Apple Cinnamon Ricotta Friands {gluten-free}
Soft and light friands, filled with ricotta and caramelised apples.
Servings Prep Time
12 30minutes
Cook Time
Servings Prep Time
12 30minutes
Cook Time
  • 3 applesdiced
  • 2tablespoons butter
  • 1tablespoon icing sugar
  • ½teaspoon cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • 160g ricotta
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 250g icing sugar
  • 160g ground almonds
  • 100g gluten-free flour
  • 2teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½teaspoon salt
  • 200g buttermelted
  • 180g egg whitesabout 6
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 170°C and butter a 12 hole friand tin.
  2. Melt the 2 tablespoons butter then add the icing sugar, cinnamon, salt and lemon juice and then tip in the apple pieces.
  3. Fry for about 5 minutes, then remove from heat just before the apples turn soft and leave to cool.
  4. In a small bowl mix the ricotta with the vanilla, lemon zest and 1 tablespoon icing sugar until smooth and set aside.
  5. In a separate bowl mix the ground almonds with the flour, the rest of the icing sugar, ½ teaspoon cinnamon and salt together
  6. Then in another bowl the whisk egg whites a little until light and foamy.
  7. Fold the egg whites into the almonds along with the melted butter.
  8. Divide the batter between the friand moulds, then top with a spoonful of ricotta mixture. Finally add a few apples to the top of each one.
  9. Bake for 25 minutes. Leave to cool in the tins for 10 minutes then turn out and finish cooling on a wire rack.
  10. Dust with icing sugar.