Cookies! Young or old they put a smile on everyone's faces. There Tigernut Flour Cookies are a great alternative to the refined sugar, processed store bought ones.
These cookies are free from gluten, grain, refined sugars and dairy. This makes them a win for just about anybody with food sensitivites.
These cookies combine the goodness of a superfood - Tigernut flour, with the addition of almond butter, choice of natural sweetener, and your choice of add-ins like mixed seeds and nuts, coconut flakes and cranberries.
This recipe is so versatile you can tailor make it to your preferences.
Once you have your ingredients together its time to start baking your cookies.
Simply add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix until a well combined 'dough' is formed.
Using an ice-cream scoop or large spoon, add scoops of the mixture on to a baking sheet, bake them for around 15 minutes until beautifully golden on the outside.
Remove the baking sheet from the oven and set the cookies on a cool wrack to cool down.
Now its time for the best part...
Sit down, relax and enjoy a cookie with your favourite hot drink. Try our Collagen and Cacao Latte for a super combo.
What Are Tigernuts?
Also known as 'Chufa'. Interestingly, it is not actually a nut but a tuber. It has a rough, round like shape with
"Tubers are enlarged structures in some plant species used as storage organs for nutrients."
These sweet tasting
As in this recipe it can also be used as a flour, and a great one at that!
Are There Health Benefits in Tigernuts?
Many studies have been performed on Tigernuts with the conclusion that they should be consumed in order to live a healthier life.
Here is why Tigernuts are so nutritious:
- Rich in Fibre - These tubers contain a large amount of fibre, meaning they can play a vital role in digestive health, in fact, tigernuts are superior when it comes to their fibre content. Fibre is also vital in diets where one is looking to lose weight.
- Great Substitute to Cows Milk - A great plant-based milk, it is rich in healthy fats, vitamin E and C. It is easily digestible and great for aiding in high blood pressure, cholesterol, and cardiovascular health.
- High Magnesium Source - Did you know that Magnesium is responsible for over 300 biochemical interactions in the body? Just 100 grams of
tigernutscontribute to between 13 and 17% of our daily magnesium requirements. Magnesium provides a great source of energy, is strongly related to kidney care and prevention of menstrual problems, as well as maintaining the bodies pH levels.
- Rich in Potassium - Potassium is especially known for controlling blood pressure. Just 25
tigernutsprovide the amount of 139 milligrammes of potassium, making them a great source of electrolytes. Potassium aids in the proper functioning of the cells in the body, and is one of the essential minerals, that regulates the amount of acid-base and helps to distribute water throughout the body.
- Source of Plant Protein - Tiger nuts are one of the richest sources of non-meat protein that supplies plenty of energy. Protein also plays a vital role in building bones, muscles, cartilage, skin and blood.
- Source of Arginine - Arginine is an amino acid, it is able to maintain the width of blood vessels to ensure normal blood flow. Making it helpful in providing solutions in conditions caused due to restricted blood vessels, including clogged arteries, chest pain, muscle cramps, and headaches.
- Digestive Aid - Traditionally, tiger nuts were used to treat stomach upsets, irritable bowels, and other digestive issues. They have also been used as a remedy for flatulence and diarrhoea. In fact,
tigernutsare presumed to contain resistant starch, this can feed the friendly bacteria in your gut, helping your digestion run smoothly.
Although not actually a nut, tigernuts are a great and highly nutritious addition to a healthy diet.
As we mentioned above they’re rich in many nutrients, they contribute to good digestion and may protect against infections and many other health conditions.
This recipe is a great introduction to Tigernut flour if you have not tried it before, let us know what you think of it.
1 cup tigernut flour
2 tablespoons almond butter
2 tablespoons coconut sugar/erythritol/honey
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 tablespoon flax seed powder
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1 tablespoon gelatin (optional)
1-2 tablespoons orange zest (optional)
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
Raw pecans/walnuts/almonds, chopped
- Preheat oven to 350F/180C. Use parchment paper to line a baking tray.
- In a bowl combine all ingredients for cookies and mix with a spatula until really well combined and the dough sticks together. Then add in any of the optional extras, should you wish.
- Use an ice-cream scoop or tablespoon and make cookies by adding scoops onto the baking tray, about 8 - 10 cookies. Place the baking tray with the cookies in the oven and bake on for 12-15 minutes until golden.