Super quick and easy homemade vegan strawberry shortcake with flaky, buttery vegan biscuits, fresh strawberries, and homemade coconut whipped cream! These vegan strawberry shortcakes are the perfect healthy summer dessert and a crowd pleaser, whether you’re vegan or not! Easily gluten free as well!

vegan strawberry shortcake on a plate

The best vegan strawberry shortcake recipe

You are just going to love these vegan strawberry shortcakes. Seriously, this strawberry shortcake recipe is THE RECIPE to make for Mother’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, or any summertime barbecue! Especially if you have any non-vegan eaters at the party, this is a dessert that everyone can enjoy, vegan or not.

Plus with strawberry season finally in full swing, who could resist some fresh sweet berries?!

Here’s a few more reasons why you’ll just love this recipe:

  • The vegan biscuit is so flaky, sweet, and soft. Since we’re using vegan buttermilk, the biscuits taste just like a classic biscuit and totally make this strawberry shortcake.
  • Fresh strawberries and coconut whipped cream pair perfectly together, making this recipe super refreshing and light.
  • The biscuit recipe can easily be made gluten free with two different options, both of which have been approved by non gluten free eaters.
  • This strawberry shortcake recipe is not only vegan and gluten free, but also eggless, dairy free, soy free, and nut free, making it the perfect allergen friendly dessert.
  • These vegan biscuits are incredibly easy to make, and the entire recipe is ready in under an hour!

If you’re looking for your new favorite vegan strawberry shortcake recipe, then look no further! This is it!

Strawberry shortcake components:

What makes up strawberry shortcake? Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Biscuits: We’re making our own homemade vegan biscuits that you can easily make gluten free as well. They’re soft, buttery, lightly sweet, and perfect for shortcake. This is the only component of the recipe that needs to be baked in the oven. I highly recommend reading the full post because I go over the importance of vegan buttermilk and which dairy free milks to use (I recommend either soy milk or almond milk, but vegan buttermilk can work with others!).
  • Whipped cream: We’re using coconut whipped cream (or if there’s another dairy free vegan whipped cream you use, you may use that!). If you’re making your own homemade coconut whipped cream, I recommend Native Forest’s heavy coconut cream or at the very least their full-fat coconut milk!
  • Fresh strawberries: I don’t recommend frozen strawberries here- only fresh!
strawberry shortcakes on plates

Overview: How to make vegan strawberry shortcake from scratch

One of the best parts about this recipe is how easily it comes together. And you really only need a few simple ingredients. We’re making the biscuits entirely from scratch, but don’t worry- if this is your first time making biscuits, it’s super easy! Then we just need coconut whipped cream and strawberries.

As with all of my recipes, the full written instructions and ingredient measurements are found down below in the recipe card. However, we’ll go over the basics here, along with providing a few tips and tricks!

Here’s an overview:

  1. Make the biscuit dough: If you’ve never made biscuits before, it’s actually quite similar in process to making scones or pie crust. You’ll first whisk together the dry ingredients (flour, coconut sugar, baking powder), and then use a pastry cutter or fork to cut the vegan butter into the flour to create a sand mixture. Add in the dairy-free buttermilk, and carefully mix until you just reach a dough. Once you’ve made the dough, you’ll cut the biscuits from the dough. If you don’t have a biscuit cutter or round cookie cutter, you can also use a large glass, or make the biscuits in square form!
  2. Bake the biscuits: You’ll place the biscuit dough onto a prepared baking sheet and into the oven. While they’re baking we’ll make the coconut whipped cream and slice the strawberries. I personally prefer homemade coconut whipped, and we have a great recipe on the blog for that, which I’ve linked in the recipe card. You’ll just need coconut cream, your choice of sweetener, or a whipped cream stabilizer.
  3. Assemble the vegan strawberry shortcake: Once the biscuits are baked, you’ll slice them and assemble!
strawberry shortcake on a plate next to a bowl of strawberries

Can I make gluten free biscuits for a gluten free strawberry shortcake?

You can absolutely make this vegan strawberry shortcake with gluten free biscuits. We actually have two different gluten free options for making gluten free strawberry shortcake.

The first option is using gluten free 1:1 baking flour. In the recipe card below, you’ll notice that it’s the exact same method as using all-purpose flour. The only difference is that you’re using the gluten-free flour. I recommend using Bob’s Red Mill 1:1 Baking Flour in the blue bag. They’re amazing!

The second option is using homemade oat flourI’ve put the measurements for the oat flour biscuits in the note section. For using oat flour, you’ll need a few tweaks to the recipe measurements, but not to the recipe instructions. We’ll use a bit more oat flour (measurements are in the recipe card) and a little less vegan buttermilk.

Either of these two options have been approved by non-gluten free eaters as well, so you can rest assured that if you choose to just make vegan gluten free strawberry shortcake, everyone will be happy!

Can I use store bought coconut whipped cream?

If you don’t feel like making your own homemade coconut whipped cream, not a problem! You can absolutely use store bought coconut whipped cream. My favorite brand for that is Forager Project. Their coconut whipped cream tastes just like homemade whipped cream, and makes for a great healthier strawberry shortcake.

How to store leftovers

If you have any leftovers, you can easily store this strawberry shortcake in an airtight container and in the fridge for up to 4 days.

However, if you’d like to make this recipe ahead of time, I recommend making the biscuits up to a day before. Then when you’re ready to serve, take 20 minutes before serving to assemble the strawberry shortcake!

bitten strawberry shortcake

You are just going to love this vegan strawberry shortcake recipe! It’s just so refreshing and easy to make, and everyone just loves it- vegan or not!

If you make this strawberry shortcake, please be sure to leave a comment down below, as well as a rating ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️. This helps others find the recipe!

As always, I absolutely love to see your beautiful creations on Instagram and Pinterest, so be sure to tag me there!

Happy baking!

More vegan strawberry recipes you’ll love:

Vegan Strawberry Cheesecake

Easy Strawberry Pie

Best Vegan Strawberry Cake

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vegan strawberry shortcake on a plate

Easy Vegan Strawberry Shortcake (Gluten Free Option!)

  • Author: thebananadiaries
  • Prep Time: 10
  • + time to cool the biscuits: 60
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Super quick and easy homemade vegan strawberry shortcake with flaky, buttery vegan biscuits, fresh strawberries, and homemade coconut whipped cream! These vegan strawberry shortcakes are the perfect healthy summer dessert and a crowd pleaser, whether you’re vegan or not! Easily gluten free as well!


Ingredients

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Vegan Strawberry Shortcake:


Instructions

  1. Make the biscuits: Make the vegan biscuits according to the instructions, gluten free as needed. The total time to make them will be about 27 minutes, start to finish. Then allow them to cool completely before assembling.
  2. Prepare the strawberries & coconut whipped cream: slice the strawberries, and follow the directions for making homemade coconut whipped cream while the biscuits are baking. Store the coconut whipped cream in the fridge after you’ve made it while the biscuits cool.
  3. Assemble the vegan strawberry shortcakes: when ready to serve, slice each biscuit in half. Top with strawberries and coconut cream, place the top of the biscuit on top and top with more strawberries if desired. Serve and enjoy!
  4. Store any leftovers in an air tight container and in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Notes

See vegan biscuits blog post for gluten free options: There are options for using gluten-free 1:1 baking flour and oat flour. 

Store bought coconut whipped cream: Forager Project has an amazing coconut whipped cream that will make these easy vegan strawberry shortcakes even easier! You can definitely opt for that instead of making the coconut whipped cream from scratch.

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