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Today I’m going to delight your tastebuds with these #WhatscookinWednesday Paleo Tiger Nut Flour Pancakes.  Now the greatest things about these pancakes are the taste.  However, that is not the only benefit to these delicious fluffy tiger nut flour pancakes.  They are grain free, nut free (no nuts just a nice nutty flavor), high in fiber, aid in digestion all while being paleo friendly!    Best consistency and flavor of any healthy pancake I have ever tried. In fact, before I go on with the recipe let me tell you about my new favorite ingredient.

Here’s what you need to know about TigerNut flour:

  • A great source of Resistant Starch.  It’s a Prebiotic Fiber which resists digestion & fuels our probiotic bacteria.
  • It’s a superfood!  It has as much iron as red meat!
  • Aids in recovery.  Has as much potassium as coconut water.
  • It has a slightly sweet and nutty flavor making it a staple in baking.
  • Naturally gluten-free, nut free and grain-free.
  • Great texture.  When combined with tapioca flour, you get a fluffy consistency, similar to regular whole wheat or all-purpose flour.
  • Versatile.  Contains a nutty, somewhat buttery flavor which works well for savory and a sweet nut flavor which works well for sweeter recipes.
  • Can be used in baked goods from cookies and bars to quick-breads, and even pancakes, as shown here.

I found out about this awesome root flour when I made some thin mint flavored cookies out of it and they were so delicious that I intentionally set out to find some more tiger nut flour recipes.   And that is how I happened across this breakfast staple.  If you have tried making Keto or Paleo pancakes in the past with almond or other flours you will likely have experienced an unpleasant texture with the pancake, not so with the tiger nut flour.

Now let’s talk about the pancakes. If you’re familiar with grain-free pancakes, such as almond flour pancakes, you know they can be a bit of a pain to get right. They often have poor texture and can require more cook time than regular flour based pancakes, being overly dry or can fall apart easily.  Most grain-free pancakes are a challenge but not these!  You will find that they are:

  • Fluffy with a great texture.
  • They will taste buttery without adding butter to the recipe.
  • Are quick and easy to make.
  • Take on the consistency of regular flour pancakes.
  • Delicious!

A  quick note:  You can replace half of the almond milk with a ripe banana for a banana if you like thick pancakes or also use full-fat coconut milk in place of the almond milk for a more rich flavor.  I personally like to add some cinnamon to my pancakes.   Have fun with the flavors, it can stand up to the test.  Top with fresh fruit, almond butter or any of your favorite topping and enjoy!


The Lowdown

SERVINGS:  9 pancakes      CALORIES: 130       FAT:  6      CARBS: 18     PROTEIN: 2     FIBER: 3

The Groceries

  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon our vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup TigerNut flour
  • 1/2 cup tapioca flour
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Coconut oil for cooking

The Execution 

  1. Whisk together the eggs, almond milk, and vanilla extract in a mixing bowl. Stir in the TigerNut flour, tapioca flour, and sea salt (and cinnamon if adding). Stir until combined and a thick batter forms (Note: as an alternative, you can add all of the ingredients to a blender and blend until combined).
  2. Heat a medium-sized non-stick skillet over medium heat and add enough coconut oil to generously coat the surface (about 2 tablespoons).
  3. Measure out a scant ¼ cup of batter and pour it onto the hot skillet. Cook until sides firm up, about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip and cook on the other side another 1 to 2 minutes, until cooked through. Repeat for remaining batter (Note: I typically cook 2 pancakes at a time on a 12-inch skillet).
  4. Serve with any topppings you want, fresh fruit, maple syrup, nuts.  Your choice!

You can thank me by bringing me some.  Seriously!

Len Benoit here and I’m the owner/trainer at Fit 1 Bootcamp in Etobicoke.  I didn’t invent this delicious #WhatscookinWednesday Paleo Tiger Nut Pancakes recipe, I spied it on theroastedroot.net but I will enjoy it right along with the rest of you. If you liked this one then follow our blog, we put out recipes every Wednesday.  Check them out!  If you are looking for Fitness gyms in Etobicoke or Toronto and want more information about my Women’s Only Bootcamp, Co-Ed Bootcamp, Kids Fitness Program, or Personal Training classes, give me a call at 647-776-7776 or visit the website at www.fit1bootcamp.com.  Come in for a FREE 7-Day Trial membership if you are friends with one of our members, if not, head on over to the website to learn more about our Fitness Programs and our FREE mini-session and find out why our Fitness Gym is right for you!