Eating desserts can be a challenge when you are losing weight on Weight Watchers. But it doesn’t have to be! These strawberry lemon shortcakes are perfect and tastes wonderful. And the best part? They are only 5 SmartPoints per serving.
My sweet tooth is serious and can be such a struggle on Weight Watchers. Sometimes after dinner (or lunch), all I want is something sweet – mostly chocolate – to curb that craving.
And when I am not craving chocolate or just don’t have any of my chocolate chips to pop in my mouth, I turn to these shortcakes.
Why? Because they taste wonderful and are easy to make. Plus, who wouldn’t want a sweet treat for only 5 SmartPoints on Weight Watchers? That is totally doable, in my opinion!
When I am getting stressed (which I have been during the construction), I love sweets. And sweets aren’t good when you are trying – and struggling – to lose weight.
But I found something that isn’t terrible for me, and totally curbs that sweet tooth. Hello, lover. This recipe is not only kid friendly and toddler approved, it’s one that we make over and over again.
These strawberry lemon shortcakes are a perfect dessert for your Easter brunch. A little sweet, and a tad bit tart. A perfect combo in my book!
If you are looking for additional dessert recipes, I highly suggest this vegan chocolate pudding recipe (so easy) or this carrot cake cupcakes recipe.
Strawberry Lemon Shortcakes
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup quick-cooking oats
- 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 Tablespoons light butter
- 1 large egg
- 3 Tablespoons Almond-Milk or other low-fat milk
- 2 Tablespoons honey
- 2 Tablespoons plain fat-free yogurt
- 2 teaspoons lemon zest
- fat free cool whip
- 1 cup strawberries sliced
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
To Prepare the Shortcakes:
- In a large bowl, mix together the flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a small bowl (I used a ramekin), melt the 2 Tablespoons butter and pour the melted butter in with the flour mixture.
- In another bowl, beat the egg. Stir in the milk, honey, yogurt, and lemon zest. Add the egg mixture to the flour mixture and mix to combine.
- Spoon 8 dough balls onto a prepared cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool on a wire rack.
To Prepare the Whipped Cream:
- In a small bowl, mix together 1 Tablespoon honey, the remaining yogurt and fat free cool whip.
Assemble Your Strawberry Shortcake:
- Cut a shortcake in half. Add some of the whipped cream mixture. Add the fresh strawberries to the top and enjoy.
I don’t know what it is about stress and eating terrible things, but it’s so true. I can’t stop myself most times. I just want all the junk and bad things. These are SO good and totally worth the effort it takes to make them!
YUM! I’m totally with you on the eating sweets during stressful times. I do the same thing. And these shortcakes look PERFECT. Seriously. What a delicious summertime sweet that’s not sooooooo bad for you. 😉 I hope the house hunt and selling goes well.
Thank you Madison! I love making these (I’ve made them multiple times) and it’s just so delicious. I might need to make these this weekend.
These look so yummy! I love making homemade shortcakes. I can’t wait to try this!
It’s funny that you mention that. I have an update coming to the blog tomorrow.
Hope the house viewing went well this past weekend!
Thanks Macy. We are seeing if the offer we submitted yesterday is going to be accepted. And they might submit a counteroffer. We aren’t sure yet…but yes. It’s the one that I was tweeting about yesterday. It’s insane!
So excited to hear about the house- is that the one you were tweeting about? These shortcakes look heavenly!
Thank you so much Rachel. I hope it tastes as amazing to you as it was to us!
I hope you tried these this weekend! If not, I hope you try them soon. I need to make these again, because they were so good and so light! I love chocolate, but I also love desserts that aren’t chocolate.
Thank you so much. They are delicious and well worth making!
We saw – and put a verbal offer in – on one of the houses we saw yesterday. So crazy that we did that, but it was awesome. We couldn’t not put an offer in on the house. More to come on that!
This recipe looks SO good! Adding it to the queue. Yum!!
Oh my gosh Kristyn….I know what I’m doing this weekend! These look AMAZING
These sound so yummy!
I hope the house you are seeing is amazing, so exciting. For staging – we went in to one home that had soft music playing, some water and mints out and it felt like a beautiful model home. So, we did it at our house for our next showing – and it sold! Could be a coincidence, but doesn’t hurt, right?
Yes it does! I loved how great this tasted…so light and just wonderful. I would probably add more lemon to mine, but it was delicious either way.
Strawberry and lemon? Screams Spring and summer to me….can’t wait to try these and can’t wait to hear about the house!
Thank you Amanda! I agree…it’s delicious and something I need to make really soon.
Thank you. My husband can’t do regular milk, so we always only have Almond Milk. I use it for all my recipes if milk is an ingredient.
This looks like the perfect Springtime treat! And your pictures are beautiful! I really need to work on mine haha
Yum! I love that you already have the almond milk in there as I always try to sub that