Honey Tahini Tigernut Flour Cookies (Paleo, Nut-free, Egg-free)

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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)

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. 

Honey Tahini Tigernut Flour Cookies (Paleo, Nut-free, Egg-free)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.

Honey Tahini Tigernut Flour Cookies (Paleo, Nut-free, Egg-free)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.

Honey Tahini Tigernut Flour Cookies (Paleo, Nut-free, Egg-free)

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Honey Tahini Tigernut Flour Cookies (Paleo, Nut-free, Egg-free)

Honey Tahini Tigernut Flour Cookies

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Honey Tahini Tigernut Flour Cookies (Paleo, Nut-free, Egg-free)

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!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: cookies, dessert, paleo
Servings: 9


  • 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!



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  • Karunesh PotdarApril 13, 2020 - 5:38 pm

    I make this recipe in my home as your steps you write in this article and this is so easy to make this recipe. It is amazing to make and very interesting.
    Very useful and helpful for me to make recipes like that very easily in my home.
    Thank You!!!ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasApril 20, 2020 - 9:41 pm

      Fabulous – I’m so happy you enjoyed it!ReplyCancel

  • Bintu | Recipes From A PantryMay 18, 2020 - 9:13 pm

    What tasty looking cookies! I love that they’re nut and egg free so my whole family can enjoy them too!ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasMay 19, 2020 - 4:57 pm

      Absolutely, thanks so much!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney | Love & Good StuffMay 18, 2020 - 9:36 pm

    These cookies are so pretty!  I love the idea of honey and tahini together too – what a great sounding combo.ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasMay 19, 2020 - 4:54 pm

      Tahini is such a fave over here, its lovely with honey!ReplyCancel

  • Jacque HastertMay 18, 2020 - 9:38 pm

    These cookies are fantastic and I can’t wait to bake these up soon. ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasMay 19, 2020 - 4:54 pm

      Can’t wait for you to try it!ReplyCancel

  • Sisley WhiteMay 18, 2020 - 9:56 pm

    These look absolutely incredible. So golden brown and desperate to be eaten! I want to reach out and grab one.ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasMay 19, 2020 - 4:53 pm

      yasss! so good, thank you 😉ReplyCancel

  • cookiliciousMay 18, 2020 - 11:12 pm

    they look yummy! I want them allReplyCancel

  • Annika SchimmerAugust 17, 2020 - 11:44 pm

    My hubby and I love these! BTW I  didn’t have flax at home so I used 1 egg and it came out really nicely 🙂ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasAugust 23, 2020 - 7:26 pm

      Thanks so much, Annika!!ReplyCancel

  • MagdaDecember 2, 2020 - 6:48 pm

    I substituted honey with maple syrup. The cookies weren’t sweet ( which is a good thing in my opinion as I find most recipes too sweet, but the strong taste of baking powder and baking soda makes them not tasty to say the least. ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasDecember 4, 2020 - 6:21 pm

      That’s interesting you tasted baking powder and baking soda! I haven’t had that experience, perhaps different brands or freshness? Thanks for trying it and sharing, nonetheless.ReplyCancel

  • Jacqueline DebonoDecember 29, 2020 - 4:23 pm

    These cookies look really good. I love the combo of honey and tahini! I’ve never used tigernut flour but am going to search for it next time I’m out shopping.ReplyCancel

  • RachnaDecember 29, 2020 - 4:36 pm

    These cookies look so delicious. I love the use of tahini paste and honey. I am going to try these out.ReplyCancel

  • Rachna ParmarDecember 29, 2020 - 4:40 pm

    This recipe is really very unique. I have never used tigernut flour. Using tahini and honey is really genius. I am saving it to try it later.ReplyCancel

  • LauraDecember 29, 2020 - 5:11 pm

    I didn’t know about Tigernut flour. This recipe is very interesting as I have a dear friends who has allergies. I will make them for herReplyCancel

  • KushigaluDecember 29, 2020 - 5:33 pm

    Never heard of this flour before. Something new for me to try and cookies look so delicious. Thanka for sharing. ReplyCancel

  • SoniyaDecember 29, 2020 - 6:30 pm

    Oh my goodness! These look cookies. Looks and sounds  so delicious! Can’t wait to make it  soon.ReplyCancel

  • Marcy OliverMarch 22, 2021 - 7:47 pm

    I have been making these for 6 months or so with my own variations such as nut butter instead of tahini or molasses instead of honey etc.  I don’t use any rising agent as it is tooooo much and the cookies really don’t even need it.  I also bake them longer so they are a little crunchie. I love these cookies and have shared with others who follow GAPS type diets.ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasMarch 29, 2021 - 10:17 pm

      Thanks for sharing, Marcy!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah C.April 11, 2021 - 3:37 pm

    Reading the ingredients, the baking soda amount seemed very high. I subbed maple syrup for honey. I found that the baking soda flavor was too strong, like the other reviewer. My son also disliked them. 🙁
    I think honey is slightly acidic which helps transform the soda, so as written this probably works fine. But I prefer to avoid fructose. Next time I will just use baking powder without the soda to avoid the taste. 
    Otherwise they were lovely. Great texture. One of my fave tiger  nut flour recipes to date. Will definitely make again – modified. ReplyCancel

    • Alison MarrasApril 12, 2021 - 3:51 pm

      Since this is egg-free, there’s more baking soda used to help as a leavening agent. I’m not sure what baking soda tastes like so I can’t say that I’ve tasted anything off when using the recipe exactly as-is.ReplyCancel

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