Tigernut Flake Cookies (AIP/Paleo)

I think one of the most frightening parts of a healing protocol is the time in the kitchen. I know before I went gluten free and then paleo, the recipes really intimidated me. It seemed like everything needed a million ingredients and a lot of different steps. My days of picking up convenient snacks at the store were gone.

And it is true, a real food diet does take more time than a standard american diet. Don’t get me wrong, it is completely worth it and there are ways to make it easier. Plus, now more and more convenient paleo products are coming out on the market.  BUT for the most part, meals and snacks are created at home.

Which is why I am SUPER excited about these three ingredient cookies! Okay, it does still take more effort than buying a bag of cookies at the store, BUT they are healthy and totes aip-compliant!

What you need:

Tigernut Flakes – Tigernuts are actually not a nut but a tuber, making them AIP compliant. They have an earthy vanilla taste that I really enjoy, as you probably can tell by all my tigernut recipes. You can find tigernuts whole, as a flour, or flakes. This recipe only uses the flakes but since they are quite fibrous, they are first broken down in a vitamix or food processor. A couple quick pulses until they are approximately quarter of the size and then they are ready for these cookies.

Banana – The banana acts as the binder in these cookies and adds the natural sweetness.

Coconut oilCoconut oil is my go to baking oil. But if you need to avoid coconut, palm shortening should work fine!

Why I love these cookies

Easy – I know I’m repeating myself here but these are simple to make. Just throw the tigernut flakes in the vitamix or food processor, pulse until about the quarter of the size add the banana and oil, and cookie dough is done!

Possibilities are endless – you can choose to include add-ins to make these even tastier.

Some add-in examples:

Tigernut Flake Cookies (AIP/Paleo)

Yield: 15 cookies

Tigernut Flake Cookies (AIP/Paleo)

Prep Time:
10 minutes
Cook Time:
15 minutes
Additional Time:
5 minutes
Total Time:
30 minutes


    1. Add tigernut flakes to vitamix or food processor. Process until approximately a quarter of the size (the size of small oat flakes).
    2. Add bananas and coconut oil and process until just combined.
    3. Drop by tbsp onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
    4. Bake at 350 for 15-18 minutes or until slightly browned.
    5. Enjoy!


  1. Yay! Thanks so much for this recipe, my kids are allergic to almost everything and they have been asking for cookies. Going to try this with olive oil because 1 of my children is allergic to coconut. Will let you know how I get on.
    Sending light and good vibes your way

    • Oh I hope they like the cookies!!! If olive oil doesn’t work out you could try palm shortening if they tolerate it. <3

  2. Joanna Lawrence

    Rebecca, where do you buy Tigernut flour or flakes in Canada? I’ve been able to get them online but they’re so expensive. I love their taste! I’m off to make these cookies right now.

    • Hi Joanna, I usually buy them online through amazon, but have also bought them at Metro. I found quite a few of the whole tigernuts and flakes on clearance at our local metro so I bought them all, lol! But unfortunately they usually are pricier. Hope you enjoy the cookies! šŸ™‚

  3. Amanda Wood

    What level of ripeness do you recommend for the banana? Green, yellow, spotty? Thanks šŸ™‚

  4. Can you use the whole tigernuts & get the same texture when processed in the blender?

    • No I wouldn’t put whole tigernuts in a blender or processor without being soaked first. Definitely use tigernut flakes or sliced tigernuts for this specific recipe. Hope this helps!

  5. Do these freeze well?

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