This Homemade Tigernut Butter recipe is smooth, creamy, and slightly sweet. This makes a great AIP and nut free snack.
Tigernuts, Aren’t They Nuts?
Nope! Calling tigernuts a nut is obviously confusing. However, they are tubers. They are sometimes called chufa, yellow nutsedge, or earth almonds.
What is tigernut butter?
Tigernut butter is like peanut butter but made from tigernut flour, oil, and maple syrup.
What does tigernut butter taste like?
It tastes like other nut butters but this one is totally AIP and nut free.
Tigernut vs nut butter
Tigernut butter and nut butter are very similar. They can be used interchangeably. But the big difference is that tigernuts are not nuts. They are nut free and AIP.
Uses for Tigernut Butter
There are a few different ways to use this tigernut butter recipe. You can use it to replace any nut butter, as a dip for fruit or veggies, on sandwiches with jelly, in a sauce for spring rolls, as a salad dressing, spread of waffles or pancakes, as a topping for ice cream.
What is the best machine for making nut butters at home?
A small food processor would be ideal for this recipe. However, a small high-speed blender or immersion blender would work as well. You may need to double or triple the recipe for it to work with a regular high-speed blender as this is a small batch recipe.
AIP Tigernut Butter Ingredients
- Tigernut Flour: Make sure to use flour not whole tigernuts.
- Avocado Oil: This oil is ideal as it’s flavorless and doesn’t harden when cool.
- Maple Syrup: If you are interested in making Honey Cinnamon Tigernut Butter then substitute the maple syrup for honey.
- Salt: Make sure to use sea salt.
- Ground Cinnamon: This ingredient is optional and only necessary if you want to make Honey Cinnamon Tigernut Butter.
How to make tigernut butter
1. Combine all the ingredients into a small food processer, blender, or container suitable for an immersion blender.
2. Blend until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Tips for making the best nut free peanut butter substitute
- If you’d like to make Honey Cinnamon Tigernut Butter, add 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon to the AIP tigernut butter and substitute honey for maple syrup.
- Another flavor option would be to add 1/4 teaspoon of Vanilla Powder or 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract.
- You can substitute olive oil for the avocado oil but keep in mind it will change the flavor. Avocado Oil has a more neutral flavor. Coconut oil is not recommended as it will solidify when cool.
- Technically you don’t need a blender or food processor, you can just mix it together. However, I found that the blender does it much quicker and helps emulsify the oil.
- This recipe can easily be doubled, if needed.
- This recipe goes really with my Lemon Marmalade and Instant Pot Orange Marmalade recipes. The combination is a refined sugar and nut free PB & J.
- Store in an airtight container like a small mason jar.
If you like this recipe, try these AIP tigernut recipes.
- Gluten Free Pan-Fried Chicken Thighs
- AIP Gingerbread Cookies
- Paleo Carrot Cake without Nuts (this recipe uses tigernut as part of the Beth Blends Nut/Cassava Free Grain Free Flour Blend)
- Dairy Free Brownies with Nut, Egg Free and AIP Options (this recipe uses tigernut as part of the Beth Blends Nut/Cassava Free Grain Free Flour Blend)
Homemade Tigernut Butter (AIP, Nut Free)
- Immersion Blender optional
- 1/2 cup Tigernut Flour
- 1/4 cup Avocado Oil
- 3 tablespoons Maple Syrup
- pinch Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon optional
- Combine all the ingredients into a small food processor, blender, or container suitable for an immersion blender.
- Blend until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Helpful Info for All Recipes
- I always use extra virgin olive oil in all of my recipes unless stated otherwise.
- I always use Himalayan sea salt or Celtic sea salt, unless otherwise noted.
- The majority of my recipes are strict AIP or include notations for reintroductions. However while I make every effort to label non-AIP ingredients and recipes sometimes they slip past me. If you have questions, please ask in advance.
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