Lighter Yorkshire Puddings

  • 5MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 71KCAL

A roast dinner wouldn’t be the same without these slimming-friendly Yorkshire Puddings – perfect if you’re calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories71
  • Carbs7g
  • Protein5g
  • Fat3g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars1g

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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 to know in the blurb!

When we started our slimming journeys, we never imagined we’d be able to enjoy another Yorkshire Pudding again, because of the high flour and fat content of traditional Yorkshire Puddings.

But then we managed to come up with this incredible recipe for Yorkshire Puddings! And now roast dinners are just perfect!

We’ve got a few recipes using this simple batter mix – why not take a look at these tasty dishes?

What diets is this Lighter Yorkshire Puddings recipe suitable for?

This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Plain flour

You could also enjoy this Yorkshire Puddings recipe if you’re dairy free by replacing the milk with a dairy free alternative.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Lighter Yorkshire Puddings?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Lighter Yorkshire Puddings recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Lighter Yorkshire Puddings recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Points per portion of this Lighter Yorkshire Puddings recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Our Yorkshire Pudding recipe makes the perfect, low Point accompaniment to a roast dinner!

Do you need any special ingredients to make Lighter Yorkshire Puddings?

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These monster Yorkshire Puddings are the perfect accompaniment to any roast dinner, or even any meal, and are pretty foolproof.

This means you don’t need to buy the frozen ones anymore. Just make these and your family will love you forever.

All these Yorkshire Puddings need is a little bit of elbow grease with a whisk, and a shallow muffin tray to cook them in!

Don’t use a big muffin tray, use one a bit shallower otherwise it might cause these to not rise as well, which would be very bad indeed. This one from Amazon is perfect! You could also pick one up at most large supermarkets too.

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You’ll need a shallow muffin tray to make these Yorkshire puddings.

How many calories are in these Yorkshire Puddings?

There are 71 calories in each of our slimming friendly Yorkshire Puddings. This means they fall into our Everyday Light recipe category.

This recipe is 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.

Step 1

Pre-heat oven to 210°C.

Step 2

Put all the ingredients in a decent sized bowl and whisk, by hand, until the mixture is smooth.

Step 3

Spray 4 holes in a small to medium sized muffin tray with a decent amount of Low Calorie Cooking Spray and place in the oven until it starts foaming slightly.

Step 4

Divide the batter evenly between the 4 moulds and place in the oven.

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Step 5

Do not open the oven door, but after about 10 minutes turn the oven down to just under 200°C and allow to cook for another 5 – 10 minutes (you should be able to take a look after about 15 minutes).

Step 6

When the Yorkshires are risen and nicely browned remove from the oven and serve.

Lighter Yorkshire Puddings_013_Pinch of Nom Slimming RecipesWhat should you should serve with Lighter Yorkshire Puddings?

Any of the classic roast dinner accompaniments will go with these delicious puddings. Why not try some of the following;

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Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.

How do you know when these Yorkshire Puddings are cooked?

You should cook this recipe until the puddings are golden brown and really puffed up and risen.

This should take approx 20 minutes in the oven.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you keep Yorkshire Puddings in the fridge?

Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.

If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Yorkshire Puddings in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze these Yorkshire Puddings?

Yes you can! 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.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

How do I reheat these Yorkshire Puddings?

From chilled: Reheat in a hot oven for 5 minutes until crispy. Careful not to let them burn.

From frozen: Cook from frozen. Reheat in a hot oven for 7-8 minutes until crispy. Careful not to let them burn.

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Lighter Yorkshire Puddings

A roast dinner wouldn’t be the same without these slimming-friendly Yorkshire Puddings – perfect if you’re calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • KCals 71
  • Carbs 7G
WW Points
  • 2 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 30 g Plain Flour
  • 2 Eggs
  • 75 ml Skimmed Milk
  • 1 Good pinch Salt
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 210°C
  2. Put all the ingredients in a decent sized bowl and whisk, by hand, until the mixture is smooth
  3. Spray 4 holes in a small to medium sized muffin tray with a decent amount of Low Calorie Cooking Spray and place in the oven until it starts foaming slightly
  4. Divide the batter evenly between the 4 moulds and place in the oven
  5. Do not open the oven door, but after about 10 minutes turn the oven down to just under 200°C and allow to cook for another 5 - 10 minutes (you should be able to take a look after about 15 minutes)
  6. When the Yorkshires are risen and nicely browned remove from the oven and serve

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Deborah BakerWednesday 11th September 2019

Made these for the first time last night and wow they are awesome.
Thank you looking forward to trying more recipes

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    Emma TFriday 13th September 2019

    Hi Debbie,

    So glad you enjoyed them!

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LizzieFriday 14th June 2019

For the comments asking about using G/F flour….. they work! Woohoo!!

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