I make sweet treats for my family from time to time, about once or twice a month - a batch of oatmeal raisin cookies, a simple chocolate custard, vanilla mint ice cream. Moreover, I do what I can to make the treats I do prepare for my family just a little bit better for them, too, and something we can enjoy from time to time.
Like these deep, dark bittersweet brownies made all the better with tigernuts. Tigernuts, despite their name, aren't nuts at all; rather, they're a small root vegetables. They accounted for as much as 80% of the diet of paleolithic peoples in Africa and the Mediterranean.
Their flavor is mildly sweet, similar to chestnuts, which makes them such a good partner for dark chocolate. Tigernuts are also particularly rich in resistant starch, a fiber, that acts as a prebiotic - nurturing the growth and proliferation of beneficial bacteria in the gut.
These brownies are dense, bittersweet and fudge-like with a beautiful consistency and richness.
Forgot to rate it five stars!!
Hi just tried these with modifications of monk fruit and inulin instead of sugar and coconut oil instead of butter and WOW!! The best brownies I’ve ever had!!
I was wondering if you could post the nutritional info calories, carbs, sugars, etc.
Thanks so much!!
This is delicious! I’ve made it numerous times now, both as written and with modifications, and it’s always superb. To cut back on sugar, I sometimes use 70 or 72% chocolate, as well as blending some Canadian sugar twin and splenda in with the sugar. I’ve also been known to skip the double boiler in favor of melting everything right in the saucepan directly- saves on dishes and still turns out great. Corn starch is always in the pantry, so I use it instead of arrowroot. Thank you so much for sharing!
Jack william says
I love brownies. This is so delicious as dessert! Thanks for sharing.
I love the emails I get from you and find everything informational and delicious! I have read that tigernut flour yields a very grainy texture. How you do feel it works here? I love the idea of tigernut for the reasons you described in your article, especially that it's also very low carb due to it's high fiber count.
Tigernut flour does have a gritty texture that is *somewhat* mitigated here, but not entirely.
Anne Kessler says
I have an egg allergy and usually have to get creative with baking. From your experience with Tigernut flour, do you think it would hold up with an egg substitute (ex: 3tbs boiling water + 1tbs flax meal per replaced egg)? Some flours are already great binders and do not rely on the eggs to stay together, while I find other flours are not as stable and really need the egg. I'm about to buy some tigernuts on Vitacost and was tempted to get some tigernut flour as well.
That's tough - I don't think that this recipe would hold up without the eggs, as tigernut flour is less a binder and more mealy. You could try to experiment, though.
Would Cassava flour work for these instead of Tigernut?
Hi Susan, I recommend following recipes using the ingredients and equipment called for. You could try it with cassava flour and see.
I was just looking at a bag of tigernut flour last week! Thanks for sharing the 20% off deal, I need to finally try it 🙂 the brownies sound amazing, I bet your family was super happy about this new treat of yours 🙂