Vegan & Gluten-Free No-Fry Baked Potato Latkes a.k.a. All I Want for Hannukah Is 8 Nights Of THIS!

Vegan & Gluten-Free No-Fry Baked Potato Latkes a.k.a. All I Want for Hannukah Is 8 Nights Of THIS!

HAPPY HANNUKAH BABES!

& Even if you aren’t celebrating? You want & need these VEGAN & GLUTEN FREE BAKED POTATO LATKES in your life!!!!

AND WAIT FOR IT, you read right… I did say “BAKED!!!” That means you don’t need to spend hours frying & smelling up your entire house with these babies (a.k.a. you don’t have to freeze your butt off with the doors open to let in a draft so that your house doesn’t smell like a donut shop!!!). 

So, if you don’t know, now you know but I’m Moroccan Jewish. And Lord knows Moroccan Jews (or well, ALL JEWS) & holidays are all about the food. The problem with Jewish cooking is that it’s basically everything NOT HEALTHY. Especially on Hannukah.

You see, Hannukah is the holiday of light & by light, I mean oil. Way back when, they weren’t using candles to light the Menorah (Safe to say we’ve upgraded a bit). They were using oil. And not only were they using it to light candles, but they literally put that SH*T on everything as a testimony to the miracle of the little bit of oil lasting eight days. Anyway, I am not gonna get into the whole history of Hannukah ’cause I’d probably bore you to death (although I guess I went to Jewish school for 12 years for a reason!). But basically, HANNUKAH FOOD IS NOT THE HEALTHIEST. And TBH, I can’t even think of a Jewish recipe that involves JUST A VEGGIE OR FRUIT… besides for apples & honey. But like? You catch my drift. Jewish food tastes delicious but it’s not always the healthiest.

SO HERE I AM, KELLY IN THE KITCHIN’ trying to find a vegan & gluten-free (& slightly healthier) alternative to the POTATO LATKES WE ALL GREW UP WITH!

 

Made with a flax egg, ground up oats & apple sauce instead of eggs, flour & oil/butter, BUT STILL JUST AS DELISH (if not more!). Ya dig?

They are SUPER easy to make & will BRIGHTEN & LIGHTEN yours & all your family & friends’ Hannukah! You’ll definitely be making these more than once. I mean, Hannukah lasts eight days after all, right?

OH & wait, the best part? Serve them with some organic unsweetened applesauce, cottage cheese or ketchup & OMFG. (So damn heavenly, yes).

Wait, I’m not done. What’s also amazing (as if you needed more amazingness) is the fact that they contain tons of nutritious ingredients, such as flaxseed, oats & apple sauce! You get healthy fats, tons of amino acids & protein from the flax, protein & fibre for days from the oats & MORE FIBRE & tons of vitamins from the apple sauce. You can’t go wrong baby!

And now, without further ado, let’s bring these babes to your life!!

My loves, YOU WILL NEED:

  • 1 tbsp. ground flaxseed;
  • 3 tbsp. warm water;
  • 3 russet potatoes, peeled & ground up in food processor;
  • 1 sweet white onion, ground up in food processor;
  • 2/3 cup of gluten-free rolled oats, slightly ground;
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder;
  • 1 tbsp. organic unsweetened apple sauce;
  • 1/2 tsp. Celtic sea salt;
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper.

Now, for that HOW TO?

  • Preheat oven to 425F & line baking sheets with parchment;
  • Make your flax egg by combining the flax + water in a bowl. Stir & let sit for 10 minutes to thicken;

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  • Peel potatoes & grind them in your food processor. Once ground, place them on a few layered paper towels or a dish cloth & squeeze as much moisture out as possible;

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  • Grind your onion & oats in the food processor (Don’t completely grind the oats to a flour. Keep them a bit whole to make the latkes more crumbly!);
  • Add all ingredients to a mixing bowl & stir until fully incorporated;

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  • Form your latkes & flatten to desired size! Place on the baking sheets;

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  • Bake for 15 minutes, remove, flip gently & bake again for 12 minutes! & BOOM.

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  • DEVOUR!

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4 thoughts on “Vegan & Gluten-Free No-Fry Baked Potato Latkes a.k.a. All I Want for Hannukah Is 8 Nights Of THIS!”

  • wait.. but oil is indeed healthy in moderation. hannukah is not every day of the year. isn’t recovery, and therefore being able to call yourself recovered, about being able to be “not healthy” from time to time? because all food is healthy. food is food is food and it keeps us alive. those are my thoughts on this. can you clarify for me if i am interpreting something wrong?

    • Totally agree that oil is healthy in moderation. I use it to fry/sauté veggies & in a lot of my baking recipes but I also like to find alternatives when I can! I am also making recipes with all of you in mind & many people have asked me to come up with a healthier latkes recipe! So that’s what I did 🙂 I am definitely recovered & subbing for oil in certain recipes doesn’t make me less recovered. I eat tons of avocado & coconut oil, as you most probably can see in many of my recipes,e specially when it comes to veggies & baking! Oil provides tons of health benefits, when consumed in moderation & if you’re eating the right ones & heating them at or lower than their smoke points. I do have a full blog post about oils & the ones I use regularly if you’d like to take a look 🙂 Please don’t be shy if you have other questions, thanks for your feedback, xoxo!

      • okay this makes me feel much much better. i love your blog, and i’m grateful you took the time to write back to me. as someone in recovery from an eating disorder too, i’m so glad to hear this authentic and recovery-oriented reply. 💙

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