There's nothing quite like indulging in some cinnamon swirls on a weekend morning with a cup of coffee, but cinnamon swirls are often avoided when trying to lose weight since these pastries can be high in sugar, but how many syns do they have?
Tesco cinnamon swirls in particular have around 17 syns per swirl from their bakery, making these pastries very high in syns, we, therefore, suggest only having half or choosing alternatives which fit within your syn allowance.
In our syn guide below we will discuss in more detail why Tesco's cinnamon swirls are so high in syns, some syn values of their full range and low syn alternatives, we've also included an SW-friendly recipe!
At 17 syns per cinnamon swirl, Tesco's cinnamon swirls are very high in syns, taking you two syns over your 15 syn daily allowance on the plan.
These cinnamon swirls get their high syn value from the fat and sugar content, having 19g of fat and 15g of sugar in just one swirl.
Tesco has a wide range of cinnamon swirls with varying syn values, not just their bakery options, so as you can compare syns, we've listed their variety below.
If you find Tesco cinnamon swirls to be too high in syns, there are plenty of other options which are lower in syns, we've listed a few below to help you out.
If you are a lover of cinnamon swirls but not a lover of the syns, why not make your cinnamon swirls at home with our slimming world-inspired recipe below?
This recipe only has one syn per roll!
Overall, Tesco cinnamon swirls are high in syns, having 17 syns per cinnamon roll, making them high in syns due to the fat and sugar, we therefore only suggest having a small portion of these pastries.
To save syns, we suggest choosing mini cinnamon rolls or making your own at home with our recipe above, if you are curious about the syns in other kinds of pastry, we have a great syn guide to shortcrust pastry here.