Hamentashen, vegan, no oil, no gluten, wfpb

It’s Purim time which means lots of fun.  Having a whole food plant based lifestyle doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the yummies!  Hamensatchen are the cookie of the Purim holiday.  


Vegan Hamentashen cookie

  • 2t ground chia or flax
  • 1/2 cup aquafaba (liquid left over from making beans, or use the liquid of a can of chickpea or other white beans)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 2/3 cup dates, covered in hot water, or maple syrup, or other sugar replacer
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups oat flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon potato starch (optional) 

Filling

  • 1/2 cup jam or filling of choice

Recipe

Preheat oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Soak the dates in hot water and blend until smooth.

Mix all ingredients in a food processor except jam. 

Knead by hand and if needed add more flour to make it not sticky yet holds together, may be a little crumbly.

Roll out dough with a rolling pin to about 1/4 inch thick.  Cut circles using a cup.  

Add 1/2 teaspoon of filling of choice to the center of the circle.  Fold two side and pinch together the end.  Fold the third side and pinch together end to form a triangle.  Add a little water if it doesn’t stick together.

Bake on a cookie sheet lined with parchment or a silicone baking mat.  Bake for approx 30 minutes or until the cookie starts to get golden brown.

Filling options:

  • Chocolate or carob powder mixed with soaked dates
  • And jam, jelly or preserve of choice
  • Nut butter or powder mixed with cocoa or carob powder
  • Poopy seed filling, I haven’t come up with a compliant recipe but you may be able to find one online.
  • Finely Chopped apples mixed with maple syrup and/or apple sauce. Apple pie seasoning would be great with this.
  • Chopped dried fruit mixed with a little hot water to make into a paste.

Cookie dough options:

  • Add warming spices like cinnamon, clove, allspice, ginger.
  • Sprinkle peanut powder on top for a pbnj version, or add it to the cookie dough.
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