This healthy-take on Strawberry Shortcake is Paleo, vegan and gluten/grain/dairy free!
Summer time is on its way which means picnics, cookouts and 4th of July celebrations. We’ve struggled in the past to find a healthier dessert option for these occasions, so we thought, why not create our own!
Our healthy Paleo Strawberry Shortcakes are deliciously sweet and moist, but are much better for you than your traditional recipe. Ours are free of refined sugar, and use whole food ingredients like strawberries, almond milk and coconut oil. And because we’d rather be outside enjoying our families than slaving away in the kitchen, we use a secret weapon: Paleo pancake mix, which makes these scrumptious shortcakes super simple to throw together in less than 30 minutes.
These Strawberry Shortcakes would be the perfect single-serving dessert to prepare for your July 4th party, and get 2 big thumbs up from the entire family. Everyone will swoon for the taste of fresh berries and whipped cream…yum!
1 container strawberries, sliced vertically
1/8 cup + 3 tbsp coconut sugar
2 1/3 cup Paleo pancake mix
1/2 cup almond or coconut milk
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
coconut whipped cream, store-bought
Preheat oven to 425F.
In a medium bowl, mix strawberry slices and 1/8 cup coconut sugar. Set aside.
In another medium bowl, stir pancake mix, almond or coconut milk, 3 tbsp coconut sugar and coconut oil until soft dough forms.
Use a cookie scoop to measure out 8 shortcakes. Gently shape them into biscuit shapes and place onto a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake 10-11 minutes or until golden brown.
Once cooled, cut shortcakes in half horizontally. Fill with strawberry mixture and coconut whipped cream.
If you want to add in other fresh berries to your shortcakes, go right ahead! Blueberries, raspberries and blackberries would be a delicious addition (and a red, white and blue hit for the 4th!). These Shortcakes will surely become a summer time classic in your family – enjoy!
Lyndsey is a healthy lifestyle blogger and recipe creator at mommafitlyndsey.com. She covers healthy recipes, meal planning & prep, and healthy lifestyle tips and products. She is a life-longer Pittsburgh native where she lives with her husband and two daughters. You can find Lyndsey at Momma Fit Lyndsey, on Pinterest, and Instagram at @lyndsey.picc and @mommafitlyndsey