Dessert Gluten free Holiday/ Christmas Uncategorized

Hazelnut Financiers

These Financiers are gluten-free. They taste just like Maharashtran Sheera.


If almond flour is not available, you can easily make it at home running 3/4 cup of whole almond through food processor. Same with Hazelnut flour.
You may substitute hazelnut with pistachio or walnut too.
Instead of Amaranth, rice flour works well too.

Yields: 6

Prep time: 15 minutes

Bake time: 20 minutes

You will need:

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup hazelnut flour
  • 1/4 cup amaranth flour/ rajgira flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 7 tbsp melted clarified butter/ Ghee
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/4 sliced almond (optional)
  • Powdered/confectioners sugar for serving


  1. Position a rack in middle of the oven and preheat to 350 F (180 C).
  2. Line muffin pans with paper liners or grease the pan with butter and flour the pans.
  3. On a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spread the almond meal and hazelnut flour on the prepared sheet and bake for 5 minutes then let cool completely.
  4. In a bowl, combine the toasted almond, hazelnut flour, amaranth flour, sugar and salt. Mix it together.
  5. Beat the egg whites into dry ingredients. Add the melted ghee, in 3 additions. Mix well after each addition.
  6. Divide the batter between muffin pans and top with sliced almonds.
  7. Bake until the financiers are light golden brown 18-20 minutes.
  8. Cool on wire rack. Dust with confectioners sugar before serving.

By Cardamomncream

Hi, I’m Neeta and welcome to my blog, Cardamomncream. On this blog, you will find family recipes and some new recipes, but with a twist.
Cooking comes naturally to me, I guess I inherited it from my maternal grandmother. I love baking as it’s a good activity to spend time with my kids.
Baking is my first love. I had a home based baking business of custom cakes. But, with constant moves comes adjusting and settling to new environments and starting over again. So decided to share my experience and knowledge with you all.
The idea behind the blog is to document all my recipes and experience with food, and record all my traditional family recipes, which is a part of my culture.