Delicious, delectable and, best of all, gluten-free! Serve these as an afternoon treat with tea or coffee.


  • 2 large mandarins, peeled and seeded
  • 1½ cups almond meal
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2½ tablespoons agave nectar or honey​

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C.
  2. In a food processor, combine the mandarins, almond meal, egg yolks, and agave and blend for 10 seconds.
  3. Whisk the egg whites in a clean, dry bowl until soft peaks form, about 4 minutes.
  4. Gently fold the mandarin mix into the egg whites.
  5. Divide among 12 nonstick muffin or friand moulds and bake for 20 minutes.

You can substitute mandarins for oranges or limes.