Apam Nasi

August 19, 2016
Malaysian steamed sweet cakes made from rice flour.
Gluten-Free Steamed Rice Cupcakes recipe

Gluten-Free Steamed Rice Cupcakes or best known as Apam Beras is one of my favourites!

I have many favourites Malaysian kuih (little bites), sometimes its hard to just choose one! I am sure most Malaysians will tell you that.
There are just so many yummy food to choose.

Just hop over to my 'Kuih' list, and you will understand exactly what I mean :P

My auntie (my dad's sister) made awesome steamed rice cupcakes... soft, fluffy... just beautiful.
The very signature of steamed rice cupcakes...top open up and split in 3 ways (as photo above :)

Mom might have tried making her own few times... She might have given up, as hers didn't rise as much.
It was easier to get her sister-in-law to make us these little bites :).

I was one happy kid to wake up to see beautiful, colourful little steamed rice cupcakes under food cover with a bowl of slightly salted freshly grated coconut next to it.

Gluten-Free Steamed Rice Cupcakes / Apam Beras

Growing up in predominantly Malay kampong (village) in Kedah, I was quite sheltered and thought that... these rice cupcakes are common sight to my family and I and people around me, until I married my husband.
Then I knew that Chinese too has their version of steamed rice cakes that they use for their prayers... and they do not eat these rice cakes with grated COCONUT ;P.

We may look different, speak differently but we share similar food, perhaps with a little twist here and there... that's the beauty of growing up in Malaysia :D

These cupcakes are gluten free, fat free ...my advice, if you want  to try it out... plan it well :D.
You will require at least 3 1/2 days (2 days for rice fermentation stage; 1 day for the batter to rest) before you could bite into this gorgeous colourful soft gluten-free steamed Rice cupcakes :).

Gluten-Free Steamed Rice Cupcakes / Apam Beras


  1. Replies
    1. Thank you Angie :D
      Eno is a fast-acting effervescent fruit salts. You may be able to find alternative in Germany.
      here is the link to what it looks like https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eno_(drug)

  2. These are the bomb!! I love that they are easy to make and the kids love them as well! Can’t beat that!

  3. Such pretty little cakes! I''m so tempted by these photos! I've never tasted steamed rice cakes, but if you've got some extras, bring em over! LOL

  4. I've never heard of these before but they look yummy and fun!! I'll have to try these out and I'm gluten free to yeah!!

  5. These are so beautiful. The colors are so vibrant!

    1. Thank you Amanda.
      It needs to be vibrant to attract :)

  6. This is such a unique recipe to me! Never seen anything like it!

    1. Sweet delicacy from Malaysia/ South east Asia region.

  7. Such colourful apam ! We often seen these selling at market places and route side food stall here.

  8. These look delicious! Can the Eno be replaced with gluten-free baking powder?


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