Gluten-Free Strawberry Dumplings Recipe

Published on Apr 22, 2014

  by   Kristina Stosek

12 reviews

Prep Time: 30 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Serves: 12 dumplings
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Gluten-Free Strawberry Dumplings are all about sweet strawberries inside pillowy dumplings coated with lightly sweetened ground nuts and fresh strawberries.

strawberry dumplings with topping in a dish, gluten-free

Gluten Free Strawberry Dumpling Recipe from Eastern Europe

This strawberry dumpling recipe is a twist on the classic recipe but healthier. The dumplings are prevalent in Eastern Europe, and are typically made with cooked potatoes. Another recipe that is made using mashed potatoes are the Gluten-Free Cheesy Mashed Potatoes Biscuits, they are so good!

What makes these strawberry dumplings healthier?

To keep this gluten-free dumpling recipe healthier, I replaced the potatoes with sweet potatoes and added flaxseed. The sweet potatoes added natural sweetness without adding white sugar to the recipe. As per Healthline, white sugar can harm your health when eaten in large quantities.


close up of strawberry dumplings with nut topping


topping for strawberry dumplings

The topping is often made using breadcrumbs mixed with white sugar and toasted in butter or oil. I replaced the bread crumbs with ground nuts and sweetened them lightly with coconut sugar.

By using nuts, I added fiber, protein, and more flavour. If someone in your family is allergic to nuts, use the breadcrumb mixture.

To make the topping, mix 1 cup of gluten-free breadcrumbs with 1/2 cup of sugar and lightly toast with butter or olive oil in a non-stick pan over medium-low heat.

Have you tried the Gluten Free Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings? YUM!

What are gluten free strawberry dumplings?

The fresh tasting sweet strawberries are cooked inside a potato dough. The recipe takes a little work, but the gluten-free strawberry dumplings are well worth it.

Trust me on this! In Hungary, the dumplings are made with small fresh damson or Italian plums. So feel free to replace the berries with plums.


strawberries in a bowl

How to choose a strawberry?

One thing to keep in mind when choosing strawberries, they do not continue to ripen once they are picked. So what you see is what you will taste.

Look for bright red plump strawberries with fresh, bright green leaves. Look for mold! The size of the berry doesn’t matter. Sometimes the smaller the strawberry, the sweeter it is.

And, always check the top and bottom of the box when buying strawberries. Often they start to mold on the bottom. And lastly, if your budget allows it, always buy organic because strawberries are on top of the dirty dozen list.

gluten-free strawberry dumplings recipe overview

Typically strawberry dumplings are made with potatoes and wheat flour. I wanted to add extra nutrients and less sugar, so I made them with sweet potatoes, and by using rice flour, I kept them gluten-free.

The sweet potatoes are cooked, then mashed with coconut oil or butter, ground flaxseed, eggs and mixed with rice flour.

Once the gluten-free dumpling dough is ready, wrap it around each strawberry. The dumplings are then cooked in boiling water. 


strawberry dumplings in a dish, gluten-free


The topping is super easy. Slice a few more strawberries and place them in a microwave for about thirty seconds to soften them. The strawberries are then poured over the cooked dumplings and topped with lightly sweetened ground nuts.

My preference is pecans, but walnuts are just as delicious!

I hope you enjoy these delicious gluten-free strawberry dumplings as much as my family does. Strawberry dumplings is an Eastern European dish I grew up with, and it is typically served as a main.

But in our home, we love the dumplings as a dessert or as a snack. You can serve the dumplings warm or at room temperature.

For more recipes that originated in Eastern Europe, check out these gluten-free recipes

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Meet Kristina. Passionate about creating delicious, innovative gluten free recipes, and author of two gluten free cookbooks, “Entertaining The Gluten Free Way” and “Small Bites The Gluten Free Way”.

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I made these with regular potato and they were delicious.

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