Light Yorkshire Puddings

As you may know we have a slimming friendly Lighter Yorkshire Pudding recipe here on the site, but if you prefer a more traditional Yorkshire Pudding using oil rather than low calorie cooking spray why not try this one.

Light Yorkshire Puddings | Slimming & Weight Watcher Friendly

These are still slimming-friendly Yorkshire Puddings – and still perfect if you’re calorie counting or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers, they’re just slightly higher in calories than the lighter version.

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How many Calories in these Light Yorkshire Puddings?

There are 90 calories in each of these Yorkshire Puddings, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category.

These Light Yorkshire Puddings 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.

How Weight Watchers Friendly are these Light Yorkshire Puddings?

Each Yorkshire Pudding will cost you 2 Points. However, please do check the points values yourself.

What diets is this 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, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly are these Yorkshire Puddings?

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

At just 1 Point per portion, you’ll never want to buy the shop bought version again!

How to make this Yorkshire Puddings recipe

If you think that Yorkshire Puddings are complicated to make, then you’ve gotta try out this recipe! Here’s a summary;

  • Whisk all the ingredients up in a large bowl until frothy
  • Divide the oil between the 12 muffin moulds and place into a preheated oven until it starts to smoke
  • Divide the batter between the oiled muffin moulds and place in the oven
  • Cook until puffed up and golden
  • Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below

What should you should serve with Yorkshire Puddings?

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

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

Do you need any special ingredients to make 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!

You’ll need a shallow muffin tray to make these Yorkshire puddings.  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.Light Yorkshire Puddings | Slimming & Weight Watcher Friendly

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.

Light Yorkshire Puddings | Slimming & Weight Watcher Friendly

Can I freeze 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 Yorkshire Puddings?

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

From frozen: Cook from frozen. Reheat in a hot oven for 5 – 7 minutes until crispy. Careful not to let them burn.

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These Light Yorkshire Puddings are ace & look amazing. Super easy too.

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90kcal 2

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  1. Pre-heat oven to 230°C, 210°C Fan Oven or Gas Mark 8
  2. Add 1/2 teaspoon of oil to bottom of a 12 hole non-stick muffin tray, then put it in the oven to heat the oil
  3. Add the flour, salt and eggs into a decent size bowl (you need to have plenty of space for whisking!) then beat/whisk until the mix is smooth
  4. Gradually add the milk and keep whisking until smooth, then pour into a jug
  5. Carefully remove the tray from the oven and divide the batter equally between the 12 holes. The oil should sizzle when you add the batter
  6. Put the tray back into the oven and leave it for 20-25 minutes (until the puddings have puffed up and browned) - don't be tempted to open the oven door before the 20 minutes are up or the puddings will sink!
  7. Serve straight away, but if there's any spare you can just pop them in the freezer where they'll last a month or so

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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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  1. I’v just made these , they are delicious. But it says in the writing it’s 1 1/2 each but in the recipe it’s says 3 1/2 each? Which is it please.

  2. I’ve been using frylite on the tray for years now. 2 or 3 sprays in each bit is enough to stop the Yorkshire’s sticking and leaves them much less greasy.

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