My 1st Try of Vegan, Gluten Free Superfood: Tiger Nut Cookie

Happy New Year to everyone! 


…Well, I hope it’s not too late to greet you like this, but the last holiday season was tough for me so I really couldn’t log in or write about food for such a long time. More excuses are coming up in future posting anyway, so let’s talk about yummy food, since this is my first food entry in 2023!


Some people told me they like to know about what food holidays we’re on, so I’d like to keep sharing my recipe based on food holidays of the day in 2023 too. So yeah, I greeted you already, but let me greet you as the way I usually do now…


Happy National Gluten Free Day! For those who are on a gluten free diet, today is the day for you to be proud of you for staying healthy life style!

I know sometimes staying on a gluten free diet is hard…Gluten free food is getting widely available day by day, but it’s not really promised in every store and restaurants. Let’s hope there will be no burden based on what diet we’re on in the near future:) 


Have you ever heard of Tiger Nuts? If you are, you’re lucky since I had never tried it or even heard of it until last month. A brand called Natureul got several great products including granolas and spreads made with Tiger Nuts and introduced me to how I can take advantage of them, so today’s food post is a guilt-free snack/breakfast item! 


So before jumping into the recipe, let’s talk about what Tiger Nuts are. 


<Superfood: Tiger Nuts>

tiger nut spread

Even though it’s called “Tiger Nut,” they’re not actually nuts! They’re grown under the ground just like potatoes but much tiny in size, and have been consumed since the 18th century, especially from Europe, Africa, and India. Experts claim that Tiger Nuts are one of the superfoods since they contain high resistant starch fiber content to prevent blood sugar spikes and are prebiotic…so many nutritional benefits! (Source: Forbes)


And most importantly, the taste…Some say they taste like almond or pecan, and my taste buds caught chestnuts or bamboo shoots like, earthy flavor.


Natureul gifted me several products and the first food I want to share with you is a cookie recipe made with their Tiger Nut spread. Yes it’s still baking season (right? You can use them as heater too haha!) but thanks to the superfood ingredients they are free from  animal/gluten/nut/dairy/lactose/preservative/guilty…smile promised food that helps you to stay on your new year resolution: Be healthy!


Ready to check the recipe? Let’s bake! 


<Today’s Recipe>

Tiger Nut Cookie

tiger nut cookie



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*Makes around a dozen of a bite size cookies



  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
  2. Mix tiger nut spread and sugar in a mixing bowl.
  3. Add oat milk. Continue stirring to mix the ingredients well.
  4. Add tiger nut flour and baking powder. Combine them to make a big ball.
  5. Spread parchment sheet in a baking pan.
  6. Make a shape of cookie dough and place them on #5.
  7. Transfer them in the oven and bake them for 10 – 15 min.
  8. Remove from the oven and let them cool.


<Cooking Tips>

  • Luckily I had Tiger nut flour too but of course you can use ordinal flour. Same thing is said for oat milk and brown sugar. At the time I baked these tiger nut cookies, I had oat milk in my fridge but sometimes I only have almond milk. They really don’t have much difference in terms of adding moisture into the cookie dough, so use whatever milk you prefer! For the sugar, I thought brown sugar makes me feel healthier over refined white sugar. But it’s true that some experts claim there’s no better/worse between these 2 types of sugar. I trusted the info of brown sugar contains more minerals and it was available in my pantry at the time of baking, so you don’t have to run to pick up brown sugar just to make these cookies! More important thing to consider is whether you can enjoy baking and eating followed after;)

tiger nut cookie

Mmm, yes I’m eating yummy food in a healthy way! I made these cookies just like I bake peanut butter cookies and I’m glad I got to try new food and love it! When I opened the oven, I caught the sweet aroma of something like chestnuts. I licked the spread right after opening the jar so I knew what it tasted like, but as a cookie I had to wait for a while to cool them down. When I tasted a tiny one before doing a photo shoot, the still warm cookie brought me to heaven. 


I think it’s because of the use of tiger nut flour instead of ordinal all purpose flour, so the texture of the cookies were crunchy and more like melt in your mouth type, like the one using potato/corn starch but not intensely like them. 

tiger nut cookie

<Special Message for Those Who with New Year Resolution of Be Healthy>

Let’s bake these cookies, get out of the house with these cookies and go hike/run/any exercise you can think of! Just like peanut butter, tiger nut spread isn’t low calorie food but nutrition and calorie dense food. In fact, Natureul is an honest brand so they stated “not a low calorie food” on their every products’ package. The tiger nut spread for example, 2 tablespoons of them got 230 calories, and I’m using the spread of slightly more than 4 tablespoons…But what’s good about bringing these high calorie cookies is they feed you well enough calories in case you get lost on hiking trails or mountains. It’s a great emergency snack not only as yummy snack, so bake them, pack them, and run, jump, burn calories to be healthy!


Thank you again Natureul, trying tiger nut was a great way to start my culinary journey in 2023:)


If you’re interested in Natureul products, visit their official site from here! 


Happy belated new year of 2023 and National Gluten Free Day to everyone! Let’s enjoy yummy food in 2023 too:)


<Other Gluten Free Food to Try>

Want more cookies? Coconut Oat Cookies

coconut cookie

Eat more veggies! Tostada Taco Salad

egglife tostada tacos salad

Eat summer food in a warm room and dream about the upcoming summer! Summer Soba salad 

summer soba salad with wildbrine

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

18 Comments Add yours

  1. johnrieber says:

    Great to have you back and love your first post! While I have no gluten issues its always great to see options for those who do that not only look good but are no doubt delicious as well…happy new year to you!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you John! And happy new year to you too🥳🎉💕✨

      Yes me too, I really don’t care about whether my food is gluten free or not, but a couple of friends of mine need to be extra cautious. I sometimes have to hold myself asking “hey, is that gluten free pizza/pasta good? can I have a bite👀✨” 😂😂😂

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  2. elvira797mx says:

    Sounds great! Thank’s Tanooki.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you Elvira❤️ Have a great day😘


      1. elvira797mx says:

        You are welcome, 🙏❤️Tanooki.
        Have a lovely day as well! 😘

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  3. Livia says:

    These cookies look very delicious 🤩
    I have to admit that I‘ve never ever heard of Tiger nut, but you made me curious. I‘ll absolutely have to check whether it is available around here, too. 😊👍

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Yes please! It was my first try too. Sounds like it’s one of the superfoods that got attention recently but I don’t think general groceries around here got one either. But if you have a chance, give it a try. I love their chestnut-like flavor😋💕

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  4. BabyFunbo says:

    Happy new year!
    Those gluten free food sure look delicious.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you dear! Happy new year to youuu~~🥳🎉💕✨

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Mmmm the flavor sounds interesting, I’ll have to try this if I can find it locally! I’ve been offline for a while, too! Hope things are calming down for you now 😊

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Thank you dear! It’s good for you to be sometimes offline😊 But make sure you share about your travel when you have a chance👀💕


      1. I definitely will! I’m going to Italy in March and Romania in November 🥳

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      2. Tanooki says:

        Whaaaaat!? That’s so great to hear!! So you must be busy planning for Italy now❤️ and Romania in Nov? I’ve never been to that country!! OMG, will be looking forward to reading your travel diary😍🙌✨(Or is it too early?😂)

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      3. Yes, I’ll busy planning for Italy! 😊 it will be my first time to Romania and if it’s too early… Well I’m already looking forward to both of them, too haha 😂

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    1. Tanooki says:

      Hola! Gracias amiga❤️ Nice to see you💕🤝💕


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