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