Breakfast Strawberry Shortcake

Two things coming at 'cha today. First is this recipe, which literally gives you dessert for breakfast. And that's literal in the actual sense of the word, not like when I say I literally bawled my eyes out watching an old episode of Parenthood last night. Oh wait, that's correct usage too.

But first, let's start with some exciting news.

Avocado A Day Nutrition is moving!! 

For the past three months, I've been working with WellSeek and the incredible team at L/R Creative on building a new website, rebranding under my name as Rachael Hartley Nutrition. I'll share more of the story, inspiration, and why I decided to drop the avocado, when it launches next week, but until then, please know that it is GORGEOUS and perfectly encapsulates my style and most importantly, I will have the same great content coming (usually!) 3 days a week. If you want a super sneak peek, click here for the coming soon page, which features my new logo. Don't forget to bookmark the site for later!

Now, on to the less exciting, but much tastier bit of today's post: these breakfast strawberry shortcakes. I'm not usually into sweet things for breakfast, which may surprise you since most of the breakfast recipes I've shared on this blog are of the pancake/oatmeal/smoothie persuasion. But yeah, I'm usually and egg and toast (or egg and tortilla chip) kinda gal.

But these are literally (there I go again) the perfect balance of breakfast and dessert food. The buttery, whole grain biscuits are sweetened just the right amount. Then it's topped with fresh, juicy strawberries and a dollop of creamy vanilla Icelandic yogurt. And to finish, a drizzle of pure maple syrup.

Enjoy it by itself, or with a side of scrambled eggs to make it more substantial. And as a bonus, if you're in need of something delicious and homemade for dessert, you can make this shortcake with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream!

Breakfast Strawberry Shortcakes

Makes 6-8


  • 1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons very cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 3/4 cup buttermilk or kefir


  • Vanila Icelandic-yogurt (skyr)
  • Fresh strawberries, quartered
  • Pure maple syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flours, almond meal, baking powder, sugar, salt, baking soda. Using fingers, press in butter until it's fully incorporated and forms pea sized bits when you press it together. Stir in buttermilk until well combined.
  3. Spoon 6-8 biscuits on a floured baking stone or parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes until golden. Remove from oven, set aside to cool.
  4. When ready to eat, cut biscuits in half and fill with a scoop of yogurt and strawberries. Drizzle with maple syrup and serve.