This Syn Free Caramelised Onion Hummus is great to serve as a dip with practically anything – it’s just so perfect when following the Slimming World Extra Easy plan.
Pitta, carrot batons, cucumber, kebabs, peppers, potato wedges, celery sticks, sweet potato fries, to have on a burger with salad……the list goes on and on!
If you were to buy something like this ready made then you would be spending somewhere in the region of 1.5 syns per tablespoon.
That’s for the reduced fat ones, the regular ones are nearly double that.
You’ll notice that we use Butter Beans in this Syn Free Caramelised Onion Hummus recipe, but you can use chickpeas if you prefer.
In fact, you can use pretty much whatever tinned bean you like.
Synning the sweetener in this Syn Free Caramelised Onion Hummus
This Syn Free Caramelised Onion Hummus does need some sweetener to give the red onion that caramelised flavour.
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 Syn Free Caramelised Onion Hummus uses 1 tablespoon of sweetener and is divided into 4 portions. So there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself as it works out at 1/4 of a tablespoon per serving.
Sukrin 1 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 Syn Free Caramelised Onion Hummus.
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.
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