Festive Friands

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Looking for something a little different this Christmas? Either for Dessert, or to take to the work Christmas party, or gathering with friends? These Festive Friands are a great option.

If you don’t have a friand baking tray/tin then you can just use a muffin tray or silicone muffin moulds.

This recipe is gluten-free and can be made dairy-free, you can also make your own fruit mince, or buy from the supermarket (I love Aldi).

If you like this recipe then have a look at my other Christmas recipes here!

festive friands

Ingredients (makes about 6-8 friands):

  • 6 egg whites
  • 80g butter, melted (coconut oil for dairy-free)
  • zest of 1 orange
  • 1 C almond meal
  • 1/4 C tapioca flour
  • 1/4 C rapadura sugar
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1 t allspice
  • 1/2 C fruit mince (I like to use one prepared with brandy)


  1. Preheat oven to 180 degC and greace a friand or muffin tray.
  2. Whisk the egg whites in a medium bowl until frothy. Stir in the butter, orange rind, almond meal sugar and tapioca.
  3. Spoon mixture into pan holes.
  4. Spoon about a tablespoon of fruit mince into the middle of the batter of each festive friand.
  5. Bake for 15-20mins or until cooked through.
  6. Remove from oven and stand for 5 minutes before turning (top side up) onto a wire rack to cool.
  7. I like to serve these Festive Friands with a dusting of icing sugar and either ice cream or double cream.

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