Syn Free Strawberry & Vanilla Waffles | Slimming World

These Syn Free Strawberry & Vanilla Waffles are a fab Slimming World breakfast idea. It’s a great way to start the day with super speed fruit too!

Is It A Tweak?

Before we get to the recipe for these Syn Free Strawberry and Vanilla Waffles, we need to point something out, this recipe uses porridge oats that have been blitzed in a food processor.

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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 👍

Facebook has been rife with the debate as to whether oats that have been ground down, are Synned or still carry their free food status.

So in our quest to bring you the most correct information we can, I rang the Syns Hotline and spoke to Slimming World Head Office.

Syn Free Strawberry & Vanilla Waffles

Might as well hear it straight from the horses mouth, right?

It’s Not a Tweak!

I was told that you do not need to Syn the ground oats, as blitzing them does not alter the nutritional value.

As you are using them as you’re HEB the amount you can eat is restricted so there’s very little chance of you overeating them. That sounds reasonable enough!

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However, as with anything that could be considered a possible tweak…

If you eat these Syn Free Strawberry & Vanilla Waffles often and it affects your weight loss, then you should avoid it.

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This recipe has been 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 Strawberry & Vanilla Waffles uses 3/4 of a tablespoons of sweetener, so there’s no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself.

Syn Free Strawberry & Vanilla Waffles Recipe

This recipe has been amended to take into account the changes Slimming World have recently made to Healthy Extras.

So, we know that blitzing oats doesn’t affect syn values, we better get on with our recipe for Syn Free Strawberry & Vanilla Waffles.

Syn Free Strawberry & Vanilla Waffles

Since we posted our first recipe for Baked Oats we’ve come to realise just how many people enjoy oats. In fact, it’s crazy. We’ve seen; Baked Oats, Overnight Oats, Waffles, even pancakes made with the same mixture!

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There’s been a lot of talk about Waffles on our Facebook group recently, so we thought we’d try them out.

First we made Syn Free Lemon Blueberry Waffles, and now it’s the Syn Free Strawberry & Vanilla Waffles turn!

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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, then tip them out onto a baking tray for the last 5-10 minutes.

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You can use a waffle maker for these Syn Free Strawberry & Vanilla Waffles, if you have one, but we just used one of these heart shaped waffle moulds from Amazon UK.

If you’d like to try some of our other waffle recipes…

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We use Sukrin 1 which is an all-natural granulated stevia sweetener alternative to sugar with zero calories.

You can grab Sukrin 1 over onAmazon UK.

Syn Free Strawberry & Vanilla Waffles


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 Strawberry & Vanilla Waffles.

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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.

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Syn Free Strawberry & Vanilla Waffles

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402kcal 4

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  1. Blitz the oats in a food processor, until they are quite fine
  2. Mix all the ingredients together, apart from the strawberries, and stir until smooth
  3. Pour the mixture into a waffle mould
  4. Bake at 180°C for 15 - 20 minutes or until the waffles are firm to the touch
  5. Turn them out onto a baking tray and cook for a further 4 or 5 minutes
  6. Top with the fresh strawberries and serve with some sweetened, flavoured Quark

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.


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  1. Hiya, really glad you found out about the blitzed oats as I found a recipe for mug cake with them and hadn’t had a chance to ring. Looking forward to trying the waffles and have ordered the mould. Thank you x

  2. Made these today delicious, added some more fat free yoghurt and frozen fruit, very filling. Bought the mould from Amazon and so easy to use

  3. Just had these for my breakfast absolutely delicious. Didnt have vanilla flavoiring so used salted caramel instead. I was worried that they wouldnt come out of the mould ok but they looked amazing. Will definitely be making them again.

  4. Just wondering if it fills all 5 sections of the mould using the recipe or should I double it? I want to make enough for me, my husband and son.

    1. Hi JT,

      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 Strawberry & Vanilla Waffles uses 1 tablespoon of Sukrin and is divided into 1 portions. That’s less than 1 tbsp a portion so there is no need to add any syns on for the sweetener itself in this recipe.

    1. Hi Brenda, you could try a stick blender, but you could also do it without blitzing the oats, the texture won’t be as smooth but they will still turn out fine 🙂

  5. Hi Everyone, when you/we blitz oats it becomes flour and therefore the oats aren’t a tweak but have to be syned…sorry 🙁

    1. Hi Jane,
      If you take a look at the write up about the recipe you will see that the information provided by Slimming World themselves states that as the oats are used as your Healthy Extra B then you do not need to syn them, even when they are blitzed. This is because the nutritional value of oats does not change when blitzed and also because Healthy Extras are measured therefore you cannot over eat them. We endeavour to bring you the most up to date information possible when we post recipes and we spend a lot of time each month in contact with the Syns Hotline to clarify anything that could be considered a tweak, or just to confirm syn values so that all the information we post is accurate.

    1. Hi Jane
      We’ve never tried, but I don’t see why you wouldn’t be able to batch cook them, freeze them and then just toast/reheat them when you want. let us know how you get on if you try 🙂

    2. I freeze them as I make up a.big batch, then just take them out when required. Pop in toaster, or a dry frying pan, they’re lovely

    1. Hi there
      You can probably reduce the eggs and yogurt if you’re making that much. As long as you are able to get 4 equal portions out of it due to the use of the Healthy Extra

  6. Hi Kate, these waffles look amazing! How long would you recommend if I were to cook the mixture in a waffle maker? Thanks hun. X

    1. Hi Sarah
      Cooking times in the waffle maker vary depending on manufacturer. Some models have a temperature setting too. As an estimate, you should allow a good 10 minutes before you open the lid. If it doesn’t lift away cleanly, the waffle needs to cook for longer. Hope that helps.

    1. Hi Sharon
      If you’re using less than a tablespoon of sweetener, you don’t need to syn it.
      If you wanted to use tablets, you’d have to dissolve the sweetener tablet in liquid, but I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work. Perhaps add slightly less yogurt to compensate for the extra liquid.

  7. Hi I made these as per the recipe however they turned out soggy in the middle why is that ? I cooked for 25 mins then turned out and cooked for another 10 mins
    Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Lisa
      The consistency of waffles and baked oats can be a bit of a personal preference really, so if you find them a bit soggy you could try using 1 egg instead of 2.

  8. Ola!

    Has anyone successfully ‘waffled’ these in a waffle maker?
    If yes, could I ask what times you used?
    I’m going to have a try later, so come what may, will try and post times on here

    1. Hi Di
      We’ve not tried, but we know others have. You may need to reduce the liquid, egg and/or yogurt so it binds together a bit better

  9. Hi, has anyone used a waffle maker for this? I have one and it makes them very soggy. If anyone has used the maker any tips? Thanks.

    1. Hi Jaime
      We’ve not tried, but we know others have. Cooking in a waffle mould would probably dry them out a bit more than a waffle maker so you may need to reduce the liquid, egg and/or yogurt so it binds together a bit better.

  10. Hello, a lot of your recipes use a food processor which I don’t have. Are you able to blend the oats the make them finer?

    1. Hi Kelly
      I tend to use a hand blender to blitz the oats. You don’t need a food processor. Blending the oats is down to personal preference, it gives a slightly more ‘cakey’ texture. Hope that helps.

    1. Hi Jackie
      Adding sweetener is a personal preference, some people find them sweet enough without adding it. Personally, I prefer the taste with sweetener. 🙂

  11. Hi. I cooked these last week but the middle was quite soggy and had a strange texture. Is this what happens or should I have put them in for longer?

    1. Hi Beth
      This can depend on the amount of liquid added to the recipe. (for example, we tend to use medium sized eggs) You could also try cooking them a little longer, so that the middle isn’t soggy.

    1. Hi Lisa
      Yes you can use other sweeteners, but bear in mind Sukrin is the same weight, sweetness and consistency as normal sugar so you use it like for like, unlike other sweeteners which are lighter and sweeter. This means you probably wouldn’t need as much normal sweetener. You can usually find conversion information on the website of the brand of sweetener you are using

  12. These are just so good! I don’t have a waffle maker but borrowed a pancake maker instead. The recepie made 4 saucer-ish sized pancakes – my son snaffled 2 – but the 2 I managed to retain ownership of were fab! I will definitely be making these again.

    1. Hi Holly
      As mentioned in the recipe we contacted SW head office directly and asked about this and they told us that it wasn’t a tweak as it’s a Healthy Extra ‘b’ choice and limits the amount you can eat, and blitzing the oats does not alter the nutritional value of the oats in any way. If you have any doubts or concerns please contact Slimming World yourself

  13. Made these this morning, I mixed a tiny bit of sugar and cinammon together and put over the top of them with strawberries on the side. They were lovely 🙂

  14. Apologies if someone has already asked, but can you swap the yogurt for quark ? And would it become sp if no sweetener or syrup used only fresh fruit? Tia

    1. Hi Tammy
      Yes you can swap the yogurt for quark. You can have sweetener and syrups (as this would just be synned as usual) on SP so no need to leave them out

    1. Hi Jill
      If you’re using a sweetened yogurt, e.g. Muller light, you could leave the sweetener out. It’s really down to personal preference.

  15. Have just bought a waffle maker and tried these, it overflowed and was a mess plus separated in middle. Where did I go wrong?

    1. Hi Michele
      It sounds as though you may have put too much mixture in the waffle maker at once. Try putting less mixture in and cook for slightly longer. People often make the mistake of lifting the lid too soon and the waffles haven’t fully cooked through. Hope that helps.

    1. Hi Olivia
      It can depend on the size of eggs that you use, and the amount of yogurt you add. We usually use medium eggs. Hope that helps.

  16. Hi,

    I can see from the Syn Free Meal Plan that these go down as 1 serving. Does that mean the whole tray is 1 or just 1 segment?


  17. Hello I don’t understand how the sweetner isn’t synned for this recipe. You say it should be synned if you use a table spoon or more and this recipe uses 3/4 tablespoons so shouldn’t it be 2 syns for the whole of this recipe? Please can someone explain to me. Thanks in advance

    1. Hi Georgia
      The recipe uses 3/4 (three quarters) of a tablespoon. SW guidelines state that you should syn the sweetener if using a tablespoon or more per serving. This recipe uses less than 1 tbsp, so it doesn’t need to be synned. Hope that clears things up for you.

  18. Hi
    I measured everything very carefully. Had too much mixture for the red silicone mould I had bought from Amazon. Made a quick pancake with surplus! What did I do wrong? Tasted very nice but not as brown as on the picture, even after putting back in the oven for the first extra 5 minutes.

    1. Hi Trisha,

      Perhaps your mould was smaller than the one we used? All ovens vary, so it might be that your oven needs to be hotter to get them to brown better 😊

  19. Made the strawberry and vanilla waffles for our breakfast this morning. Absolutely delicious! They didn’t look quite as golden as the ones in the photograph. Was I supposed to brush them with egg/put on some sort of glaze before finishing off in the oven? Would love them to look more like yours!!!

    1. Hi Naomi
      So pleased you enjoyed them! The finished waffles had a drizzle of syrup over them, as suggested in the recipe. This was highlighted by the lighting used to photograph the waffles. Hope that helps!

    1. Hi Lisa
      As the original Ready Brek has now been added to the database as an HEb choice (40g), it can definitely be used in this recipe! 🙂

  20. I only used 3 taps as not got a sweet tooth and really enjoyed them but will try them with 2 tbsp to see if there much of a difference

    1. Hi Janice
      The recipe is there as a guide for you. If you’ve adapted this one and it suits you, stick with it! Glad you enjoyed them!

  21. These were really scrumpy and very filling. I tripled recipe for 3 people and it made 10 waffles so works out at 3 and a third waffles each! I could only eat 1

    1. Hi Becky
      So glad you enjoyed them. Lots of our members in the Facebook group say that they snack on the waffles through the day if they can’t manage them in one meal. 🙂

  22. Hi is this recipe syn free for the whole mixture is is the mixture for more that one person. I’ve ordered the mould off amazon was just wondering if I filled the mould how many portions is that? Sorry prob a very easy question but I’m new to sw.

    1. Hi Zoe
      All details are on the recipe card. 40g of oats is your HEB choice for the day, all other ingredients are free, so if you use the oats as your HEB, it’s Syn free for the whole thing. The full recipe amount is one portion, but you could choose to eat it as a snack throughout the day if you didn’t want it all in one go.

  23. Made these at the weekend. Very tasty. I did make a change to your recipe though. Having watched Nigella making normal
    Waffles, she beat her egg whites to soft peaks. So I separated my eggs. Beat the whites then folded in to the rest.
    They came out lovely and fluffy.
    (I often find these ‘egg’ recipes come out very eggy. But we’re just like waffles. Some amazing ideas on your website. Thank you xx

    1. Hi Hayley
      Yes! That’s what I use and it works fine. Don’t overfill it, and don’t open it too soon! They need longer than you think! 😉

  24. Can you use cook the waffles in the microwave instead of the oven? I have just received my mould in the post and want to try it immediaetely at work which only has a microwave so was crossing my fingers I could try for lunch!!!

    1. Hi Charlotte
      We haven’t tried actually making them in a microwave, but we know members of the Facebook group have reheated them that way. 🙂

    1. Hi Su
      We’ve recalculated the calories and the result comes out at 402. The recipe card has been amended to show this. Thanks for getting in touch. 🙂

    1. Hi Paula
      You can use a measured HEB portion of oat bran instead of the porridge oats, but oat bran is more absorbent so you may find that it’s drier. You could add some extra yogurt to counteract this. It will probably be a case of experimenting a little bit until you get the balance right. 🙂

  25. Hi, tried these this morning, used a strawberry mullerlight, they tasted lovely but they stuck to the silicone mould a little so they didn’t have the ‘waffle look’. Does anyone know how to prevent from sticking please?

  26. Hi,

    I’m still getting my head around this recipe; but am I daft or can you not simply use oatmeal instead of blitzing the porridge oats? Would it not then be the same thing?



    1. Hi Gillian,
      As long as the oatmeal is listed as a Healthy Extra B choice, it’s fine to use in this recipe. You could even use 40g Ready Brek as an HEB! 🙂

  27. Omg have just made these for the first time – thank you thank you thankyou I’m in waffle heaven! Feels so naughty yet Syn Free – amazing!

    1. Hi Laura
      If storing these overnight, make sure they’re in a sealed container and in a cool place. They should be ok at room temp for up to 24hrs as the mixture has been cooked. Thanks for getting in touch!

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