Low-fat gluten-free roulade recipe

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This low-fat gluten-free roulade is such an impressive pudding to present after lunch - your guests won't believe it's a low-fat option.

Low-fat gluten-free roulade on a wooden board with two slices cut and bowls of fresh fruit to the side
  • Low-fat
  • healthy
Preparation Time20 mins
Cooking Time12 mins
Cost RangeMid
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories150 Kcal8%
Fat6 g9%
Saturated Fat1 g5%
Carbohydrates15 g6%

This low-fat gluten-free roulade looks so impressive - and amazingly, it's only 150 calories per portion. 

It's one of our favourite low calorie desserts, perfect for serving up at garden party lunches in summer, or after Sunday lunch. If fresh berries aren't in season when you want to make our low-fat gluten-free roulade, you can use defrosted frozen berries instead. Just make sure to strain off any liquid. You might want to use nuts to decorate the top instead as frozen berries won't hold their shape very well or look as attractive. By using yogurt instead of cream for the filling, this roulade has only 1g saturated fat per portion. You'll need a Swiss roll tin to make it in.


  • 5 large eggs, 4 separated
  • 115g caster sugar
  • 75g (2½oz) ground almonds
  • 1 tbsp cornflour
  • 2 tbsp icing sugar
  • 300g 0% fat yogurt, plus extra for garnish
  • 150g (5oz) mixed berries, chopped, plus extra for garnish




  1. Preheat the oven to 170C/Gas 3. Prepare a 39cm x 24cm Swiss roll tin by lining it with parchment. 
  2. Whisk 4 large egg whites in the bowl of a stand mixer. Add in 50g of caster sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until stiff peaks form. Scrape into another bowl.
  3. Using the same bowl used for the whites, whisk together 1 whole egg and 2 egg yolks with the remaining 65g of sugar and the ground almonds until doubled in size. Fold ⅓ of the meringue into the eggs and almonds to lighten, followed by the remaining meringue. Sieve in the cornflour and gently fold, ensuring you don't deflate the mix.
  4. Pour into the prepared tin, level with a palette knife and bake for 12 mins, or until lightly golden. Remove from the oven, cool in the tin for a few mins before turning onto a piece of parchment dusted with icing sugar. Leave to cool.
  5. Mix the chopped berries with the yogurt and spread over the sponge. With the shortest side of the sponge facing you, roll the roulade. Place on a board, top with more yogurt and berries and serve.

Top tip for making low-fat gluten-free roulade

We like to use Fage Greek yogurt as its ultra thick. You may find regular yogurt too runny for the filling so look out for extra thick or un-strained varieties. If you prefer, you could swap for lightly whipped double cream but this will increase the calorie and fat count.

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With over 12 years of experience, arts graduate Keiron turned to food to channel his creativity, specifically cake decorating. Keiron set up his wedding cake business in 2015. And, in late 2016 won a scholarship at the world-renowned culinary institute - Le Cordon Bleu, London, where he studied the art of French Pâtisserie. He's worked in some of London’s finest 5-star hotels, collecting a wealth of knowledge along the way. As a Food Writer and Stylist food isn’t just a job, it truly is Keiron's passion.