Today we are making super healthy, oven-baked Sicilian Cannoli. They are gluten-free, vegan, 100% sugar-free, low-fat and rich in plant-based proteins. We'll show you how to make both the filling and the cannoli shells. Don't worry if you don't have cannoli moulds; we'll help you build them using foil. How fun!
After our delicious vegan cannoli with chocolate and orange filling, we promised you a variation that would also be gluten-free. Here it is! The filling we are making below is the classic Sicilian pistachio cream. But it's dairy-free and vegan, of course. If you want to make gluten-free cannoli with chocolate and orange filling, follow this recipe from step 2 to step 7, and then make the filling following the other recipe.
The hardest thing when making gluten-free bakes is keeping the dough stretchy. This property is essential here, as we have to wrap the dough around the cannoli mould. We can't have it break or crack! We have tested this recipe extensively and found the perfect ratios of plant-based ingredients to make a pliable and tasty dough. So just relax and follow our ingredient list. Success is guaranteed!
The biggest difference between this recipe and our other vegan cannoli is in the flour. Here we have used gluten-free flour made from rice. Most store-bought GF flours are rice-based, so you shouldn't have any problems finding it. But in case you don't, we'll tell you how to make the same flour-mix we used here.
Now for our favourite part. Nutritional data! These gluten-free cannoli are really healthy. One cannolo has 16% RDI for proteins, 5% RDI for saturated fats, 3% RDI for carbs, and 139 calories. If you are not intolerant to gluten, make sure to check the nutritional profile of our other vegan cannoli recipe and use whichever fits your dietary goals better.
Don't forget to check the tips and FAQ section at the bottom to learn more about this recipe and the substitutions you can make. Have fun!