When my friend’s son had to be put on a rather extreme elimination diet right before Purim, she briefly fretted about hamantaschen.
And then she blew it out of the water with this incredible allergen-free alternative.
When she posted the above picture on Facebook, I immediately PMed her, asking for permission to share her recipe. I mean, don’t they look beautiful?! Who would believe they have no gluten, eggs or dairy in them?!
Adena checked out a few other allergen-free recipes online, before creating this one. If you’re looking for a mom-tested, kid-approved, allergy-friendly hamantaschen recipe, look no further!
No Gluten, Egg or Dairy
- 1 T Ener-G Egg Replacer
- 4 T warm water
- 2/3 c sugar
- 1 t vanilla
- 2-1/4 c gluten-free all-purpose flour
- 1/2 to 1 t xanthum gum* (if the flour does not have it)
- 1/4 c canola oil
- 1 t baking powder
- 1/4 t salt
- 1 t orange zest
Filling of your choice
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Follow Ener-G Egg replacer directions (mix together Egg replacer and warm water).
- In a medium bowl, whisk together egg replacer, sugar, vanilla, oil, and orange zest.
- Using a sifter, pour flour, xanthum gum, baking powder and salt inside sifter. Sift on top of liquid mixture.
- Using a wooden spoon, mix together until crumbly. Add water a small amount at a time if mixture is too dry.
- Knead dough until smooth. Transfer ball to gluten-free floured surface. Flour rolling pin and roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness.
- Using a 3″ round cookie cutter, cut circles in dough and transfer to lightly greased (or parchment paper and skip grease) cookie sheet.
- Place about 1 tsp of filling in the center of dough round.
- Fold into hamentaschen.
- Place on a cookie sheet and bake about 16 minutes until golden.
*I adapted this recipe from several sources. The batch I made, I made a mistake with the xanthum gum ratio and used about 2 teaspoons. The hamentaschen came out great so perhaps this type of dough (as opposed to regular cookies) requires higher xanthum gum to flour ratio than specified above (I made that part up based on ratio listed on xanthum gum bag).
If you don’t need your recipe to be egg free, replace Ener-G with 2 eggs.
Usually with egg replacer, you need to bake right away. I actually made the dough in advance, placed it in the fridge, and then took it out later that day. Hamentaschen still came out great.
On a final note, you need to use some serious muscle to roll out this dough. Have fun!
Thank you so much, Adena! I hope some of you will find this recipe helpful! Let us know if you make it!
Looking for more hamantaschen recipes? Check out my favorite 17 Sweet & Savory Hamantaschen.