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Are you ready for a Greek vegan kourabiedes recipe??? Yes, that's right… Vegan kourabiedes!

They are super easy, quick and so tasty!

But first let's see where the delicious kourabiedes came from…

Kourabiedes are of oriental origin, with the predominant one being that of Persia in the 7th century, but also of Lebanon, and their name in Persian ("qurabiye") means cookies made of flour, butter and powdered sugar. When Asia Minor refugees from Karvali in Cappadocia created Nea Karvali in Kavala in 1924, they "brought" with them the traditional Asia Minor recipe for kourabiedes. Thus, today in Greece the most famous traditional kourabiedes are those of Nea Karvali.

Kourabiedes are now widespread, mainly in Greece, Turkey and generally in the Balkan countries.

A characteristic of their appearance is powdered sugar. But since processed sugar, therefore the powder, is usually not vegan, you can use stevia powder. Another positive thing about stevia is that its glycemic index is less than 1. And because in the mix for vegan kourabies we use coconut sugar, which, in addition to nutrients, also has a lower glycemic index than classic refined sugar, these kourabiedes can also be enjoyed by those who are diabetic.

So let's see how we can make these amazing vegan Greek kourabiedes this Christmas!


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Amazing vegan Greek kourabiedes with vegan butter and almonds

Amazing and super easy vegan kourabiedes with vegan butter, coconut sugar, almonds and stevia powdered sugar.
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Sweets, Desserts
Cuisine: Vegan, Greek / Vegan, Asia Minor, Lenten, Persian, Turkish / Vegan, Vegetarian
Keywords: vegan, vegan, festive, sweet, dessert, chocolate chip cookies, recipe, vegetable, vegetarian, christmas, christmas
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 22 Pieces
Calories: 177kcal
Author: Aphrodity Matthaiou


  • ¾ cup almonds
  • 1 cup vegetable butter, margarine or olive oil
  • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla (extract or powder)
  • 1 Tbsp cognac
  • stevia powdered sugar (for sprinkling)


  • Preheat oven to 160°C/320°F and roast the almonds for about 10 minutes. Take them out and let them cool. Then break them into small or large pieces, depending on how you prefer them.
  • While the almonds are in the oven, mix the vegan butter with the coconut sugar in a mixer (stand or hand) for 5-10 minutes on high speed.
  • Next, slowly add the flour, baking powder and vanilla and beat for another 5 minutes. If necessary, reduce the mixer speed.
  • Finally, add the cognac and the almonds and knead to incorporate them well into the mixture.
  • Line a large baking pan with some parchment paper. Shape the kourabiedes in the size and shape you want and put them in the baking pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/356°F for 20-30 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Then we take them out and let them cool very well and then we sift with the stevia powdered sugar.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 177kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 58mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 369IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

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