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Healthy Gluten-Free Cannoli

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We made oven-baked, crunchy cannoli shells and filled them with delicious pistachio cream.

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They're vegan, gluten-free, and sugar-free for a healthier twist on the classic Italian treat.

Health

Time

50m

Cost

Nutrients

139 kcal

Carbs 9 grams

Sugars 1 grams

Total Fats 8 grams

Saturates 1 grams

Fibers 2 grams

Proteins 7 grams

Nutrients Data

The nutrients information on this page refers to a 2000 Kcal daily intake diet.

Each nutrient has a progress bar. A full progress bar represents the total allowance for the nutrient, based on a 500 Kcal meal.

Chart Legend

Carbs, Sugars, Total Fats, Saturates
Less than 50% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
Between 50% and 95% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
More than 95% of maximum recommended intake for a meal
Fibers, Proteins
More than 50% of recommended intake for a meal
Between 25% and 50% of recommended intake for a meal
Less than 25% of recommended intake for a meal
By visiting the full recipe page, you can get a more in depth breakdown of the nutrients for this recipe. If you prefer reading the recipe in this format instead, a link to the full recipe page will be provided at the end!

Good for Diets

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Alcohol-Free
  • Pescatarian

Contains Allergens

  • Nuts
  • Soy

Servings

12

Did you know?

Pistachios are among the nuts with the most antioxidants.

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Pistachio kernels' unique green colour is due to their high content of antioxidants, particularly lutein and anthocyanin.

These nutritious nuts also pack fibres, protein, and minerals.

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Step 1

Soak shelled pistachios in lukewarm water.

Ingredients List

Pistachios100g
Chia Seeds0.5tbsp
Water1.5tbsp
Gluten-Free Flour100g
Xanthan Gum0.5tsp
Erythritol200g
Cocoa1tsp
Nut Butter (Almond, Cashew, or Peanut)30g
Almond Milk35mL
Firm Tofu400g
Step 2

Next, combine the chia seeds with the given water in another bowl and leave them to soak until thick and gel-like.

Ingredients List

Pistachios100g
Chia Seeds0.5tbsp
Water1.5tbsp
Gluten-Free Flour100g
Xanthan Gum0.5tsp
Erythritol200g
Cocoa1tsp
Nut Butter (Almond, Cashew, or Peanut)30g
Almond Milk35mL
Firm Tofu400g
Step 3Part 1

To make cannoli moulds from scratch, fold a 30 cm (12 inches) square foil twice on itself into a smaller square. Then, wrap it around a used cling film tube.

Ingredients List

Pistachios100g
Chia Seeds0.5tbsp
Water1.5tbsp
Gluten-Free Flour100g
Xanthan Gum0.5tsp
Erythritol200g
Cocoa1tsp
Nut Butter (Almond, Cashew, or Peanut)30g
Almond Milk35mL
Firm Tofu400g
Step 3Part 2

Next, pull one end of the wrapped foil out of the tube and press it down to seal it.

Ingredients List

Pistachios100g
Chia Seeds0.5tbsp
Water1.5tbsp
Gluten-Free Flour100g
Xanthan Gum0.5tsp
Erythritol200g
Cocoa1tsp
Nut Butter (Almond, Cashew, or Peanut)30g
Almond Milk35mL
Firm Tofu400g
Step 3Part 3

Finally, pull the mould out of the support tube and fill it with some crumpled bits of foil.

Ingredients List

Pistachios100g
Chia Seeds0.5tbsp
Water1.5tbsp
Gluten-Free Flour100g
Xanthan Gum0.5tsp
Erythritol200g
Cocoa1tsp
Nut Butter (Almond, Cashew, or Peanut)30g
Almond Milk35mL
Firm Tofu400g
Step 4

In a bowl, combine the flour with xanthan gum, 50g (1.7oz) of erythritol, cocoa, chia-egg, nut butter, and milk. Then, knead into a smooth and pliable dough.

Ingredients List

Pistachios100g
Chia Seeds0.5tbsp
Water1.5tbsp
Gluten-Free Flour100g
Xanthan Gum0.5tsp
Erythritol200g
Cocoa1tsp
Nut Butter (Almond, Cashew, or Peanut)30g
Almond Milk35mL
Firm Tofu400g
Step 5

Now, thinly roll out the dough, about 1-2 mm thick. Then, cut dough discs about 9 - 10 cm (3.5 - 4 inches) in diameter.

Ingredients List

Pistachios100g
Chia Seeds0.5tbsp
Water1.5tbsp
Gluten-Free Flour100g
Xanthan Gum0.5tsp
Erythritol200g
Cocoa1tsp
Nut Butter (Almond, Cashew, or Peanut)30g
Almond Milk35mL
Firm Tofu400g
Step 6

Next, wrap each dough disc around one cannoli mould greased with oil. Overlap the discs' edges and press down on them to secure the shell.

Ingredients List

Pistachios100g
Chia Seeds0.5tbsp
Water1.5tbsp
Gluten-Free Flour100g
Xanthan Gum0.5tsp
Erythritol200g
Cocoa1tsp
Nut Butter (Almond, Cashew, or Peanut)30g
Almond Milk35mL
Firm Tofu400g
Step 7

Bake the cannoli shells for 12 minutes at 200°C (390°F) and then transfer them onto a wire rack to cool down.

Ingredients List

Pistachios100g
Chia Seeds0.5tbsp
Water1.5tbsp
Gluten-Free Flour100g
Xanthan Gum0.5tsp
Erythritol200g
Cocoa1tsp
Nut Butter (Almond, Cashew, or Peanut)30g
Almond Milk35mL
Firm Tofu400g
Step 8

Meanwhile, blitz the tofu, rinsed and squeezed, with the pistachios and the remaining erythritol to make a smooth cream.

Ingredients List

Pistachios100g
Chia Seeds0.5tbsp
Water1.5tbsp
Gluten-Free Flour100g
Xanthan Gum0.5tsp
Erythritol200g
Cocoa1tsp
Nut Butter (Almond, Cashew, or Peanut)30g
Almond Milk35mL
Firm Tofu400g
Step 9Part 1

Remove the cannoli from their moulds by sliding them out delicately.

Ingredients List

Pistachios100g
Chia Seeds0.5tbsp
Water1.5tbsp
Gluten-Free Flour100g
Xanthan Gum0.5tsp
Erythritol200g
Cocoa1tsp
Nut Butter (Almond, Cashew, or Peanut)30g
Almond Milk35mL
Firm Tofu400g
Step 9Part 2

Finally, spoon the pistachio cream into a piping bag and pipe it into each cannolo.

Ingredients List

Pistachios100g
Chia Seeds0.5tbsp
Water1.5tbsp
Gluten-Free Flour100g
Xanthan Gum0.5tsp
Erythritol200g
Cocoa1tsp
Nut Butter (Almond, Cashew, or Peanut)30g
Almond Milk35mL
Firm Tofu400g

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