Tiger Nut Pancakes / by Shelby Stewart

Why you need to make these:

Tiger nuts: Tiger nuts are a super special food. They are neither a seed or nut, but a tuber a.k.a. a small root vegetable. Originating from Africa, tiger nuts are extremely higher in resistance starch which is a type of prebiotic fiber. Resistance starch resists digestion and in turn feeds the healthy bacteria in our guts. Incorporating prebiotics into your diet is just as important as consuming probiotic foods! Prebiotics also have a slimming effect because they help regulate insulin levels and in turn your hunger hormones.

You will need:

¾ cup tiger nut flour
¼ cup coconut flour
½ cup milk of choice
4 eggs
1 tsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp vanilla extract
Pinch of sea salt
1 tbsp coconut oil for cooking

What to do:

  1. Turn on your stove burner on medium heat and add coconut oil to your frying pan. Let the pan warm up while prepping your batter.

  2. Combine all dry ingredients in a large bowl and combine all wet ingredients in a separate smaller bowl.

  3. Pour wet ingredients into dry and wisk together ensuring their are no lumps.

  4. Use a ¼ cup measuring cup to scoop pancake batter into your pan for equal size pancakes.

  5. Add whatever toppings your heart desires!

Possible toppings include…

Cacao nibs
Bee pollen
Cinnamon
Edible flowers
Fruit
Agave
Maple syrup
Honey
Nut butter, nuts, seeds…

If you prefer savoury over sweet omit the vanilla and top with avocado or smoked salmon or bacon...or all the above.

Makes 12,  3” pancakes...so serves 2 very hungry people or 4 moderately hungry people. Enjoy!