Thursday, June 21, 2012

Strawberry Shortcake Bites

This month's Recipe Redux is celebrating 1 year of great recipes together, so we are doing healthy bite-sized desserts. And our favorite summer dessert is Strawberry Shortcake. So we made it healthier, using whole grain flour in these little honey-flavored cupcakes. And instead using whipped cream, we used whipped coconut milk. These are yummy!



2 C whole wheat flour (we used spelt)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp fine salt
1/4 C strawberry puree
2 Tbsp coconut oil, softened
1 C coconut milk (or almond)
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 C honey
1 egg, beaten

1 can coconut milk
4 Tbsp powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
chopped strawberries

Directions (makes 24 mini muffins)
1. Chill coconut milk overnight in fridge.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
3. Grease muffin tin.
4. In a small bowl, mix together dry ingredients.
5. In a large bowl, whisk together wet ingredients.
6. Gradually mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until just combined.
7. Spoon mixture into mini muffin tin. Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the cetner comes out clean.
8. Transfer to a cooling rack when the muffins are still warm.
9. Whisk the coconut milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla together until it starts to thicken. It should already be thickened a bit from being in the fridge overnight. Some varieties might not thicken as well, so if you are having trouble getting it to thicken, you can add a little sure gel.
10. Spread the whipped coconut cream on the muffins after they have cooled. Put the chopped strawberries on top.
11. Serve.

These would make a great 4th of July treat! 


  1. The strawberries and cream is the perfect way to start summer.

    1. I agree with you! I like that it is usually less calories too. :)

  2. Yummy! I've never done whipped coconut cream - will have to try :)

    1. I hadn't made it before either. I was very excited to see how it turned out. I will be using it in more things. It was awesome. :)

    2. I love the look of these, I am doing a breakfast birthday for my daughter in August and these may just be the perfect cupcake substitutes to go with that theme!

    3. Hooray! That sounds like a fun birthday idea having a breakfast party. I love it! :)

  3. YUM! These are right up my alley. Definitely going to make these soon.