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Gluten Free Almond & Raspberry Friands

The bake-off is back! Who else is settling down tonight with a cup of tea and a slice of cake/brownie/cookie/your choice of baked goods? Since we discovered this recipe, these friands have been a regular occurrence in our household, adapted from The Gluten Free Table. They are so easy, sweet, and moist with a touch of tartness from the raspberries. I brought a batch into work for morning tea, and they went down rather well! Let me know if you decide to whip up a batch of these tonight!


  • 1 cup (120g) almond meal
  • 1 cup (132g) icing sugar, sifted
  • 3⁄4 cup (95g) gluten-free plain flour, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder, sifted
  • 5 egg whites
  • 125g unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup (180g) frozen raspberries
  • 1/2 cup flaked almonds


Preheat oven to 160C. Sift the almond meal, icing sugar, baking powder and flour into a large bowl.In a separate bowl whisk the egg whites until foamy but before reaching firm peaks.

Fold the egg whites into the almond meal mixture with a large spoon. Pour the melted butter into the batter and whisk until combined.

Spoon the mixture into lightly greased friand tins or muffin tins. Dot with the frozen raspberries and sprinkle the flaked almonds on top, and bake for 20–25 minutes or until the friands are golden and cooked through. Using a butter knife, loosen the edges and remove the friands from the tins. Let them cool on a wire rack before dusting with icing sugar and serving.


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  • Reply
    Amy Eleanor | Ameldi
    August 31, 2016 at 11:32 am

    These sound lovely. My mum gave me a load of raspberries from their garden at the weekend so I think I’m going to have to have a go at making these sometime this week! Hope you enjoyed the bake off and didn’t get any spoilers before it aired in Australia! x

    • Reply
      Polly Rowan
      September 14, 2016 at 10:40 am

      How amazing that you have homegrown raspberries! My favourite berries.

      I’m all caught up thank goodness! Had to totally avoid social media when it was on haha. xx

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    Elena Isabelle
    September 7, 2016 at 8:52 am

    oh they look amazing. my best friend is gluten intolerant and she would love them.

    • Reply
      Polly Rowan
      September 14, 2016 at 10:40 am

      Oh they’re so good, you should make some for her! And ‘normal’ people seem to be enjoying them just as much as me, haha! xx

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