How lucky am I that I have such talented awesome friends who are also generous enough to share their genius on my blog! My friend Alyssa from Barefoot Provisions has come up with yet another rad recipe to share with us and luckily she knows how busy I have been writing, editing, and working on books that her timeliness is just spot on!
Today she has made these delicious raw cookie dough bites and I can’t wait to try them. Of course you can always find all the goodies at Barefoot Provisions, and they’ll always be served up with a smile!
Take it away Alyssa!
I’ve been baking up a storm with TigerNut flour, and I was licking some batter I had used for a cake when I realized that unlike many flours, TigerNut flour is perfectly delicious and edible on its own — without any baking involved. The flour has this incredible deep rich slightly-sweet caramelly malty nutty flavor — like roasted chestnuts (YUM!) which works perfectly in desserts and baked goods.
So what IS TigerNut flour? TigerNuts are a resistant starch — the preferred food of our gut microflora. The prebiotics in TigerNuts help your tummy bacteria to flourish, helping to keep your immune system strong (hooray for gut health!) And since these are a tuber and not actually a nut, they are perfect for those dealing with autoimmune issues, or nut allergies. Archaeologists reveal that our earliest ancestors relied heavily on this root; it actually made up a major portion of their diet. Over the years, we’ve lost touch with our roots — that is, until Organic Gemini came along and brought these back into our lives. These “nuts” and flour are packaged in a dedicated allergen-free kitchen in Brooklyn, New York.
I remember my friend Tracy had created some raw bites with her TigerNut flour and I knew I had to do the same. You can make these so quickly, but be warned, they will disappear just as quickly as they were made.
You will need:
3/4 Cup TigerNut Flour (divided into 1/2 cup and 1/4 cup amounts)
1 tbsp cacao nibs or chopped dark chocolate
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tsp ghee
Pinch of Real Salt
In a small bowl, mix 1/2 cup of the TigerNut flour with 1 tbsp cacao nibs and honey. Mix well to create a chunky, clumpy mix.
In a pan over low heat, combine 1 tbsp coconut oil and 1 tsp ghee until melted.
Pour the melted mixture over the bowl and combine with a fork.
Once combined, the mixture should be a little wet- this is when you can add the remaining 1/4 cup of flour then form a ball of dough with your hands.
Scoop out with a teaspoon and roll chunks of dough into small balls. Place these in the freezer for about 15 minutes and then go to town!
(1 tsp scoops should yield about 12 bites)