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Cream Puffs - Gluten Free

I love cream puffs and I have tried several gluten-free recipes and several tries of my own variations but they did not satisfy my taste buds -- until I tried them with this combination of flour. I left a plateful at my daughter's when she wasn't home and she called me in a panic after she tried one ... "Mom, are these gluten-free?"

  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup pancake flour mix (find the recipe for the mix here - scroll down to pancake flour mix )
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 pkg of instant vanilla pudding (153 g size pkg) prepared according to pkg instructions
  • whipping cream 1/2 cup - whipped separately and added to pudding- optional

  1. Pour 1/2 cup water into a saucepan, add the butter and heat until butter melts and mixture returns to a boil
  2. Turn down the heat, then add all at once the 1/2 cup flour and stir vigorously until mixture pulls together and away from the sides of the pot.
  3. Remove from heat ... let sit for a minute or two.
  4. One at a time add the eggs beating vigorously after each addition until batter is perfectly smooth.
  5. Drop by teaspoon onto cookie sheet and bake at 375' for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  6. Remove to cake rake... and let cool.
  7. Slice half-way open and fill with a teaspoon of prepared pudding
  8. Drizzle melted chocolate over the tops.

Variation - Cheese Puffs

My granddaughter loves these made like Anneliese's with 1/4 cup grated cheese and 1/2 tsp dry mustard. Follow recipe as above and mix in the dry mustard and the grated cheese after you have added the eggs. (eat plain or with creamed meat filling)


  1. I have to give and translate this recipe for a dear friends of mine!!! Thanks a lot, ciao Flavia

  2. Hi this looks yummy!! I could not get the link for the pancake flour to work though?

  3. YUM! Love to see you posting more often again, Julie! :) These look delicious!

  4. Cream puffs....I love 'em. It is so nice to see that there are so many great recipes that can still be enjoyed by those who have to say no to gluten. I'm sure this recipe will be a keeper for them. They looks delicious.

  5. Looks fabulous! Great photo Julie.


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