Low Syn Cheese Scones | Slimming World Recipe

    Oh my… it’s definitely true that we never go without when following the Slimming World Plan! These cheese scones are a must try.. they are amazing!! They do have a slightly different texture to a standard scone but they are really tasty and cheesy too.

    You don’t need anything fancy to make these scones, just a standard baking tray, a bowl and the enthusiasm to bake. 

    The most important thing to remember when making scones is to work the dough as little as possible.  It is the exact opposite of breadmaking, where lots of kneading makes for an excellent loaf.

    Recent Update: Because Smash is now Synned and we are using Smash as an alternative to flour we need to allow a lot more Syns for these scones.. sadly they are now worth 2.5 Syns per scone… 🙁 BUT they are still a delicious treat! 

    Low Syn Cheese Scones

    Slimming World Syns: 2.5 Syns Per Scone
    Calories: 150 Per Scone
    Weight Watchers Points: Coming Soon
    Course Snack
    Prep Time 20 minutes
    Cook Time 25 minutes
    Servings 7


    • 40 Grams Reduced Fat Cheddar Cheese (Using Healthy Extra A), Grated
    • 100 Grams Smash (Dried)
    • 2 Medium Eggs
    • 300 Grams Fat Free Cottage Cheese with Onion & Chives
    • 2 tsp Baking Powder
    • Pinch Salt
    • Pinch Black Pepper
    • Pinch Dried Mixed Herbs
    • Frylight or low fat cooking spray


    • Pre heat oven to 200c/180c Fan/ Gas mark 6.
    • Crack the eggs into a bowl and add half of the cottage cheese. I suggest using a hand blender to mix this together or whisk at a very high speed.
    • Add the remainder of the cottage cheese along with the salt and pepper. Continue to mix until you have a smooth paste.
    • Add the Smash, baking powder and grated cheese. Fold together until you form a dry dough like mixture.
    • Spray a baking tray with Frylight or line with grease proof paper.
    • Form 7 Scone like shapes and place onto the tray. Spritz the tops with a little Frylight and place into the oven for 20 – 25 minutes or until golden brown.
    • Allow to cool on a wire rack or plate before serving with your choice of filling.

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    15 Responses

    1. Lynsey says:

      Just made these! Absolutely lovely.

    2. Carolyn Killick says:

      Made these, will be making them again ? Well worth it

    3. Marie says:

      They were lovely but not syn free! Smash is now synned and should be counted the same as flour as it’s not made up with water.

      • Fatgirlskinny says:

        The recipe has now been updated 🙂 I am gradually working through the site checking for recent Syn changes 🙂 At 1 Syn each they are still pretty amazing.

    4. Hannah says:

      These were gorgeous!!!

    5. Carol Phile says:

      If Smash is synned the same as flour, can we use flour instead? If so, how much please?

      • Fatgirlskinny says:

        The same amount of flour would 16 syns so i wouldn’t recommend it.. also i don’t know how much flour would be needed to create these compared to the smash i have not tried it.

    6. Amy Chidley says:

      Have you worked out a sweet / plain scone recipe? SW used to have one but I just can’t find one anywhere. Really want to have a cream tea for low syns!

      • Fatgirlskinny says:

        It’s not as easy because flour is very high in syns 🙂 I will have a look when I am next with my baking hat on x

    7. Amy Chidley says:


    8. Margaret says:

      What about trying it with oats 40g blended is your hb choice just a suggestion not made any yet but I’m going to for our next taster x

    9. Carolann says:

      This recipe also works fantasy as dumplings in stews and soups. ?

    10. Elaine de B says:

      Can I use Quark instead of cottage cheese

    11. Tony says:

      Try diving the mixture into approx 25 small rounds- bake as usual and they make lovely cheese bites for a buffet or use them as croutons in soup—- delicious!,,,

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