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Bagel Shmear, Veganized

Yield1 Serving

Shmear is a word that Americans have borrowed from the Yiddish, schmear, which means spread. We’ve come to know shmear as the cream cheese spread for bagels. This vegan version can be flavored however you desire.


 1 cup Tofu Cashew Sour Cream
Flavor Add-in Ingredients
Maple Walnut
 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
 2 tablespoons maple syrup
 ¼ cup walnuts, finely chopped
 ½ cup finely diced sweet bell peppers
  cup finely minced sweet onions, like Vidalia
 ¼ cup grated carrot
 ½ cup finely diced strawberries
 2 tablespoons strawberry jam
Garlic Chive
 3 cloves minced garlic
 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives
 ¼ teaspoon onion powder
 Freshly ground pepper to taste, optional
 ½ cup fresh blueberries (or frozen, drained in strainer for 2 hours)
 ¼ cup (or more) coconut sugar (taste and add more if desired)
Cinnamon Raisin
 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
 ¼ cup coconut sugar
 ½ cup raisins

In a small bowl fold your flavor add-ins to your Cashew Tofu Sour Cream.


Chill and serve with bagels, breads, or crackers.

Note: Each batch of Tofu Cashew Sour Cream makes enough to create two shmear flavors.