Have you guys heard of tigernuts? I hadn’t until a few months ago, and I’m so happy that I discovered them. Tigernuts are actually not even a nut, they are small tuber vegetables! They are super healthy, loaded with prebiotics (a.k.a. food for probiotics), full of fiber, protein, healthy fats and complex carbs.
When I was contacted by Organic Gemini to try some of their products, I was so excited because I had kept hearing about these little things called tigernuts and had been wanting to try them for a while. They sent me a bunch of samples, and I have fallen in love! I got to try the tigernut snacks, tigernut flour, and a bunch of flavors of their tigernut horchata drinks. I have been using the tigernuts as toppings for my yogurt, smoothies and chia puddings, and even taking a handful with me as an on-the-go snack.
The horchata flavors that they sent me were the original, unsweetened, strawberry, banana, chai and coffee. These horchata drinks have a very different flavor, but I love it! I decided to get a little creative with the horchatas instead of just drinking all of them straight. I used the original and unsweetened flavors in smoothies, used the coffee flavor in a homemade frappe, and even used the banana flavor as the base for a chocolate banana chia pudding. I loved each recipe that came out of those flavors!
The recipe creation that I loved the most was definitely the pancakes that came from the tigernut flour. These are probably the lightest, fluffiest pancakes I’ve ever made. I only used tigernut flour and almond flour as the base, then just spiced them up with a little cinnamon and lightly sweetened them with a bit of coconut sugar. They are soft and pillowy, and don’t leave you feeling heavy and sluggish.
And ya’ll, don’t forget about this bomb lemon blueberry sauce that I put on top. It totally sets the whole thing over the top. And the best part… it only has 3 ingredients! Frozen blueberries, coconut sugar and lemon zest. Simple flavors always turn out to be THE best.
As always, if you make these pancakes, be sure and tag me on Instagram and hashtag #thewheatlesskitchen so I can see your creations!
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Organic Gemini and I was compensated with product to develop this recipe. All opinions are my own, I would never share a brand or product that I did not believe in. You can also find them on Instagram at @organicgemini