2 Syn Baklava | Slimming World

Baklava is a real treat. I’ve always thought it would be impossible to have it whilst following the Slimming World diet!


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…on a chilly day in November whilst coming up with some Christmassy treats I had a sudden epiphany and came up with these 2 syn baklava!


These 2 Syn Baklava keep well in an airtight container – to “freshen” them up before eating, pop into a hot oven for a couple of minutes just to crisp them up again.


It really couldn’t be easier to make.

There are a few things you will need to make these 2 Syn Baklava

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To chop the pistachio’s finely I used a 3 in 1 Hand Blender with a chopping attachment. You can pick one up on Amazon.

You’ll also need a 9×9 inch baking tin, which is also available on Amazon

Finally, you’ll need some baking parchment. You may be able to pick this up in the supermarket, but if not you’ll find it on Amazon.


The only difficult thing is to resist eating them all – why not make them for tasters!!

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 Butter flavour is ideal for this 2 Syn Baklava recipe.

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2 Syn Baklava

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Prep Time

Cooking Time

mini Baklava 10 minutes 25 minutes



Slimming World 

40kcal 2

Smart Points (Flex/Freestyle)



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  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Blitz the pistachio nuts to a fine crumb. Keep back two tablespoons for the top. Cut the filo pastry sheets into quarters
  2. In a lined 9x9 inch baking tin, place a layer of filo (two quarters, overlapping), a drizzle of fruit syrup, a sprinkle of pistachio nuts and spray with frylight. Repeat this process until you have used all of the filo (It will be around 15 layers). Top with more fruit syrup and the pistachios which were held back earlier
  3. Cook in the oven for 25 minutes, keeping a close watch on it in case it starts to burn. Leave to cool for 10 minutes in the tin
  4. Take out, cut into 16 rectangular pieces, and then cut each rectangle diagonally to make 32 triangles. Best served fresh

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  1. What can I use instead of sweet freedom syrup? I’d like to make these for taster tomorrow and don’t have time to get any

    1. Hi Jennifer
      Sweet Freedom make a range of low syn syrups and sauces. They do chocolate, choc orange and choc coconut, as well as a dark fruit syrup and a light fruit syrup. They work out at only half a syn per tbsp

    1. Hi Tricia
      In step 1, the method asks you to cut the Filo pastry sheets into quarters.
      Step 2 then asks you to use 2 of the quarters, overlapping them to fit the dish, adding some of the fruit syrup and pistachios, then spraying with frylight.
      This process is then repeated until all the Filo is used up. Hope this clarifies the steps for you.

    1. Hi Guz,

      I tried to make a sugar syrup with sweetener, but it doesn’t thicken like normal sugar syrup would, and therefore it was like pouring water over it! Hence why I used the fruit syrup in the recipe 😊

    1. Hi Jade
      The consistency of the skinny syrups would probably be too watery, so I’m not sure how successful it would be. 🙂

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