Wouldn't you like to bite into a soft cookie filled with pineapple jam? Such a dreamy treat does exist, thanks to the awesome Indonesians! It's called Kue Nastar (pineapple tart).
Below, we'll show you how to make vegan Kue Nastar, completely sugar-free. We'll make both the cookies and the pineapple jam from scratch. It's going to be fun!
These cookies' origin is not certain, but it's thought to come from the Netherlands or Portugal. What is certain is that they are darn tasty! They aren't vegan or allergy-friendly, though, but that's where we come in.
Traditional Kue Nastar recipes contain a mix of butter, milk, eggs, and sugar. These pineapple cookies were the perfect target for us, as our mission is to make recipes allergen-free, diet-friendly, and optimally healthy.
To make the recipe vegan, dairy-free and eggless, we substituted butter with applesauce and swapped eggs with nut butter for binding. We also got rid of all refined sugars by using nothing but the naturally sweet pineapple. You will have the option to coat them with a splash of maple syrup and coconut flakes if you wish!
The result is completely vegan and sugar-free nastar cookies with half the calories, sugars, and fats. Neat, right? You can now get a bite at these colourful pineapple cookies without worries. Enjoy them!