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Teff Tigernut Flour Cookies

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Teff Tigernut Flour Cookies

HEALTHY COOKIES TO SATISFY YOUR SWEET CRAVING

Who says cookies can’t be healthy?! Teff Tigernut Flour Cookies are high in protein, high in fiber, so easy to make, and sooo addictive.

You can have them for breakfast with a glass of plant-based milk or a cup of coffee. They are also perfect as a healthy snack or as an afternoon pick-me-up. And if you haven’t tried teff and tigernut flour yet, this recipe is a perfect introduction.

These cookies are vegan, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free.

MEET THE INGREDIENTS

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.
  • Teff flour
  • Tigernut flour
  • White rice flour
  • Potato starch
  • Coconut sugar
  • Coconut cream
  • Lime juice
  • Baking powder

Teff Tigernut Flour Cookies

TEFF FLOUR – A GREAT ADDITION TO A HEALTHY DIET

This highly nutritious flour has become a staple in many of my recipes and here is why:

  • It is high in protein and contains all eight essential amino acids.
  • It is packed with calcium and full of fiber.
  • Being naturally gluten-free, it is an ideal and healthy ingredient for many gluten-free recipes.
  • It is widely known for its versatility, especially in baked goods.
  • It has an earthy, slightly nutty and sweet taste and pairs best with chocolate.
  • It works really well in combination with other gluten-free flours and it is widely known for its versatility.
  • You can use it to make waffles, cookies, bread, crackers, muffins, pancakes, and other baked goods.

TEFF FLOUR – NUTRITIONAL PROFILE

100 g teff flour contains:

Calories: 367
Total Fat: 2.4 grams
Carbs: 73.2 grams
Fiber: 8 grams
Protein: 13.3 grams

If you want to learn more about this amazing grain, check out Teff-a gluten-free grain to try.

WHAT IS TIGERNUT FLOUR?

Tigernut flour is a nutritious gluten-free flour with a unique sweet taste and a slightly gritty texture. Since tigernuts are completely gluten-free, nut-free, and grain-free, this flour is also a wonderful alternative for people with certain food allergies. Because of its slightly sweet and nutty flavor, it allows you to cut back on added sugar.

It works really well in combination with other flours and starches such as white rice flour, brown rice flour, coconut flour, almond flour, tapioca flour, potato starch…

NUTRITIONAL PROFILE

One serving of tigernuts (30 grams) contains about:

Calories: 120
Total Fat: 7 grams
Carbs: 19 grams
Fiber: 10 grams
Protein: 2 grams

If you want to learn more about this nut-free nut, check out Nuts about tigernuts

Teff Tigernut Flour Cookies

HOW TO MAKE TEFF TIGERNUT FLOUR COOKIES

You can find a complete list of ingredients with exact amounts and instructions in the recipe card below.

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 180 °C. Line a baking sheet with a non-stick baking paper.

STEP 2

Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl.

STEP 3

Melt coconut cream over low heat in a medium pot. Stir until smooth. Let it cool down a bit.

NOTE ON COCONUT CREAM

Always use full-fat canned coconut milk. Chill it in the refrigerator overnight so that you can easily separate cream from the liquid. The cream should be firm enough so that you can scoop it out with a spoon.

STEP 4

Add melted coconut cream and lime juice to the bowl with dry ingredients. You can use a spoon or your hands and mix until the dough begins to stick together and everything is well combined. Taste and adjust flavor as needed.

STEP 5

Form the dough into cookies using your hands and use a fork to make a crisscross pattern on each cookie.

STEP 6

Place cookies on the baking sheet and bake for approx. 18-20 minutes.

STEP 7

Remove from the oven and leave them to cool down completely. They will continue to firm up while cooling.

TEFF TIGERNUT FLOUR COOKIES ARE:

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan
  • Nut-free
  • Soy-free
  • High in fiber
  • High in protein
  • Easy to make
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Teff Tigernut Flour Cookies

Teff Tigernut Flour Cookies

Nensi Beram
If you haven't tried teff and tigernut flour yet, this recipe is a perfect introduction. Teff Tigernut Flour Cookies are high in protein, high in fiber, vegan, gluten-free, and nut-free.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 180 °C. Line a baking sheet with a non-stick baking paper.
  • Mix all the dry ingredients in one bowl.
  • Melt coconut cream over low heat in a medium pot. Stir until smooth. Let it cool down a bit.
  • Add melted coconut cream and lime juice to the bowl with dry ingredients. You can use a spoon or your hands and mix until the dough begins to stick together and everything is well combined. Taste and adjust flavor as needed.
  • Form the dough into cookies using your hands and use a fork to make a crisscross pattern on each cookie.
  • Place cookies on the baking sheet and bake for approx. 18-20 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and leave them to cool down completely. They will continue to firm up while cooling.

Notes

NOTE ON COCONUT CREAM
Always use full-fat canned coconut milk. Chill it in the refrigerator overnight so that you can easily separate cream from the liquid. The cream should be firm enough so that you can scoop it out with a spoon.
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* The nutritional information provided is calculated automatically and should be used as an estimate.

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2 comments

Sabreen February 24, 2020 - 11:49 am

Hello,
Thank you for the recipe. Can I use any other flour instead of teff flour as I have none at home.

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Nensi February 24, 2020 - 8:09 pm

Hi, Sabreen! You could try using millet or quinoa flour, they have similar nutritional profile. But I haven’t personally tried it. Also, when substituting one flour with another, other ingredients in the recipe may need to be adjusted as well.

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