Homemade tigernut butter is easy to make and is a great nut-free butter alternative! This tigernut butter recipe uses tigernut flour, coconut oil and honey to create a delicious nut butter that’s tasty and nutritious!
There are any types of butters made with both nuts and seeds that you can make at home for much cheaper than purchasing from health food stores. Today we’re going to explore tiger nut butter, which is made from tigernuts.
What Are Tigernuts?
Tigernuts look like nuts, but are actually part of the tuber family. They have a nutty flavor that works well as a nut replacement. You can use tigernut flour to make baked goods, add it to smoothies or to create a homemade nut butter.
How To Make Tigernut Butter
To make your own tigernut butter, you will need the following ingredients:
- 1/2 cup Tigernut flour
- 2-3 tablespoons of oil (I used a mixture of coconut oil, olive oil and avocado oil)
- A natural sweetener like maple syrup or raw honey
- Sea salt
- Seasonings like cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
Add the flour, oil and sweetener to a food processor and process for 30-60 seconds or until the mixture forms a smooth nut butter. Use a spatula to scrap the nut butter from the sides of the food processor and place the nut butter into a glass jar or airtight container.
How To Use Tigernut Butter
Tigernut butter can be used like peanut butter and other nut butters.
- Spread it on toast
- Make pb&j sandwiches (nut-free)
- Use it as a dip with apples, bananas or crackers
- Eat it off the spoon!It has a delicious nutty flavor that is tasty on its own.
This butter is nut-free and a great alternative for those with a nut allergy. However, as with any food, it’s important to be cautious if you have specific allergies or sensitivities. Always check the packaging of the tigernuts you purchase to ensure there are no cross-contamination risks.
Yes, you may use of your favorite healthy fats in place of coconut oil in this recipe. Olive oil, avocado oil and sunflower oil are all good choices.
This recipe can last for several weeks to a few months when stored properly in the refrigerator. I do not recommend storing this at room temperature.
Absolutely! You can customize your tigernut butter by adding a pinch of salt, a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, or even a dash of vanilla extract for extra flavor.
Store your butter in an airtight container in the refrigerator. The natural oils in tigernuts can cause the butter to separate over time, so give it a good stir before using.
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Tiger Nut Butter Recipe
Learn how to make your own tiger nut butter with simple ingredients! This nut-free butter spread is a good source of fiber and is a great healthy snack to offer with fruit or crackers.
- Prep Time: 2 minutes
- Total Time: 2 minutes
- Yield: 1/2 cup 1x
- Category: condiments
- Method: Food Processor
- Cuisine: American
- 1/2 cup tigernut flour
- 2–3 tablespoons of coconut or avocado oil
- 1–2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
- optional additions: sea salt, cinnamon or other spices
- Add the ingredients into a food processor.
- Process on high for 30-60 seconds or until the ingredients form a creamy texture and bind together.
- Scoop the butter into a storage container and store in the refrigerator for 2-4 weeks.
- Serving Size: 2 tablespoon
- Calories: 130
- Fat: 12g
- Carbohydrates: 9g
- Fiber: 3.5g
- Protein: 1g