Scan Bran and Laughing Cow Light

You can have 5 Scan Bran (Scandinavian Bran Crispbread) as your Health Extra  B, and 4 Laughing Cow Light cheese triangles as you Healthy Extra A.

Serve with a slice of lean ham on the top for a snack or lunch.

Scan Bran is something that seems to really divide my class – some love it and some hate it – with most people being in the hate category! It’s a very dry and hard crispbread, and it’s also very dense. But that’s why I like it. I find it very filling, and it takes quite an effort to eat, and by the time you’re finished you feel like you’ve had something substantial to eat – not just a quick snack.

They are available for sale in most Slimming World classes – I say most because some consultants don’t stock it if it doesn’t sell that well. And you can also get them in branches of Holland & Barrett.

Syn Free Oat Pancakes

Syns: None (if you use the oats as your Healthy Extra B)
Serves: 5
Prep/Cooking Time: 60 mins

Oat Pancakes with Fruit

This is how I make up a batch of syn-free Oat Pancakes, which is enough for breakfast or dessert for 5 days! Once made, I wrap them up in individual portions and store in the fridge.

The recipe uses your daily allowance of oats (35g 40g) which can count as your HEB (Healthy Extra B) or as 6 syns.

Duneen Fat Free Vanilla YoghurtIngredients

  • 175g 200g of porridge/rolled oats
  • 450g (large pot) of fat-free vanilla yoghurt
  • 10 large eggs
  • 10 tbsp of granulated sweetener (optional)
  • Frylight

Oats, yoghurt and eggsMethod

  1. Add the oats and yoghurt to a bowl and mix together
  2. Leave for a couple of hours (or overnight) for the oats to soften
  3. Break the eggs into the bowl and add the sweetener
  4. Whisk thoroughly with an electric hand mixer if you have one
  5. Heat a frying pan (or two) to a medium-high heat and spray with Frylight
  6. Oat Pancakes FryingUse a dessert spoon to spoon the mixture into the frying pan to create small pancakes
  7. Fry for about 3 minutes on one side until you see the pancake harden
  8. Flip onto the other side and fry for a further 2 minutes or until golden brown on both sides
  9. Transfer to a cooling tray, and repeat steps 6-9 for the remainder of the mixture

Depending on the size of your dessert spoon, you should end up with about 60 small pancakes. Divide them into five portions, and you will have approx 12 pancakes per portion.

Serve with slices of fresh fruit or berries if in season – or you can use the (defrosted) frozen berries as well.

Try to pick fruits that are speed, in order to get your third of speed on the plate. For example, blueberries and bananas are not speed. So maybe use speed fruits like apples, oranges, blackberries, melon, raspberries, and strawberries.

If you have a sweet tooth and spare syns, drizzle some maple syrup on top – 2 syns per tbsp.