Tigernut Butter

Are you a nut butter lover tired of store-bought options that are full of additives and preservatives? Have you tried tigernut butter yet? This delicious and nutritious alternative to traditional nut butters is easy to make at home. Let’s discuss how to make tiger nut butter, why it’s a great substitute for cashew butter, and some recipes you can use it in.

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Are you looking for an alternative to peanut, almond, or cashew butter? This tigernut butter is a great option. It is ready in minutes and delivers terrific flavor and consistency, just like peanut butter!

You can serve it on toast with jelly, drizzle it over a bowl of warm chia pudding, or use it in your favorite recipes.

What are Tiger Nuts?

Tigernuts, also known as chula nuts, are tubers that grow in Northern Africa and several other international locations, such as the United States, the Mediterranean, and South America.

It’s not actually a nut, which makes it an excellent alternative for people with nut allergies. It’s easiest to use in its flour form, made from roasted tiger nuts. You can easily find tiger nut flour online or in health food stores.

Tiger Nut Nutrition

Tiger nuts are a great source of calcium, magnesium, and even fiber. We are learning more daily about why adding fiber to our diets is so important. That means that adding a bit of tiger nut flour to your baked goods is a great way to enhance their nutritional value.

Ingredients in bowls are laid out on a table. The text reads, cinnamon, avocado oil, tigernut flour, salt, and maple syrup.

Key Ingredients

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

  • Tiger Nut Flour — I prefer to buy tiger nut flour online. I went to my local health food store, but they didn’t offer this flour. I’m sure, based on its popularity, it will become more widely available in stores soon.
  • Vegetable Oil — I recommend using neutral-flavored vegetable oil, such as avocado oil, olive oil, or refined coconut oil. Learn more about vegetable oils if you’re wondering is olive oil is vegan.
  • Maple Syrup — Add a bit of maple syrup to enhance the flavor profile. See below for more add-in ideas.
  • Salt — A pinch or so of sea salt goes a long way to enhance the flavor of this spread.
  • Spices — I prefer to add ground cinnamon, but you can also use ground nutmeg or cardamom.
  • Plant-Based Milk — Adding plant-based milk creates a smooth texture.
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How to Make Tigernut Butter

  1. Combine tiger nut flour, vegetable oil, syrup, salt, and spices in a bowl.
  2. Stir to combine.
  3. Stir in a little bit of plant-based milk at a time until you achieve the desired texture.
  4. Store in a lidded jar.

Creating the Perfect Texture

The consistency and texture of your tigernut butter can make or break the final product.

Adding plant-based milk helps, but it will also take some stirring to achieve a silky and smooth consistency.

What Makes This Recipe Shine?

  • FAMILY FRIENDLY — Get the family involved in selecting add-ins and stirring.
  • EASY — Made with flour instead of roasted nuts, this nut-free butter comes together in minutes!
  • VARIETY — It’s nice to mix up the flavors and ingredients, so using this butter instead of others is a nice change of pace!

Frequently-Asked Questions

What is tigernut butter?

Tigernut butter combines tiger nut flour, vegetable oil, and other ingredients such as maple syrup and ground cinnamon. The result is a low-carb, nut-free butter that you can use in place of things like peanut butter.

What does tigernut butter taste like?

Plain tigernut butter has an earthy flavor that’s similar to nuts like pecans. To enhance the flavor of your nut-free tigernut butter, you can add things like maple syrup and ground spices, such as cinnamon or cardamom.

Tigernut Butter Add-Ins

Once you’ve achieved your desired texture, you can enjoy your tiger nut butter right away or add in some extra flavor. Get creative and mix in some vegan honey, cinnamon, or vanilla extract to customize it to your liking.

Craving Chocolate Tigernut Butter? Stir in some cocoa powder. The possibilities are endless!

Looking for more creative add-ins? Consider nutmeg, ginger, or even vanilla. The beauty of making your own is that you have complete control over the ingredients and flavors you use.

Serving Suggestions

When you’re ready to serve your tigernut butter, give it a good stir to make sure the oil is evenly distributed throughout.

Storage Tips

Transfer it to a lidded glass jar and seal it tightly. Label the jar with the date to track how long it’s been stored. Store your tigernut butter in a cool, dark place, such as a pantry or cupboard. If you store it in the fridge, let it sit at room temperature for a few minutes, and then stir it.

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Peanut Butter Favorites

If you love this tigernut butter recipe, here are some peanut butter recipes that you can use it with. Try substituting tigernut butter instead of peanut butter for a tasty change of pace.

In conclusion, making your tigernut butter at home is a simple and rewarding process.

By using tiger nut flour, you can create a delicious and nutritious spread in minutes! Try some favorite add-ins to tailor the flavor to your taste.

Do you prefer it sweeter? How about with some ground cinnamon?

Why not try making your own nut-free butter today and include your favorite add-ins! As the saying goes, “life is uncertain, but tigernut butter is forever.” At least I think someone said that!

A glass jar of tiger nut butter has raspberries around it. There is a slice of toast and a banana in the background.

Tigernut Butter

Make a delicious and healthy vegan spread with this Tigernut Butter Recipe. This vegan alternative to peanut butter is easy to make and packed with natural benefits. Try it today and taste the difference!
5 from 1 vote
Course: Ingredients
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10 servings
Calories: 120kcal


  • 1 cup tigernut flour
  • cup avocado oil (substitute olive oil or melted refined coconut oil)
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ cup plant-based milk


  • Combine tiger nut flour, vegetable oil, maple syrup, salt, and cinnamon in a bowl.
    A hand holds a bowl of vegetable oil, pouring it into a bowl with flour.
  • Stir to combine. This will create a thick paste.
    A hand holds a spatula stirring together a mixture of flour and oil in a bowl.
  • Stir in plant-based milk, one tablespoon at a time, until you achieve the desired consistency.
  • Take a taste test. Add more syrup or spices based on your taste preferences.
  • Transfer to a lidded container. Cover and store at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or in the fridge for up to 1 month.

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Serving: 2tablespoons | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 60mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 0.002mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

2 Responses to Tigernut Butter

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlySarah Reply

    I’m so intrigued by this recipe! I was wondering if you’ve tried making it without oil? Thanks!

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Sarah – great question! I have not tried making tigernut butter without oil, but I did greatly reduce it (based on other recipes I saw). I find when I add other ingredients, like almond milk or even water to peanut butter powder, it works, so it seems like a great chance it could work with tigernut butter too. If I were doing that, I would probably add some spices, like ground cinnamon, to make sure there was a tasty flavor to it. Let me know if you try it!

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