The Jewish holiday of Purim begins today -- which calls for cookies called Hamentaschen! So Estee Raviv, author of "Oy Vey, Vegan," stopped by to put her healthy vegan and gluten-free twist on that traditional treat. You'll find the recipe below and on Estee's blog.
Chocolate Chip Hamentaschen
It's Purim time! A wonderful and happy Jewish holiday when the kids get to dress up in costumes and it is encouraged for adults to drink wine and be happy! It's a big mitzvah to be joyous and to celebrate!
People give each other a basket with goodies called, "Mishloah Manot" and usually one of the items you put in it is Hamentaschen (preferably home made). I have 3 different versions to make Hamentaschen, but this one is probably the winner (I guess because of the chocolate chips). Super easy and delicious!
Give it a try and let me know what you think.
- 1/4 teaspoon Xanthan gum
- 1/4 cup arrow root flour
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup gluten free oat flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- Dairy free and gluten free chocolate chips
Heat oven to 375° F
Take a baking sheet and line with a parchment paper.
In a food processor add all the dough ingredients, first all the dry ingredients: Xanthan gum, arrow root, almond flour, coconut flour. Pulse a couple of times. Then add coconut oil and maple syrup. Process for a a minute or less, until the dough is formed.
Dust your working surface and the rolling pin with flour. Roll the dough to a thin layer, but not too thin.
Take a round cookie cutter or a cup to create round circles. Place a teaspoon of chocolate chips in the center of each cookie. Pinch one side to create an angle. Then pinch the other 2 sides to create a triangle shape. Place on the cookie sheet. Bake for about 10 minutes. Let it cool. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve.