What better way to start than with some Slimming World friendly 2 Syn Double Choc Chip Cookies for only 2 syns each!? These are *proper* cookies. No using your HEB, no oats or Weetabix, proper gooey cookies!
Despite spending a number of years working in the food industry coconut flour is not something I’d ever used before, but as I’ve been hearing a lot about it recently I decided to try it out.
Why Use Coconut Flour?
It’s important to note that not all coconut flours are the same. Different brands can vary in density and they can have slightly different absorption abilities. They can even have different syn values.
We only use Sukrin Coconut Flour, as we know it is 3.5 syns per 25g, and we know how much to use to create a recipe successfully.
You can use other brands but please remember to check the syn values and make any necessary adjustments to quantities.
Self raising and plain flour are usually 4.5 syns per 25g. Coconut flour is a whole syn less for the same amount. You’ll also be using considerably less coconut flour, so it will reduce the syn value even further!
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 2 Syn Double Choc Chip Cookies.
If you are using a powdered sweetener instead of Sukrin, then please check how it compares to sugar. In some cases you’ll need to use less, as powdered sweeteners weigh less.
Please note: This recipe for 2 Syn Double Choc Chip Cookies has been amended as Flora have discontinued the Lighter Than Light Spread. We have used Flora Light as a replacement, but this is an extra 1 syn per 25g. The syn values have been changed accordingly. You can of course try another alternative that has the same syn value as the Flora Lighter Than Light. However we have not tried any others so cannot guarantee the results.
Synning the sweetener
As you will probably know Slimming World have 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 this 2 Syn Double Choc Chip Cookies uses approximately 9 tablespoons of sweetener and is divided into 18 portions. That’s half a tablespoon per cookie, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.
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