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Gluten-Free French Madeleines

  • Author: Carly DeFilippo
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 15-20 (cookies) 1x


The secret to the “perfect” madeleine is a balance between a slightly crunchy crust and moist, fluffy interior. This gluten-free, refined sugar-free recipe lacks nothing in texture and has a toasted, golden flavor to boot!


  • 3/4 cup sweet rice flour
  • 1/2 tsp guar gum
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder (note: not all baking powder is gluten free)
  • 3/4 stick unsalted butter (melted)
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • zest of 1 lemon


  1. Heat over to 400-425 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, guar gum and baking powder in a bowl. Set aside.
  3. Beat the eggs and sugar until thickened, for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add almond extract and lemon zest to eggs and sugar. Beat until mixed.
  5. Add melted butter to liquid mixture. Beat until thoroughly mixed.
  6. Gently, fold dry ingredients into liquid mixture with a spatula.
  7. Grease your Madeleine pan(s).
  8. Spread a heaping teaspoon of batter into each indentation of your Madeleine pan.
  9. Bake each tray of Madeleines until golden (10-12 minutes)


You can also add orange flower water, lavender seeds or even a savory spice (thyme, sage, rosemary, fennel) to the madeleines, for a more adventurous treat.
The best way to remove the finished madeleines from the pan is to gently nudge them out of their “shell” with a soft spatula.
A dusting of powdered sugar makes for a lovely presentation (for those who are not avoiding highly-processed sugars).

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
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