Wednesday, February 20, 2013

strawberry shortcake, heart healthy!

i bought a box of heart smart bisquick a couple sundays ago thinking i would be full of energy to bake up a storm, but sadly i was not, and the bisquick sat in the pantry until today.

i had been wanting to make a yummy strawberry shortcake recipe for some time now and noticed the back of the box contained one.
s c o r e!

i love this recipe because i did not feel guilty eating it {ok, maybe a little because of the processed whipped topping - in the future i am reverting to my own concoction!}.  this uses heart healthy ingredients and is lower in cholesterol and fat.  being a heart nurse and having high cholesterol myself, i try to be mindful of how much fat i eat.

tomorrow cannot come soon enough because i am ready for my second helping.  everything together was so amazingly delicious! the shortcakes have a nice sweet flavor with a dense consistency.  love them.  my only regret is not eating them warm out of the oven and waiting a couple of hours.

I N G R E D I E N T S  &  D I R E C T I O N S

1 pint of sliced strawberries
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup bisquick heart smart mix
2 tbsp sugar
1/3 cup skim milk
whipped topping

> stir strawberries and 1/4 cup of sugar. {i did this earlier in the day so the strawberries had time to make juice}

> heat oven to 425 degrees.  stir bisquick mix, 2 tbsp sugar, and milk together until a soft dough forms.  drop by 4 spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.

>bake 10 minutes or until golden brown.  split warm shortcakes and fill with strawberries and topping.
makes 4 shortcakes.


Live Simply- Live Well said...

Looks delish! If I was not on paleo,I would totally try it.

Courtney said...

Yummy! Strawberry shortcake is one of my favorite desserts!

Lindsey Hohman said...

Yummy! My hubby has high cholesterol and we are both trying to lose weight... But this is a great alternative to a dessert! :) Thanks!

Stacia said...

I want you to be my neighbor and invite me over for this! Looks YUMMY! I love Bisquick, and it's probably the best for shortcake. Been using it for years!

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

Oh yum! Those strawberries are a welcome sight in the dead of winter, haha! Looks delicious! :)

Kristen said...

I am totally making this. Looks delish! And the strawberries have been really tasty this year.