Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake

Isn't the smell of fresh strawberries intoxicating?! I know strawberry season is in full swing in many parts of the US and that means one thing will be tempting a lot of you this month....strawberry shortcake.
05/20/2016 01:55 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017
'Strawberry shortcake dessert, selective focus.'
'Strawberry shortcake dessert, selective focus.'

Isn'tᅡᅠthe smell of fresh strawberries intoxicating?!

I know strawberry season is in full swing in many parts of the US and that means one thing will be tempting a lot of you this month....strawberry shortcake.

Strawberries are a veryᅡᅠsugary fruit and adding a heavy, sugared short cake doesn't do the waistline any favors. It's called shortcake because it's traditionally made with shortening but this recipe uses a fat that I like better and it eliminates white sugar. It's gluten free too!

This is a real treat and a great tasting version of the classic. You'll want to enjoy this one in moderationᅡᅠif you are on a weight loss journey. It's a perfect clean dessert to celebrate a special occasion!

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INGREDIENTS

1 cup almond flour or almond meal

2 tablespoons coconut flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon Himalyanᅡᅠsea salt

2 eggs, room temperature

1/4 cup melted coconut oil or grass fed butter

3 tablespoons honey

1/2 teaspoon almond OR vanilla extract

Topping Ideas:

Sliced strawberries

Blueberries (Any berries will do great)

Greek Yogurt

Slivered Almonds

Chopped Walnuts

Shredded Coconut

DIRECTIONS

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

Combine the almond and coconut flours, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Whisk together the remaining ingredients in a small bowl, and add to the flour mixture. Combine well.

Scoop the batter onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet with an ice cream scoop leaving room in between shortcakes.ᅡᅠYou shouldᅡᅠget about 8.

Bake for 11-14 minutes or until golden brown. (Check frequently to avoid over browning)

Serve warm or at room temperature with your favoriteᅡᅠtoppings.

Wrap leftovers and store refrigerated for up to a week. The shortcakes freeze well too.

For even more health benefits, find a local strawberry picking farm and harvest your own ingredients. It's a great activity for toning your legs and glutes.

If you want more recipes like this from Danette grab her Bikini Body Recipes book.