I love sweet treats as much as the next gal, but sweet treats don’t always love me… if you know what I mean. So, I’m always looking for treat recipes that are either free of any added sweeteners or at least low in sugar.
Strawberries are probably my favorite fruit because they actually have a low-glycemic load, meaning they are naturally lower in sugar but their sharpness is so refreshing in the middle of a hot summer. They’re also high in Vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber.
Roasting the strawberries brings out more of their natural sweetness and when you combine that with the tang of balsamic vinegar the result is a sweet, tangy, syrupy treat that is completely free of any added sugar!
I love to serve these drizzled over some AIP-Friendly vanilla ice cream. I’ve made this recipe for several dinner parties now and everyone practically licks their bowls clean. Alright, Imma head out and grab a spoon…
Balsamic Roasted Strawberries (AIP/ Paleo)
Cook Time: 35 minutes
1lb fresh strawberries
1 TBS Coconut Oil, softened
1TBS Balsamic Vinegar
¼ tsp vanilla extract (omit for elimination-phase AIP)
Pinch of salt
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Remove the stems of the strawberries and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone ma, leaving the strawberries whole. Mix together the softened coconut oil, balsamic vinegar, vanilla extract, and salt. Rub the mixture over the strawberries making sure they are all evenly coated. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Serve alone or over top your favorite AIP-Friendly ice cream or yogurt.