Profiteroles

We’re always on the hunt for delicious slimming friendly desserts, and these low calorie Profiteroles fit the bill perfectly!

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Profiteroles are one of the most indulgent desserts, all that pastry, cream and chocolate… who’d have thought you could have these whilst following any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers!

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These Profiteroles are filled with reduced fat squirty cream.

You could fill them with anything you like, a low fat custard, or even your favourite jam. Just remember to add on any extra calories or other nutritional information.

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What do I need to make this Profiteroles recipe?

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This Profiteroles recipe is pretty easy to make, but requires a couple of kitchen tools.

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For perfect piping, you’ll need a silicone piping bag

A silicone piping bag is easy to rinse out, and can be used over and over again!

You can pick one up from Amazon.

You will also need a good baking tray and some baking parchment paper

You can use your piping bag to make these Churros

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How many calories are in these Profiteroles?

There are 30 calories in each Profiterole. 
These Profiteroles are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

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You could choose to make these Profiteroles bigger and make less of them but remember to adjust the calories accordingly!

How do I make these Profiteroles?

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Spray two baking trays with Frylight and line with baking parchment.

Step 2

Add the granulated sweetener, salt, Flora Light and water into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Take off the heat and mix in the flour. The mixture will look lumpy at first but persevere.

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Continue to mix until the mixture forms a ball and comes away from the sides of the saucepan.

This will take a lot of elbow grease and may not come together for around 5 minutes.

Profiteroles | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Step 3

Add the egg to the mixture and stir well to incorporate.

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It will look split at first but continue to stir until the mixture becomes glossy.

Profiteroles | Slimming & Weight Watchers Friendly

Step 4

Add the mixture to a piping bag with a wide nozzle.

Pipe 35 profiteroles onto the trays. If there are any little “tails” just dab them down with a wet finger.

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Step 5

Place in the oven for 40 minutes – do not open the oven door before this time or the profiteroles may collapse.

After this time, turn off the oven. Take the profiteroles out and turn them over. Return to the oven, leaving the door ajar and the oven off for a further 10 minutes to completely dry out.

Step 6

When they are completely cool, poke a hole in the bottom with a skewer.

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Take some reduced fat aerosol cream and poke the nozzle into the small hole in the base of each profiterole, squirting a small amount into each.

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Melt the chocolate in a microwave and drizzle over the top of the profiteroles. Serve immediately!

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Can I freeze these Profiteroles?

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
– Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
– Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
– Defrost thoroughly before eating.
– Decorate with chocolate and use the aerosol cream to fill once defrosted.

Whenever we need to replace oil in cooking we use Frylight. Perfect for everyday frying and cooking, it delivers exactly one calorie per spray.

We think the Sunflower flavour is perfect for this Profiteroles recipe, but you can use whichever one you prefer.
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profiteroles 60 minutes

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30kcal 1

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INSTRUCTIONS
  1. Preheat the oven to 160 degrees. Spray two baking trays with Frylight and line with baking parchment.
  2. Add the granulated sweetener, salt, Flora Light and water into a saucepan and bring to the boil. Take off the heat and mix in the flour. The mixture will look lumpy at first but persevere. Continue to mix until the mixture forms a ball and comes away from the sides of the saucepan. This will take a lot of elbow grease (think of the Body Magic!!) and may not come together for around 5 minutes.
  3. Add the egg to the mixture and stir well to incorporate. It will look split at first but continue to stir until the mixture becomes glossy.
  4. Add the mixture to a piping bag with a wide nozzle. Pipe 35 profiteroles onto the trays. If there are any little "tails" just dab them down with a wet finger.
  5. Place in the oven for 40 minutes - do not open the oven door before this time or the profiteroles may collapse. After this time, turn off the oven. Take the profiteroles out and turn them over. Return to the oven, leaving the door ajar and the oven off for a further 10 minutes to completely dry out.
  6. When they are completely cool, poke a hole in the bottom with a skewer, take some reduced fat aerosol cream and poke the nozzle into the small hole in the base of each profiterole, squirting a small amount into each. Melt the chocolate in a microwave and drizzle over the top of the profiteroles. Serve immediately!

If you make this recipe, snap a pic and hashtag it #pinchofnom — We love to see your creations on InstagramFacebook, & Twitter!

RECIPE NOTES

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This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
- Defrost thoroughly before reheating (you can use the defrost setting on your microwave.)
- Make sure it is piping hot all the way through before serving.

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5 Comments
  1. I know you said use immediately? Does it collapse within itself if left too long? I want to make these for a buffet party and will need to keep it for a couple hours. I usually make full fat stuff but this sounds just as good! Thanks

  2. I make profiteroles but do not add any sugar to the “dough” find it is not necessary as you have the filling and topping which for me makes it sweet enough – wonder if you have tried this

  3. Hi
    When freezing would you only freeze after baking (without the chocolate and cream)
    Or would halving the ingredients make half the mix? Thank you

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