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This healthy strawberry shortcake recipe is perfect for a summer dessert! It works great for a cookout –make the biscuits ahead of time and guests can add the toppings.

Healthy Strawberry Shortcake

This healthy strawberry shortcake recipe is perfect for a summer dessert! It works great for a cookout –make the biscuits ahead of time and guests can add the toppings.  

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 225 kcal
Author Snacking in Sneakers

Ingredients

Shortcake Biscuits:

  • 3/4 cup 1% milk
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt (use 1/2 tsp salt if using unsalted butter)
  • 1/4 cup butter

Toppings:

  • Sliced strawberries (about 3/4 cup sliced per person)
  • Vanilla greek yogurt (about 1/3 cup per person; look for low-added-sugar varieties)

Instructions

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

  2. In a liquid measuring cup, measure out milk. Add 1 tbsp of lemon juice and set aside for a few minutes. (This gives it a semi-buttermilk quality; it’s normal for it to look like it’s ‘breaking.’)

  3. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter with a knife or pastry cutter until mixture is crumbly.

  4. Add milk/lemon juice to mixing bowl, and stir until just combined. Drop dough onto a baking sheet to make a total of 12 biscuits.

  5. Bake for 10-15 minutes, until shortcake biscuits start to turn golden brown along the edges. Place a shortcake biscuit on a plate and top with sliced strawberries and greek yogurt. (If you want the layered look as shown, slice biscuits in half and stack with strawberries and yogurt - or double up on the biscuit for a richer treat). Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Yield:

Recipe makes 12 shortcake biscuits.

 

Serving Size:

1 serving = 1 shortcake + 3/4 cup sliced berries + 1/3 cup vanilla greek yogurt

 

Nutrition Facts (approximate per serving):

225 calories, 5 g fat, 3 g sat fat, 226 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 17 g sugar, 10 g protein, Vitamin A: 3%, Vitamin C: 164%, Calcium: 21%, Iron: 9%, Potassium: 10%