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.

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NutritionPer Serving

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

Lighter Yorkshire Puddings - Pinch of Nom Slimming Recipes

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.

These monster Yorkshire Puddings are pretty foolproof: light and fluffy on the inside with a little bit of bite on the outside. No need to buy frozen ones anymore when you can get the perfect Yorkie in less than half an hour.

The best bit is, this batter works so well for so many recipes so once you’ve mastered it, you’ll want to use it again and again for mini versions or even Yorkshire pudding wraps!

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 Point 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?

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.

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A decent sized mixing bowl is needed to thoroughly whisk your batter and a decent one will last you for years.

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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 - 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
  • WW
    1 Smart
    Points
  • 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

We use a fan assisted oven for all of our recipes. Check out our oven temperature conversion guide.

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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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35 comments

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KTMonday 22nd June 2020

Are these syn free please

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Lucy NealMonday 4th May 2020

Really enjoyed these yorkshire puddings, best recipe I’ve tried for them yet!

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    HollyTuesday 5th May 2020

    Hi Lucy, so glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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Yummy 6Wednesday 22nd April 2020

Made these for the first time yesterday – best Yorkshire’s ever can’t believe they are only 1 WW point each

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    HollyTuesday 5th May 2020

    So glad you enjoyed this recipe!

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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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KateSunday 27th January 2019

Hi there!

Hoping to make these tonight, they look great! Quick question-should I preheat the muffin pan as well as the oven? I’ve read the instructions a hundred times and unless I’m missing it I can’t see it-so presuming you just pour the mix into a cold pan?
Thanks x

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GabbySunday 15th July 2018

Can you reheat this as I’m going to find it difficult to make these and my beef and potatoes all at the same time ????

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JoSunday 24th June 2018

Thank you so much for this recipe, made these today , having never made yorkshire puddings from scratch before these were surprisingly easy and tasted great ! 🙂

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JayneSunday 17th June 2018

Just made these for our Sunday roast and whilst we all ate them (me, hubby and 2 kids, age 6), we also all thought that they tasted like Yorkshire puddings at first but they tasted a bit eggy on the inside…did I do something wrong?
Would it work just with 1 egg?
I have a picture but not sure how to attach it to my comment.

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ColinSunday 11th March 2018

Made them with water instead of milk, still perfect!

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Mrs CSunday 11th March 2018

I am going to make these tomorrow. Is your oven temperature for a fan oven?

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LaurenSunday 11th February 2018

Can semi-skimmed milk be used instead of skimmed?

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CarrieSunday 29th October 2017

Can this be done with gluten free flour and almond milk?

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CarinaSunday 17th September 2017

The batter looks a bit egg heavy and yellow and looks like it may need more flour. Is this ok?

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KateTuesday 14th February 2017

Hi Sarah
We quite like them with jam too!

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Jane longSaturday 14th January 2017

Lovely!!!!

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    KaySaturday 14th January 2017

    <3

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CharlotteTuesday 20th December 2016

are we able to make the batter then set it aside? Thinking for Xmas day to prep as much beforehand as I can. Thanks

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LesleyFriday 16th December 2016

Can’t wait to try this on Sunday looks scrummy

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LynneMonday 21st November 2016

Looks good

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Joan TaylorSunday 20th November 2016

They look great – will be making some tomorrow!!!! Thanks very much – I have missed my Yorkies, so has my hubby so he will e delighted!

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VickySunday 23rd October 2016

Wow. These are amazing! Whole family loved them. Thanks. X

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KaySunday 9th October 2016

It’s nto counted from your HEA allowance – although you can take the milk from that if you wish x

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StephSunday 2nd October 2016

I found this recipe made at least 10 Yorkshires

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SallySunday 18th September 2016

These are simply the BEST!! We wont use any other recipe now…….these are light as a feather, crisp and delicious!!

Thank you for sharing the recipe.

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JoelyWednesday 7th September 2016

Can these be frozen?

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SammyMonday 8th August 2016

could you freeze these aswell

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AnneThursday 4th August 2016

we used to have them with golden syrup

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    KaySaturday 6th August 2016

    oooooooo

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AlanMonday 1st August 2016

We used to have it with butter spread on it then a sprinkle of sugar as a pudding

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Terrie FarrellSunday 24th July 2016

I love Yorkshire pudding with jam!

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