These Low Syn Chocolate & Orange Waffles are the latest addition to our list waffle recipes. If you want to try some more you can find a list of the others below.
Is it a Tweak?
This recipe uses porridge oats that have been blitzed in a food processor. There have been many discussions on Facebook, as to whether using oats in this way is a tweak.
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 👍
Whenever we post a recipe we make sure that we supply the correct information regarding syns and tweaks. So in the interests of getting things right I contacted Slimming World directly.
No, it’s not a Tweak!
The good news is, I was told that you do not have to syn oats if you blitz them to use them in this way. There are 2 reasons for this. Firstly, putting the oats in a food processor does not alter the nutritional value. Secondly, as you are using them as you’re HEB 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 Low Syn Chocolate & Orange Waffles often and it affects your weight loss, then you should stop using the oats in this way.
What is Sukrin?
Sukrin make a range all natural sugar substitutes, that are free from calories and carbohydrates. They don’t have that nasty aftertaste and most importantly for those of us following Slimming World they are syn free.
They do a granulated sugar replacement, a brown sugar replacement and an icing sugar replacement. You can use them all just as you would their ‘normal’ counterparts and since discovering Sukrin we won’t use anything else.
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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
This recipe has been amended to take into account the new recommendations about synning sweetener. This will keep it 1 syn. If you want to add more sweetener then you should syn it at 0.5 syns per tablespoon.
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 these Low Syn Chocolate & Orange Waffles now uses 3/4 of a tablespoon of sweetener so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.
Low Syn Chocolate & Orange Waffles Recipe
Now that we have cleared up any concerns about ‘tweaking’ we’d better get to the recipe for these awesome Low Syn Chocolate & Orange Waffles.
If you want them a bit crispier then just tip them out of the mould onto the baking tray for the last 5 minutes or so.
Anything Slimming World friendly that contains chocolate and orange is incredibly popular, but if you fancy trying a different flavour…
Why not take a look at some of our other Waffle recipes:
You’ll notice that these really do smell like waffles when they’re in the oven. They don’t taste too dissimilar either.
Some of you love this Low Syn Chocolate & Orange Waffles recipe!
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