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What a mouthful: “Tigernut Currant Granola Bars”… I hope I didn’t lose you yet. See, I recently discovered tigernuts and have fallen in love with them. This is a sneaky name for what they actually are… not nuts at all. They’re tubers (root vegetables) and are packed with nutritional value. To name a few nutritional facts: they’re high in fiber, they’re allergen free (gluten-free, vegan, nut-free, etc.), great source of magnesium, zinc, potassium, iron and protein! Plus, they taste delicious, I’d compare them to raw almonds. You with me now?! I tried them from this brand called, Organic Gemini and they also make these amazing Horchata drinks from the tigernut in various flavors which are DE-LISH. They’re great for aiding in digestion.
Before I scarfed down my entire bag of these babies, I was able to test out making granola bars with them and they turned out to be amazing! It took me two tries, because the first time, I used them right out of the bag – however I found the 2nd time around, that it’s best to soak them for at least 12 hours so they soften up (they’re hard and you have to chew well). Once I had that down, the recipe was ready to go.
I store these in the freezer to keep from melting on these warmer days now for summer and they’re ready to eat. As an optional addition, and I think it’s the best option ever— ADD CHOCOLATE over top. I used ALOHA brand which has greens like spirulina infused in it. That’s what I call healthy on healthy.
makes 6 bars // gluten-free & vegan
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