I am so excited to share this healthier hamantaschen recipe with you. The “er” here is because, well, as a registered dietitian nutritionist, it’s hard for me to call a recipe with 3/4 cup of sugar in it truly nutritious. I wholeheartedly believe that this recipe is one of those that just happens to have some extra nutrition in it, not one that became compromised in the process of becoming “healthified.”
When you eat these hamantaschen, you’ll be getting some whole grains and protein in, due to this recipe containing whole wheat pastry flour, almond flour, and almond butter, which work to make the cookies more satisfying. These ingredients complement the warm, sweet spices – including cinnamon and nutmeg – in the dough. These hamantaschen taste better because they contain whole wheat flour; they were not modified from a better-tasting version in order to be deemed “healthy.”
Meaning: You will still feel like you’re enjoying a cookie – as you should on Purim! – when you eat these hamantaschen. Enjoy!
Yield: Approximately 24 hamantaschen