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Since I was a little girl, I’ve had two favorite desserts: one being chocolate chip cookies (me and everyone else, right?!) and the other being strawberry shortcake. In retrospect, I think the latter was influenced by my love for the Strawberry Shortcake cartoons and the dolls…

I used to stare at this thing when I was little wishing it was real.

To this day, just seeing her image makes me happy! She’s so adorable with that red hair and puffy hat.

… and also by my mom’s gorgeous and delicious-looking strawberry shortcake cake cover that sat on our kitchen counter throughout most of my childhood.  It was one of my favorite things in our kitchen! This is what it looked like:


I used to stare at this thing when I was little, wishing it was real!

So of course, being surrounded by so much strawberry goodness everywhere I turned, strawberry shortcake was the obvious choice when it came to naming a favorite dessert.

Now, before I share the recipe for my own version of this glorious strawberry treat, let’s talk quickly about the options we have for the strawberry shortcake base…

Others who also love strawberry shortcake seem to insist that it needs to be made with a particular type of cake – usually either angel food or pound cake. I was never super picky in that regard as a kid, just so long as bright red strawberries were involved! As I grew older, however, I actually became partial to the slightly less sweet biscuit base for this dessert, which created a nice balance with the sugary strawberries and whipped cream.

Thus, the recipe you see below was born!  I went with a lightly sweetened oat biscuit here, which goes marvelously with the strawberries and bright and fresh lemon whipped cream.  So many lovely flavors and textures, all in one easy recipe.  I hope you love it as much as I do!

This is how you make it…

1. First, place all ingredients for the strawberries in a bowl, gently stir, cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator while you prep the oat biscuits and whipped cream.

2. Next, it’s time to bake up them biscuits! Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.

3. In a small bowl, combine the almond milk and vinegar and then set it aside.

4. Meanwhile, whisk together the 6 dry ingredients listed.

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5. Next, add the cold butter to the dry mixture and mix it in with your fingertips until the butter chunks are pea sized or so.

6. Create a well in the middle of this dry mixture and add 1/4 cup of the milk and vinegar mix. Stir gently.

7. Then, add half of the remaining milk mixture and gently stir again. You want a dough that is not too sticky or runny, so decide at this point whether or not you need the last couple tablespoons of milk. I usually don’t.

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8. Drop four equal sized mounds of dough on an ungreased baking sheet. With clean and dry hands, round out the edges.


9. Bake for 10 – 12 minutes or until the highest peaks of the biscuits turn a light brown color. Best if served immediately, if possible.

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10. While the biscuits are baking, whip up the whipped cream! If you haven’t already, chill a glass or metal mixing bowl in the freezer for at least 10-15 minutes.

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11. Next, without shaking it, remove the can of chilled coconut milk from the fridge.

12. Open the can carefully and remove the thick, creamy part on top with a spoon. (About a rounded 1/2 cup worth.) Place it in your chilled mixing bowl.

13. To that bowl add the powdered sugar, lemon juice and lemon zest and then mix on high with a hand mixer or stand mixer for about 1 minute or until stiff peaks form.

14. Place the whipped cream in the fridge until you need it.

Now we assemble…

Once the strawberries, biscuits and whipped cream have all been prepped, assemble the shortcakes! I like to use cute little dessert bowls for serving, but feel free to use plates if you feel like it. This dessert is so pretty, it won’t really matter to the your guests!

First, slice the biscuits length-wise and place the lower half in your serving vessel.

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Next, place ¼ of the strawberry mixture along with some of the juice on that biscuit half.

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Then, spoon a generous dollop or two of the whipped cream…

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Lastly, add the top half of the biscuit.


Repeat this process with the remaining three biscuits.

That’s all, folks! Hearty yet fluffy oat biscuits with sweet strawberries and fresh lemon whipped cream… mmmm….  Truly delightful and delicious!

If you decide to give this recipe a try, please let me know your thoughts in the comments below.


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Vegan Strawberry Shortcake with Lemon Whipped Cream

Makes 4 Servings

For the Strawberries


  • 12 Medium or large strawberries, thinly sliced (about 1/4 – 1/8 inch thick)
  • 1 tsp of Lemon zest
  • ½ tsp. Granulated white sugar
  • 1 T. Cold water
  • 1 T. Maple syrup


Sweet Oat Biscuits


  • ½ c. Almond milk
  • ½ T. Apple cider vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1/2 c. Regular or gluten-free all purpose flour (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
  • ½ c. Oat flour
  • ½ T. Baking powder
  • ½ tsp. Baking soda
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • 1 T. Coarse sugar such as turbinado (regular white sugar can be used, as well)
  • 2 T. COLD non-dairy butter (I use Earth Balance)


Lemon Coconut Whipped Cream


  • 13-14 oz. Can of full fat coconut milk, chilled at least 6 hours in the fridge
  • 1/3 c. Powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. Lemon zest
  • 1 T. Fresh lemon juice



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Gerry lewis

Thank you so much for having gluten free recipes. Just getting started on this per Doctor. Hard to find recipes that work for me. So glad your husband posted your blog.



Recipes look very good!!



Audrey, I love the recipes but need calorie counts. Can you add those? Also, Jeff is hysterical. Saw him in Vegas this month.


Amy steele

I still have my strawberry cake top and used it this past weekend.


Marilynn Weaver

Best looking (and mouth-watering) strawberry shortcake recipe I’ve seen! (I don’t like the spongy kind of “shortcake” at all. So you bet! I will try this one! Thanks so much!


Pam breitung

Can’t wait to try your delicious recipe!!



I will be looking forward to seeing more of your recipes..



> I love strawberries..


Connie Hartlen

liked your recipe, will be making it this week. I am in a wheel chair and have gained nearly 90 lbs since being in it. I have a breathing problem, it’s breathe don’t walk, walk don’t breathe. is there anything I can do to lose the weight I have cut my food intake in half.


Carla Gebert

I have actually lost 31 lbs in about 12 months, slow off means slow on if you don’t continue watching your food intake. I have 1 serving of crustless quiche in the morning with my coffee, a fruit & vegetable smoothie with 3 cups of popcorn or 3 rice cakes (they do make buttered popcorn flavor) for lunch then watch my serving sizes for dinner. >


Audrey Dunham

Hi Connie, are you able to do upper body weight lifting? Other than that, pay close attention to sugary liquid calories such as juice and soda. Those calories really add up. I wish you all the best!


Brenda MOE

Interested in your site and trying delicious new recipes. Thank you.


Audrey Wehr

Going to try this!!


Audrey Wehr

> I’m going to try this recipe!


Tina wolf

Hello, I am a sahm to 4 boys 13, 13, 10, 2.5 yrs old and a wife to an Army husband. Our boys are very active so I’m always on the run to some sport, doctor appointment, or military function so I am always looking for quick healthy foods to feed my family on the go. Plus I’m trying to stay in shape and healthy myself so I’m hoping you can help. Thank you so much.



Can’t wait to try this receipt


Sharon Babic

Want to join thanks for posting.


Veronica Natale

Was wondering how much I could reduce the sugar in the whipped cream and not dramatically change the taste?


Sophia Millar

Recipie looks delicious!Love your blog Audrey. My family and I are also big fans of your husband. Looking forward to seeing more.


Shaunna Klinkhammer

How do I follow your blog?


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