Homemade Nutella Hamantashen: perfect healthy version of the popular Purim treat
With Purim in a few days and the famous tradition to make and eat Hamantashen for the occasion, I had to give it a try!
I found so many interesting recipes but I was always disturbed but the oil/sugar quantity. I tried a first recipe and changed the quantities like I always do… and it was horrible! They opened in the baking process and were pretty ugly.. Then I tried vegan one with dates and nuts and wasn’t a success either.. The folding was not holding and they were breaking up under my hands.
Finally, I tried with almond flour because it doesn’t rise too much in the oven and I didn’t put any baking powder or yeast. And the result was great! They weren’t too sweet, not too soft and a bit crunchy. The best part is the mix of almond dough and the chocolate spread that tastes like Nutella… Yup, you read me well… NUTELLA! I share with you here my KILLER homemade Nutella recipe!
This is what they look like before baking. You basically fold them in triangle with one side under one side on top. The folding process is the longest part of this recipe and you better pinch well otherwise they might open in the oven…
And by the way… The rest of the chocolate spread can be used for breakfast as a spread or for snack…. it’s just so delicious!
Enjoy this recipe cautiously because when you’ll try it.. it’s addictive!
- 3 cups of hazelnuts
- 1 cup of almond
- 200g of dark chocolate (dairy free)
- ½ cup of nut oil (walnut, almond) or olive oil
- 2 eggs
- ⅓ cup of coconut sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract or almond extract
- 1 cup all-purpose flour + ¼ cup
- 1 cup of almond flour
- ¼ tsp kosher salt
- 1½ of chocolate spread
- Place the nuts in a food processor and process for 10-15 minutes (or more if needed) until having a smooth butter.
- Melt chocolate.
- Add the chocolate to the nuts bowl and mix for 2-3 minutes in the food processor.
- Set aside in a glass jar.
- Keep refrigerated for up to 1 month.
- Mix together the egg, oil, sugar and extract.
- Add the 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of almond flour and salt and stir until a smooth dough is formed.
- Add spoons of flour if too moist.
- Cut circles using a cookie cutter or a glass cup.
- Place a teaspoon of filling in the center of the circles and pinch or fold to form a triangle.
- Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.