Think we’re a little obsessed with tiger nut flour? You’d be right if you said yes. Clue #1…all the recipes and drinks we created using this nut-free nut. #2….the blog we wrote professing our love for this little known flour. #3…our YouTube video where we make this yummy recipe and talk all about the gut-loving ingredients. Here’s the lowdown on our Tiger Nut Cookie Dough Bites (and why your gut needs them).
A Dough For Eating!
Remember the summer afternoons when you ate little pieces of cookie dough while baking with mom? Oh, the good old days when no one panicked about salmonella from a little raw egg. The nostalgia of the sweet sticky dough from Toll House days sparked a boom of cookie dough products. From ice cream to protein bars, chocolate chip cookie dough became its own food group. So, we’re hopping on the trend, only we do things the healthy way. No sugar. no gluten. No eggs (so that you can safely eat it). And in this case, no nuts. Why? Well, we got messages from a lot of 131 Method members that they have allergies or sensitivities to nuts. That means a lot of our low-carb recipes using almond flour were a no-go for them. We love solutions! And we love serving our members. So, we bring you a chewy, buttery, vanilla-essence treat made with a flour ya’ll can enjoy!
The Next Super Food?
The news is aflutter with the health benefits of the tiger nut. High in fiber, magnesium and potassium, and as we mentioned, safe for people with nut allergies, its versatility is becoming mainstream. Praised for being a great milk alternative, tiger nut milk contains a good amount of calcium without the lactose. It’s really easy to make it yourself too. Tiger nuts make your gut happy thanks to prebiotics. Prebiotics act as food for your body’s natural organisms (gut buddies). They help your gut’s natural probiotics thrive. The most well-known prebiotics include: Jerusalem artichokes, leeks, garlic and onions. So, unless you’re making a lot of stews and stir-fry dishes, tiger nuts make it easier to feed your good gut bacteria.
More Good Gut News
Our Tiger Nut Cookie Dough uses collagen peptides, known for being allies to the gut, skin, hair and nails. Collagen peptides provide protein, and act as a “flour” of sorts in this recipe. Because we use monkfruit, instead of sugar, your gut buddies will stay much happier since sugar feeds the bad guys. A little bit of coconut flour makes this dough soft and chewy, and provides even more fiber. The “liquid” we use comes from coconut yogurt instead of dairy yogurt. The probiotics from yogurt support a healthy gut.
Let us know what you think in the comments below. Have you jumped on the tiger nut train yet?
Tiger Nut Cookie DoughPrint Recipe
- ¼ cup tiger nut flour
- 2 scoops (22g) collagen peptides
- 3 tablespoons coconut flour
- 2-3 tablespoons coconut yogurt* (we used unsweetened vanilla)
- 2 tablespoons Lakanto Monkfruit Golden (or Swerve)
- 1 tablespoon butter flavored coconut oil, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Pinch sea salt
- 2 tablespoons sugar-free chocolate chips
- Add everything to a medium bowl except for the chocolate chips. Stir together until a dough forms. Stir in chocolate chips. Roll into 6 balls. Refrigerate.
- If the dough is too soft, place in refrigerator for 20 minutes before rolling into balls.
- *Start with 2 tablespoons, adding the third, if needed. Because coconut yogurt consistencies vary, you may or may not need 3 full tablespoons.
Calories: 89| Protein: 4g | Fat: 5g | Carbs: 8g | Fiber: 4g | Net Carbs: 4g