Low Syn Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies | Slimming World

There are many different Slimming World oat cookie recipes out there but this Low Syn Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies is one of our favourite flavours.

Low Syn Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies | 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 👍

You make these Low Syn Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies using 2 Healthy Extra B options, which means you can have 5 cookies today and save 5 for tomorrow. Or if you’re on an SP day you could eat all of them!

Or you could just halve the ingredients to use 1 HEB.

If you don’t want to use your HEB 5 cookies will cost you 6 syns plus 2 syns for the cranberries.
To make a crispier cookie you can flatten them down more when you place them on the baking tray, but keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.

With only 6 ingredients this is a super easy recipe, and can be whipped up in minutes.

Low Syn Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies | Slimming World

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You can find Almond Extract in most supermarkets or here at Amazon . You can use almond essence, but we prefer to use extract. Essences or flavourings are a chemically developed flavouring and can often give a synthetic taste to your baking. Extracts are flavours ‘extracted’ straight from the source, for example vanilla extract would be taken from the vanilla bean, capturing the delicious and distinctive, rich flavour.

Low Syn Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies | Slimming World

We use Sukrin Gold which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories. You can grab Sukrin Gold over on Amazon UK.

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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 these Low Syn Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies.

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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.

Should I Syn the sweetener in these Low Syn Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies?

As you will probably know Slimming World made some changes recommendations regarding the syn value of granulated sweeteners. 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 Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies uses 1 tablespoon of sweetener and is divided into 2 portions. That’s half a tablespoon per portion, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.

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Low Syn Cranberry & Almond Oat Cookies

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272kcal 8

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  1. Pre heat the oven to 180°C, then line a baking tray with baking parchment
  2. Mix all of the ingredients together, then spoon the mixture onto the baking parchment. You should get 10 tablespoons out of the mix. Be sure to leave enough space between each one so they can spread out a bit
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, flip them over and bake for another 5 minutes
  4. Turn off the oven and leave them for 10 minutes or so until they start to crisp

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  1. These look fab will definitely give them a go, wonder if I could use sultanas as an alternative ?? So pleased I found this site…..thank you

    1. Hi Karen
      You can substitute any fruit you like, it doesn’t have to be dried fruit, perhaps raspberries or blueberries? You’ll just need to alter the Syn values accordingly.

  2. Just tried these but it was a really stodgy mixture & I only got 6 out of the mixture? Where did I go wrong? Followed the recipe but wasn’t sure if I was sposed to spread the mixture out on the baking paper or leave in balls or if the mixture was sposed to be more gooey! I used ready brek oats?

    1. Hi Kirsty
      Ready Brek has only recently been added as an HEB choice, so these have only been tested with oats. Ready Brek tends to be more absorbent than oats, so will soak up more liquid. You could add some water or possibly an extra egg to loosen the mixture.

  3. These are gorgeous! I used Tesco Sweetened dried cranberries. (Ingredients pineapple juice from concentrate, cranberries, sunflower oil). Are they OK? 25g = 80 calories, so guessing that’s right for the 4 syns? Mmmmm, I’ve still got 3 left! 😁

    1. Hi Caitriona
      All info is in the recipe blurb!

      “You make these Low Syn Cranberry and Almond Oat Cookies using 2 Healthy Extra B options, which means you can have 5 cookies today and save 5 for tomorrow. Or if you’re on an SP day you could eat all of them!
      You could just halve the ingredients to use 1 HEB.
      If you don’t want to use your HEB 5 cookies will cost you 6 syns plus 2 syns for the cranberries.”

    1. Hi Pauline
      Dried fruit tends to be much sweeter, as the natural sweetness in the fruit is concentrated during the drying process. Fresh cranberries tend to be particularly sour, so they may not taste as good for this recipe.
      You could certainly try, but you’ll need to check the Syn value for cooking fresh cranberries.
      Hope that helps!

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