Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gluten-Free Wontons

So it was kind of a tease to post wonton soup yesterday without first posting how I make my gluten-free wontons.  Oops, sorry.  My bad.
I start by whisking together 2 cups sweet rice flour, 1/2 cup mung bean flour, 1/2 cup potato starch, 1/2 cup arrowroot starch, 1 1/2 tsps xanthan gum, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/4 tsp baking powder.  After all the dry ingredients have been whisked together, I create a well in the middle to which I add the wet ingredients.
Those wet ingredients would be 2 eggs and 1 cup of applesauce.  Mix this together and add just enough water to make this an elastic dough - about 3/8 cup.
Divide the dough in half and roll it on a well floured surface until it's quite thin.  If you have a pasta maker, you can get these very thin.
Cut into 3 inch squares.

Fill with your choice of meat, sealing the edges with an egg wash.  Drop them in boiling water to cook.  They're done when they float.   Alternatively you can fry them for a great party appetizer.

This dough also makes excellent raviolis when rolled a little thicker.

Thanks for popping in and cooking with me.  I'm linking this up to Gluten-Free Homemaker's Gluten-Free Wednesdays and Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday.

*Editorial Note* I've had several people ask about the mung bean flour that I used in this recipe.  I buy it at the asian grocery store.  If you don't frequent an asian grocery, you can substitute millet flour or some more sweet rice flour and the recipe should turn out just fine.


  1. These look awesome! We can't do bean flour (upsets our tummies) so I might try to modify it for us now that I have the basic idea.

  2. I'm book marking this as I've definitely wanted to try making things like wontons but never had the courage to do it gluten free!

  3. Hey Superlax! oopps, that sounds a bit like a tummy medicine! LOL sorry! Just wanted to stop by and visit you after your kind visit to a moderate life! I played lacrosse in high school what a wonderful physical sport! I have been looking for some gluten free recipes because this month I am doing a gluten free trial, as I have noticed some pretty significant heartburn after eating wheat. I love wonton soup and also dumplings so these wraps would be perfect. I will bookmark this recipe to make as soon as I get all those ingredients together! I am now following your blog on blogger and google and I hope to see you again soon! All the best! Alex

  4. Oh, I do miss wontons. Never tried--or even run across mung bean flour.

  5. I am so excited to find your recipe for wontons! I used to buy the regular wrappers in Chinatown before I was GF, and they have SO many uses. I will be trying these soon and let you know how they turn out- thank you!!

  6. I meant to post earlier, but I HAVE to say I am SO excited to try out making gluten free wontons. HOW exciting!!!!! Thanks for posting this :)

  7. thanks so much for this post as wonton soup , for me, was the favorite food I would have missed the most!! But, I thought to do a simple search on this site, and what do you know?? thanks again.


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