Strawberry Chia Hamantaschen Recipe

Ingredients

For the dough:
2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
1 pkg. cream cheese (8oz)
1/2 cup sugar

Add:
2.5 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt

For the filling:
1 cup of strawberries
1 cup of sugar
6 tbsp chia seeds
1 egg, beaten 

Instructions

Beat butter, cream cheese, and sugar until smooth. Add flour and salt and beat until incorporated. Refrigerate dough while making filling. 

To make filling, slice each strawberry into quarters. Add sliced strawberries and sugar to a pan on the stove, and heat until sugar is dissolved and strawberries are breaking down. Stir often. At the consistency you desire, remove from heat and let cool for 5-10 min. Stir in chia seeds! Allow chia seeds to absorb the moisture for up to an hour. Filling should set to jam-like consistency. If too runny, add more chia! 

Line baking sheets with parchment paper. Roll out dough and cut into 3-inch circles.  Spoon 1 tsp of filling in center of each circle (try to include a chunk of strawberry on each). Form triangles by folding in edges, pinching corners, and leaving the opening at the center of the filling. Brush dough with egg. 

Freeze cookies for 2 hours! This step is important, or your cookies are likely to loose shape in the oven. Preheat oven to 350, and bake until golden, about 30 minutes.  

ENJOY! Makes ~3 dozen cookies 

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Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Chip Chia Pancakes

Recipe of the Week: Chocolate Chip Chia Pancakes

Ingredients

Pancake Mix & Ingredients
Chocolate Chips
3 tbsp Chia Seeds
Water 

Directions

Make pancake mix as directed. Add chocolate chips and chia seeds. Add water as needed to achieve the consistency you want. 

Benefits

Why add Chia Seeds to your pancakes?? Chia seeds are packed full of protein, iron, calcium, omega-3’s, and antioxidants. They will give your morning routine an extra boost! 

Just the 3 tbsp of chia seeds have 5 grams of protein, 20% of your daily recommended Calcium, and 15% of your daily recommended Iron. 
 

Recipe of the Week: Banana Chia Pudding

Recipe of the Week: Banana Chia Pudding

Ingredients:

2 Bananas
3 Tbsp Chia Seeds
1 cup of Almond Milk

Directions:

Mash bananas in a bowl. Stir in chia seeds and almond milk. Let sit for 1-2 hours, to allow pudding to thicken. 

Benefits:

This pudding will have:

  • 8+ grams of protein
  • 65% of daily recommended value of Calcium
  • 18% of daily recommended value of Iron

 

 

 

Substitute Chia Seeds for Eggs

Replace eggs or oil by gelling chia seeds. Mix a tablespoon of chia seeds with 1/4 cup of water for the equivalent of a single egg or quarter cup of oil in a recipe. 

To avoid a noticeable alteration in flavor, only substitute 25% of your recipe’s egg or oil requirement.