Yes, that is not a conundrum. Well at least not really.
When nuts aren't an option, whether you have a nut allergy or are on an elimination diet, something like a simple nut butter becomes off-limits. In this recipe, we are using Tiger nuts to make this nut butter. And since tiger nuts do not belong to the three-nut family but are a kind of tuber, they are perfect to use when you have a nut-allergy. They are also perfect for an AIP, Paleo or Whole30 diet.
Traditional Tiger nut Butter
Traditional tiger nut butter is made by soaking whole tiger nuts in water overnight, draining and using a high-speed blender to mix the tiger nuts with some oil to make nut butter. If you have the time and need a lot, this is still a great option.
If you want it 'now' and only a small amount, this 30-second option is just perfect.
Thirty second tiger nut butter
All you need is some tiger nut flour and oil. Tiger nut oil is the best, avocado oil is a good substitute and also AIP and Whole30 compliant.
A little pinch of sea salt results in a plain version that you can eat right from the spoon. Dress it up with a pinch of cinnamon or vanilla powder.
Tiger nut butter
- 1 Tbsp tiger nut flour
- 2 tsp tiger nut oil substitute with avocado oil
- 1 pinch sea salt
Prepare the flour
- Is your flour finely ground? Perfect. If not, you can add some in your spice grinder to make it ultra-fine.
Make the nut-butter
- Wisk the tiger nut flour and the oil into a paste and let rest for a minute so the flour can absorb the oil.
- Depending on whether you want it thick or runny, add a bit more oil at this point.
- Add the sea salt to taste
You want it thicker is you use it as a nut-butter on top of baked goods and a little runnier if you use it as a sauce to dip fruit or veggies. Since you can make as little as you need, there is no need to keep leftovers, but you can keep the min the fridge up to ten days.