What’s inside: A funnel cake recipe that will satisfy your sweet dough cravings, without the gluten!
I don’t know about you, but funnel cakes bring back so many sweet memories (pun intended). Summer nights, carnival rides, and special occasions spent with special people.
Traditionally, funnel cakes are big gluten-bombs. That’s why I’m so excited to share this gluten free funnel cake recipe from my friend Jennifer at Sugar Spice and Glitter!
These gluten-free funnel cakes are just like the original – crispy on the outside and soft and fluffy on the inside. Sprinkle them with powdered sugar, or top it with a scoop of ice cream – whatever sounds yummiest to you!
If you’re planning your own backyard carnival, be sure to check out our 5 DIY Carnival Games Under $5 for some fun activities for the kids.
I used cow milk for my recipe because that’s what I had on hand, but this recipe would work with dairy-free milks too for a lactose-free version.
Gluten Free Funnel Cake Recipe Ingredients:
- 1 1/3 cups gluten-free flour blend of choice
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/2 cup milk (regular or non-dairy)
- 4+ cups oil of choice
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To make the batter: In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and sea salt. Add in the eggs, vanilla and milk and whisk well. Let the mixture sit for about 20 minutes before cooking.
Prepare the Oil: Heat the oil in a large pot (we used a dutch oven). This should take about 4-5 minutes.
TIP: Try the “wooden stick trick” to tell when oil is ready to fry.
To make the funnel cakes: Hold your funnel and place your finger on the funnel’s smallest opening to block. Measure about a half cup of batter into the funnel and position above the oil.
Quickly remove your finger and drizzle the batter in a freeform pattern to make the funnel cake. Be sure to leave gaps as the cake will puff up slightly.
Let the funnel cake cook for about 1 minute before flipping, and fry each side until golden brown.
Remove to a paper-towel lined plate and repeat with remaining batter. (Scooping out any small pieces of funnel cake out of the oil to prevent burning.)
Best enjoyed while warm!
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