The Sweet Dairy Free, Gluten Free Hamantaschen

In honor of Purim and this widely popular Hamentaschen Recipe going viral here on the internet I decided to put my own spin on it, and have modified the recipe a bit to suit my food preferences.  For anyone else trying to create an added “healthified” spin on the recipe, let me know what you think!

I happen to have these ingredients on hand, because they all are staples in our home.

Here is the awesome original and here is how I deconstructed it to make it dairy free, gluten-free and vegetarian.

hamanstascehn2 Cups of Buckwheat ( which convert equally)

1/2 Cup of Coconut Butter instead of butter

1  Cup of Coconut Sugar instead of sugar

1/2 Cup of Water added

 

 

 

 

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I don’t eat refined sugar if I can control it, as such, it happens to be in these jams that I had in the house. As a replacement for myself, I filled 1/2 of the cookies with marinated berries. I used 1 cup of frozen berries and let them sit on the counter with 1/4 cup of coconut sugar and drip / drop of malted barley to marinate. This became the filling for my own Hamantaschen cookies and the other half of the cookies I used the fig jam.

When working with this flour it is very gummy and looks a little bit like mud, but don’t fear, just make sure you have flour on hand to keep it from tacking up. I haven’t made my own dough since making challah with a girlfriend a few years ago, so I feel pretty confident that this was a success!

 

A nutritional SIMPLEFOODSCOOP:

Buckwheat is a gut protecting immune boosting complete protein. It’s not even a grain, but is related to the Rhubarb family! It is loaded with central nerve supporting B-complex vitamins and minerals, and is naturally gluten-free. It has a really deep nutty flavor as well that is totally delicious!

imageThe recipe yielded less cookies because the dough is thicker and harder to manipulate. Besides, I was too impatient to work with the dough and wanted to eat them already! I left them in the oven to dry out a little more after turning it off after 20 minutes. They were really yummy! Enjoy the cookie from this snowed – in non- baker mommy and Happy Purim !

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Yum! Yum! Cookies!

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