Strawberries are a favourite summer fruit and are easy to incorporate into a low carb diet. Today I’m sharing a delicious low carb keto friendly strawberry shortcake recipe in a jar, as well as 12 other summer strawberry recipes.
Strawberry season is nearly upon us locally and imported strawberries are out in full force in all of our grocery stores. These scarlet red beauties when in season are soft, sweet, juicy, and absolutely delicious. Plump and mouth-watering, strawberries are many people’s favourite berries. AND guess what?! They have some of the lowest carbs of all berries and can fit seamlessly into a low-carb or keto diet plan. Today I’m sharing a delicious and simple to make Strawberry Loaf Cake that is low carb and keto friendly as it’s made with a mix of almond and coconut flour. It’s also the perfect mix of sweet, tangy, creamy, and delicious when made into these cute little strawberry shortcakes in a jar!
Today I’ve joined up with some of my blogging friends who are also sharing their delicious strawberry recipes with you! Be sure to check them out at the bottom of today’s post.
Strawberries are probably my favourite fruit. I think it’s the slightly acidic and tangy flavour of even a sweet strawberry that I love. And few fruits are as delicious when paired with french vanilla ice cream or, in this cas,e with low-carb keto friendly whipped cream. The cake itself has fresh strawberries folded in which breaks up some of the heaviness of the almond flour and makes it scrumptiously moist. You could eat the loaf cake on its own or even go for a savoury twist by topping it with a slice of sharp cheddar. Or make half of the loaf into these satisfying keto friendly strawberry shortcake in a jar and save the rest for later!
Did you know that strawberries are actually part of the rose family?!
That’s why they give off such a sweet scent as they are growing.
You also shouldn’t rinse your strawberries under water until you are ready to cut and eat them, or it will encourage them to spoil sooner. Best when fresh, plump, and ripe – strawberries thankfully grow in every Canadian province and US state, so nearly everyone has access to locally sourced freshly grown beauties. As soon as we get our back yard into shape, I am looking forward to planting some strawberries at our new home, so we can pick and enjoy them off the vine, or in recipes like this one.
Keto Strawberry Shortcake in a Jar
A deliciously moist strawberry loaf cake forms the base for this low carb, keto friendly strawberry shortcake in a jar.
- 3/4 cup Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener
- 4 tbsp margarine or softened butter or coconut oil
- 1.5 cups almond flour
- 1/3 cup coconut flour
- 1.5 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup 14% full fat sour cream
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup diced fresh strawberries
Low Carb Strawberry Sauce
- 2 cups strawberries, diced
- 2 tbsp Swerve powdered sugar (or ground up Lakanto)
Keto Whipped Cream
- 1 cup heaving whipping cream, 33%
- 2 tbsp Swerve powdered sugar (or ground up Lakanto)
Grease your loaf pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
First mix the margarine and Lakanto Monk Fruit sweetener until it is fluffy and light.
Slowly add the eggs, blending as you go.
Then add in the vanilla and sour cream and blend until thorougly mixed.
Stir in the rest of the dry ingredients and blend until mixed thorougly.
Stop the mixer and add the 1 cup of diced strawberries, folding in by hand.
Bake at 350 for about 50-60 minutes, keeping an eye on it to make sure it doesn't burn. It's ready when it's golden brown and firm to the touch, but the fresh strawberries may mean it's slightly soft in the middle still.
Allow it to cool outside the oven for a half hour before gently removing from the pan. If you want to make the strawberry shortcakes right away, throw the loaf in the freezer for about 15 minutes to cool and set before slicing into small pieces.
Place small pieces of cake in each jar and top with about 2 tbsp each of strawberry sauce and whipping cream. (see further instructions below).
I cooled the loaf cake completely and put it in the freezer for a few minutes to firm it up. I then cut the loaf into small squares and layered these in the bottom of some small canning jars. I used just over a third of the loaf to cut enough cubes for these four desserts. The rest was placed in the fridge for another day.
I cubed up strawberries in small pieces, and added 1 tbsp of Swerve powdered sugar for each cup of strawberries, allowing the mix to sit for about an hour at room temperature. I also made fresh whipped cream by beating 1 cup of whipped cream in my mixer with 2 tbsp of Swerve powdered sugar.
I topped the cake pieces with a couple of tablespoons of the fresh strawberry mix followed by a couple of tablespoons of the whipped cream. Finally, I added a small slice of strawberry as a garnish. Done!
Once the loaf cake is baked, the rest is easy peasy and can be thrown together at the last minute or made up ahead of time and chilled.
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And…as I mentioned, I’ve got some friends sharing their strawberry recipes today, as well. To visit their posts and read their recipes, simply click on the links below the images.
13 Summer Strawberry Recipes
Fresh Strawberry Pie // Happy Happy Nester
Strawberry Shortcake Cupcakes // Inspiration For Moms
Strawberry Tart // Paint Me Pink
Muddled Strawberry Basil Cocktail // Modern Glam
Strawberry Cocktail // Craftberry Bush
Refreshing Strawberry Cocktail // Maison De Cinq
Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Sandwiches // My 100 Year Old Home
Strawberry Basil Ice Cream // Most Lovely Things
Keto Strawberry Shortcake In A Jar // The Happy Housie
Strawberry Spinach Salad with Quinoa // Satori Design For Living
Glazed Strawberry Sweet Bread // Sincerely, Marie Designs
Breakfast Granola Tart // My Sweet Savannah
Easy Strawberry Banana Cheesecake Salad // Twelve on Main
Looking for some more summer berry recipes? Try these!