Healthy Shortcake Recipes

Find healthy, delicious shortcake recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Muffin-Tin Strawberry Shortcakes

Skip rolling and cutting dough and use your muffin tin in this healthy strawberry shortcake recipe. Look for lemon curd in the store near jams and jellies or skip it and combine the berries with 2 tablespoons sugar in Step 4.

Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes

Stuff each tender cupcake with a whole fresh strawberry for a fun surprise inside these healthier cupcakes--a perfectly portioned take on a classic strawberry shortcake.

Mini Angel Food Strawberry Shortcakes

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These adorable strawberry shortcakes are made with mini angel food cakes. These single-serve desserts are perfect for a picnic or party on a warm summer day.

Cornmeal-Pecan Shortcakes with Lemon Curd & Blueberries

Cream cheese and buttermilk are the secrets to these tender, scrumptious shortcakes.

Brown Sugar Peach Shortcakes

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Brown sugar-sweetened shortcakes with fresh, ripe peaches and a lightly sweetened cream topping that's reminiscent of crème fraîche is the perfect ending to a summer meal.

Strawberry Shortcake

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Besides succulent fresh, ripe strawberries, the key to a great strawberry shortcake lies in the quality of the biscuit. And this one is top-notch. These tender, sweet buttermilk biscuits are made with a blend of cake flour and whole-wheat flour and lightened by substituting reduced-fat cream cheese for some of the butter. As a delicately tangy alternative to whipped cream, we use a blend of cream and reduced-fat sour cream.

Cornmeal-Blueberry Shortcakes with Honey Whipped Cream

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The nutty flavor of cornmeal adds depth and a sunny golden hue in this sweet shortcake recipe. Here, the healthier biscuits hold fresh blueberries and a honey-scented whipped cream, but they're delightful with peaches and raspberries, roasted plums or cherry compote as well.

Roasted Pineapple Shortcakes

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Shortcake isn't just for strawberries. Roasted pineapple and macadamia nuts give this version a Hawaiian twist and perfume the kitchen with a tropical fragrance. Leftover shortcakes freeze well and the pineapple is also great on its own.

Cran-Raspberry Shortcakes

Shortcakes are biscuit-like desserts that are typically served with fruit and whipped cream. While strawberry shortcake may first come to mind, this shortcake recipe is definitely worth a try. Cranberries and raspberries make a delightful combination, and the whipped dessert topping has less fat than regular whipped cream.

Apricot-Strawberry Buckwheat Shortcakes

This whole-grain shortcake recipe pairs perfectly with any fruit filling for a healthy dessert. We prefer light buckwheat flour over the darker variety--its milder flavor lets the fruit shine.

Berry Ginger Shortcakes

For this ginger-flavored berry dessert recipe, sweet biscuits are split in half, filled with sweetened berries and topped with sour cream-flavored whipped topping. Heavenly!

Gingered Shortcake Bites

This mini shortcake recipe has just 83 calories per serving. If you use the sugar substitute option, they'll have even fewer calories and carbs.

Inspiration and Ideas

Toasted-Oat Shortcakes with Basil-Scented Peaches

These toasted oat shortcakes are filled with basil-infused peaches and topped with vanilla frozen yogurt in this decadent summer dessert.

Strawberry Shortcakes

Lightly sweetened yogurt cream is a delicious healthy alternative to whipped cream. Substitute your favorite summer fruit for the strawberries if you prefer.