Vegan Raspberry Hamantaschen
Servings: about 25 hamantaschen
2 T ground flax seed combined with 6 T water
1/2 cup oil
1 t vanilla extract
2/3 cup sugar
2 t baking powder
2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup Raspberry Jam (or your fav flavor of Jam! Chocolate spread can also be used)
Powdered sugar or melted chocolate for decorating
Cream together flax seed water mixture, sugar, oil, and vanilla. Slowly add flour and baking powder. Mix together. The dough might be crumbly, use your hands to smooth it out and combine it. Roll out dough on floured surface (about 1/4 to 1/8 thick. Not too thick since then the circles are hard to shape and will open up. Not too thin since then it will rip when shaping or filling) and cut out circles using a donut cutter or the rim of a large glass cup or mason jar. Fill center of circle with Jam (about 1/2 tsp each) and bake on 350′ for about 8 to 10 minutes. Once baked allow to cool off before topping with powdered sugar. Optional, melt dark chocolate and drizzle over hamantaschen!
* Notes on shaping hamantashen: Place filling in center than slowly fold over one side. Then the next and finally bring the bottom on top. Gently pinch the corners.
Wow this look amazing!!! Will sef try!!! Do they freeze well? How long do they stay fresh out? Thanks!
They are delicious! My son wanted one for school as a snack all week. I kept them in a ziplock bag (or container would work) and they tasted great throughout the week. (baked them Sunday by Wednesday they were gone but still tasted good that last day)
Thanks!!! I’ll try them with coconut sugar instead of sugar. I’ll keep you posted :)
Wow… I don’t usually start with hamentaschen until it’s Adar, but these do look good. I’m wondering what the inspiration was for the flax. Do you just always include them, or it it something about this recipe that makes it work well…? Thanks!
Hi Tzivia! When I want to bake vegan I swap eggs for ground flax seed. I did it once and liked the results so that is what I generally do. I love hearing new ideas though so if you have other options for replacing eggs let me know! Thanks
Hi, did you use whole wheat flour? From the photos it looks like you did. Or are the specks from the flax seed. I love that it’s vegan…thanks!
Hi! The specks are from the flax seed. You can’t taste it though! My son has no idea it’s in there =)
Would this work with coconut oil or will it end up with a coconut flavor?
I have not tried it with any other oil other than canola. If you have success baking with coconut oil give it a try! If you do let me know. Would love to know how it works with other oils.