Gluten-Free Coconut-Almond Strawberry Shortcakes

You can make a healthier version of the standard shortcake, and with this recipe you'd never suspect it wasn't the classic! Protein-packed almond flour adds a moist, buttery texture while coconut flour contributes a wonderful layer of flavor along with a boost of fiber. In place of the usual heavy cream or milk, we've swapped in Greek yogurt, which adds a nice buttermilk-like tang.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 30 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

3 cups strawberries, rinsed, hulled and halved

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut, for sprinkling

3 tablespoons coconut sugar

Whipped coconut cream, for serving

3/4 cup Gluten-Free Flour Blend recipe follows, plus more for rolling the biscuits

1/3 cup almond flour

2 tablespoons coconut flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces and frozen

One 6-ounce container plain Greek yogurt

Gluten-Free Flour Blend:

1 1/2 cups (187 grams) tapioca flour

3 cups (435 grams) white rice flour

3/4 cup (123 grams) potato starch

1 tablespoon (8 grams) xanthan gum

1 1/2 teaspoons (5 grams) salt


  1. Place the strawberries in a medium bowl and sprinkle with the lemon juice and 1 tablespoon sugar; gently toss and let sit for about 30 minutes. 
  2. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a food processor, combine the gluten-free flour blend, almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, baking soda and remaining 2 tablespoons of coconut sugar. Add the butter and pulse until coarse crumbs form. Add the yogurt and vanilla; pulse to combine. 
  3. On a piece of parchment paper dusted with flour blend, pat out the dough until about 3/4-inch thick; cut into 6 equal rounds. Brush the tops with water and sprinkle with shredded coconut. Transfer to a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake until golden, about 12 minutes; let cool on the baking sheet. To serve, split the biscuits in half; fill with the strawberries and their juices and whipped coconut cream.

Gluten-Free Flour Blend:

Yield: About 5 1/3 cups
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the rice flour, tapioca flour, potato starch, xanthan gum and salt.