Cooking in Cotton: Frida Redknapp's Madeleine Recipe

Our very own self-professed foodie Frida Redknapp shares her recipe for delicately sugar-dusted gluten-free madeleines.


Step into Frida Redknapp's kitchen and enjoy the irresistible scent of home baking as she whips up her go-to gluten-free madeleines. Indulge in the simple pleasure of these homemade goodies that she often makes for her busy family. A quick breakfast for those on the go or a sweet treat to enjoy with a cup of tea, these delicious baked treats are easy to make and enjoy. 


90g flour (I use gluten-free oat flour)
1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
5 tbsp maple syrup
2 eggs
100g melted butter
2 tsp orange zest


  • Soak 1 tbsp chia seeds in 3 tbsp of milk (of your choice).
  • Pre-heat the oven to 200C and grease a madeleine tray with butter.
  • Mix the flour and bicarbonate of soda in a bowl.
  • In a separate bowl mix the syrup, egg, vanilla and cinnamon until fluffy then stir in the melted butter and orange zest.
  • Gently fold the dry ingredients into the wet until you have a smooth mixture folding in the chia seeds at the end.
  • Pour approximately 1 large tablespoon into each mould and then bake in the middle of the oven for 10 minutes.
  • Once removed from the oven, allow the madeleines cool down on a rack before dusting them with icing sugar (optional).