This easy Strawberry Shortcake recipe is gestational diabetes diet friendly in every way., It takes only 8 ingredients and has 12g carbs per serving!
Why Strawberry Shortcake?
It’s the height of strawberry season and you should be able to partake guilt free. This shortcake will do the trick!
Gestational Diabetes Diet
Strawberries are one of the better fruits you can eat because they’re less than 15g carbs per cup and they have traces of many vitamins.
Coconut sugar was used here. It has half the affect on your blood sugar that white sugar does. So using it in this recipe is really just a safety net and doesn’t positively or negatively affect the flavor. You can use regular sugar with the same measurement.
I paired this shortcake with farmer’s market strawberries and Reddi Whip. I sliced them and sprinkled Swerve powdered sweetener at let sit for a few hours to develop a juice. No hassle. And it’s not pictured, but we added lemon curd at the end….talk about next level!
To make it Keto use grass-fed butter and your sweetener of choice.
Really good percentages in the micro nutrients due to the almond flour.
- 1 c Almond Flour finely ground
- 1-2 Tbsp Coconut Sugar or sweetener of choice (cannot be liquid)
- ¼ t Baking Powder
- ⅛ t Salt
- 4 Tbsp Unsalted Butter, cubed
- 1 each Egg
- 1 t Vanilla Extract
- ½-1 t Lemon Extract optional
- Preheat oven to 375˚F.
- Mix together the flour, sugar, baking powder & salt to distribute evenly.
- Add butter & mix well. If the butter is straight from the refrigerator, you may need to use your hands to help incorporate it all evenly.
- Lightly mix the egg and extracts together in a separate bowl, then pour into the dry mix and mix well. The batter will be thick.
- Bake in muffin pan for 12 mins and let cool completely. You can imprint them if you want before they cool.