One of us is currently traveling around Argentina with a van! Three days ago, she met a guy who helped her to cook typical gluten free empanadas !!  So we wanted to share with you the recipe she used !! 

It was sooo easy and sooo yummmy !! .

gluten free empanadas
Gluten free empanadas


  • 3 1/3 cups of your favorite GF bread mix
  • 3 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cups of warm water
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 packet of yeast (comes with the bread mix)
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • Parchment paper .


STEP 1: In a small bowl, mix warm water, sugar and yeast and let stand for 10 minutes.

STEP 2: Then combine all the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Mix in the vegetable shortening with your fingers, until the mix resembles small crumbs. Fold in the egg with the water mixture, and add to the dry ingredients, stirring until well incorporated.

STEP 3: The dough will be sticky. Use the rest of the flour mix to knead the dough until it is uniform and no longer sticks to your fingers. Form the dough into a cylinder with about a 3-4 inch diameter.

STEP 4: Cover the bowl and let rest in a warm place for about 1 hour. Slice the cylinder into 1-inch thick slices and roll out each slice on a separate piece of parchment paper until it is about 1/8 of an inch thin.

STEP 5: Leaving each slice on their parchment paper, stack them together and seal them in a freezer bag. Refrigerate or freeze until you’re ready to stuff them. .

The Filling

Fill them with everything from spiced meat, chicken, turkey, or your favorite cheese. Just place a tablespoon of filling near the center, and fold over, crimping with a fork or your index finger. To go for a heart-healthy option bake them, brush them with an organic egg wash (an egg and a splash of water, whisked together), and bake on a greased cookie sheet at 400°F degrees for 10-15 minutes, or until golden brown. As a dessert, fill with sliced apples sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon. After they’re cooked, dust with powdered sugar and you got yourself a mini apple pie!

I hope you will enjoy doing these amazing empanadas as much I did 

Don’t forget, travel eat & enjoy