grain-free tigernut cookies

Marlene Nakamoto
March 05, 2020

Tigernuts aren’t nuts or tigers. They’re chewy, wrinkly, chickpea-sized tubers with a sweet nutty flavor. They contain a variety of nutrients and have many purported health benefits. Maybe the best thing about them is they’re a healthy option for people who are allergic to nuts or follow the AIP (autoimmune protocol) or paleo diet.

Tigernuts can be eaten as-is or processed into butter, flour, and oil, which allows people on restricted diets to enjoy grain- and nut-free goodies like these cookies. Order tigernut products online. 



  • 1 cup tigernut flour
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup coconut butter
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp. salt

Carob Drizzle

  • 1/3 cup carob powder, sifted
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 

In a mixing bowl, combine tigernut flour, maple syrup, coconut butter, vanilla, and salt. Mix well. Divide dough into 12 and shape into balls. Arrange on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten gently with fingers until 1/2-inch thick. Bake 15 minutes. Cool completely. 

In a small bowl, whisk carob powder with coconut oil until smooth. Drizzle over cookies. Or, dip cookies halfway in the carob mixture. Refrigerate to set.

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