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Healthy Strawberry Shortcake (paleo + gluten-free)

June 20, 2020

The BEST healthy Strawberry Shortcake recipe that is also paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free and hands down one of the easiest desserts to bake.The BEST healthy Strawberry Shortcake recipe that is also paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free and hands down one of the easiest desserts to bake.

For anyone who knows me well, you know I am allergic to strawberries. YUP – flat out allergic. I get crazy hives and rashes and last time I ate one I had a rash in my “you know what” area.

So you guys know I love you a lot if I am making a strawberry shortcake recipe. The most requested recipe ever! Thankfully I am able to enjoy the shortcake and yogurt topping here. I just pick off the strawberries and share them with Ezra or Jord.

What I love about this healthy strawberry shortcake though is how easy it is to make. I promise you that even if baking isn’t for forte, you will be able to bake this. It took me a total of 5 minutes mix together or even less. Bake it in the oven for a bit, top it with some coconut yogurt or any yogurt/whipped topping you’d like. Then sprinkle strawberries on top and you are golden.

This Strawberry Shortcake is grain-free and made with almond flour. Plus it is lower in sugar and sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup.

What you need to make this:

  • Almond flour – I haven’t tested another flour (please see this blog post for almond flour 101)
  • Eggs – I haven’t tested flax eggs here
  • Coconut or avocado oil – either can work. As long as it is liquid form for coconut.
  • Maple syrup or honey – either works here. It is the main form of sweetener too! This is a lower in sugar recipe.
  • Yogurt of choice – anything works! I loved using coconut yogurt and I have also used a vanilla cow’s milk yogurt too.
  • Strawberries – the main star of the show for most. If you are allergic like me, you can use another fruit too like blueberries!

A few of my other favorite summery desserts: 6-ingredient Dark Chocolate S’mores Bars (gluten-free + nut-free)Healthy Fruit Crumble Bars with Oatmeal Crumb ToppingPaleo Blueberry Crumb Cake Muffins (gluten-free + dairy-free)

The BEST healthy Strawberry Shortcake recipe that is also paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free and hands down one of the easiest desserts to bake.The BEST healthy Strawberry Shortcake recipe that is also paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free and hands down one of the easiest desserts to bake.

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Healthy Strawberry Shortcake (paleo + gluten-free)

The BEST healthy Strawberry Shortcake recipe that is also paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free and hands down one of the easiest desserts to bake.

The BEST healthy Strawberry Shortcake recipe that is also paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free and hands down one of the easiest desserts to bake.

  • Author: Rachel
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Ingredients

Shortcake:

  • 2 eggs
  • 3 tablespoons liquid coconut oil or avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

Topping:

  • 1 cup yogurt of choice (anything works! I used coconut for dairy-free and vanilla cow’s milk for a dairy one)
  • 2 cups organic strawberries, washed and sliced

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a round baking with oil (I also love using these)
  2. Whisk together eggs, oil, maple syrup and vanilla until smooth
  3. Mix in almond flour and baking powder until smooth and no lumps are in the mix
  4. Add to baking dish and bake in oven for 15-18 minutes
  5. Let the cake cool a bit then spread yogurt on top and sliced strawberries
  6. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

*Store leftovers in airtight container for 3-5 days (depends on the strawberries!) I do like this best within the first 2 days

**I haven’t tested subs yet for eggs or anything flour

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12 Responses

  1. So delicious! I used egg substitute and 1/2 tablespoon of baking powder and it came out so fluffy and amazing. 3 tablespoons of maple syrup might have even been a bit sweet for my taste. Garnished with flake salt! Went great with farmer’s market strawberries ?

    p.s. thank u Rachel for your site! I met you at your LA book tour (big puffy pink jacket with my mom) but was too shy to interrupt your fans ☺️

  2. This. Was. Bonkers! I made it exactly as written and wow! So tasty! The only modification was that I used a square 8 x 8 pan – but it turned out perfectly! My six year old said it was the best cake she’s ever eaten! And she wants it as her birthday cake – at the end of October, when strawberries wildly in season here in Southern Ontario ??‍♀️! Run don’t walk to make this gem!

  3. This recipe is phenomenal!! honestly stunned at how well it turned out haha. i ended up baking the cake for 2x as long as the recipe said but i think that’s just our oven acting up. topped it with some vegan whipped topping instead of yogurt and it is the perfect light summery dessert!

  4. I had this on my list of things to make for quite some time now, and I am glad I finally made this. It was simple and so delicious! It’s actually quite a shame how good this is because we ate it so quickly and then I was sad it was all gone haha! I will definitely make this again soon!

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