Tasty ways to use oats on Slimming World

**This post is sponsored by Whites Organic Jumbo Porridge Oats** – read what that means here.

Oats are a really versatile ingredient for many cooks and on Slimming World as it is one of the healthy extra B choices it is a popular choice too. The current Slimming World allowance is 40g for the healthy extra b choice of any plain oats so for me I love the jumbo oats like these from Whites as getting a bowl full of powder with the cheap smaller oats is so frustrating!

There are a variety of things you can make with oats and of course as long as you count all the syns in the ingredients the choice is huge. Oats can be used in soups and casseroles to thicken them or to coat chicken or fish for a different coating aside from the obvious of flapjacks and porridge.


Porridge doesn’t have to be boring. The 40g of oats in the healthy extra allowance can be made very filling by making a bowl of hot porridge. The most common way would be to make it with milk but you would need to syn that or use your healthy extra a allowance. Alternatively many people make it with water and add a little yoghurt afterwards to make it a bit creamier which I m told is just as nice.

There are lots of low syn ways of making Porridge tasty here are a few ideas for you with their syn values.

  • Choc shot – 2 syns for a level tablespoon or 0.5 syn for a level teaspoon.
  • Apple and cinnamon – if you add the apple after it is cooked this would be syn free.
  • Add fruit after cooking – syn free.
  • Jam – if you use reduced sugar it could be as low as 1 syn for a level tablespoon.
  • sweetener – unless you are using a tablespoon or more this is syn free.
  • Chocolate orange – Use choc Shot orange flavour syns as above or the original one with some orange essence.
  • Bounty/coconut and chocolate – Coconut choc shot – syns as above, or coconut essence and choc shot.
  • raisins or sultanas – 25g is 3.5 syns for some brands though check as it varies, add some cinnamon or mixed spice to make it extra tasty.
  • Cherry Bakewell – Almond essence and cherries (I buy frozen as they are so easy!), cooked cherries are quite low synned and I thought very worth it but you could add them in after if you prefer.

Baked Oats

The flavour options I would suggest are very similar to above. Just remember fruit is synned if it is cooked or pureed. Baked oats are really simple to make with a couple of tablespoons of yoghurt, an egg, 40g of oats (again I prefer the jumbo ones like those from Whites) and any flavouring/fruits etc you chose. Bake for around 30-40 minutes 200c.

Below are some Baked oats I made in a cherry bakewell flavour using the ingredients in the photo above. I spooned the mixture into silicone cake cases and a mixture using one healthy extra allowance of 40g made three buns. I put two cherries in each which in total weighed 24g. Slimming World say that 100g of cooked cherries is 2.5 syns so I allowed one syn but the choice is yours.

Overnight Oats

Overnight oats is really simple. It involved layering your oats with fruit and yoghurt in a glass, jar or similar (Though really a bowl will do and just not as attractive!) and leaving overnight to soak. The flavours then all mix well making I guess a kind of cold porridge type dessert which is quite tasty. My favourite way to do these is with defrosted frozen fruit or fresh strawberries but the combinations of fruits and yoghurts are endless.

Coating Chicken/Fish

Oats can be easily used in this way as an alternative to breadcrumbs. The amount you get for your 40g allowance would probably coat a large chicken breast well or two smaller ones and might just be a different way to get that fibre into a meal.

In a casserole or soup

If you find it hard to enjoy your healthy extra b or just fancy a change then popping the oats into a soup or casserole could make it so much more filling in the same way pearl barley does. It would be a good use of the second healthy extra b choice you have on a Slimming World SP day to make a lunch like soup more filling.

What do you make with oats? do you have any flavours you could recommend? Do comment and let me know I love trying new things! If you want to try other recipes with these oats that aren’t so Slimming World friendly but look rather tasty check out their website for lots of recipes here.


**This post is sponsored by Whites Organic Jumbo Porridge Oats** – read what that means here.


  1. April 17, 2018 / 11:26 pm

    Overnight oats look great! I keep meaning to get these done of an evening but never find a moment to prepare them! Love oats though and so healthy!

  2. April 18, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    I love the look of the strawberry combination, I wouldn’t mind that for breakfast! I do enjoy a good bowl of porridge but cannot have it on Keto 🙁 Good to know you can have them on Slimming World though! Sim x

  3. April 18, 2018 / 3:35 pm

    You’ve got some really good ideas here Jen. I am dairy and soya free so I use alotof oat milk and use oats for porridge and puddings love the cherry bakewell idea. I make a lot of chia bites and brownies but I think I could add oats into the recipe too!

  4. Charlie
    April 18, 2018 / 3:57 pm

    What great ideas!! You’re so right about just getting powder with the cheaper brands. I’ll keep an eye out for these now. Thanks

  5. April 18, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    overnight is one of my favourite things – I like the sound of baked oats too, really good idea for on the go breakfast or snacks

  6. April 18, 2018 / 10:37 pm

    We eat a lot of porridge and sometimes it gets a bit boring. I’ll have to try some of these ideas, they look tasty!

  7. April 18, 2018 / 10:57 pm

    These are fab ideas! Oats are so versatile arent they, I always have lots in the cupboard!

  8. April 19, 2018 / 6:47 am

    I am a porridge baby and love mg oats often making overnight oats with favourite fruits.

  9. April 19, 2018 / 12:54 pm

    Overnight oats was king when I did Slimming World! I fell off that wagon though…

  10. April 21, 2018 / 12:07 pm

    These are all great ideas. I have not tried overnight oats but I really should. Sounds delish!

  11. April 21, 2018 / 12:57 pm

    I’ve just had oat cakes for lunch! I love oats and you’ve got some great ideas here.

  12. April 23, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    I love overnight oats! Its such an easy way to have a healthy breakfast and prep the night before. Will have to try out this recipe.

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