Grain Free Strawberry Shortcake

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grain free strawberry shortcake

It’s already that time of year around here when strawberries are sold at roadside stands. One of the perks of being in California! We bought a big flat and had more than enough to use up. Although these weren’t the sweetest strawberries since they are the first harvest, they did just fine for this recipe!

Recipe: Grain Free Strawberry Shortcake (makes 3 large or 6 small shortcakes)


1/3 cup coconut flour

1/3 cup butter or coconut oil, melted

4 eggs

2-4 TBSP honey (depending on how sweet you want the shortcake)

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/2 tsp gluten-free, cornstarch-free baking powder

dash of salt

Coconut Milk Whipped Cream:

1 can full-fat, unsweetened coconut milk, refrigerated

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

1-2 tsp honey or pure maple syrup (if desired)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 3 ramekins or muffin tins with coconut oil. In a large bowl, beat together butter (or coconut oil), honey, eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and beat until well-combined and no lumps remain. Pour into 3 ramekins (leave room for the shortcakes to to rise). Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden brown and toothpick inserted comes out clean. Let cool for 5 minutes, carefully remove from ramekin and let cool completely.

Meanwhile, take coconut milk out of fridge and skim off the solid part into a mixing bowl. Don’t use the watery part. Beat the solid milk until peaks begin to form, then add vanilla and honey and beat for a few more minutes.

Once the shortcakes are cooled, cut in half:

Top with a bit of whipped cream and strawberries and top with the other half of the shortcake. Top with more whipped cream and strawberries, and enjoy!
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  1. says

    We bought berries y’day, too. I put some coconut sugar over them for the night after they were sliced. Tonight they should be syrupy. I was going to search out a pound cake alternative and woke up to find you’d already done it! Thanks!

  2. Karie says

    OMG this is my husband’s all-time favorite dessert, and to be able to make it for him paleo-friendly is so wonderful! Thanks! I can’t wait to make this!

  3. Amber says

    Hi, yesterday was the first time I’d seen your site, and I love it! I made this for friends who aren’t paleo last night (although due to a husband miscommunication we did use regular whip cream), but the cake part was DELICIOUS!!! They had no idea it was paleo, and couldn’t believe it once I told them. Hubby was excited, and he finished the last one off w/ blueberries after we ran out of strawberries, and said that was great too! Thanks again!


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