Low Carb Poppy Seed Hamantaschen


This low carb take on the traditional Hamantaschen uses almond flour cookie dough for the pastry. The filling is made with poppy seeds, a few chia seeds to help thicken it and some milk and sweetener. If you aren’t a fan of poppy seeds, consider using this low carb raspberry chia seed jam for the filling instead.

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Low Carb Poppy Seed Hamantaschen


  • 6 tbsp poppy seeds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or cashew milk
  • 3 tbsp powdered Swerve Sweetener
  • 1 tsp orange zest
  • Pastry:
  • 2 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 1/4 cup Swerve Sweetener
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/2 tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/8 tsp stevia extract


  1. For the filling, grind poppy seeds and chia seeds in a food processor or coffee grinder until they resemble flax seed meal.
  2. Combine ground seeds, nut milk and sweetener in a small pan over medium low heat. Stir and let come to a simmer. Cook until milk is absorbed and mixture has thickened. Set aside.
  3. For the pastry, preheat the oven to 325F and line a large baking sheet with parchment or a silicone liner.
  4. Combine almond flour, sweetener, salt and lemon zest in a medium bowl. Add egg, melted butter and stevia extract and stir until dough comes together.
  5. Turn out dough onto a large piece of parchment paper and top with another large piece of parchment. Roll out to 1/8 inch thick. Using a 3 inch round cookie cutter, cut as many circles as possible. Gently loosen circles from parchment with a sharp knife or an offset spatula and transfer to prepared baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap while you continue, so pastry does not dry out.
  6. Reroll dough and cut out more circles (you should get about 18). Spoon abut 3/4 of a teaspoon of the filling into the center of each circle and then gently fold in 3 sides to form a triangle, pinching the corners together.
  7. Bake 12 to 15 minutes, until edges are just golden brown. Remove and let cool.

Yield: approximately 18 cookies (Hamantaschen)

Cholesterol: 4mg

Food energy: 110 kcal

Total fat: 9.43g

Calories from fat: 84

Carbohydrate: 4.14g (4.76g)

Protein per serving: 3.78g

Total dietary fiber: 2.51g

Sodium per serving: 59g

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1 day ago

Hi, I found the dough very stiff. It cracked when I tried to bring the sides up. Would love tips.

16 days ago

How many are a serving????

9 months ago

Question please: The lovely recipe lists orange zest for the filling – but the instructions never say when to add it (i.e., before or after cooking the seeds mixture). Please clarify. Thank you.

11 months ago

Terrific recipe for Purim or year round. Love the filling and the dough is easy to work with.

1 day ago
Reply to  Louise

I could not get the dough to pinch without cracking and making a mess.

I wish I knew how you did it.

Leslie Collins
Leslie Collins
1 year ago

I am super excited to try these for Purim and just a plug in, Carolyn’s low-carb raspberry chia seed jam is to die for! Everyone liked it!!!

1 year ago

Have you ever attempted a poppy roll with this dough instead of the individual cookies?

1 year ago

Is the Stevia Extract in powdered form or liquid? Thank you!

3 years ago

Nicole, did you make them? How did they turn out?

3 years ago

What an amazing find! So grateful you all requested this two years ago! I am finding it just in time for Purim!

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