DID YOU KNOW? Tiger nuts are not actually nuts, but rather tubers, like sweet potato, though much smaller in size. They get their name from the stripes on the tubers’ exterior.
These marble-sized tubers are chewy and taste like a cross between an almond and pecan with a hint of honey–making them a great nut replacement.
They are naturally gluten, grain and dairy free, so they’re perfect for those following a plant-based or paleo diet.
Tigernuts can be consumed in a number of ways. You can eat them raw, roasted, soaked or boiled. You can also find tiger nuts in a variety of forms; tiger nut flour, tiger nut oil, tiger nut butter and tiger nut milk!
Lately, I’ve been experimenting with different tiger nut recipes. Not only do I get more variety in my diet with these small tubers, but they are packed with antioxidants, resistant starch fiber & vitamin E.
So, if you’re curious about tiger nuts or maybe you’re looking for nut free paleo recipes, I recommend trying some of my tiger nut creations below …
- Tiger Nut “NOatmeal”
- Matcha Protein Balls (with tiger nuts)
- Travel Trail Mix (with tiger nuts)
- Tiger Nut Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Tiger Nut Lemon Cheesecake Bars
- Tiger Nut Energy Bites (see recipe below)
Tiger Nut Energy Bites
1. Put tiger nuts in a jar, fill with water and let soak in fridge for 12+ hours. Drain well.
2. Using a food processor, process drained tiger nuts until they break down a bit. Then add pitted dates, cacao/cocoa powder & sea salt. Continue to process until a consistent mixture forms.
3. Roll the mixture into small balls. Place in airtight container and store in the fridge.