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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Brunch Shortcakes with Simple Yogurt Drop Biscuits

Shortcakes made with easy to make yogurt drop biscuits and filled with fruit and vanilla yogurt are perfect for brunch or a lighter dessert treat.

This post is sponsored in conjunction with #easterbrunchweek #ad. I was given products for recipe development and a prize pack for readers to win. As always, all opinions are honest and my own.

two plates, one with a peach brunch shortcake and one with sliced strawberries and yogurt in a biscuit

     Whipping up a batch of yogurt drop biscuits is quick and easy. They make the perfect base for so many things. In this case they become a tasty shortcake with vanilla yogurt and fruit. They would make for a fun breakfast or healthier spring treat!

     We are huge yogurt fans at our house. There is always a quart or two in the refrigerator.

     I love to bake with it. I think it helps ensure a nice soft texture.

      Yogurt is stirred in the batter of my sourdough muffins. It also makes an appearance in most if not all of my baked oatmeal recipes.

containter of stonyfield yogurt and bowl of yogurt drop biscuit dough

      We also love it topped with granola and fruit. Little Dude especially likes yogurt with blueberries or strawberries and coconut granola or maple cinnamon granola.

      I tend to almost exclusively buy organic whole milk yogurt, either plain or vanilla. I read some articles about the benefits of organic whole milk dairy a while back and that got us started.

      Now we really prefer the flavor and texture. It is so good and feels good to do something that's both tasty and healthier for our bodies.

bowl of biscuit dough and mounds of yogurt biscuit dough on baking sheet

       So I was super excited when I heard Stonyfield was sponsoring this week. Yo-baby was among Little Dude's first foods, so our history goes back a bit.

       It was tempting to make another flavor of baked oatmeal, but I thought it would be fun to do a little something different. Luckily these shortcakes came to mind.

       The drop biscuits are super simple to make. You can basically make them by doing a 1:1 ratio of yogurt and all-purpose baking mix (the kind you make biscuits and pancakes with).

tray of golden yogurt drop biscuits straight from the oven

      You can also make them with yogurt and a handful of pantry staples like I did. I used vanilla yogurt to make them lightly sweetened, but you could use plain yogurt for savory applications.

      I love drop biscuits because they are not at all finicky. Just stir together a shaggy dough and plop it on a baking sheet.

basket of golden yogurt drop biscuits ready to serve

       Because you don't have to knead or cut them, the batter can be looser and wetter to start. Thus the interior has a soft texture when they are done.

        Once the outsides are golden, they are ready. Just split them in half and fill them with vanilla yogurt and your favorite fruit.

         I hope you have been enjoying #easterbrunchweek as much as I have. This is my final recipe, so be sure to enter to win the prize pack while you can.

plates of shortcakes filled with yogurt, peaches and strawberries with quart of stonyfield yogurt

          Monday I have another fun treat for you. Hint: it involves chocolate and frosting!

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Yield: 8 servings

Brunch Shortcakes with Simple Yogurt Drop Biscuits

Shortcakes made with easy to make yogurt drop biscuits and filled with fruit and vanilla yogurt are perfect for brunch or a lighter dessert treat.
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 15 Mtotal time: 25 M


Yogurt Drop Biscuits
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup yogurt (plain or vanilla)
  • 2 Tablespoons melted butter
  • Optional: 1 Tablespoon sugar
For Shortcakes
  • 2 cups vanilla yogurt
  • 2 cups chopped fruit 


How to cook Brunch Shortcakes with Simple Yogurt Drop Biscuits

Yogurt Drop Biscuits
  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together the flour, baking powder and salt. 
  3. Stir in the yogurt and melted butter. 
  4. The dough should be shaggy and moist. Different yogurts have different moisture content, so an extra tablespoon or two of flour or yogurt may be needed at this point.
  5. Scoop about 3 Tablespoons of dough onto the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar if desired.
  6. Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Brunch Shortcakes
  1. Cut biscuits in half across the equator.
  2. Fill with vanilla yogurt and sliced fruit. 
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Shortcakes made with easy to make yogurt drop biscuits and filled with fruit and vanilla yogurt are perfect for brunch or a lighter dessert treat.


  1. I ❤️this! No cutting in butter and the addition of yogurt makes me think it's a little healthier. I can't wait to try this!

    1. It certainly is! I hope you enjoy them!

  2. I love that you use plain yogurt! I use to not be a big fan but now that I am all grown up, I love it! Ha ha! What a fun idea and a nice change for breakfast!

    1. It is definitely a fun way to switch things up!

  3. I love this idea! I will definitely be making some biscuits with yogurt!

  4. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe at the Merry Mood linky party! I’m featuring it at this week’s party.


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