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!
Honey Tahini Tigernut Flour Cookies (Paleo, Nut-free, Egg-free)
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!
What’s Tigernut flour?
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.
More Tigernut Flour Recipes to try:
- Granola Bars (made with tigernuts or you could use shaved tigernuts)
- AIP Coffee Cake using both tigernut + cassava flour
- My famous AIP Waffles!
- Egg-free Tigernut muffins (made with almond meal and nut butter)
Honey Tahini Tigernut Flour Cookies
These quick, one-bowl tigernut flour cookies are made with creamy tahini and honey for a delightful salty-sweet flavor you'll love. They're allergen-friendly, nut-free, egg-free and Paleo!
- 1 Tbsp flaxseed meal
- 3 Tbsp water
- 1/2 cup tahini
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1/2 cup tigernut flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 pinch sea salt
Preheat oven to 350F degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix the water and flaxseed meal together in a small bowl and let sit in the fridge for 5 mins to create a flax egg.
Meanwhile, mix all dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl.
Then, with a spoon, mix in the flax egg, tahini, and honey with dry ingredients. Add a pinch of sea salt.
Drop the cookie dough onto the parchment lined baking sheet with a tablespoon (should make approx. 9 cookies) and bake for 10 minutes. Let cool for a couple of minutes and transfer to a cookie rack, serve or store in an airtight container or cookie jar and enjoy!
Adapted from the Organic Gemini cookie recipe on package.
*Optional: decorate and garnish warm cookies with edible flowers (I used dried rose petals, or lavender would work) or you could add in sesame seeds!