Crunchy on the outside, smooth and creamy in the middle, and the perfect treat to end the day. These Gluten-Free Vegan Cannolis are free from the top eight allergens and simple to make.
We are headed to Europe in a few months and all I can think about is gelato and cannolis. The only problem is that we probably won’t find gluten-free cannolis, but I’m sure as heck going to try. I will be doing tons of research to make sure we know where we are eating. I’ll also bring some of our favorite snacks and mixes, like Enjoy Life Foods Pizza Crust, so I can make pizza and these Gluten-Free Vegan Cannolis, in case we’re in a city that doesn’t have the gluten-free version for us. I try to be prepared, just in case.
You’re probably wondering what pizza dough mix has to do with these Gluten-Free Vegan Cannolis. EVERYTHING. The pastry for cannolis can lend a super thin cookie-like cannoli shell, or a slightly thicker and chewy cannoli shell. I like a balance to my cannoli shells and used the Enjoy Life Foods Pizza Crust to make these cannolis. Crunchy on the outside, chewy in the middle, and filled with a mock cream-cheese filling, these are my new favorite treat. And they’re free from the top eight allergens.
I’ve used the Enjoy Life Foods pizza crust mix before and I love how easy it is to work with. The dough isn’t sticky like a lot of gluten-free pizza mixes. If it is, you may have added a touch too much water. Just add a tablespoon or two of gluten-free flour and your dough will be back on track. Easy-peasy.
The dough for these Gluten-Free Vegan Cannols is just as easy to work with as regular pizza dough. I rolled it out to less than 1/8th of an inch when I was testing how thin I could make it. I used a 4″ biscuit cutter to cut out my cannoli circles before peeling them off the parchment paper and wrapping them around the cannoli tubes.
If you don’t have cannoli tubes, you can order some off Amazon (affiliate link), or make smaller circles, and use a muffin, or mini muffin pan. Press the dough into cups in your muffin pan, bake them at 350F for 12-15 minutes, and fill the centers with cream. You’ll have cannoli cups and they’ll still be super tasty.
I used the entire box of pizza mix and got about 30 cannolis. You don’t have to make that many. You can easily cut this recipe in half. Store any leftover Gluten-Free Vegan Cannolis in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. I’ll be surprised if they last that long.
If you’re not in the mood to roll and fry the cannoli shells, Dishing Delish has an amazing Cannoli Dip and Cinnamon Sugar Chip Recipe that is a must-try!
Disclosure: This recipe is sponsored by Enjoy Life Foods. Opinions are my own.