This tigernut butter is completely nut-free, AIP, Paleo and whole30 compliant and is the perfect spread for those who need to avoid nuts!
I know what you’re thinking: “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!
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).
BUT then I started following the Autoimmune protocol, which means no peanut butter, nut butters, or seed butters.
- Tigernuts are not acutally nuts, they are a tuber (which means they are AIP safe)
- Tigernuts are naturally sweet and have a nutty, earthy taste with a hint of vanilla flavor.
- Packed with fibre – another reason to take it easy if you are sensitive to too much fibre.
- They have a high energy content of starch, fat, proteins, and sugars.
- Rich in iron, calcium, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, and vitamins E and C.
- Tigernuts are also an aphrodisiac. *wink, wink*
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.
- Place ingredients in either a high powered blender (I use the Vitamix) or a food processor.
- Blend or process until it looks like a creamy nut butter. You may have to stop and scrape the sides during blending/processing.