New to the world of tigernuts? Then today is your chance to become fully acquainted!
After many months eating and experimenting with tigernuts, I decided it was time that I let my blog followers have a chance to experience all that they have to offer. Organic Gemini, a company based out of Brooklyn New York (a city very near and dear to my heart due to many important doctors being located there that have helped me in my battle with Chronic Lyme Disease), produces tigernut snacks, flour, and horchata drinks that are all completely gluten free, organic, nut free, kosher, vegan, raw, non-gmo, and Paleo, of which can all be found in today's giveaway. There will be three winners, who will each receive a variety pack of horchata flavors (6 total), a bag of tigernut flour, and a bag of raw tigernuts. For those of you who are on the Autoimmune-Protocol, the unsweetened, original, banana, and strawberry flavor horchatas are completely AIP-friendly, and simply sweetened with a bit of medjool dates. Overall, after making many recipes with Organic Gemini's tigernuts, tigernut flour, and tasting the horchatas, it would be an understatement to say that these products are anything but amazing. Much to my families surprise, they absolutely loved the horchatas, including my younger brother, who typically is not keen to trying new things. (Giveaway open to Us residents only)
If you are looking to avoid all forms of refined sugar, you can make my homemade chocolate chunks (recipe here), or substitute dried fruit in place of the chocolate all together for a completely AIP-friendly version. Despite the fact that I cannot even eat the treats that I create at this point in my life, creating these chocolate chip cookies seriously has me shaking with excitement. Simply knowing of all the individuals that will be able to enjoy these cookies, makes me so happy just thinking about it. The real indicator that these cookies are a winner, was that my brother, despite the fact that he always thinks there is something missing in Paleo baked goods, couldn't help himself but go back for more. My mother had to stop him on his fourth cookie, simply because she knew I needed to take photos of them, after which he told her with wide eyes that they were "so good" and "nothing was missing." If that comment, from a 15 year old boy who despises the term "Paleo" be put in front of his food, does not convince you of how good these cookies are, I am not sure anything will! In the end, I could not be more proud and happy to present to you these chocolate chip cookies, a recipe that even my younger brother gave me permission to make him time and time again. Please enjoy, and remember to share today's giveaway with all of your friends and family. GOOD LUCK! (For more tigernut recipes, visit my Paleo Flour page here)
Paleo Tigernut Chocolate Chip Cookies
(Makes 1 dozen)
- 3/4 cup tigernut flour
- 3/4 cup arrowroot flour
- 1/4 cup lard
- 1/4 cup non-hydrogenated palm shortening
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 tbsp grass-fed gelatin
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 cup Enjoy Life Chocolate Chips *AIP substitutions below
- Sift tiger nut, arrow root, baking soda, gelatin, and sea salt together in a medium sized mixing bowl.
- Beat together maple syrup, shortening, and vanilla on medium-low, in a stand mixer until combined.
- Slowly add in dry ingredients to the wet until a sticky cookie dough has formed.
- Fold in chocolate chips and scoop cookie dough onto a parchment lined baking sheet, placing in the freezer to chill for 10 minutes (or) chill cookie dough in the fridge for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place baking sheets into the oven and bake for 12-14 minutes, until the cookies are set and golden around the edges.
- Remove the cookies from the oven, allowing them to cool for 10-15 minutes, before transferring onto a wire rack for further cooling.
To make vegan, simply use all palm shortening in place of the lard.
If you can have nuts, almond flour will work in place of the tigernut flour.
To make AIP, simply substitute raisins, or any other dried fruit of choice, for the chocolate chips.
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