Gluten-Free Strawberry Shortcake Bites

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What’s even better than strawberry shortcake? Strawberry shortcake BITES! The perfect summer snack, this recipe is quick, easy, and gluten-free. It also makes for a great treat for last minute guests.

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 18 pieces

Ingredients

  • 135 g / 1 cup cashews, raw
  • 76 g / 1 cup shredded coconut, unsweetened
  • 31 g / 1/4 cup oat flour, divided
  • 69 g / 1/2 cup roughly chopped dried strawberries
  • 28 g / 2 tbsp Crystal margarine
  • 30 ml / 2 tbsp honey
  • 15 ml / 1 tbsp pure maple syrup
  • 15 ml / 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 g / 1/4 tsp fine sea salt

Directions

  1. In the bowl of a food processor, place the cashews and shredded coconut with all of the oat flour, making sure to save 1 teaspoon (3 grams) of oat flour for later. Pulse several times until the cashews are finely processed. Do not over-process, or you will end up with a nut butter.
  2. food processor with cashews

  3. Sprinkle the remaining teaspoon of oat flour over the chopped strawberries and toss to coat. This prevents the strawberries from sticking together. Set aside.
  4. strawberries

  5. Add the Crystal margarine, honey, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and salt to the food processor bowl. Pulse a few times, until the dough just begins to stick together and the ingredients are well combined.
  6. food processor

    mixture in a bowl

  7. Transfer to a medium-sized bowl, sprinkle the strawberry bits over the dough and fold the fruit into the mixture. Place the bowl in the fridge to chill; about 15 minutes.
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  9. With a small ice cream scoop or a tablespoon, evenly portion out the dough. Roll dough into balls, and place onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. With the palm of your hand, or using the bottom of a small drinking glass, lightly flatten the top of the balls.
  10. pressing them flat

    flatten on pan

  11. Place into the fridge or freezer to chill, or serve immediately.

Chef Notes

  • For a more intense strawberry flavour, use freeze-dried strawberries in place of dried strawberries.
  • Dried strawberries can be found at any major bulk or health food store.

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