Ready for a light, delicious and refreshing summer dessert? Say hello to this coconut flour strawberry shortcake! Strawberry shortcake is one of the lightest, most delicious summer treats (in my opinion!). This year I decided to remake your classic strawberry shortcake as a healthier, allergy friendly dessert. Read on for the recipe – it’s so good!
1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 tsp baking powder
3 TBS maple syrup (if you’re keto, try a sugar free maple syrup)
1/4 tsp salt
Preheat the oven to 350 and grease a muffin tin with cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix together all your ingredients. Stir until well combined.
Slowly add your coconut flour batter to your greased muffin tins, filling them 3/4 the way up.
Bake your coconut flour shortcakes for 15-20 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean.
Cool for 10-15 minutes before removing from the pan.
Cut each muffin in half and top with fresh whipped cream and fresh fruit (recipe for the whipped cream below).
Whipped Cream Ingredients:
1 (14oz) can full fat coconut milk
2-3 TBS maple syrup or honey (use a sugar free sweetener for a keto/low carb version!)
1 tsp vanilla
1/8 tsp salt (optional)
diced strawberries and blueberries for serving
Whipped Cream Directions:
Place your can of coconut milk in the fridge overnight or for at least 6 hours.
Remove from the fridge and carefully open the can with a can opener.
Gently remove the coconut cream from the can with a spoon (the coconut cream will naturally separate from the coconut milk when it’s cold and sit on top). Make sure you only get the coconut cream and not the milk. The milk will be clear and the cream is bright white!
Whip the coconut cream in a large bowl with a hand-mixer until fluffy.
Add in maple syrup (or preferred sweetener), vanilla and sea salt and whip until smooth.
Use the whipped cream to layer the coconut shortcake and layer with berries (see photos for the finished product).
Keep refrigerated before serving!
If you’re down to try a dairy and gluten free, paleo and keto friendly dessert, save this recipe and try it out! I promise it’s worth your while. Let me know if you try it!