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Paleo Strawberry Shortcakes

Author: Nicole Modic of @KALEJUNKIE

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
SERVES 6
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These paleo strawberry shortcakes are everything you could ever want in a strawberry shortcake: light, flaky shortcakes, filled with warm strawberries, all topped with some delicious whipped cream. You will be making these strawberry shortcakes for years to come.

Ingredients

FOR THE CAKES:

  • 2 1/2 cups cups almond flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 tsp sea salt

FOR THE TOPPING, FRESH:

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh strawberries
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup

FOR THE TOPPING, FROZEN:

  • 2 cups frozen strawberries
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp tapioca flour or arrowroot flour or corn starch

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F. 
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. 
  • If using fresh strawberries, slice and place in a medium bowl and mix with the maple syrup. Set aside. 
  • If using frozen strawberries, place a small pot on the stove over low heat and add the frozen strawberries and maple syrup. 
  • Stir for 4-5 minutes until the berries soften, using your spoon to mash the berries. 
  • Add the tapioca/arrowroot and mix together well. 
  • Remove from heat and set pot aside.
  • To prepare the shortcakes, add the dry ingredients to a bowl, mixing together well. 
  • Next add the honey, coconut oil and eggs. a dough will form.
  • Form six balls with your hands and place onto the tray. 
  • They should be about the size of golf balls. 
  • Use the palm of your hand and slightly flatten each shortcake (should be about 1 inch thick).
  • Bake for 14-15 minutes. 
  • Remove from oven. 
  • Let cool then slice each shortcake in half and fill the bottom with the strawberry mixture. 
  • Top with whipped cream or ice cream and the other shortcake piece! 
  • If you are going to freeze these, make sure to slice them in half before freezing them, so they are easy to defrost and pull apart.

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