When I was first diagnosed Coeliac, the only gluten free option at cafes used to be friands or flourless orange cake. Over the years, I ate so many, that I was absolutely sick of them. Luckily at the same time gluten free options started increasing, and I had a break from my old friend friand.
On a recent trip to the supermarket, just having a quick check of the baking section (no trip to the shops is complete without it!) I spotted a friand tray! I was inspired to recreate my old, original gluten free treat. They were super easy, required limited preparation time, and tasted absolutely delicious! They hardly need any gluten free flour, and they’ve impressed every time I’ve made them. I decided to fill mine with raspberries, and zesty lemon. But you could also try pistachios, or orange zest, dark chocolate or any berries you like. If you don’t have a friand pan, just use a muffin pan. It will still taste amazing.
Note: When making this recipe, I realised gluten free Almond meal, one without a ‘may contain gluten’ statement is hard to find. After searching, I found Aldi brand was the most affordable and gluten free!