Raspberry Souffle

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A light and fluffy raspberry souffle recipe that’s naturally sweetened with honey, gluten-free and sure to impress all your dinner guests.

Raspberry souffle. A delicious gluten-free and refined sugar-free dessert (and perfect for Valentine's Day!).

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, I would be remiss if I didn’t post a pink recipe, right? Even though I’ve never been much of a pink girl, I think desserts are always the exception to the rule. And let’s be honest, it’s nice to switch gears from chocolate…or should I say the chocolate truffle tart I made two days ago? Oh, wow, was it rich and decadent. So this raspberry souffle dessert is almost the exact opposite as it’s light, airy and fluffy.

Now, I don’t have any plans on Sunday….welcome to the life of a single gal…but I’m celebrating with you all in spirit (and in leftover desserts). I have a few other fab desserts on the blog if you’re looking for inspiration, so make sure to check out my: Raw Mixed Berry and Vanilla Bean Cheesecake, Chocolate Avocado Pudding with Hazelnuts and Sea Salt, Roasted Cherry Cardamom Ice Cream and Molten Chocolate Cake with Coconut Whipped Cream. You can’t go wrong with any of those!

Raspberry souffle. A delicious gluten-free and refined sugar-free dessert (and perfect for Valentine's Day!).

Raspberry souffle. A delicious gluten-free and refined sugar-free dessert (and perfect for Valentine's Day!).

But if you’re looking for a sweet, pink, fluffy dessert, I’ve got you covered with this raspberry soufflé. And if you’re looking to impress a special someone, a soufflé always does the trick. Many people think soufflés are complicated and error prone, but trust me, this recipe is super easy and fairly fool-proof. The only trick with a soufflé is to serve it up immediately, as it’ll start to deflate a minute or so after being removed from the oven. You can see the deflation in progress as I took my photos. But no biggie. That’s just how soufflés are.

Raspberry souffle. A delicious gluten-free and refined sugar-free dessert (and perfect for Valentine's Day!).

Raspberry souffle. A delicious gluten-free and refined sugar-free dessert (and perfect for Valentine's Day!).

Raspberry souffle. A delicious gluten-free and refined sugar-free dessert (and perfect for Valentine's Day!).

Now, if you’re going out for Valentine’s Day and/or plan on ordering a soufflé in a restaurant, make sure to double check the ingredients…as it might contain gluten! Restaurant soufflés commonly use flour (or cornstarch) to thicken up the puree of the flavoring. But in this recipe I use just a small amount of arrowroot, which is a perfect gluten-free substitute.

Powdered sugar usually adorns the top of soufflés (and helps to hide the golden top) – but I opted for a dollop of raspberry puree on this raspberry souffle. Just keeping it simple. But if you decide to use powdered sugar, I won’t tell!

Enjoy!

Raspberry souffle. A delicious gluten-free and refined sugar-free dessert (and perfect for Valentine's Day!).

Raspberry souffle. A delicious gluten-free and refined sugar-free dessert (and perfect for Valentine's Day!).

(gluten-free, paleo) Raspberry souffle. A fruity sweet dessert that's perfect for any special occasion.

Raspberry Souffle

5 from 6 votes
Prep: 25 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: Lisa Bryan

Description

A light and fluffy raspberry souffle recipe that's naturally sweetened with honey, gluten-free and will surely impress all your dinner guests.

Ingredients 
 

  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp maple sugar
  • 350 g frozen raspberries
  • 4 tbs honey, divided
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp arrowroot powder
  • 3 tsp water
  • 4 egg whites
  • fresh raspberries for garnish

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Butter the inside of six 4-ounce ramekins. Lightly dust with granulated maple sugar, place on a baking tray and set aside.
  • Heat the frozen raspberries in a pot on medium heat. Add the lemon and 2 tablespoon of honey. Stir for 3-4 minutes until simmering and the raspberries have broken down into a puree.
  • In a small bowl, stir together the arrowroot powder and water until a thin paste is formed. Add this to the raspberry puree and stir for an additional minute, until slightly thickened.
  • Transfer the puree to a blender and blend for one minute. Pass the puree through a fine mesh sieve and into a bowl, to remove any remaining seeds. Place the bowl in the refrigerator to cool.
  • While the puree is cooling, place the egg whites in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Slowly add the remaining 2 tablespoons of honey, beating until slightly glossy.
  • Remove 1/4 cup of the cooled raspberry puree and set aside for garnish. Add half of the egg whites into the remaining raspberry puree and stir until combined. Don't worry about deflating the egg whites with this first addition. Gently fold in the remaining egg whites until combined, but not over mixed.
  • Spoon mixture into the ramekins and bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden on top. Serve immediately with fresh raspberries and extra raspberry puree.

Nutrition

Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 51mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 15.9mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.5mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: Gluten-free Souffle, paleo souffle, Raspberry Souffle
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Lisa Bryan

Lisa is a bestselling cookbook author, recipe developer, and YouTuber (with over 2.5 million subscribers) living in sunny Southern California. She started Downshiftology in 2014, and is passionate about making healthy food with fresh, simple and seasonal ingredients.

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  1. Stunning raspberry souffle! Make as written and it came out delicious. I thought about halving the recipe because it’s just me and my husband. Oh, well. I think we’ll manage to eat them all! Thank you.5 stars

  2. This looks incredible! I have been buying berries like crazy lately, so I am definitely going to give this a go. Thanks for the recipe!!5 stars

  3. Oh, I love a pink dessert and souffles are one of my favorite desserts. I love how light and airy these were when they came out of the oven! Perfect perfect perfect!5 stars

    1. Hi Amanda – I haven’t tried using an egg substitution yet for this recipe unfortunately. But, if you do try using something else, do let me know how it turns out!

  4. Thank you for sharing(: is there any way to make a chocolats version of this? With cocoa powder? Skipping the raspberries? Xx

    1. You can definitely make a chocolate souffle, but it needs a few more tweaks. I plan to add a recipe for it in the future. :)

    1. Hi Elisabeth – unfortunately, no. Coconut flour is too absorbant. Tapioca flour might work, but not sure as I haven’t tried it. :) x

  5. Such a festive Valentine’s Day dessert! Love it! And thank you for the soufflé tip for restaurants – I feel stupid that I just assumed soufflés always contain gluten.. but maybe it’s a good thing, since I never ordered it by mistake? Haha. Have a wonderful weekend!

    1. Yeah, some do, some don’t…so it’s probably best you always avoided. Besides, homemade are better anyway! Happy V-day! :) x