Do you love strawberries?
I LOVE strawberries. Sliced in oatmeal, a smoothie, or just plain for a snack, strawberries are one of my favorite summer fruits!
With my upcoming classes, I wanted to make something fast and easy that I could literally ‘pop’ in my mouth when I’m on the go. Plain strawberries are great, but seeds in the teeth don’t exactly make a great impression.
PLUS we all know that I am a self proclaimed lazy baker. I’m just not good at it; so I needed a recipe that was easy to follow with a little bit of wiggle room.
Strawberry Shortcake Bites – gluten free
adapted from Dashing Dish
2 1/2 cup gluten free rolled oats (I used Bob’s Red Mill)
1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Baking soda
1 1/2 cup strawberries, diced, and patted dry
1/2 cup diced strawberries to stud the tops of the bites
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
You could make these in large cupcakes like the Dashing Dish, but I LOVE making small bites of baked goods to better help me with portion control.
Start by combining all the ingredients except the strawberries in a food processor. Process until the batter is creamy and the oats are pretty much broken apart.
Sort of like chunky peanut butter.
Pour in to a mixing bowl and add in 1 1/2 cups diced strawberries.
Spoon the mixture in to your desired baking platform. I used a silicone small bites sheet, sprayed lightly with cooking spray. Once spooned in, stud the top of each bite with the reserved diced strawberries.
For small bites – Bake 15 minutes
For larger cupcakes/muffins – Bake 20-25 minutes
Eat right away with a small smear of butter or pack away and take them on the go!
I love how the strawberries keep the little cakes moist and add a punch of tart sweetness.
And this batter is pretty versatile. You could add dark chocolate or white chocolate chips for a more dessert-like option.
I know you’re going to love these AND luckily this recipe makes a bushel!
Because you’re probably going to want to share!
I just received an email and as it turns out I have 35 pages of reading and studying to do for summer school before classes even start on Thursday! Bah!!