CFYL'€™s Strawberry Shortcake- anti-cancer recipes- cook for your life

Strawberry Shortcake

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Clock Icon for Prep Time 30 min prep
Person Icon for Serving Size 12 servings
Carrot Icon for Number of Ingredients Size 14 ingredients
I love this classic all American dessert. This version of strawberry shortcake is a favorite at our classes. We use Whole Wheat Biscuits , a lot less sugar, and instead of whipped cream we...


For the biscuits

  • 1 cup low-fat Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup low-fat milk
  • 3 cups whole wheat pastry flour (see Ann’s Tip)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, chilled and cut into small pieces

For the Strawberries

  • 1 pint strawberries, washed, leaves removes, and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (optional)
  • 4 cups whole Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon agave, or to taste

Nutrition Facts


356 cals


18 g

Saturated Fat

11 g

Polyunsaturated Fat

1 g

Monounsaturated Fat

3 g


40 g


17 g


5 g


13 g


441 mg


  1. Prepare the biscuits as outlined here.
  2. In a small bowl, toss the strawberries with the brown sugar and lemon zest, if using. Let sit for at least 20 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, beat the yogurt with vanilla and agave. Taste to check the sweetness.
  4. Cut the biscuits in half across, and fill with the vanilla yogurt and strawberries. Serve immediately.

Registered Dietitian Approved

All our recipes are created by chefs and reviewed by our oncology-trained staff Registered Dietitian, Kate Ueland, MS, RD, to ensure that each is backed with scientific evidence and meets the standards set by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

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