Tiger nut bites

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Fancy trying something a bit different? These tasty bites are made using tiger nuts. Tiger nuts are not actually a nut, but tubers of a plant called the yellow nutsedge. They are a good source of fibre, protein, iron, potassium, magnesium and vitamins C and E. They’re also lower in fat than nuts. This recipe doesn’t have any added sugar, sweeteners or oil.

Makes approx 18 rounds

Ingredients:

130g dates
80g tiger nut flour
80g ground almonds (I used a Vitamix to grind the tiger nuts and almonds)
2 tbsp smooth peanut butter (I like Meridian nut butters - no added oil and most are unsalted)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tbsp lemon juice

Directions: 

Using a food processor blitz the dates.

In a bowl add these to the tiger nut flour, ground almonds, peanut butter, chia seeds and lemon juice.

Using a potato masher or fork combine all the ingredients together until it forms a dough. The consistency will depend on the type of dates you’ve used. If the dough is a bit dry add a bit more peanut butter.

Taking a small handful at a time press in to small balls or bites. Store in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer.

Variations: you could try using different nuts, nut butters and dried fruit.

I’d love to know if you make these and what you think of them! Let me know by commenting below.

(Tiger nuts may be available from your local health food shop, alternatively they can be found online.)