Low Syn Christmas Cupcakes…

Hi All 🙂

So sorry I haven’t blogged in what feels like forever… I haven’t managed to find the time much lately and also, I haven’t felt like I’ve been doing very well with Slimming World until the last week or so, so I had no motivation… That said, I am back with a vengeance 🙂 (even though I’m definitely going to show a gain tonight at group – I’m far too into the Christmas Spirit!!)

Tonight at group is our Christmas Party and we are all asked to bring something low syn for the table. Since I am fairly new to this ‘cooking’ malarkey  I didn’t want to take something that would be revolting, so I went with what I know… CUPCAKES!! I found a recipe online for Slimming World cupcakes that are only 2.5 syns each (perfect) so I am sharing it with you! On the website, they were pink and only had a half strawberry on top… but I went a little festive with them! Enjoy…

IMG_1647

Strawberry Santa Hat Cupcakes

How long does it take? 10 minutes prep and 15 – 20 minutes cooking time

How many syns? 2.5 – 3 syns per cake (depending on size)

What do I need? (These quantities make 12 – 16 cakes, depending on size)
– 3 Eggs
– 60g of Low Fat Spread
– 8 tbsp of Artificial Sweetener
– 110g of Self Raising Flour
– Vanilla Essence (a few drops)
– 1/2 tsp of Strawberry Flavouring

For the Decoration:
– Icing Sugar
– Strawberries

What do I do?

Preheat the oven to 180°C/Gas 4 and lay out paper cases in a cake tin.
Whisk together the eggs, low fat spread and sweetener, then sieve the flour and fold it into the mixture, adding the vanilla essence and the strawberry flavouring.

Spoon into the paper cases and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove and cool on a wire rack.

Mix a few drops of water with the icing sugar, and spoon on the cakes. Place the strawberries on to the cakes and add a little more icing on the tip to make it look like a Santa Hat.

Then… ENJOY THEM 🙂

stone

I hope  you all have a lovely Christmas and New Year…
Here’s hoping I   don’t over do it too much and become a whale!! Also… I got my 1 Stone Award at my last weigh in! Woo!

Advertisements

Scan Bran Chocolate Cake… Yuuuuuuum!!

Bonjour Lovelies… Today I am sharing with you my favourite slimming world treat so far! It’s not for everyone, if you’re not a fan of Scan Bran, you probably won’t like it, but if like me you love it, this is a winner!! Once again, this recipe comes straight from my beautiful Mummy! Thanks Maroon!

Scan Bran Chocolate Cake

Scan Bran Cake

How long does it take? 10 minutes

How many syns? 12 syns for the whole cake OR B Choice + 6 syns for the whole cake

What do I need?
– 4 Scan Bran
– 1 Tablespoon Golden Syrup
– 1 Sachet of Options (Toffee of Fudge Flavour)
– 1 Weetabix
– Half a Mug of Sweetener
– 2 Eggs

What do I do?
Break the scan bran up (as much as you can) the soak in a very small amount of water for a minute or 2 to soften. Drain and mash. Add the syrup, sachet of options, sweetener and weetabix. Beat the eggs together in a separate bowl and gradually add them into the mixture, slowly mixing well.
Microwave for 6 – 7 minutes.

I like to have a little slice with some fruit and a muller light… delicious (well I like it!)

Xx

Slimming World Magic Pancakes…

I’ll start this post by saying I am a ‘sweet’ girl! I like sweets and chocolate and puddings, and will always choose something sweet over something savoury… I like the naughty little treats, all the ones you need to avoid when you’re on a diet! Last week someone told us about the Slimming World Magic Pancakes, and my Mum and I gave it a go… Oh my goodness – so good! It tasted like I was eating something ‘treaty’ but it was syn free goodness 🙂 Woo!

If you don’t know about these, below is the very easy recipe for how to make them. Give them a go!

There are about 6 on this plate… the pic isn’t very good and you can’t really see, but they were delicious!!

 

Slimming World Magic Pancakes

How long does it take? A few minutes prep, leave over night and 5 – 10 minutes cooking time the next day.

Is it syn free? Only if using the porridge oats as your Healthy Extra B Choice.

What will I need?
– 1 Muller Light
– 35 grams of porridge oats
– 2 (beaten) eggs
– Sweetener
– Fry Light

What do I do?
Mix the porridge oats in with the muller light and leave them over night in the fridge. Some people only leave them for an hour or so, but I guess that’s down to you 🙂 After soaking the porridge oats (so in the morning or after an hour) mix all the ingredients together and fry in fry light like you would a normal pancake. You can get quite a few small ones from this mix, so they are good for breakfast and to keep for snacks later in the day, or if you’re like me, they are great for puddings!

I top mine with fruit, but I guess you could use pretty much anything… Just remember to count your syns if you’re using something that’s not syn free to top them with.

I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did 🙂

Xx

December 2017
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031