No-Nut Tigernut Spread (AIP/Paleo/Sugar-Free)

I know what you’re thinking after reading the title: “Umm Rebecca, how is this spread nut-free if it’s made from tigerNUTS?” Well, I have good news for you! Tigernuts are not a nut, but a tuber, and are completely AIP compliant.  

Of course, with any new food, take it slow. Us autoimmune warriors need to be extra careful when introducing new foods, even if they are autoimmune protocol approved. Tigernuts are packed with fibre, another reason to take it easy if you are sensitive to too much fibre. But once you realize you can tolerate them, you can jump for joy! You’ll be jumping because they have a high energy content of starch, fat, proteins and sugars.  They are also rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and vitamins E and C.  To top it off, tigernuts are also an aphrodisiac. *wink, wink*

I don’t know about you, but I’ve always been the type to eat peanut butter by the spoonful. I used to top my peanut butter spoonfuls with a few raisins and that was my dessert or afternoon treat. Once I discovered peanut butter was filled with corn syrup, the horror, I switched to natural peanut butter. I also started buying other nut/seed spreads such as cashew butter and sunflower seed butter (my absolute fave). I reeeally hope I can reintroduce sunflower seeds one day. Until then, this No-Nut Tigernut Spread will satisfy my cravings!

Tigernuts are naturally sweet and have a nutty, earthy taste with a hint of vanilla flavor. I personally think this spread is great with just tigernuts and coconut oil, but you can absolutely switch it up and add some cinnamon, or vanilla bean powder. I highly recommend spreading it on AIP waffles or AIP biscuits. You could also blend a spoonful or two into a smoothie!

 
No-Nuts Tigernut Spread (AIP/Paleo/Sugar-Free)

No-Nuts Tigernut Spread (AIP/Paleo/Sugar-Free)

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Place ingredients in either a high powered blender (I use the Vitamix) or a food processor.
  2. Blend or process until it looks like a creamy nut butter. You may have to stop and scrape the sides during blending/processing.
  3. Enjoy!

http://lichenpaleolovingaip.com/no-nut-tigernut-spread-aippaleosugar-free/

 
Storage: I store mine in a glass jar at room temperature, however, it doesn’t last past a few days around here, since we eat it up so quickly!  If you are concerned, and would prefer to keep it in the fridge, you can take it out beforehand and allow it to warm to room temperature OR just warm up what you plan to use for around 10-20 seconds in the microwave to make it spreadable.

 

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Andrea Wyckoff
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What a creative idea for “nut-butter”! I love it! Those with nut allergies are sure to love this too!

Nancy
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Nancy

Well hi there !!!
I was diagnosed with lichen sclerosus also !!! When I saw that word like in in the title I knew to scroll and find whoever was saying that word ! Here you are . The shame because not a lot of people will talk about it . I’m still trying to put the pieces together myself . Thanks for posting this . Wish you were my neighbor so we could figure it out together . Do you have an email address ?

Melissa
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Melissa

Hmmmm I wonder if I can use this for all those but butters called for in recipes!!!?????

Caroline
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Caroline

How long do you reckon this will keep in the fridge?

Cathy
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Cathy

I want to try this recipe, but how does one grind the nuts? I tried to use a food processes, but it does not grind them that well. I made milk with the nuts, and it is delicious1

Tessa@TessaDomesticDiva
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This looks SO good…I just LOVE soaked tigernuts. I am pretty confident the whole tigernuts would not work for this..I tried grinding mine in my Blendtec awhile back and it was not even close…too fibrous and tough in the dried state. I will order some flour soon and give this a whirl..thanks for sharing it on AFW, featuring your recipe this week!

Shreyashi
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Hey Rebecca,

Don’t you sometimes wonder why a tuber is named Tigernut. Perhaps because it was destined to be this nut-butter replacement.

This would be such a great recipe for people with nut allergies.

Thanks for sharing. Take care.
cheers!

Tammy Meier
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Tammy Meier

I have tigernut flour. Will that work?

Emily
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Emily

Thank you from the bottom of my almond-butter-loving-now-following-AIP heart πŸ™‚
And it was a breeze to make in my Blendtec twister jar!

Jen
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Jen

Thanks for this recipe. I’m at the beginnings of embarking on AIP and this might just keep me sane! It tastes gorgeous πŸ™‚

Heather | Cook It Up Paleo
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I’ve been using this recipe as an egg substitute in my AIP baked goods with amazing results! Thanks for the recipe Rebecca!

Suzanne
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Suzanne

How much do you use to be equivalent to one egg?

Teagan
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Teagan

Would this recipe work as well if I substituted coconut oil for water instead?

Thanks!

Lora
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Lora

How long will this last on the shelf? I made it the other day and I wasn’t thinking and put it in the refrigerator and now it’s hard as a rock.

Louise Gagne
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Hi Rebecca: I just made tigernut milk. Would I be able to use the “pulp/meal” that was left to make this? I would love to try it as I have problems with Almond anything! Thanks.

Melissa
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Melissa

I used the milk pulp and even after drying it in the oven it didn’t turn creamy πŸ™

Amanda
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Amanda

Delicious idea!!!!! I love it, thank you! I actually put a heaping tablespoons of the mix on parchment, flatten them then freeze. I’ve got a super nutritious tasty treat while out cycling and they nicely soften by the time I’m ready to eat them out of my bike jersey. Even gooey warm on a summer bike day is delicious.

Jacqueline Horner
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Jacqueline Horner

Has anyone tried this recipe with coconut butter instead of coconut oil? Would it work?

Ann Shutler
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My son has Wilson’s disease. He must follow a low copper diet. Do by chance know if the Tigernut Spread is high in copper?

Adeline Condelario
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Thanks!

Jhiga
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Jhiga

As I mentioned before, tiger nut oil is available and has amazing healing properties. Do a search for the oil and for other recipes using tigernuts. There’s one online for brownies using no sugar due to the natural sweetness. “Chufa” or “chufanut” are alternate names for the little tuber (which may be planted!) and was the original main ingredient for horchata before it was reinvented in the new world.
Try also sliced tigernuts which are WAY easier to eat and would likely be a suitable replacement for coconut.

Nancy
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Nancy

I make my own horchata. Then, after running it through the nutmilk bag, I dry then grind up the remnants…ta da…tigernut flour!

Tanya Darling
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Thank you SO much for sharing this recipe. It’s a snow day and my children had bread and nut butter for the first time in years. They are on the autism spectrum and they have been eating AIP for 2 years. They do so much better on it. I haven’t reintroduced nuts yet, and they absolutely loved it. I gave them a glass of homemade coconut milk to go with it! Thanks again!

Louise
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Made this and can’t believe how much it tastes like peanut butter (of course I haven’t had peanut butter in about 4 years). Love it! Thank You.

Val
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Val

Thank you so much for this tiger nut butter recipe! I sometimes get quite despondent wondering what on earth I can,put on my AIP crackers. I love this. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘

Melissa
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Melissa

MINE IS not getting creamy at all. What am I doing wrong? I put it in a Foods processer and then a ninja an nothing. I used the remaining β€œflour” from the tigernuts after making milk. I dehydrated the flour in the oven after so idk if that has anything to do with it…

Julia
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Julia

This is delicious! I’m getting my daughter started on an AIP plan, and this will be such a great addition to her meals.

Melanie
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Melanie

Thank you so much!

Melanie
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Melanie

I LOVE THIS RECIPE! It has become my saviour! I love snacking on apples and PB, and since going on AIP in December I have been craving my favourite snack. This totally hits the spot. I like to make it with only 1/4 cup oil and it is a bit more paste-like, which makes it stay on the apple much better!