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Gluten-Free Breakfast Tiger Nut Cookies

Delicious Gluten-Free Tiger Nut Breakfast Cookies!  A guilt-free cookie made with superfoods, seeds, and hearty grains that are vegan, nut-free, sugar-free and sweet as a cookie should be.
Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time2 hrs 48 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, healthy, Nut-Free, Vegan
Keyword: buckwheat, cookie, Fall, hearty, pumpkin seeds, seeds and grains, sugar-free, sweet, sweet potato
Servings: 2 dozen
Author: Julie Rosenthal

Equipment

  • food processor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peeled tiger nuts
  • 3 tbsp tiger nut oil
  • ½ cup sweet potato puree canned
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp cloves
  • ¼ tsp cardamom
  • ¼ tsp pink Himalayan salt or sea salt
  • 12/13 drops liquid stevia
  • ¼ cup hemp seeds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tbsp buckwheat groats gluten-free
  • 2 tbsp flax seeds whole seeds, not ground
  • ½ cup chocolate chips or carob chips

Instructions

  • Soak the Tiger Nuts in a container or mason jar with the lid closed in warm water for 2 hours.  Water should cover the nuts.  Leave jar on the counter, do not refrigerate.
  • After the Tiger Nuts have been soaked for 2 hours, drain the TigerNuts and discard the water.  
  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Then add the soaked Tiger Nuts into a food processor and process the mixture until it becomes a crumbly cookie dough texture, about 7 minutes.  The Tiger Nuts should be so broken down that they no longer resemble the original large chunky round TigerNut. The color of the batter should get lighter with food processing time, and that is what you will want. You may have to open the lid of the food processor and scrape the sides a few times.  The consistency should look like little crumbs.  See diagram.
  • Add 2 tablespoons of the oil, all of the spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and cloves), pink salt & 12-13 drops of liquid stevia.  Process for under a minute till spices are well blended. As you continue to process the cookie mixture, you will notice that the color of the crumbly dough will darken and get more broken down.  See diagram for steps 3 & 4.
  • Follow with ½ canned sweet potato puree & remaining tablespoon of oil and process till well blended.  If you blender stops blending, use a spoon or your hand to mix this portion of the dough well.  At this point the dough is pretty much your standard sticky cookie dough.
  • Then transfer the dough to a medium size cooking bowl.
  • Fold in ¼ cup hemp seeds, 2 tablespoons flax seeds and 3 tablespoons buckwheat groats into the cookie dough mixture and massage with your hands making sure these add-ins are evenly mixed throughout the dough.
  • Add in ½ cup of pumpkin seeds and ½ cup of gluten-free carob or chocolate chips into the cookie dough mixture and massage with your hands making these add-ins evenly mixed throughout the dough.
  • Prepare your 2 baking sheets and line them with parchment paper (no spray needed). Form medium size balls and place on the baking sheets with space in between each one. This type of batter will not spread the way regular cookies bake, so you don’t have to leave a ton of space in between each one.  Wet your palm with water and then flatten each cookie ball with the palm of your hand and use your fingers if needed to spread or thin the dough.  If the edges get messy while doing this, simply re-mold / tweak the dough’s edges with your fingers (think pottery class).
  • If the mixture is too sticky simply run your hand under water, blot with a towel and then flatten some more.  If you don’t flatten these cookies they will not spread on their own, and you will end up with raw cookies.  Flattening the cookie is one of the most important parts to gluten-free baking.
  • Bake at 300 degrees for 10 minutes using both the middle and bottom racks only. Then swap trays and bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes max. (the idea for swapping trays is to make sure each tray of cookies is getting baking time on each rack-this part is necessary and essential to your best cookie).
  • Remove from heat and let cool on a cooling rack away from the oven and stove.  Let cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Cookies should be stored in the fridge and enjoyed at room temperature.

Notes

It is REALLY important that you follow these steps exactly for this recipe to come out correctly. Do not skip any steps like flattening the cookie at the end. //  If you don’t have parchment paper you can use tin foil, but you will then need cooking spray. // Depending on the speed of your food processor time will vary at step 2. // I used Organic Gemini peeled tiger nuts but there are various brands out there to use.  // I also used Organic Gemini tiger nut oil but if you cannot access this you can always use avocado oil, olive oil, or nut and seed oil of choices like pumpkin oil, almond oil, and others. // I adore Nu Naturals liquid stevia but note if you do not like stevia you can use a sugar substitute like maple syrup, just omit the stevia.//