1 Syn Lace Pancakes | Slimming World


We’re fast approaching the halfway point in this years Great British Bakeoff, and this week is a first…..Batter Week! So here’s our version….1 Syn Lace Pancakes.

1 Syn Lace Pancakes | 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 👍

The traditional lace pancake recipe isn’t very Slimming World friendly as it contains flour, milk and melted butter. We’ve made a few changes and think the end result is pretty good.

Just 1 syn (for the milk) for the whole lot if you use the oats as your HEB. If you choose not to use your HEB it will work out at 7 syns for the whole lot. You should get 6 pancakes out of this mix, depending on how big you make them.

1 Syn Lace Pancakes | Slimming World

Is It A Tweak?

First, let’s clear something up before we get to the recipe for these 1 Syn Lace Pancakes. This recipe uses porridge oats that have been blitzed in a food processor.

1 Syn Lace Pancakes | Slimming World

There has been many a debate on Facebook as to whether oats that have been ground down, are synned or still carry their free food status.

As always, we like to pass on the most up to date information we can, so we contacted Slimming World Head Office directly to settle this debate. Might as well hear it straight from the horses mouth, right?

Now for the good news!

I was told that you do not need to syn the ground oats, as blitzing them does not alter the nutritional value. Also you are using them as your HEB so the amount you can eat is restricted so there’s very little chance of you over eating them.

Having said that, as with anything that could be considered a possible tweak, if you eat these 1 Syn Lace Pancakes often and it affects your weight loss, then you should stop using the oats in this way.

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To make these 1 Syn Lace Pancakes you’ll need a squeezy plastic sauce bottle like this one


You can pick one up for a few pounds on Amazon.

What is Sukrin?

Sukrin 1 is an all natural sugar alternative that doesn’t have that nasty artificial taste that other artificial sweeteners do. If you haven’t tried it yet you really should! You can buy it from Amazon.

1 Syn Lace Pancakes | Slimming World
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.

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 Olive Oil flavours are ideal for this 1 Syn Lace Pancakes recipe.

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Synning the sweetener

As you will probably know Slimming World have changed their 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 these 1 Syn Lace Pancakes uses 3 quarters of a tablespoon of sweetener and the recipe makes 1 portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.

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1 Syn Lace Pancakes

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291kcal 5

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  1. Blitz the oats in a food processor, until they are very fine
  2. Mix all the ingredients together and stir until smooth
  3. Pour the mixture into a plastic squeezy sauce bottle
  4. Pre heat non stick frying pan, and spray it with a decent amount of Frylight
  5. Gently squeeze the batter into the pan, creating a freehand lace pattern. You can do whatever shape you like. We made heart shapes
  6. Cook the pancakes until the underside is golden. This should take around 2 minutes
  7. Flip the pancake over and cook the other side until golden
  8. Repeat until you've used up all the batter mix

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    1. Hi Lauren
      You can use any plain porridge oats, whether you choose a budget own make or a named brand is entirely up to you. You could also use 40g Ready Brek, as that’s now been added to the database as a Healthy B choice, too. (It’ll save you blitzing the oats yourself!)

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