Strawberry Shortcake, Banana Split…

by Heather

I have a texture thing when it comes to fruit. If it’s battered, bruised, squishy, or mushy, I don’t want to eat it.

You would’ve thought I’d think of that before buying three huge boxes of strawberries.

But there’s an easy solution to my quirk- chop them up!

bowl of strawberries

As long as I don’t know they’re squishy, it doesn’t bother me. And you can’t tell they’re squishy when they’re cut into pieces. Especially when they get all juicy and syrupy.


If you’re going to have cut up, syrupy, juicy strawberries lying around anyway, you might as well make strawberry shortcake, right? That’s what I thought too.

strawberry shortcake

Spelt Strawberry Shortcakes

1 cup spelt flour

1 cup all purpose flour

1 Tbsp baking powder

2 Tbsp sugar + 1/2 Tbsp sugar/sweetener

1/4 tsp salt

4 Tbsp nondairy butter

3/4 cup almond milk



Chop strawberries and sprinkle with 1/2 Tbsp of sugar or other sweetener. Stir and set aside.

sliced syrupy strawberries

Mix together flours, baking powder, salt, and remaining sugar. Cut in cold butter with pastry blender, forks, or your fingers until the mixture is course and grainy. Stir in almond milk.

shortcake dough

You may need your hands to get the last of the dough to come together. Once mixed, roll dough into 3/4 to 1 inch thick sheet. Use something round to cut out circles of dough, like a cookie cutter, upside down glass, or even a knife. Re-roll dough and repeat until dough is gone. Makes about 8-10.

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Place on baking sheet in 350 degree for 20 minutes.

spelt shortcakeswhole grain shortcakes

When done, remove from oven and slice in half. Top with strawberry mixture. Best served warm. Smile

vegan strawberry shortcake batter

Of course, there’s something missing to truly make this strawberry shortcake, but I had neither ice cream or the desire to whip cream. I’m perfectly content with sweetened strawberries and whole grain shortcakes.

vegan strawberry shortcake recipe

whole wheat vegan strawberry shortcakes

Do you have any weird food quirks? I won’t bite into a banana and I use utensils to balance my plate so foods or sauces don’t touch.

{ 23 comments… read them below or add one }

Katie @ Healthy Heddleston April 7, 2011 at 8:24 am
You know your title is a song right? My brain just went to 6th grade... strawberry shortcake banana split, we think your team is full of... shift to the right shift to the left stand up sit down fight fight fight! Yes, I know it's pretty amazing :P
Heather April 7, 2011 at 1:52 pm
Oh yes, I know. Title intentional. ;) (And it's been in my head ever since I made them....)
Katie @ Healthy Heddleston April 7, 2011 at 1:55 pm
I knew there was a reason why we are roomies :)
Heather April 8, 2011 at 9:19 am
It was meant to be ;)
Faith @ lovelyascharged April 7, 2011 at 8:41 am
I cant stand smooshy fruit either! Strawberries are bad, but saggy grapes are the worst! Oddly enough my dog loves them though, so they dont go to waste!
Heather April 7, 2011 at 1:53 pm
Ewwww I hate squishy grapes! Especially if they get brownish..
Faith @ Diary of A Health Fitness Specialist April 7, 2011 at 10:35 am
I am the SAME WAY with food! I love the taste of most foods but I hate the texture of many foods. Fruits don't bother me for the most part but my vegetables can't be mushy and if there are onions or garlic in the food they need to be big enough so that I can pick them out.
Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman April 7, 2011 at 10:45 am
Mmm...those look great. I have a ton of food quirks. I use a fork and knife for Buffalo wings because I don't like getting the sauce under my fingers and I don't eat the skin. I hate when my food touches on the plate--unless I specifically want them combined. And on and on. My husband thinks I'm nuts.
Heather April 8, 2011 at 9:20 am
My husband thinks I'm nuts too. I would be perfectly happy eating on sectioned-kids plates or cafeteria trays haha.
blogbytina! April 7, 2011 at 11:26 am
healthy strawberry shortcake?! you would :D
Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun April 7, 2011 at 12:23 pm
I can't do mushy fruits either. And if bread is the LEAST bit soggy...GAG!
Erin @ Big Girl Feats April 7, 2011 at 12:49 pm
Hi Heather - thanks for visiting my blog! Yours is great. Spelt shortcake?! That looks delicious. Such a great idea. The only weird food thing I have is that I can't eat homemade scrambled eggs. Out at a diner or restaurant, yes, but when I make them for some reason I just can't stomach the texture. So weird!
Sagan April 7, 2011 at 1:44 pm
Yummy!!! I often deliberately choose bruised/battered fruit, for the reason that I know that if I don't take it, probably know one will. I tend to use fruit in smoothies or mashed in oats etc. so it's okay if they're bruised :)
Kelly April 7, 2011 at 2:06 pm
Healthy Strawberry might have just moved onto the top of my favorite person list. :)
Molly April 7, 2011 at 9:38 pm
Zucchini bread is delicious but I have issues with it. Zucchini in...bread?
Heather April 8, 2011 at 9:20 am
Hahaa. How do you feel about carrot cake? ;)
Molly April 8, 2011 at 5:12 pm
Good question! I can handle carrot cake!
Molly April 8, 2011 at 5:14 pm
Good question! I do like carrot cake!
BroccoliHut April 7, 2011 at 9:44 pm
I just happen to have recently won a bag of spelt flour--I'll have to make this recipe for sure!
Heather April 8, 2011 at 9:21 am
That's a pretty awesome prize! Spelt is my favorite flour. (Is it weird to have a favorite flour?)
kate April 8, 2011 at 9:48 am
I have got to include some spelt into my diet! I dont think I have any quirks...but now Im going to pay close attention!
Jen @ What's on Jen's Plate? April 8, 2011 at 1:04 pm
Those strawberries look delicious! Yum!
Lindsay April 9, 2011 at 10:03 pm
I cant stand bruised fruits, I will throw away fruit that has bruises on it because I cant stand the thought of eating it. Yes, I know that can be wasteful, but it doesnt happen often because my family knows to eat the fruit with bruises. I also CANNOT have my food touch. I have to eat things seperate or else I will NOT enjoy my meal!

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