These nut free, Paleo Chocolate Chip Tigernut Flour Muffins are a delicious, fun, kid-friendly treat. They turn green because of the sunflower seed butter’s reaction with baking soda. Making these muffins a festive Paleo friendly treat.
The first time I tried tigernut flour was about 5 years ago. I followed a lot of Paleo blogs at the time, and that’s what exposed me to this nut free, Paleo baking flour. But, I had absolutely no clue how to use it.
Although I was following a “mostly” Paleo diet, Paleo baking was relatively new to me. Since then, I’ve become quite familiar with alternative baking flours and tigernut flour is one of my personal favorites!
What is Tigernut Flour?
Tigernut flour comes from finely ground, peeled tigernuts. Now, tigernuts are not actually nuts, but small root vegetables. They are naturally sweet and nutty in flavor, perfect for baking!
Additionally, they contain a lot of fiber, a decent amount of potassium, Vitamin E and iron, as well as resistant starch. This resistant starch has prebiotic properties that helps promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
Where To Buy Tigernut Flour
I have two brands of tigernut flour that I love and use:
The best place to buy tigernut flour is online. You can either purchase it from Amazon, or on the company website. Other places to find tigernut flour include health food stores that sell a large selection of organic products. But, I’ve found that buying online is cheaper.
Ingredients in Chocolate Chip Tigernut Flour Muffins
These muffins are green because of the combination of sunflower seed butter and baking soda. When baked, the chlorogenic acid (chlorophyll) in sunflower seeds reacts with the baking soda, creating a green muffin color after cooling. This isn’t harmful in any way. Just a fun, festive science experiment that gives these muffins a unique color. However, if green muffins aren’t your thing, the sunflower seed butter can be substituted with any creamy nut butter.
More Tigernut Flour Recipes
If you’re looking for more recipes using tigernut flour, here are some popular ones from my site:
Naturally green, kid approved muffins made with tigernut flour. Paleo, nut free and dairy free.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a medium-sized mixing bowl, combine all dry ingredients (except chocolate chips).
- Add in wet ingredients, mix well.
- Fold chocolate chips into the batter.
- Scoop batter into a lined muffin pan. (Recipe makes 8 muffins.)
- Bake at 350 degrees for 14-15 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool to room temperature on cooling rack.
- Store muffins in an air-tight container at room temperature for 2-3 days or in fridge for up to one week.
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