July 27, 2015
(updated October 17, 2020)
I’ve been sitting on this Tigernut Flour for a little while now just itching to use it. I also had some fresh currants that were begging to be used! I figured since my Tigernut and dried currant granola bars went so well, why not try both those ingredients in different ways via muffin pan? I know… How do I come up with these things, pfft.
New to Tigernuts? Well here is a recap-
The flour itself tastes great (nutty and sweet) and also replaces wheat flour well for a gluten-free option! OH, and p.s. – they aren’t nuts. Intriguing, right?
This flour was fairly easy to work with, but my first batch was too dense and never quite cooked in the middle so lesson learned… Don’t overdo it with the liquid! The second batch was delicious and cooked thoroughly- WIN. The flavor from the flour is mildly nutty although there were no nuts used at all. Amazing! Then the tart yet sweet currants that explode in your mouth like red gushers is everything. I used barely any sweetener in this for that exact reason, also since tigernuts have a slight sweetness to them which also comes through in the flour. I am definitely sold on using this as a gluten-free flour, I mean- no xantham gum and I didn’t even need a secondary flour for this and it tastes wonderful. The texture is good for a gluten-free option and perhaps could have been fluffier if not for the moist currants. So I’ll mess with a chocolate chip version too or plain with cinnamon. But it’s not overly dense, it’s almost cakey.
You can find it at Whole Foods or online here!
Currant Muffins /serves 6//gluten-free//vegan
Currant Muffins – serves 6
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Sweet! I’ve got a freezer full of currant and I’m brainstorming recipe ideas. Muffins are a good way to go it seems 😉 — these look gorgeous. And I’m so curious about tigernut flour. I’ve been eyeing it for some time but haven’t tried it out yet. Thanks for sharing your experience.
They’re nature’s gushers. That’s what I’ve decided 🙂 Definitely give the flour a try, you will love it!
This is my first encounter with tigernuts! I’ve never heard of them but from what I’m reading here, they sound awesome. Going to keep my eye out for them- I’m really curious now! And once I get my hands on some… muffins. Lots of them.
<3 Muffins for days!! Tigernuts are the best, if you like almonds you’ll love them! And they’re not even nuts at all… what a world we live in.
Tigernuts? Neat, I’ve never heard of it. These pictures are beautiful, by the way! 🙂
Thanks, Sarah! I’m addicted to tigernuts at this point. I highly recommend it.
You got me so curious about the flour, Alison. How is that only one nutritious flour, which GF, makes this moist & delicious muffin? I don’ t make anything GF for my blog because, usually, GF baked goods require many different kinds of flours, but this tigernut flour make me want to bake your GF muffins immediately. 🙂
I hear ya, Pang! I’ve been eager to find simpler ways of making gluten-free and I’m look in forward to doing more with this flour. Let me know how it goes!
I’m completely sold based on your comparison to gushers, but I love, love currants in anything. They’re a really underused fruit here, which is really to bad because they’re completely amazing. I’m going to have to try these very soon!
Hahaha!! Yes- nature’s gushers 😉