Are Teacakes High In Syns On The Slimming World Plan?
There's nothing quite like a toasted British tea cake smothered in butter with a cuppa tea for an afternoon snack, but just how many syns do these toasted teacakes have?
Teacakes typically have between 8-12 syns according to their size, making them very high in syns so should only be eaten occasionally in moderation.
Down below, we've discussed why teacakes are so high in syns, some syn values, low syn alternatives and how to make your SW friendly teacakes.
Why Are Teacakes So High In Syns?
At between 8-12 syns, teacakes are super high in syns using over half of your daily syn allowance. Toasted teacakes typically get their high syn value from the high sugars due to the mixed fruits and sugar inside to make the cake.
For example, one teacake could have up to 17 grams of sugar if we are talking about extra large cakes, you should also consider the syns of the butter once toasting your tea, this could add an extra couple of syns.
Syn Values Of Teacakes
Teacakes syns can vary according to different brands, so to keep you on track we've listed all of their syn values down below.
Warburtons 4 Fruity Teacakes - 8 syns per one.
Iceland 4 Fruited Teacakes - 8.5 syns.
Aldi Village Bakery 4 Extra Large Teacakes - 13 syns.
M&S 2 Luxury Teacakes 196g - 14 syns.
Sainsbury's Taste the Difference 4 Extra Fruity Teacakes 360g - 13.5 syns.
Morrisons 6 Sliced Fruited Teacakes - 8.5 syns.
Morrisons The Best 4 Fruited Teacakes - 12.5 syns.
M&S 9 Mini Luxury Classic Hot Cross Buns 325g - 5 syns.
Tesco 6 Hot Cross Buns - 10 syns.
Aldi The Village Bakery 6 Hot Cross Buns 420g - 9 syns.
M&S 4 Blueberry Hot Cross Buns 260g - 9 syns.
Sainsbury's 6 Hot Cross Buns 407g - 10 syns.
Warburtons Fruit Loaf with Cinnamon & Raisin 400g - 5 syns.
Aldi Village Bakery Fruit Loaf 400g - 4.5 syns.
Our SW Friendly Tea Loaf Recipe
If you are a lover of tea cakes, but not the syns, then why not try making your tea loaf for a healthy afternoon treat with a cuppa?
This recipe below has 3.5 syns a slice below.
180ml of skimmed milk.
90g of raisins.
100g self-raising flour.
Two spoons of sweetener.
Start by heating your oven to around gas mark 5 then line a loaf tin for your fruit bread.
Mix your Weetabix with the milk allowing it to become soft and combine the other ingredients.
Bake for around 45-minutes to an hour then cool and slice!
To conclude, tea cakes can have anything between 8-12 syns depending on the size of the cake and brand, this doesn't mean you cannot enjoy a tea cake now and then, just ensure there is enough room in your syns.
Always enjoy tea cakes in moderation due to their high sugar content.
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.