What’s Inside: Tigernut flour cookies made with smooth tahini and honey make a delicious nut- and egg-free treat in less than 15 mins!
So, you have a sweet craving… 15 minutes give or take, and would love a fun baking project to distract you from the news, without making a total mess in the kitchen. This was me a week ago (and let’s be honest, probably right now as you read this, too). Enter: my one-bowl honey tahini tigernut flour cookies! While baking can be therapeutic and all… it can also be messy and stressful if you get it wrong, so my opinion is that cookies are the easiest gateway. It has a low time investment and you’ll know pretty quickly if it’s going to be a success or not… so needless to say they’re my favorite to both eat and bake! And, while operating with whatever was handy in my pantry… I got creative with the flavors.
BOOM. Honey and tahini are a lovely mix… and perfect for a springtime cookie. The texture is chewy, soft, and you have a great mix of salty and sweet. Of course, with the added benefit of it being allergen-friendly!
I’m currently off nuts and eggs, as I’m nursing the baby girl and neither agree with her so much. So I’m extra-loving the tigernut flour recipes because they’re nut-free (though the name may not sound like it) and work pretty well with egg replacers I’ve found.
If you’re getting scrappy from your pantry and looking to spiff off the recipe, any nut/seed butter would be great in place of the tahini and you can always swap the honey for another liquid sweetener like maple syrup. And adding chocolate chips is always a good idea, too. You’ll love this as a basic recipe to use for your low-mess baking therapy sessions!
It’s a starchy flour made from tigernuts which are root vegetables, or tubers grown in Northern Africa and the Mediterranean. They’re *not* nuts! It’s a great nut-free option and behaves similarly to almond flour in baking. It’s AIP-friendly, Paleo, and of course, gluten-free. Nutritionally speaking, they’re an amazing source of prebiotic fiber that feeds the good bacteria in the gut, double-win. I like Anthony’s Organic brand or the Organic Gemini brand you can grab off Amazon.
Learn more about my favorite Paleo and AIP-friendly baking flours in this guide including how to use them and my favorite recipes for each to try!
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