Before we get to the recipe for the Syn Free Lemon Blueberry Waffles, the first thing I need to point out is that it uses blitzed oats.
Is it a tweak?
You’ll probably know there has been much debate as to whether oats should be synned when they are used this way.
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 in our quest to bring you the most up to date, correct information I contacted Slimming World directly to ask if ground down oats needed to be synned.
No it’s not!
I was told that you do not need to syn them as blitzing them does not alter the nutritional value. Also, 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.
However, as with anything that could be considered a tweak, if using the oats this way affects your weight loss then you should avoid it.
Synning the sweetener
We have amended to take into account the new recommendations about synning sweetener. This will keep it syn free. 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 this Syn Free Lemon & Blueberry Waffles now uses 3/4 of a tablespoon of sweetener so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.
This recipe has been amended to take into account the changes Slimming World have recently made to Healthy Extras.
So, now we know that blitzing oats doesn’t affect syn values here’s a bit more about our Syn Free Lemon & Blueberry Waffles.
Since we posted our first recipe for Baked Oats we’ve come to realise just how many people enjoy oats, no matter how they are prepared. Baked Oats, Overnight Oats. They are all incredibly popular.
One thing we haven’t tried, up until now, is oat waffles. There’s been a lot of talk about them on our Facebook group recently, so we thought we’d try them out. Starting with Syn Free Lemon Blueberry Waffles.
The first thing I noticed while these were cooking is that they really do smell like waffles. And they didn’t taste too dissimilar either.
If you want that crispness of a waffle tip them out onto a baking tray for the last 5 minutes.
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To make a vegetarian version of this dish substitute the Muller Light for 175ml of Fat Free Natural yogurt flavoured with a drop of vanilla extract.
Here’s some of our Slimming World Waffle recipes:
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 these Syn Free Lemon & Blueberry Waffles.
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.
Want to share your ideas with others?
We’ve had a lot of new members on our Facebook group. If you haven’t joined yet head over there and take a look. You wouldn’t want to miss out on the fun would you?
You might even find some inspiration from our awesome members, and if you’ve joined already why not invite any friends. They may find it just as helpful?