Strawberries are debatably the most popular berry! Their red and pink colors give recipes a gorgeous vibrant pop of color. They have the perfect balance of sweet and sour. Enjoy National Strawberry Day with these beautiful, delicious recipes from our Food Monster App. We’ve also included some tips and ideas for growing your own strawberries and using them in different ways you might not have thought of before.
1. Pink Strawberry Cake
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How gorgeous is this ‘pretty in pink’ cake by Holly Jade? This Pink Strawberry Cake is moist, light, fluffy and delicious. With a burst of fresh strawberries and a delightful pastel pink cake, it’s not only gorgeous on the eyes, but tastebuds too!
2. Chocolate Strawberry Scones
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Chocolate and strawberry is such a classic combination! In Hayley Canning‘s Chocolate Strawberry Scones recipe, chocolate and strawberries combine to create these healthy, gluten free and vegan scones! These look pretty fancy but only one bowl and 8 simple ingredients are needed to make these healthy chocolate strawberry scones. Chocolatey and filled with strawberries they are ready in only 30 minutes!
3. Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie
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Fresh sweet strawberries and tart rhubarb fill a buttery gluten-free crust, topped with an oat and brown sugar crumb topping…need I say more? To make this Strawberry Rhubarb Crumb Pie by Renee Press, you can easily use wheat flour instead of the gluten-free flour if you prefer, simply sub it in 1:1 and leave out the xanthum gum (only used to help bind gluten-free baked goods) The ingredient list and steps look really intense, but trust, me it’s not. Most of the ingredients are used in all three parts of the recipe so it’s actually quite simple. You can leave out the crumb topping if you want to save a few minutes, still delicious with or without.
4. Strawberry Crumble Cake
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Sweet, wholesome and crumbly – Laine Rudolfa‘s vegan Strawberry Crumble Cake is a real treat during the season of fresh berries. It’s gluten-free, made with a (big!) healthy twist, delicious and loaded with strawberries.
5. Hearty Buckwheat Waffles with Strawberries
This Hearty Buckwheat Waffles with Strawberries from the Happy Foodcookbook is the perfect breakfast for a lazy weekend morning ticks all the boxes in terms of comfort, indulgence and appeasing that insatiable sweet tooth that we all have!
6. Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Pistachio Oat Crisp
With a little bit of preparation, Elsa Brobbey‘s Strawberry Rhubarb Pie with Pistachio Oat Crisp is relatively simple to make. Feel free to experiment with other fruit, tweak the recipe and make substitutions! The delicate crust is flaky but simple as well. A sweet buttery, oaty and granola-like pistachio crumb topping finishes off the pie adding texture and crunch – it’s nutty and delicious. An essence of cinnamon weaves through the crust, filling and topping which ties it together, giving it a little bit of warmth.
7. No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecake
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HeeJee Lee‘s easy, No-Bake Strawberry Cheesecakes are the perfect little treat to make for a party, for your family, or just for you. The pop of pink will make you smile, but just wait until you taste them – you’ll be smiling even more!
8. Strawberry and Raspberry Jam
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Sabrina Estafo‘s thick, spreadable Paleo and Vegan Strawberry and Raspberry Jam goes deliciously on just about anything! It’s sweet, full of flavor, and contains NO artificial ingredients. It’s quick and easy to make, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free, and clean-eating!
9. Strawberry Panna Cotta
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Sara Oliveira‘s Strawberry Panna Cotta recipe can please everyone: very pretty and very fresh! The fruit used in this recipe is strawberries, but you can use cherries, raspberries or even blueberries. Any fruit would be good. Panna cotta is typically made with cream, but coconut milk (from the can) is a great alternative, much healthier and dairy free. Agar-agar powder replaces animal gelatin. This is a beautiful dessert – delicate, delicious and above all very healthy!
10. Strawberry Coconut Sponge Cake
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This gorgeous creation by Hana Mendes is the definition of cake. It’s made of moist vanilla spongecake, a zing of lemon, beautiful coconut frosting, and is topped with fresh strawberries. This Strawberry Coconut Sponge Cake is the perfect dessert for a little celebration.
11. Strawberry Oat Scones With Coconut Butter Glaze
These Strawberry Oat Scones by Amanda Froelich are super easy to make and contain only a handful of ingredients. They’re also sweetened with low-glycemic coconut sugar (read: taste slightly sweet; add more coconut sugar, stevia, or maple syrup to sweeten ‘em up a bit). Lastly, they taste like those hearty and fruity granola bars we had growing up. Basically, you should make these scones if you love delicious treats that won’t wreck your diet (lifestyle), think cruelty-free eating is a rad idea, and love to be surprised by delicious flavors.
12. 15 Delicious Dairy-Free Strawberry Cream Recipes!
The mixing of berries and cream for a sweet, tangy, creamy flavor has been around for a very long time. The strawberry was first bred in France by one monsieur Amédée-François Frézier in 1714. Strawberries and cream became popular in what would become the United States, and one of founding father James Madison’s favorite desserts. A few decades later, the nation declared independence. Coincidence? Most likely yes, but we’ve put together this list of delicious strawberry and cream recipes for all your sweet, tangy needs. As Amédée-François Frézier would say: Bon Appetit!
13. 10 Reinvented Dairy-Free Strawberry Shortcake Recipes!
When you have a bag of fresh strawberries, there a lot of things you can do with them. You can simply enjoy them on their own. You can chop them up and throw them in a salad to add a tart sweetness to your lunch. But best of all, you can use them in desserts! We’re talking strawberry shortcake: classic, beautiful, yummy. While enjoying strawberry shortcake in its traditional form sure is nice, we here at One Green Planet like to take things up a notch—try these 10 Reinvented Dairy-Free Strawberry Shortcake Recipes!
14. 5 Ways to Sweeten Your Day With Strawberries
Strawberries have several uses for meals, no matter what time of day it is. From breakfast loaves and mid-morning smoothies to lunch salads and after-dinner desserts, strawberries can help sweeten any meal of the day. Check out these 5 Ways to Sweeten Your Day With Strawberries!
15. The Ins and Outs of Growing Your Own Strawberries
Strawberries are versatile and delicious, so it’s no surprise that the prospect of growing some strawberries right at home might be of interest to many of us, and the good news about that is that they are super easy to deal with, can produce a lot throughout the year and are perennial plants, meaning they don’t need to be bought again or replanted each year. In fact, they are prolific growers and will provide food for half a decade before tiring out. But, not to worry, they are also very easy to reproduce. To learn more, see The Ins and Outs of Growing Your Own Strawberries!