Seven madeleines on a marble background decorated with flowers against a black background

Gluten-Free Vegan Madeleines

These Gluten-Free Vegan Madeleines are moist, fluffy and just as delicious as the traditional version!
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Keyword gluten-free madeleines, refined sugar free madeleines, vegan madeleines
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 12 madeleines
Calories 101kcal
Author Rhian Williams


  • 30 g (1/8 cup) coconut oil (or sub olive or vegetable oil)
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) unsweetened almond milk (or any other plant-based milk)
  • 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) lemon zest
  • 5 tablespoons (5 tablespoons) maple syrup (or sub any other sweetener)
  • 1 teaspoon (1 teaspoon) vanilla extract
  • 75 g (2/3 cup) ground almonds (almond meal) *
  • 75 g (2/3 cup) gluten-free flour blend (or sub plain flour if not gluten-free)
  • 1 heaped teaspoon (1 heaped teaspoon ) baking powder (ensure gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1/4 teaspoon) bicarbonate of soda (baking soda)


  • Preheat oven to 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit)
  • Place the coconut oil in a large bowl and melt over a saucepan of boiling water or in the microwave (skip this step if not using any other oil)
  • Once melted, add the milk to the same bowl along with the lemon juice, lemon zest, maple syrup, vanilla and ground almonds
  • Sift in the flour, baking powder and bicarbonate of soda
  • Mix well, adding a tiny splash more milk if it's looking too dry
  • Transfer mixture into a greased madeleine tin
  • Bake in oven for around 15 minutes until golden brown and an inserted skewer comes out clean
  • Once out the oven, remove from the tin and transfer onto a wire rack to cool
  • Tastes best when fresh, but keeps for a couple of days


*You can alternatively use almond flour


Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 37mg | Potassium: 27mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 0.4mg