Vanilla essence can be a great way to add sweetness and flavour without the calories into our baked goods, coffee and even porridge in the morning, but does this essence have syns on the slimming world plan?
Vanilla essence is syn-free on the slimming word, making it an excellent flavour addition to sweet goods without the calories of syrup.
In our syn guide below we will discuss in further detail why this essence is syn free, how it compares to vanilla extract and alternatives syn values.
Vanilla essence is syn free on the slimming world since it is a plain and natural extract from vanilla beans in the plant which do have any calories, the extract is in its purest form therefore there are no flavourings, added sugar or oil in vanilla essence.
We recommend using vanilla essence in foods such as yoghurt, baked SW goods, porridge and even hot drinks, it makes a great alternative to syrups.
Now we know vanilla essence is syn free on the slimming world plan, what about vanilla extract? Does it have syns?
Vanilla extract does have syns on the slimming world plan, this is because the extract contains oil, which gives it a syn value of around 0.5 syns a teaspoon, making it low in syns. We have a syn guide to vanilla extract here.
Essences like vanilla essence are all syn free on the slimming world plan, making them great to use in baking, we've listed a few different essence below which are syn free.
If you're interested in the syn values of other kinds of vanilla flavourings for your baked goods, we've got some other alternatives for you to check out below.
To conclude, vanilla extract is syn free on the slimming world plan, allowing you to use it in baking, porridge or even coffee syn free.
We recommend being cautious of options like vanilla bean paste, dessert sauce, extract and flavouring in the supermarket since these can often contain oil and added sugar, increasing it's calorie content.
If you are interested in finding some low syn syrups, we have a great syn guide to zero calorie syrups here.