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Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

This gluten free strawberry shortcake recipe tastes just as good as a regular version. I love a dessert that isn’t too sweet, and this really hit the spot.  My mom made the one pictures, and when she asked if we’d rather have whipped cream or ice cream on it, the vote for ice cream was unanimous.   Mom wanted to melt some chocolate to drizzle over it, but we wanted it just as you see it. Traditionally though, it is served with whipped cream and the strawberries will have been sugared a little and allowed to sit long enough to sweat out some juice.

gluten free strawberry shortcake

Gluten Free Strawberry Shortcake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups gluten free Biscuit Mix
  • 2 tbsp cold butter
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup cold water
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tbsp melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 2 cups sliced fresh strawberries
  • vanilla ice cream or whipped cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.  
  2. Grease a baking sheet.
  3. Combine Biscuit Mix, baking soda, baking powder, and white sugar.
  4. Cut cold butter and coconut oil into dry ingredients until it is well blended, and pea sized lumps are formed.  
  5. Whisk the egg and water together before adding to the dry ingredients.  
  6. Combine gently, do not over mix.  
  7. Sprinkle a little of the dry biscuit mix, or gluten free flour onto your work surface and roll or pat the dough out until it is 1/2 inch thick.  
  8. Cut into 10 biscuits, and place them on your prepared baking sheet.  
  9. Combine the cinnamon and coconut sugar.  
  10. Brush with melted butter or coconut oil and sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar.  
  11. Bake for 15 minutes.  
  12. Cool on a wire rack.
  13. Slice biscuits and fill with sliced strawberries and vanilla ice cream, or whipped cream.

We use Namaste Foods brand baking mix for this gluten free strawberry shortcake recipe.  They have several gluten free flour replacements that you can use for sweet or savory recipes.  We love their waffle and pancake mix too. Feel free to get creative with the shape of your biscuits. Sometimes we cut the dough into triangles.

In case you’re confused by the package of dish shaped spongecakes the grocery stores always sell near the fresh strawberries, strawberry shortcake is meant to be served on a lightly sweet biscuit. That other thing is called “fresh strawberries on a pre-fab sponge”. It’s probably not really called that, but it’s not shortcake!

Enjoy!

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