We know. We were also surprised when we first heard the name—and we are obsessed with all things having to do with tigers! After a bit of investigation, we learned that a tiger nut is actually a tiny tuber with a flavor that's a blend between coconut flakes and almonds. It's been around for 4,000 years, and is a good source of prebiotic fiber that's good for little and grownup digestive systems alike! 👏🏾
We decided to showcase the tiger nut in these super easy no-bake bites (they're so delicious that our friends and family keep asking us to make more!). However, if you can't find sliced tiger nuts (they're available at natural food stores like Whole Foods), sliced almonds will also work for this recipe. Either way, these bites are a great source of protein and energy for mornings or afternoons.
Have you ever discovered a superfood that is largely unknown?
Hugs and roars,
Your Malty Friends 💙
In a large bowl, mix 1 1/4 cup old-fashioned oats,
1/2 cup nut butter (we used almond butter!), 1/4 cup tiger nuts (or sliced almonds), 1/4 cup maple syrup, and
1/4 cup chopped chocolate.
Roll dough into 1" balls and place on sheet pan covered with parchment or wax paper.
Refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours, or until firm.
Care for another snack that's wonderfully bite-sized?
Try these delicious Beetin' Heart Bites!