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.

Strawberry Lemon Shortcakes

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!

Strawberry Lemon Shortcakes

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.

Strawberry Lemon Shortcakes

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

Strawberry Lemon Shortcakes

Dash of Herbs
This recipe is 5 SmartPoints per serving, 1 shortcake, 1/4 cup whipped cream mixture, and strawberries.
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Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Servings 8 servings
Calories 128 kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Nutrition

Calories: 128kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 3.8gFat: 3.1gSaturated Fat: 1.5gCholesterol: 24.1mgSodium: 159mgFiber: 1.4gSugar: 6g
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20 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

  6. Oh my gosh Kristyn….I know what I’m doing this weekend! These look AMAZING

  7. 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?

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