Heartier biscuits topped with vanilla yogurt and fresh strawberries— it’s a strawberry shortcake you can feel good about eating for breakfast!
We’ve all had strawberry shortcakes for breakfast, right? There’s no way that’s just me. Growing up it was an extra special treat, and I admit I still indulge from time to time when strawberries are fresh and plentiful.
And when you think about it, strawberry shortcakes aren’t that far from real breakfast food as long as you stick to the traditional biscuit instead of cake. All I did was swap out the whipped cream for yogurt, add a little whole wheat flour and oats to the biscuits, and left the berries sugar-free. Still as tasty as ever! And now you can eliminate all the guilt and just go for it.
Strawberry shortcakes for breakfast, our mornings will never be the same.
- 1 cup (120 grams) all-purpose flour
- ¾ cup (85 grams) whole wheat flour
- ⅓ cup (33 grams) old-fashioned oats
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons (85 grams) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
- ¾ cup (180 ml) cold buttermilk
- 3 cups (960 grams) vanilla yogurt (see Note)
- 3 cups (500 grams) sliced fresh strawberries
- To make the biscuits, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl combine the all-purpose flour, whole wheat flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, salt and sugar. Use a pastry blender or two knives to blend the butter into the dry ingredients until the butter is the size of small peas. Add the buttermilk and use a rubber spatula to combine the mixture into a crumbly dough.
- Dump the mixture out onto a clean surface and use your hands to work the dough into a disk about 1½ inches thick. Use a 3 or 4-inch round cutter to cut the dough into 6 rounds. Place rounds on the prepared sheet pan and brush with more buttermilk. Bake until the bottoms of the biscuits are golden brown, about 20 minutes.
- Serve the biscuits either warm or at room temperature, topped with yogurt and sliced strawberries.
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