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Funnel Cakes! GFCF, Gum Free and Allergy Friendly!

Funnel Cakes!  GFCF, Gum Free and Allergy Friendly!

Funnel cakes are the ultimate Fair Food. But how many of our GFCF kids have been deprived of this experience? Believe it or not they are easy to recreate in our own kitchens!

Designing this recipe was a bit of a challenge. The removal of gluten and casein from this recipe is a challenge in itself. But it could not be just that simple. You see, I am not a fan of xanthan gum, the “glue” that holds gluten free baked goods together in many a recipe. I was determined not to use it here. I also wanted to keep this recipe as allergy-friendly as possible so that more of my clients could benefit from this treat, but with no xanthan gum and no egg I thought we might end up with a disaster. Not so. It worked out fabulously. On our first try. I am lucky like that in the kitchen. 🙂

This recipe was an opportunity to use my new WonderMill Grain Mill. I have always had a hard time finding organic sweet white rice, which is an important part of many gluten free baked goods due to the texture it creates. I have always used my Vitamix to grind down organic sushi rice, since it has very similar properties. This always worked well enough, but the texture was still a little grainy. So when the people at WonderMill invited me to try out their grain mill, I happily accepted the challenge! It was AWESOME! We were really impressed by the quality of the flour it produced. We used the “pastry” setting to achieve a texture we really liked.

We actually did not make these funnel cakes with a funnel. We made them with a Ziploc bag! But “Ziploc Bag Cakes” really don’t really sound as appealing, do they? You could use a funnel, a ziploc bag, a pastry bag or a squeeze bottle to work your batter into the oil.

Click here to see my recipe over at the Grain Mill Wagon!



This post was featured at This Chick Cooks, Real Food, Allergy Free, and Pounds4Pennies.



  1. These funnel cakes look delicious. thanks for posting them on Tasteful Tuesdays Link Party. I enjoyed your site. Deb @ Kneaded Creations

  2. OMG I definitely see these being sold at fairs and amusements parks soon, especially with the crazy growth of the gluten-free/allergy-free movement!

  3. Diane says:

    YUM.. these look great. Will have to share and try. Thanks for posting. Found you on IMM.
    Please check out my blog?


  4. Thanks so much for sharing your recipe! I just pinned it from the other site, but I wanted to make sure to thank you here, too! My GF daughter really misses deep fried scones. I think this will be a great substitute!

  5. Becca says:

    Thanks for sharing this! I just recently began eliminating gluten from my diet. These look good!

  6. Ooh I’m heading over for the recipe – thanks! My son is on low gluten, dairy and sugar diet for his Sensory Processing Disorder, so we’re always on the look out for yummy treats that at least keep down some of the ingredients he’s intolerant to. (LOVE funnel cake!)

  7. I love that these are really pretty healthy! Exciting to find out new things! Lots to think about and maybe implement. Thank you for sharing this!

  8. Andrea says:

    wow, they look great! We don’t follow a gluten free diet, but I may try these anyway. using a ziploc baggie is such a creative and inexpensive tip. Thanks for sharing on Natural Living Monday!

  9. Becky says:

    I will need to go check it out. One of my other blogger friends is testing out the same mill. Hope it’s lots of fun! Thanks for stopping by for Tuesday Greens.

  10. These look great, I’m heading over to check them out, but thanks for sharing them on Waste Not Want Not Wednesday 🙂

  11. Mmmm… I love funnel cakes! Thank you for sharing this scrumptious treat at Tuesdays with a Twist! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

  12. Mary says:

    Oh my, those look so good!! Thanks for sharing over at the Homeacre Hop! Please join us again soon!
    Mary 🙂

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  15. LydiaF says:

    Those look awesome, and I just happen to have some rice flour in the freezer…

  16. WOW, I would love a GF funnel cake! Drooling! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from

  17. These look so good. As I am working on cleaning up our diet, I can really appreciate this recipe and I am sure my girls will love them. Thank you for sharing.

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