1 Syn Churros | Slimming World



My absolute favourite treat whilst enjoying some holiday sun is a fresh sugary churro. And at about a million syns they’re really not the most ideal treat whilst following Slimming World! So, I set to work on making a low syn version, without much hope of success.

1 Syn Churros | Slimming World

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 👍

So imagine my surprise when out of the oven popped these beauties!! 1 Syn Churros!!

1 Syn Churros | Slimming World

They taste as good as the deep fried version and the Sukrin coating works an absolute treat  – there really is no replacing it in this recipe as you must have the sugary crunch to the outside which you just won’t get with a powdered sweetener.

1 Syn Churros | Slimming World

If you don’t like cinnamon then leave it out, if you’d like a chocolatey treat then melt some dark chocolate and drizzle over the top (this will increase the syns but I can vouch that it is sooooo worth it!)

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There is only one downside to these 1 Syn Churros: you won’t be able to stop eating them!

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What is Sukrin?

Sukrin make a range of all natural sugar substitutes, and whole food flours. This recipe calls for Sukrin 1 which is their granulated sugar alternative. They also make Sukrin Gold (a brown sugar replacement) and Sukrin Icing, which is a zero calorie icing sugar substitute.

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They don’t taste artificial in the slightest – pretty damn amazing. I don’t think we could bake things like these 1 Syn Churros without Sukrin 1.

You can of course use whichever sweetener you want, but as we’ve only used Sukrin we can’t guarantee the results.

You can find Sukrin 1 on Amazon.

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.

You will also need…

For this recipe you will need a piping bag and star nozzle. We like to use disposable piping bags, as it can be a bit messy cleaning a reusable one.

1 Syn Churros | Slimming World

You can find disposable piping bags on Amazon, or maybe in the baking aisle at the supermarket.

1 Syn Churros | Slimming World

You’ll also need a large star nozzle like the one in this set. This can also be found on Amazon.

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Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray, which makes it Syn free! The Sunflower or Butter flavours are ideal for this 1 Syn Churros recipe.

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1 Syn Churros

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

Churros 10 minutes 40 minutes


Weight Watchers

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23kcal 1

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)



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  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees and line 2 baking trays with greaseproof paper. In a saucepan on a medium high heat, melt the Flora light, granulated sweetener, salt and water together until boiling.
  2. Take pan off the heat and beat in the flour until the mixture forms a ball - this can take about 5 minutes and is hard work on the arms! Mix in the egg until the mixture is glossy.
  3. Add the mixture into a piping bag with a star nozzle and pipe 32 churros. Bake for 40 minutes until risen and crisp.
  4. When cooked, turn the churros over on the baking tray. Put back into the warm oven for 10 minutes with the door ajar to dry them out and help them to crisp up.
  5. In a bowl, mix together the granulated sweetener and cinnamon for the sugar coating.
  6. Whilst still warm, spray lightly with Frylight and toss in the sugar coating. Enjoy warm!

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  1. Hi, I am from Cyprus and as I know we dont have Sukrin 1 here, and if I order from Amazon it wll take 3 weeks to come here.. Can I use something else instead of Sukrin 1?


    1. Hi Angelina,

      I would recommend any natural, granulated sweetener. Avoid the artificial powdered type sweeteners as they taste horrid and have a high calorific value.



    1. Hi Becky,

      As all ovens are so different it’s likely to be down to the cooking temperature and times. Try turning the oven down and cooking for longer, and then leaving them longer when you turn the oven off wth the door ajar.



    1. Hi,

      I would have thought it would be ok to freeze but it’s not something I’ve tried and tested so you’d have to see how it worked!



  2. I tried to make these today and although they were yummy they didn’t look or taste much like churros! The consistency before I put the egg in seemed good but the egg made it really runny. So I added more flour to thicken it but it was still a bit liquidy when I piped it so they turned out a bit flat. The extra flour would have changed the consistency too. Any tips??

    1. Hi Becky,

      When you add the flour you need to mix it really hard off the heat until the mixture forms a ball – it can take several minutes but you shouldn’t add the eggs before this has happened. Once you add the eggs, you again need to beat it really hard until the mixture is thick and glossy.

      Hope this helps!



      1. Oooo and also make sure the fat and water mixture is boiling before taking off the heat and adding the flour – there needs to be residual heat to cook the flour out when you add it ????

  3. Hi,
    I’m dairy free so couldn’t have flora light as this has buttermilk in. Do you think this would work with spreads such as vitalite and what would the suns be with that?



    1. Hi Lisa,

      We use Sukrin as it doesn’t have any nasty aftertaste and it’s just like using regular sugar, but you could try using Canderel instead.

    1. Hi SJ
      It would certainly give the same sweetness, but the Sukrin Gold isn’t as free-flowing as Sukrin 1, so it might not be as easy to sprinkle over the Churros.

  4. I made these with porridge oats (blitz into flour ) instead of Sr flour ,and they are gorgeous thankyou ,i was thinking of dipping one half into melted nuttella or choc ,but I was good lol xx

  5. Hi Emma, these look absolutely delicious. We have a tasting session in my Slimming World group in 2 weeks time and was thinking these would be lovely to make. Will let you know how I get on. Thanks for the recipe.

    1. Hi Rebecca
      It’s not something we’ve tried, usually because they don’t last that long!
      However, once cooked and cooled, these could be frozen. You’ll need to make sure that they’re thoroughly reheated so that they regain their crispy texture, but be careful not to overdo them, otherwise they’ll burn!

    1. Hi Mel
      The coconut flour is much more absorbent than normal flour, so you’d need to use less. However, this will mean that you might need to change the quantities of the other ingredients. This may affect the texture of the Churros.
      We test the recipes thoroughly before we publish them, to find the best combination of ingredients and give you a successful outcome. Hope that helps. 🙂

    1. Hi Serena
      Please read the recipe card carefully. The total for the flour and margarine is 32 Syns and the recipe makes 32 Churros. This means they work out at 1 Syn each. Hope that clarifies things.

    1. Hi Robert
      It’s not something we’ve tried, usually because they don’t last that long!
      However, once cooked and cooled, these could be frozen. You’ll need to make sure that they’re thoroughly reheated so that they regain their crispy texture, but be careful not to overdo them, otherwise they’ll burn!

    1. Hi Kara
      It’s not something we’ve tried, usually because they don’t last that long!
      However, once cooked and cooled, these could be frozen. You’ll need to make sure that they’re thoroughly reheated so that they regain their crispy texture, but be careful not to overdo them, otherwise they’ll burn!

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