Gluten Free Cassava Flour Raspberry Friands

Gluten Free Cassava Flour Raspberry Friands

Perfect with a warm cuppa, these easy friands are a classic afternoon tea treat. Don’t have a friand pan? This recipe also works perfectly in a muffin tin.


  • 160g unsalted butter, melted and cooled ⅔ cup
  • (100g) gluten free Three Spades Cassava Flour sifted 1 ⅔cup
  • (250g) icing sugar, sifted 1 cup
  • (100g) ground almonds, sifted
  • 6 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp  Natural Almond Extract
  • 3 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste
  • 1 cup (125g) fresh or frozen raspberries
  • ½ cup (60g) flaked almonds
  • Cream to serve


  1. STEP 1

    Preheat oven to 170°C (fan forced). Grease a 12 hole friand or cupcake tin with butter.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, icing sugar and almond meal in a large bowl.

  3. STEP 3

    In another whisk egg whites until frothy. Gently mix the frothy egg whites into the flour mixture.

  4. STEP 4

    Add melted butter, Almond Extract and Vanilla Bean Paste and mix until incorporated.

  5. STEP 5

    Fill each friand 2/3 full. Place 3-4 raspberries and a sprinkle of flaked almonds on top of each friand. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until golden and a inserted skewer comes out clean.

  6. STEP 6

    Allow to cool for 5 minutes in tin before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Serve the friands warm with a dusting of icing sugar and a dollop of cream.

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