how to make healthy grain free strawberry shortcake purelytwins

Every once and a while I will remember this perfect strawberry shortcake that I enjoyed from a restaurant in NYC (that I went to many years ago on a family trip). I remember the whole dessert experience being a-m-a-z-i-n-g! There was something about that strawberry shortcake that just left a big impact on me. It was seriously the best strawberry shortcake that I ever had! Perhaps this is what got me to being a dessert lover?

Haha, no, who am I kidding that started when I was born 😉

Every time I walk into the store I see strawberries so I started to crave strawberry shortcake! I hope you sit back and enjoy my single serving new strawberry shortcake creation!

How to make a simple healthy 4 ingredient strawberry shortcake that serves 1.

how to make strawberry shortcake made from coconut flour


1 tbsp coconut flour 1 egg to make a pancake

4 ingredient strawberry shortcake recipe purelytwins

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Lori and I adored this recipe.

We hope you enjoy the video as I, Michelle, worked really hard in editing it!

This recipe can be gut friendly for those that can handle eggs as it’s made from just a few ingredients. Plus we added in yogurt to be our ‘cream’ which is great to rebuild good gut flora!

One side note about this recipe –> it’s not overly sweet. We left the strawberries do the talking in this recipe not sugar.

As we did not add any additional sweetness to the coconut pancakes. If you want it to be sweeter please feel free to add in a few drops of stevia or 1-2 tsp honey (or maple syrup) to the pancakes!

4 ingredient strawberry shortcake

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Total Time: 13 minutes

Yield: 2 mini pancakes

1 serving

4 ingredient strawberry shortcake

Quick and easy way to enjoy strawberry shortcake. The perfect single serving strawberry shortcake made from just 4 simple ingredients. Recipe is gluten-free, grain-free, soy-free, paleo.


  • handful of fresh strawberries
  • yogurt of choice
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • **optional for more sweetness: few drops stevia or 1-2 tsp honey


  1. Make individual coconut flour pancakes.
  2. In a bowl whisk together eggs and coconut flour.
  3. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Heat skillet to medium heat.
  5. Divide batter into two pancakes.
  6. Cook a few minutes on each side.
  7. Next begin to build strawberry shortcake.
  8. Slice strawberries.
  9. Place one pancake on plate and top with yogurt and sliced strawberries.
  10. Repeat layer.
  11. Enjoy.

Do you like strawberry shortcake?

What has been your favorite dessert that you ordered from a restaurant?


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36 thoughts on “4 ingredient strawberry shortcake for one

  1. Genius! I can’t wait to make this. I want to wait for my strawberries to come in though. They have their blooms but no fruit yet. I’ll probably use coconut cream instead of yogurt though. Love your recipes and the blog!

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 10:05 am
  2. Simple, short ingredient list- LOVE! Also love that it wouldn’t be too sweet. Looking forward to trying this with some coconut yogurt!

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 10:48 am
  3. I looove strawberry shortcake! This looks like a delicious (and healthy) option!

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm
  4. YUM!!! This looks so amazing. I’ve only been using coconut flour so this is perfect.

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 1:35 pm
  5. This cake is so cute! I just bought a pint of strawberries, too 😀

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 1:39 pm
  6. how lovely! 😀

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 2:45 pm
  7. I’m all about healthy desserts, so this looks incredible! And, I love the fact that it only calls for a few ingredients.

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 2:59 pm
  8. It looks soooo good! The video is great Michelle!
    Thank you very much, I can’t wait to try the recipe!

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm
    1. thank you Floriane!

      Posted on May 21, 2014 at 5:58 pm
      1. could i use a flax egg or chia egg instead’

        Posted on March 21, 2015 at 9:18 pm
        1. you could try, we are unsure what it would turn out like as we haven’t tried it

          Posted on March 21, 2015 at 11:14 pm
  9. YUM! I may just be having some breakfast for dinner 🙂

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 3:51 pm
    1. love it!

      Posted on May 21, 2014 at 5:58 pm
  10. you don’t have to ask my twice. YES! i love this recipe

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 4:34 pm
  11. Can’t wait to try this!! Love how quick and simple this will be with only 4 ingredients!! Do you think I could sub the eggs with flax eggs?

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 5:34 pm
    1. you can try not sure how well it will turn out with just coconut flour.

      Posted on May 21, 2014 at 5:58 pm
  12. I love coconut flour!! Can’t wait to try!

    Posted on May 21, 2014 at 8:30 pm
  13. I know I always say this–but it’s always true.

    Posted on May 22, 2014 at 7:12 am
    1. you are always welcome 🙂

      Posted on May 22, 2014 at 8:32 am
  14. I just made this for breakfast. I had no yogurt in the house, so I just cut the (frozen) strawberries up thinly, and cut up the pancake in the bowl of strawberries, then drizzled about a teaspoon of maple syrup over. It was terrific!!! Very much like how I remember strawberry shortcake tasting! Thank you for the awesome recipe!
    My favorite dessert that I have ever ordered from a restaurant was a (dessert-sized) pie from Mimi’s. It was chocolate and pecan, and was the tastiest thing I had ever had. The person I was dining with declined to have any, so I had the whole thing to myself. 🙂 I ate it over several days (probably weeks), and it was delicious to the end. 🙂

    Posted on May 22, 2014 at 10:35 am
    1. Am so glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂 that dessert sounds awesome.

      Posted on May 22, 2014 at 5:28 pm
  15. So I did it for my…breakfast today and it was DELICIOUS!!!
    A dessert for breakfast, yumm!

    Posted on May 22, 2014 at 3:30 pm
    1. Floriane so glad you enjoyed the recipe !!

      Posted on May 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm
  16. This looks awesome, the pictures are so professional looking. Michelle should do freelance photography if she doesn’t already

    Posted on May 22, 2014 at 5:26 pm
    1. Georgia you are too sweet!!

      Posted on May 22, 2014 at 8:25 pm
  17. Gosh I used to make coconut flour pancakes all the time, I know what I’m having for my weekend breakfast now, those look fab!

    Posted on May 23, 2014 at 6:16 am
  18. This looks so good! Making it for breakfast today. 🙂

    Posted on May 23, 2014 at 7:27 am
  19. Even though I shouldn’t eat eggs, I really want to try mixing coconut flour and eggs together!!!!! Obviously the combo creates masterpieces!!! 🙂

    Posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:19 pm
    1. obviously haha 😉 we hope you can enjoy eggs again one day – at least the yolk best part haha hugs

      Posted on May 23, 2014 at 10:20 pm
  20. This looks fantastic!! I wish I could find some coconut flour, everywhere I’ve tried has been a bust! Definitely saving this for later…happy SITS Sharefest!

    Posted on May 24, 2014 at 12:33 pm
    1. Janelle hope you find coconut flour soon 😉

      Posted on May 24, 2014 at 4:08 pm
    2. If you cannot find any coconut flour, why dont you do it yourself? It takes a little time but you will also get coconut milk 🙂
      You need coconut flakes,water and a blender.

      Note that homemade geenerally doesn’t absorbs as much moisture as store bought, so maybe you need to use a little more.

      Good luck!

      Posted on May 28, 2014 at 12:57 pm
  21. These look yummy!
    Is there anything else that i may use instead of coconut flour?

    Posted on May 25, 2014 at 11:46 am
    1. you can try protein powder or a nut meal, the texture will be different as coconut flour soaks up some of the liquid from eggs making it soft and cake like

      Posted on May 25, 2014 at 12:34 pm
  22. This looks so good, and it’s healthy. Thank you for the yummy snack idea.

    Posted on June 9, 2014 at 3:01 pm