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Tigernut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Tigernuts are not actually nuts – deceptive little things. They are however, just as delicious, and their flour makes crumbly, delicious cookies that you won’t be able to leave alone. Consider this your warning, tiger.





  • 1 cup almond flour
  • ½ cup tigernut flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons tigernuts, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rice malt syrup
  • ⅓ cup + 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup cacao nibs or dark chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 180℃.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the flours, baking poster and sea salt, then set aside.
  3. In a small mixing bowl, combine melted coconut oil with the rice malt syrup, vanilla and stir until combined.
  4. Add the wet ingredients into the dry.
  5. Fold through the chopped tigernuts and cacao nibs or chocolate chips.
  6. Take 1 tablespoon of dough and all into a ball then place on a lined baking sheet.
  7. Repeat until all the dough has been formed into small cookies.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  9. Allow to cool before enjoying.

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Chocolate Chip Tigernut Cookies

Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

  1. I live in the USA, Where can I buy the tigernuts & tigernut flour? Sound very interesting. I want to try them.

    thank you

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