4 ingredient strawberry shortcake for one

by purelytwins

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

Pin this to make for yourself! Promise it’s a keeper!

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

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.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 2 mini pancakes 1x


  • 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.


  • Serving Size: 1 serving

Do you like strawberry shortcake?

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


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Brooke May 21, 2014 - 10:05 am

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!

Michelle May 21, 2014 - 10:48 am

Simple, short ingredient list- LOVE! Also love that it wouldn’t be too sweet. Looking forward to trying this with some coconut yogurt!

Liz @ I Heart Vegetables May 21, 2014 - 1:32 pm

I looove strawberry shortcake! This looks like a delicious (and healthy) option!

kitkat May 21, 2014 - 1:35 pm

YUM!!! This looks so amazing. I’ve only been using coconut flour so this is perfect.

Jojo @ RunFastEatLots May 21, 2014 - 1:39 pm

This cake is so cute! I just bought a pint of strawberries, too 😀

Meg @ A Dash of Meg May 21, 2014 - 2:45 pm

how lovely! 😀

Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat May 21, 2014 - 2:59 pm

I’m all about healthy desserts, so this looks incredible! And, I love the fact that it only calls for a few ingredients.

Floriane May 21, 2014 - 3:01 pm

It looks soooo good! The video is great Michelle!
Thank you very much, I can’t wait to try the recipe!

purelytwins May 21, 2014 - 5:58 pm

thank you Floriane!

Jesse March 21, 2015 - 9:18 pm

could i use a flax egg or chia egg instead’

purelytwins March 21, 2015 - 11:14 pm

you could try, we are unsure what it would turn out like as we haven’t tried it

Sara @ LovingOnTheRun May 21, 2014 - 3:51 pm

YUM! I may just be having some breakfast for dinner 🙂

purelytwins May 21, 2014 - 5:58 pm

love it!

lindsay May 21, 2014 - 4:34 pm

you don’t have to ask my twice. YES! i love this recipe

Denielle May 21, 2014 - 5:34 pm

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?

purelytwins May 21, 2014 - 5:58 pm

you can try not sure how well it will turn out with just coconut flour.

Brittany @ Delights and Delectablesit May 21, 2014 - 8:30 pm

I love coconut flour!! Can’t wait to try!

Carla May 22, 2014 - 7:12 am

I know I always say this–but it’s always true.

purelytwins May 22, 2014 - 8:32 am

you are always welcome 🙂

Am May 22, 2014 - 10:35 am

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. 🙂

purelytwins May 22, 2014 - 5:28 pm

Am so glad you enjoyed the recipe 🙂 that dessert sounds awesome.

Floriane May 22, 2014 - 3:30 pm

So I did it for my…breakfast today and it was DELICIOUS!!!
A dessert for breakfast, yumm!

purelytwins May 22, 2014 - 5:29 pm

Floriane so glad you enjoyed the recipe !!

Georgia May 22, 2014 - 5:26 pm

This looks awesome, the pictures are so professional looking. Michelle should do freelance photography if she doesn’t already

purelytwins May 22, 2014 - 8:25 pm

Georgia you are too sweet!!

lauraagarwilson (keepinghealthygettingstylish) May 23, 2014 - 6:16 am

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!

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table May 23, 2014 - 7:27 am

This looks so good! Making it for breakfast today. 🙂

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GiGi Eats May 23, 2014 - 10:19 pm

Even though I shouldn’t eat eggs, I really want to try mixing coconut flour and eggs together!!!!! Obviously the combo creates masterpieces!!! 🙂

purelytwins May 23, 2014 - 10:20 pm

obviously haha 😉 we hope you can enjoy eggs again one day – at least the yolk best part haha hugs

Janelle @ Run With No Regrets May 24, 2014 - 12:33 pm

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!

purelytwins May 24, 2014 - 4:08 pm

Janelle hope you find coconut flour soon 😉

catherine May 28, 2014 - 12:57 pm

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!

Safiya May 25, 2014 - 11:46 am

These look yummy!
Is there anything else that i may use instead of coconut flour?

purelytwins May 25, 2014 - 12:34 pm

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

Via Radiology Seattle June 9, 2014 - 3:01 pm

This looks so good, and it’s healthy. Thank you for the yummy snack idea.


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