Whole Wheat Strawberry Shortcake Cups

21 Jun

It’s finally summer! I probably say that every year, but in Wisconsin, summer is an especially happy, albeit short, time of year.

And with the jubilation of summer, comes delicious summery recipes, full of fresh fruit, seasonal produce, and cold treats. To add to it, it’s the 6th birthday of The Recipe Redux!

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Yep, six years of transforming everyday recipes into delicious, healthy options, and the group is still growing strong. It’s always a joy to step up to the monthly challenges and recipe contests.

And as such, there’s much to celebrate, which is why we were tasked with creating a small bite dessert recipe. This recipe for whole wheat strawberry shortcake cups is the PERFECT small bite dessert. It’s simple, vegan, low in sugar, and packed with fresh fruit. It’s also modeled by a beloved childhood character!

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They’re great for entertaining, or a quick dessert to enjoy with your family while watching the fireflies in the backyard during sunset.

Regardless who you serve these to, everyone will be delighted by this small bite dessert!

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Whole Wheat Strawberry Shortcake Cups

Makes 9 shortcake cups

  • 1 C whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp cold coconut oil
  • 1/2 C nondairy milk
  • 12 large strawberries, diced
  • 1 can full-fat coconut cream, refrigerated overnight
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 425. Grease the bottom side of a mini muffin tin and set aside. Place your stand mixer’s metal bowl and beater in the freezer (this will be used for the whipped coconut cream).

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, powder, and salt. Use a fork to cut in the cold coconut oil. Gradually stir in the milk until a dough forms.

Scoop about two tablespoons of the dough and pat it into a flat circle with your hands. Press this around one of the muffin tin bottoms. Repeat with the rest of the dough; you should get 9 from the batch.

Bake at 425 for 8 minutes, or until the cups just turn brown.

Let cool on a wire rack for a few minutes before carefully removing the cups from the muffin tin. Then, let cool completely.

In the meantime, dice the strawberries – you want small pieces, not whole slices – and set aside in a bowl.

To make the whipped coconut cream, take the lid off of the can and scoop out the coconut cream solids into your frozen mixing bowl. Keep the liquid for another use (like in iced coffee, or oatmeal!).

Beat the coconut cream on medium speed to start, then turn it to high. Beat for 7-8 minutes. Add the sugar and vanilla and beat one more minute.

To assemble, place the biscuit cups right-side up on a serving platter. Spoon in diced strawberries, and top with whipped coconut cream. Garnish with some fresh mint or a sprinkle of cinnamon. Enjoy!

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18 Responses to “Whole Wheat Strawberry Shortcake Cups”

  1. GiGi Eats Celebrities June 21, 2017 at 9:14 am #

    Those look like great 4th of July desserts!!

  2. meredith June 21, 2017 at 9:35 am #

    I love these mini-strawberry shortcake cups! What a great way of making the shortcake a little healthier – and your whipped coconut cream looks so delicious!

    • xtinaluvspink June 21, 2017 at 10:12 am #

      Thanks so much! It really is a great treat. I may have eaten two of those immediately after photographing them 🙂

  3. Abbey Sharp June 21, 2017 at 2:27 pm #

    LOVE this healthy take on a classic! Gives me more of an excuse to get my dessert in!! haha

  4. Deborah @ Confessions of a mother runner June 21, 2017 at 3:07 pm #

    we are all about strawberries over here what a fun summer dessert

  5. Farrah June 21, 2017 at 5:22 pm #

    Ah, strawberry shortcake! One of my newest favorites! ❤ I'm definitely gonna need to try making this soon!

    • xtinaluvspink June 21, 2017 at 10:41 pm #

      My family used to make it with the store-bought shortcakes and whipped topping. I promise this is better tasting and nutrition!!

  6. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health June 21, 2017 at 10:14 pm #

    im absolutely loving shortcake everywhere these last 2 weeks.

  7. Carmy @ carmyy.com June 22, 2017 at 5:04 pm #

    These are so cute! I’d love 10 of these!

  8. ilkasblog June 22, 2017 at 6:45 pm #

    You had me at strawberry and then at shortcake….yum!

  9. Tara @ A Daily Dose of Fit June 23, 2017 at 2:02 pm #

    I love strawberry shortcakes! And the cartoon, too…still have my fav Strawberry Shortcake book from when I was a kid!

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