Low-Carb Paleo Strawberry Shortcake with Whipped Coconut Cream

A quick and delicious low carb Paleo strawberry shortcake recipe

Spring has arrived and it’s the season for juicy and delicious strawberries.

And what better way to enjoy these beauties than in a Strawberry Shortcake?

When it comes to making this long-loved dessert, purists insist there is only ONE true shortcake: The old-fashioned, biscuit-like variety with a crunchy exterior and a hint of sweetness that allows the berries to take center stage.

And we agree!

Unfortunately, this old-fashioned favorite is typically rife with sugar and refined flour, making the strawberries the only part worth eating!

But that’s about to change…

choose organic strawberries

Are you a strawberry lover? Be sure to pick organic. Strawberries are among the top crops contaminated with pesticides.

Paleo Strawberry Shortcake: The Grain-Free, Low-Carb Version of an Old-Fashioned Favorite

Using our all-purpose grain-free, gluten-free Miracle Mix and a few other staple ingredients, we whipped up the purists-variety of this delicious dessert in just a few minutes.

You can either spread into a pan to create neat slices (as we’ve shown in the photos here) or you can simply drop the dough in serving-sized lumps onto the greased pan for a more rustic, free-form biscuit shortcake (“country style”).

And this super-simple recipe doesn’t just work for Paleo strawberry shortcake. The dough is also perfect for making fruit cobblers. Simply take your favorite cobbler recipe and substitute the quick dough using Miracle Mix for the topping – swapping out the unhealthy Bisquick or flour-based topping.

Speaking of Bisquick, our versatile Miracle Mix also lets you make Paleo Breakfast Biscuit Sandwiches, fluffy pancakes and waffles, and much much more.

Delicious low carb Paleo strawberry shortcake!

Paleo Strawberry Shortcake Recipe

If you want your shortcake to be a bit sweeter, add 10-15 drops of liquid stevia or 2 Tbsp. powdered Coconut Sugar or Erythritol to the dough before baking.

Ripe strawberries are best for this recipe. They will macerate well, releasing their sweet juices,  which you can sop up with the shortcake (guilt-free!).

Need another excuse to indulge? Each delicious serving provides 42% of the RDA for antioxidant vitamin C, as well as an excellent source of fiber and a good source of protein.

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Paleo Strawberry Shortcake Recipe
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  • 1 ¼ cup Miracle Mix
  • 6 Tbsp. virgin coconut oil or butter, melted
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 3 pastured eggs
  • 1 Tbsp. organic cultured sour cream or coconut yogurt
  • 2 cups organic strawberries, quartered
  • 2 Tbsp. Coconut Sugar or Erythritol (for macerating strawberries)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • Fresh organic whipped cream or Coconut Whipped Cream (see below)
  1. Grease an 8×8 pan and preheat oven to 350 F.
  2. Place strawberries in a non-reactive bowl and sprinkle with Coconut Sugar or Erythritol. Pour in lemon juice and toss to coat (this lets strawberries macerate). Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together eggs, oil, vanilla and sour cream or yogurt.
  4. Add Miracle Mix and stir well to combine.
  5. Scrape batter (it will be thick) into pan. Alternately, you can drop batter by large spoonfuls for a more rustic, biscuit-like shortcake.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes to golden.
  7. Let cool slightly, then top with berries and fresh organic whipped cream or Coconut Whipped Cream (recipe follows).
238 calories, 19 g fat, 11 g saturated fat, 5 g monounsaturated fat, 2 g polyunsaturated fat, 79 mg cholesterol, 12 g carbohydrates, 5 g sugar, 5 g fiber, 6 g protein, 320 mg sodium, 174 mg potassium, 49 mg calcium, 101 mg phosphorous


BONUS RECIPE: Coconut Whipped Cream

This quick and healthy dairy-free alternative to traditional whipped cream is simple to make. Add 1/2 tsp. organic vanilla extract or lemon extract for a flavorful twist.

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Coconut Whipped Cream
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  • 1 can Native Forest Organic Coconut Milk (full fat!)
  • 10 drops liquid stevia extract
  1. Place the can of coconut milk in the refrigerator and chill overnight.
  2. Place a medium-sized, deep metal mixing bowl and beaters in the freezer and chill.
  3. Remove coconut milk from refrigerator, but do not agitate – you want it to remain separated. Open the can and scoop off the cream layer that has risen to the top. Place cream in chilled bowl.
  4. Beat the coconut cream on high speed for 2-3 minutes or until fluffy peaks form.
  5. Add stevia drops while mixers are going to incorporate.



  1. Kathi says

    I am surprised you recommend Cascadian Farms as a source for the berries in the accompanying article. This company is now owned by General Mills, a member of the GMA (Grocery Manufacturers Assn) of America. These are the people fighting “tooth and nail” to not allow us access to GMO labeling in the USA.

    I realize sourcing out “clean companies” is sometimes very difficult but it sure would be a tremendous help to us consumers if we could know we are listening to a company which also has our values at heart.

    • Jon Herring says

      Hi Kathi,

      Thank you for your note and we are certainly aware of the controversy surrounding the labeling of genetically modified foods and the companies that oppose the consumer’s basic right to know what is in their food and how it is grown and produced.

      It is an unfortunate and distressing aspect of modern economics that hundreds of smaller companies – many of which are consumer favorites because of their high quality all-natural products and ethical standards – have been acquired by much larger companies that often don’t share those same standards.

      All of that said, we believe it would be a much wiser choice to choose a brand that you know to be organic (in this case Cascadian Farm Strawberries) even if you don’t necessarily agree with the politics of that company’s corporate parent – than it would be to choose a non-organic alternative (with potentially more than a dozen chemicals on and contained within those strawberries) even if it was locally grown.

      Products from companies like Cascadian Farms – in part due to the deep distribution channels of their corporate parent – are now widely available in smaller markets, inner cities and stores where organic foods were not offered before. That is the primary reason why we recommended this brand of strawberries – because they are organically produced and widely available.

      We should have also recommended another national brand that we often use – Earthbound Farms. You can read their statement on GMO labeling of foods here (https://www.ebfarm.com/our-view-gmos-food) although it is not certain how long that stance will endure, considering that they were just purchased by a company with strong ties to Dean Foods (which opposes GMO labeling).

      In this modern world, decisions are not always cut and dry. There are nuances. And this is one of those cases. When it comes to “knowing your food”, we believe your best bet is to grow as much as possible for yourself. Next, you should source ingredients from local and regional farmers that you know their methods and trust their ethics. You can also order from many of these farmers and companies directly online. Finally, when shopping at the store, choose organic varieties from companies that you trust.

      Unfortunately, for many people in smaller markets and on limited budgets, the only organic brands they have access to are now owned and operated by mega-corporations with wide and deep distribution. And if it came down to choosing one of those products over a small local farmer, who sprays pesticides on his crops, we believe the best choice is to choose the organic brand to which you have access.

  2. Barbara says

    So sad…..Earthbound Farms had now been sold to WhiteWave as of the end of last year. WhiteWave’s main products are Silk, Horizon, International Delight and Land O’ Lakes brands. Pity……I don’t buy any of their products either.

    • Jon Herring says

      Hi Pinkie… the e-books published by Healing Gourmet (Better Breads and Guilt-Free Desserts) are available worldwide… as they are digital downloads. We expect to have printed copies available in 2015… but probably not for international delivery, unfortunately.

  3. Leslie J Galloway says

    You could try farmers’ markets or grow your own. It’s a hard road to do what’s right when so much info is deliberately ( or not) hidden from consumers. All in all, I’m making this. It’s looks yummy!

  4. Cindy says

    How many total carbs does the short bread have in it… there was a 79 mg printed at the end of the nutritional information , but that didn’t specify what it is. If that is for this , not so good on a diabetic diet 🙁

    • Kelley says

      Hi Cindy,
      Thanks for your question. Our products are all very carb-conscious, with some being so low in carbohydrate that they are suitable for ketogenic diets.

      Per serving (including the strawberries) there are 12 g carbohdrate, with 5 g being sugar and 5 g being fiber. This results in 7 net carbs per serving.

      I hope you enjoy!

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