Balsamic Grilled Strawberry Shortcake! (Sugar-Free & Gluten-Free)

10 June 2013

It seems quite a few people in my life are going through really big dietary restrictions.  Food is one of the ways that I express love, so I really like to challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone and make food that makes other people happy.  This recipe is really a redesign for a classic favorite of mine that I absolutely love during grilling season.  All the tweeks were made for a specific diet in mind, so if you don't have the same needs, you can absolutely make changes to suit your likes!

This is a really lovely take on the classic strawberry shortcake.  The grilled berries just add an extra element of WOW and take the flavors up.  This recipe is gluten-free & sugar-fee and it could easily be made lactose-free with a whipped cream substitute.  There are a couple of parts to this recipe and each of them are a cinch to make!

Coconut Flour Biscuits
1/3 cup coconut flour
5 tablespoons butter or coconut oil, softened
4 eggs
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon shredded coconut (optional for texture)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Combine all ingredients using an electric mixer and blend until smooth.  Scoop about 8-10 small balls using your hands or an ice cream scoop.  Pat the top down with your hand to make about 1/2"-3/4" patties.  Bake for 12-15 minutes until golden brown.

Balsamic Grilled Strawberries
1 pint of strawberries, hulled
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar (I used basil balsamic from Blue Heron to add a bit more depth)
1/3 cup honey or agave (or sugar)
wooden skewers

Whisk the balsamic with the honey together and then pour over strawberries.  Cover and store in the fridge for at least 3 hours or overnight.  Soak wooden skewers in water for at least 30 minutes (to avoid having them catch on fire on your grill).  Put the whole marinated strawberries on your skewers - about 4-8 per skewered depending on the size of the berries.  Grill over high heat for about 10 minutes, turning halfway through.

Balsamic Grilled Strawberry Shortcake!  Gluten-free AND Sugar-free!

Once the strawberries are ready, assemble them on top of your biscuits   Top with fresh whipped cream or a non-dairy topping.  You could also just drizzle the whole thing with some extra honey or agave and skip the cream.

This recipe is easy to make and it's the perfect thing to enjoy strawberry season!

1 comment:

  1. I'm totally excited to make this!I like how simple the biscuit recipe is and that it doesn't contain 3 different flours!


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