These easy air fryer gluten free egg rolls are perfect if you don’t eat gluten. It’s so simple to put together these gluten free egg roll wrappers to enclose your egg roll filling. The flavour and texture are impressive and it’s also nice how easy homemade egg roll wrappers are to make in the air fryer! You only need 7 ingredients to egg roll wrappers gluten free, and they always come out crisp, crunchy and an appetizing golden brown colour. You won’t be able to resist!
Are egg rolls gluten free? Well, perhaps a better question would be are egg roll wrappers gluten free? And the answer is no, not usually. But this easy recipe shows you how to make gluten free egg roll wrappers which taste great!
Why You’ll Love These
- Gluten free: Let’s begin with the easiest one. These are gluten free egg roll wrappers! They’re perfect for celiac eaters and really simple to rustle up.
- Crunchy: One of the best things about egg rolls (known as spring rolls in the UK) is the crunch. When you bite down on one of these deep fried or, in this case, air fried snacks, you want a nice crispy crunch! You won’t be disappointed with these.
- Versatile: As soon as you read the words egg roll wrappers you probably thought of a tasty Chinese filling of bean sprouts, carrot, soy sauce, sesame oil, 5-spice, mushrooms, perhaps some chicken, shrimp, ground beef…the list is endless! But these can be used for other dishes. They have such a neutral flavour you could use them as a pot pie topping in place of pastry or even use them for empanadas or calzone.
These make amazing air fryer egg rolls. As you know, egg rolls are usually deep-fried but the air fryer is a game changer. You can cut down on the oil and still end up with wonderfully crispy egg rolls!
Ingredients for these Egg Roll or Wonton Wrappers
Wrappers for egg rolls, or spring rolls depending where you’re from, are usually made of egg and wheat flour. For this gluten-free air fryer recipe though you use tapioca flour and rice flour.
The other ingredients are xanthan gum, salt and black pepper, as well as eggs and cold water. You will also want to consider the fillings you’re going to add, along with some gluten free sweet and sour sauce for dipping (optional but so good!)
How to Make Homemade Egg Roll Wrappers
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- Combine the ingredients: Mix the tapioca flour, rice flour, xanthan gum, salt and pepper together, then mix the eggs with water in a second bowl, and combine both mixtures.
- Shape them: Roll out the dough then cut into squares.
- Fill them: Add your preferred filling, then roll them up.
- Cook them: Give them about 15 minutes in a preheated air fryer, flipping halfway through.
Working with the Dough
You will end up with dough which you then roll out to ¼-inch thin. This is twice the thickness of conventional egg roll wrappers at 1/8-inch thick. However if they’re any thinner they are likely to tear since the dough is quite fragile. It’s best to just make them a bit thicker so they can hold the filling and not break.
Once you’ve cut the dough into squares, you can add the egg roll filling and then tuck and roll the wrappers around the filling. The air fryer egg rolls can then go into the air fryer. Mist them with cooking spray and give them about fifteen minutes. These easy gluten-free egg rolls will be crispy and golden brown when they’re done.
The satisfying crunch of these gluten free egg roll wrappers is so good. It’s a recipe which is so easy to make. Even if you can’t have gluten you can still enjoy these air fryer crispy treats.
Swap the soy sauce in your egg roll mixture for tamari or gluten-free soy sauce (check the ingredients label). That way you can enjoy this classic Chinese recipe without risking celiac side effects!
What are Tapioca Flour and Rice Flour?
If you’re used to making gluten free recipes with alternative flours, you might be familiar with these. If not, you soon will be. Tapioca flour is one of the most versatile alternatives to wheat flour. It might be labeled tapioca starch depending on the brand. It is starchy and a little sweet. Tapioca flour thickens sauces and soups and is a key ingredient in this easy gluten-free egg rolls recipe. Tapioca comes from cassava which is a South American plant. Cassava flour combines well with other flours.
Rice flour, or rice starch, is the separated starch from grains of rice. It’s good for making cookies, cakes, dumplings, and homemade egg roll wrappers. In this recipe it’s paired with tapioca starch and xanthan gum for a great result.
What is Xanthan Gum?
You might be wondering why this gluten-free air fryer recipe contains xanthan gum. And what is it exactly? Xanthan gum is a gluten-free option for a stabilizer or thickener. It pairs well with the tapioca and rice flours in these gluten-free egg roll wrappers. Xanthan gum is made by fermenting simple sugars with a certain type of bacteria.
Tips for Perfect Air Fryer Egg Rolls
The gluten-free egg roll wrappers are perfect made just the way the recipe says. There isn’t really anything you can replace the eggs with since they get the texture just right and hold everything together. The flours are great too, although if there is a gluten-free flour you prefer you can try that. The same dough would work for dumplings, wontons or potstickers.
Don’t be tempted to roll them out too thin. I tried thicker ones and thinner ones for my homemade egg roll wrappers. The thicker ones were a little stodgy and the thin ones just tore when I tried to fill them. So for the least stress (and best flavour!) go with ¼-inch thick and no less or more!
Maybe you’ve been eating egg roll in a bowl because you didn’t want to use conventional egg roll wrappers. However with this air fryer egg rolls recipe you don’t have to. You can enjoy easy gluten-free egg rolls whenever you crave a tasty Chinese snack.
How to Store the Wrappers
- Store: It’s best to make the wrappers just before making the actual rolls. Leftover cooked egg rolls should be fine in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Freeze: Freeze these individually with wax paper between each one then thaw overnight.
- Reheat: Either microwave these or pop them back in a hot air fryer for a few minutes.
GF Egg Roll FAQ
This is partly a regional thing. Egg rolls are crispy and deep fried (or air fried) while spring rolls, or summer rolls, are soft and have a thinner wrapper. In the UK and some other countries, spring rolls is the term for egg rolls!
If you don’t want to make hot and sour sauce, consider peanut satay sauce, soy sauce, red chili sauce, or anything else you like.
Air Fryer Gluten Free Egg Roll Wrappers Recipe
Air Fryer Gluten Free Egg Roll Wrappers
- 1 Cup tapioca flour
- 2 Cups rice flour
- 1 Teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1 Teaspoon salt
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
- 1 Cup water cold
- In a large mixing bowl, combine tapioca flour, rice flour, xanthan gum, pepper, and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk eggs and water together. Add eggs to the flour and use a wooden spoon to combine into a dough. Form a dough ball
- Lightly flour your work surface (using tapioca or rice flour). Place the dough ball onto the surface and cover with plastic wrap. Use a rolling pin to roll dough out to ¼-inch thin. The dough is very fragile so keeping it slightly thicker than the typical ⅛-inch will help it hold its shape and prevent tearing.
- Cut dough into 6 x 6-inch squares. Lightly dampen a paper towel or cloth and cover the eggrolls as you are working to prevent drying. I like to wet a stack of napkins and keep them on a plate so that I can place the egg roll wraps between them as I go.
- Add 3-4 tbsp of egg roll filling (recipe above) to the center of the egg rolls. Fold the corner over the filling, then fold the left and right side over the filling. Tuck and tightly roll to the unfolded corner.
- Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees F for 5 minutes
- Lightly spray the air fryer basket with nonstick cooking spray. Add egg rolls in a single layer. Give them a misting of cooking spray.
- Cook for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through. Let cool for 10 minutes before serving.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.
Decide what meat and vegetables you want to fill your gluten free egg roll wrappers with. You can then make this egg roll wrapper recipe and I promise you’ll love the result! You can even use the basic recipe for wonton wrappers or fill them with ground beef to make empanadas.
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