Vegan Gluten-free Strawberry Shortcakes

Vegan and Gluten-free Strawberry Shortcakes- just one bowl and 15 minutes is all you need to prepare these delicious shortcakes! Made with whole grain flour and coconut oil. No starches or gums!

Vegan and Gluten-free Strawberry Shortcakes- just one bowl and 15 minutes is all you need to prepare these delicious shortcakes!  | Making Thyme for Health

Now that it’s officially summer we can eat all the strawberry shortcakes we want, right?!

That’s what I’m telling myself, at least.

I feel like it’s acceptable as long as they’re these strawberry shortcakes. Because you know I made them with wholesome ingredients. No refined sugars, dairy or white flour…just top-notch, bikini-loving goodness up in here.

Vegan and Gluten-free Strawberry Shortcakes- just one bowl and 15 minutes is all you need to prepare these delicious shortcakes!  | Making Thyme for Health

Strawberry shortcake is one of my all-time favorite summer desserts. The second I see a pint of those bright red sweet berries my mind immediately goes to soft cake and whipped cream.

But the thing is, I can’t find a premade shortcake that is made without white flour, sugar or dairy to save my life. Which is fine, on occasion, but if I’m going to buy a package of six and have them hanging around my house I want them to have SOMETHING nutritionally beneficial in them. So of course I did what any good food blogger would do and got to work on making my own at home.

I used a combo of my go-to gluten-free blend of brown rice flour and almond flour paired with Nutiva’s new buttery coconut oil (which literally smells like butter!), almond milk, vanilla extract and a few tablespoons of pure maple syrup.

If you cant find the butter-flavored coconut oil, you can use regular instead. They will have less of a buttery flavor but will still taste delicious layered with coconut whipped cream and fresh juicy strawberries. <<best combo ever

Vegan Gluten-free Strawberry Shortcakes

Vegan Gluten-free Strawberry Shortcakes

Vegan Gluten-free Strawberry Shortcakes

Vegan Gluten-free Strawberry Shortcakes

Vegan Gluten-free Strawberry Shortcakes

Vegan and Gluten-free Strawberry Shortcakes- just one bowl and 15 minutes is all you need to prepare these delicious shortcakes!  | Making Thyme for Health

 

Vegan Gluten-free Strawberry Shortcakes

Yield: 15 shortcakes

Prep Time: 15

Cook Time: 12

Total Time: 27

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Ingredients:

1 and 1/2 cup brown rice flour

1 cup almond flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

3/4 cup almond milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 tablespoons pure maple syrup

1/4 cup solid coconut oil*

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 400°F.

In a large bowl, combine brown rice flour, almond flour, baking powder and salt. Sift together and set aside. Using a pastry cutter or two forks, cut the coconut oil into the flour until the mixture resembles a coarse crumb.

In a measuring cup, combine 3/4 cup almond milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup. Pour the liquid into the bowl with the flour and stir until a dough forms. Using your hands, shape the dough into a large ball then transfer to a parchment paper lightly sprinkled with flour. Press it out to roughly 1-inch thick then use a cookie or biscuit cutter to cut out the shortcakes. Continue to ball up the dough, press it out and cut until you have 15 cakes.

Transfer the parchment paper to a baking sheet and bake in the oven for 10-12 minutes, until light golden brown on the edges. Set aside to cool for at least 15 minutes. Serve layered with whipped cream and strawberries and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts are for two shortcakes.

Because the cakes are made with whole grain flour, they have more of a dense texture. If you prefer a lighter texture and don’t mind baking with starches, you can try replacing 1/2 cup of the brown rice flour with tapioca flour.

 

Strawberry Shortcakes Nutrition

 

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