be noted that these pancakes will often have extra syns since they are traditionally topped with cheese and bacon.
Low Syn Alternatives To Staffordshire Oatcakes
If you find Staffordshire oatcakes to be too high in syns, we've got you covered with some low syn pancake alternatives down below.
Rustlers All Day Breakfast Pancake Stack 129G - 18.5 syns a serving.
Tesco American Style Pancake Shaker Mix 155G - 5 syns.
Tesco Vegan Pancake Shaker Mix 155G - 6 syns.
Genius Gluten Free 6 Pancakes - 4 syns.
Sainsbury's Plain Pancakes x6 375g - 7.5 syns.
How To Make Your Own SW Oat Pancakes
If you find Staffordshire oatcakes to be too high in syns, we've got you covered with a syn free slimming world oat pancake recipe down below which is still healthy and high in fibre.
Slimming World Oat Pancakes
Two teaspoons of sweetener.
40g of oats (used as healthy extra B).
Drop of vanilla extract.
Pinch of baking powder.
Two tablespoons of fat free Greek yoghurt.
Low cal cooking spray.
Blend all your oats into flour, then combine with all the other ingredients and store in the fridge for around 30 minutes.
Spray a pan with low cal cooking spray, and cook the pancakes for one to two minutes on each side.
Serve your pancakes with berries and fat-free yoghurt, to make them more like Staffordshire pancakes you can top them with cheese as your healthy extra A and bacon medallions which are syn free on the slimming world.
Our Syn Free Oat Pancakes (With Milk)
40g of oats as healthy extra B.
125ml of milk as healthy extra A.
Start by blending all the ingredients then place aside to rest for around 30 minutes.
Spray your pan with low cal cooking spray then spread a thin layer of the pancake mix on each side, heat for 1 minute on each side then serve.
To conclude, Staffordshire oatcakes are high in syns and have 6 syns a pancake, plus extra syns if you top the pancake with bacon and cheese. To save syns, we recommend opting for SW oat pancakes instead which can be made syn free.
You can top your syn free pancakes with cheese as your healthy extra A and bacon medallions to keep the syn free.
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