Paleo Speculaas Cookies
I am legit obsessed with tiger nuts.
They're a dietitian's dream - high in resistant starch, amazing for gut health, incredibly filling, totally nutritious and naturally sweet! Plus they're not even a nut, so they're awesome for those with food intolerances or allergies, including gluten free, dairy free and nut free dietary requirements.
Tiger nuts are basically your new best friend.
So, these cookies came about because I had some tiger nut flour. I had baked a number of banana bread recipes with it and LOVED it, so I thought I'd try something different. My go-to cookie is always a speculaas cookie. Basically a spiced cookie which makes your kitchen smell heavenly and your tastebuds thank you. It has a dutch heritage, hence the name, and I fell in love with them when I lived in the Netherlands for a short while.
They're delicious warm, fresh from the oven. I couldn't tell you how long they last in an airtight container as mine never make it that far :-D
- ½ cup tigernut flour
- 1/2 tbsp coconut flour
- ½ tsp baking soda
- pinch sea salt
- 1 tsp speculaas spice (see recipe below and notes for other possible spice mixes)
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 3 tbsp olive oil (or other oil)
- 2 1/2 tbsp almond milk, unsweetened
For the Speculaas Spice Mix
- 2tsp cinnamon powder
- ½ tsp ginger powder
- ½ tsp nutmeg powder
- ½ tsp cardamom
- pinch of ground cloves
- pinch of white pepper
- In a medium bowl combine flours, baking soda, salt, spices, and sugar.
- Add oil and milk and stir to combine.
- Set aside in the fridge for 2 hours.
- Preheat oven to 190 degrees fan forced and line a small baking sheet with baking paper.
- Put the cookie mix on the baking paper, and using another sheet of baking paper on top, roll the mix out to approximately ½ cm thick.
- Use whichever cookie cutters you like to create fun shapes.
- Gently remove excess and continue to roll out the remaining mix until its all used.
- Reduce oven temperature to 180 degrees and bake for 15-20 minutes, depending on how big you’ve cut your cookies.
- Let cool on a baking tray for at least 10 minutes.
- Store in an airtight container.
No time to create your own spice mix? You could also use a 5 Spice, Mixed Spice or Pumpkin Pie Spice for a similar effect.
The only importer of tiger nuts in Australia that I am aware of so far is Health & Harvest, and they're the best. You can order tiger nuts or tiger nut flour online through my boutique, or visit their website to find out if there's a stockist near you.
Enjoy being you! L x