Strawberries are popping up in all the grocery stores and I even bought some yesterday. I thought you might be eyeing some yourself, so I want to share a few of my favorite strawberry recipes.
We are only 4 days away from the first day of spring! I know it still feels like winter in many places, but I’m writing this from my deck while I listen to the frogs sing.
There’s something about this time of year where it’s warm enough to be outside, but it’s before the plants cover everything with their sheets of yellow pollen. It’s actually my favorite part of the entire year. I’ve been known to keep the house open even through the pollen outbreak and have to clean the house from top to bottom because of it!
Start off your strawberry kick by making yourself a refreshing glass of strawberry oat milk. It’s also a great way to use up any blemished berries that don’t make it on top of your soy or coconut yogurt. That’s what I’m having for breakfast.
Last year I fell in love with spelt flour and I made these strawberry spelt biscuits all spring long. Spelt does have gluten but you can substitute your favorite gluten-free blend and make these gluten-free. These also use coconut oil making them rich and moist.
That’s my sweet elder kitty, Irma, checking out my strawberry chocolate chip scones. These are naturally no oil added with a no refined sugar and gluten-free option. She’s the one that was sick last month and she’s doing well enough to boss us all around now.
When I posted this originally someone was not happy that my cat was so close to the scones in my photo. I even think ‘disgusting’ was the word used. But honestly, if you live with cats or dogs, it happens. I was just happy there was no licking involved!
If you can find some fresh basil these strawberry basil mini baked donuts are a breakfast treat that you need to try. They’re sweetened with stevia and a little agave nectar.
If you can’t find fresh basil, try some of the fresh mint that’s starting to peek out in containers you had it planted in last year.
Vanilla Cardamom Slow Cooker Compote is another way to use up some not-so-pretty strawberries. It’s also nice to freeze a few batches to pull out in the dark days of winter. It’s great on vegan vanilla ice cream or a whole grain waffle.
What are some of your favorite strawberry recipes? Do you have to buy twice as much as you need to make up for the ones you pop in your mouth like I do?