A while back in group I was given a pack of Scan Bran, and despite having every intention of making something amazing with it I spent the next few weeks just staring blankly at the packet waiting for some sort of inspiration to hit me. Every time I walked past the pack I’d think “I really must do something with that” but nothing!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
Finally, after about a month or so, I was challenged on our Facebook group to make something using Scan Bran, so never one to turn down a challenge I started looking into what I could do to make these hard, tasteless pieces of cardboard into something a bit more palatable.
After many hours looking at various recipes I noticed one thing that kept cropping up was Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins. They seemed simple enough, and if what people were saying was to be believed they tasted nothing like Scan Bran, which is what I was after.
So, after substituting a few things, and adding some extra ingredients and generally trying to make the recipe better I came up with this. I think it turned out pretty well.
This 1.5 Syn Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins recipe uses 5 Scan Bran crisp breads which counts as 1 HEB, and each muffin is worth 1.5 syns. So you could split the muffins over a 2 or 3 days and adjust your HEB accordingly, or just syn the Scan Bran (they are 5.5 syns for 5 crispbreads)
The first thing you need to do when you are baking or cooking with Scan Bran is soak the crispbreads in boiling water until they are soft.
You then need to drain them off and squeeze out any remaining liquid. This isn’t a very pleasant experience, but bear with it, it will be worth it in the end!
What is Sukrin?
Sukrin Gold doesn’t have that strange after taste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do! It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to sugar – which makes it really easy to substitute in recipes like this 1.5 Syn Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins.
Sukrin Icing doesn’t have that strange after taste that a lot of artificial sweeteners do! It also shares the exact same sweetness and weight to regular icing sugar.
If you are using a powdered sweetener, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.
That being said you don’t have to use Sukrin – there are lots of other high quality granulated sweeteners available from the supermarket, such as Canderel Sugarly, and Natvia.
Synning the Sweetener in these 1.5 Syn Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins
As you will probably know in 2016 Slimming World brought out some new recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners. Slimming World have confirmed what this change means.
Where there is 1 tbsp or more being used per serving they recommend members count 0.5 Syn per tbsp. If using smaller amounts, like a pinch or teaspoon, there’s no need to worry about Syns at all.
The recipe for this1.5 Syn Scan Bran Rocky Road Muffins uses approximately 4 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 7 cakes. That’s less than a tablespoon per cake, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.
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