Strawberry Shortcakes

By ADW|2017-09-19T15:14:54-04:00Updated: September 19th, 2017|Desserts, Diabetes Recipes, Fruit|0 Comments


  • 1 package fast-rising yeast
  • 2 tablespoons hot water (115°F / 45°C)
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 3/4 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 6 packets Equal® sweetener or ¼ cup Equal® Spoonful™
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons cold margarine, cut into pieces
  • 2/3 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups sliced strawberries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Equal® for Recipes or 4 1/2 packets Equal® sweetener or 3 tablespoons Equal® Spoonful™
  • Light whipped topping (optional)
  • Mint Sprigs


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F (205°C).
  2. Mix yeast and hot water in small bowl; let stand 5 minutes.
  3. Combine flour, oats, 1¾ teaspoons Equal® for Recipes, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in medium bowl; cut in margarine with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  4. Stir buttermilk and yeast mixture into flour mixture, making a moderately stiff dough. Knead dough on lightly floured surface 3 to 4 times.
  5. Let dough rise, covered, in warm place until almost doubled in size, 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Punch dough down. Roll dough on lightly floured surface to 1/2″ thickness; cut into hearts or other shapes with 3-inch cutter.
  7. Bake on greased cookie sheet in oven for 20 minutes or until biscuits are browned.
  8. Sprinkle strawberries with 1½ teaspoons Equal® for Recipes.
  9. Split warm biscuits and place on plates. Spoon strawberries over. Garnish with dollops of whipped topping and mint sprigs.

Food Exchanges: 2 1/2 Bread, 1/2 Fruit, 1 Fat

Nutritional Info (per serving):
Makes 6 Servings
Calories: 256
Protein: 7g
Carbohydrate: 42g
Fat: 7g
Cholesterol: 1mg
Sodium: 462mg

Recipe provided courtesy of Merisant Corporation ® and the NutraSweet Company, makers of Equal®.

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