Best Tigernut Flour Chocolate Chips, Pumpkin Muffins 

Tigernut Flour Chocolate Chips Pumpkin Muffins

These Tigernut Flour Chocolate Chips muffins are entirely nut-free and made with tiger nut flour. They are excellent for light breakfast or snacks. Paleo-style without any grains and refined sugar-free!

I love baking with tiger nut flour, and I can’t get enough of this nut-free Paleo flour. It has a nutty flavor (though tiger nut is not a nut but a tuber). It is slightly sweet (perfect for baking), making perfect muffin combinations. The muffins come out soft, and the arrowroot powder, baking powder, and baking soda help puff it up more. Works like a charm.

These gluten-free tiger nut muffins have a delicious and unique flavor from the nutty-tasting tiger nut flour, warm spices like cinnamon and nutmeg, and the subtle sweetness of maple syrup. 

The tiger nut flour has a slightly sweet, nutty flavor similar to almonds or hazelnuts but slightly earthier. Its unique flavor sets these muffins apart from traditional muffins made with wheat flour. 

The spices in the recipe – cinnamon and nutmeg – add warmth and depth to the flavor profile. The cinnamon adds a slightly sweet and warm taste, while the nutmeg adds a subtle spiciness that complements the nuttiness of the tiger nut flour. The maple syrup provides a natural sweetness to the muffins without being too overpowering.

What is Tigernut Flour?

Tigernut isn’t a nut, as the name might suggest. It is a small root vegetable (tuber) that grows in Northern Africa and the Mediterranean. Tigernut flour is gluten-free and Paleo. And it offers those allergic to nuts an option for adding protein when baking and cooking.

High in fiber, iron, potassium, protein, magnesium, zinc, and vitamins E and C. Tigernut flour is perfect for an elimination diet when you have a lot of dietary restrictions and can’t eat nuts, seeds, grains and gluten. 

Tigernuts contain natural sugar and healthy fats. They are high in resistant starch, which promotes the growth of beneficial bacteria in teh gut and supports a healthy immune and digestive tract. Resistant starch lowers blood glucose levels and improves insulin sensitivity. 

Tigernut flour tastes like sweet nut flour and reminds me of almond flour. It bakes somewhat the same as almond flour, and I love using it in baked goods. 

Where to Buy Tigernut Flour

One of the best places to buy tiger nut flour is online. I buy it on Amazon, other online health food stores, or the company website. 

Additionally, you might be able to find tiger nut flour in health food stores (I’ve seen it at Whole Foods), but buying online is definitely a cheaper option.

Now let’s dive into these yummy and moist muffins…

These healthy chocolate chip tiger nut muffins are:

  • Paleo
  • gluten-free  
  • grain-free
  • nut-free
  • dairy-free

Gluten-free chocolate chips tiger nut muffins  

Are a healthier version of traditional muffins made with wheat flour for several reasons:

  1. Higher in fiber: Tiger nut flour is a good source of fiber, which is essential for digestive health and can help keep you full and satisfied. Traditional muffins made with wheat flour may have less fiber, especially if made with refined white flour instead of whole wheat flour.
  2. Lower in calories: Tiger nut flour is lower in calories compared to wheat flour. This means that gluten-free tiger nut muffins may have fewer calories than traditional muffins made with wheat flour, which can benefit weight management.
  3. Lower on the glycemic index: Coconut sugar, which is used to sweeten gluten-free tiger nut muffins, is lower on the glycemic index compared to regular white sugar. This means it won’t cause a sudden spike in blood sugar levels, which can benefit those with diabetes or those looking to manage their blood sugar levels.
  4. Gluten-free: For individuals with celiac disease, gluten sensitivity, or gluten intolerance, gluten-free tiger nut muffins are a safe and healthy option. Consuming gluten can cause inflammation in the gut and lead to digestive issues for those who are sensitive to it.
  5. Nutrient-dense: Tiger nuts are a good source of several vitamins and minerals, including iron, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins C and E. When used in muffins, tiger nut flour boosts nutrition that’s missing from traditional muffins made with wheat flour.

Ingredients for Tigernut Chocolate Chips Muffins

These muffins are made with a few Paleo-friendly ingredients. The ingredients include:

  • tiger nut flour 
  • cassava flour
  • arrowroot flour
  • vanilla extract
  • baking powder
  • eggs
  • Lily’s chocolate chips
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • salt

How to Make Tigernut Chocolate Chips Muffins

These muffins are very easy to make.

You only need a bowl, ingredients, a spatula, or just a bare hand! 

Here’s what you need to do:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Then, in a mixing bowl, combine the ingredients. Mix well, and voila! That’s how easy they are! 

The batter will be thick, but this makes for a moist, dense, perfectly cooked muffin that holds together.

Scoop the batter into a muffin pan with paper or silicone muffin cups and put them on the cookie sheet pan. Transfer the sheet pan to the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 28 -30 minutes. 

Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool down.


  1. Mixing bowls: You will need at least two mixing bowls – one for wet ingredients and one for dry ingredients.
  2. Whisk or electric mixer: A whisk or electric mixer will help you combine the wet ingredients, like eggs and coconut oil, until they are well combined and slightly frothy.
  3. Measuring cups and spoons: Accurate measurements are important in baking, so you will need measuring cups and spoons to measure out your ingredients.
  4. Muffin tin: You will need a standard 12-cup muffin tin to bake your muffins.
  5. Muffin liners: Muffin liners are optional, but they can make it easier to remove the muffins from the tin and make for easier cleanup.
  6. Cooling rack: Once the muffins are done baking, you will need a cooling rack to allow them to cool completely.
  7. Oven: Gluten-free tiger nut muffins are baked in the oven, so you need a conventional oven to bake them.
  8. Spatula: A spatula will help you scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl and evenly distribute the batter into the muffin cups.
  9. Optional: Grater or food processor – If you are using whole tiger nuts instead of tiger nut flour, you will need a grater or food processor to grind the tiger nuts into flour.

How to store it:

Here are some tips for storing your muffins:

  1. Room temperature: If you plan to consume your muffins within a day or two, they can be stored at room temperature in an airtight container. However, make sure to store them in a cool, dry place, away from direct sunlight and heat sources.
  2. Refrigerator: If you want to store your muffins longer, you can keep them in the fridge. Place the muffins in an airtight container or plastic bag and store them in the refrigerator for up to five days.
  3. Freezer: You can also freeze your gluten-free tiger nut muffins for longer-term storage. Place the muffins in an airtight container or freezer-safe bag and store them in the freezer for up to three months. To thaw the muffins, remove them from the freezer and let them come to room temperature on the counter or in the refrigerator overnight.
  4. Reheating: To reheat your muffins, simply place them in the oven at 350°F for about 5-10 minutes or until they are warmed through. You can also microwave the muffins for about 20-30 seconds.

It’s important to note that the texture and taste of gluten-free tiger nut muffins may change slightly after they are stored, especially if they are frozen. However, they will still be delicious and nutritious.

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Tigernut, Chocolate Chips and Pumpkin Muffins

These Tigernut Flour Chocolate Chips muffins are entirely nut-free and made with tiger nut flour. They are excellent for light breakfast or snacks. Paleo-style without any grains and refined sugar-free!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 167kcal


  • 1 cups Tigernut flour
  • 1/2 cup Cassava flour
  • 1/2 cup Arrowroot flour
  • 1 can Pumpkin purre
  • 1/2 cup Maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup Coconut oil Melted
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 tsp Baking powder Aluminum free
  • 1 tsp Baking soda
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon Ground
  • 2 tbsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger Ground
  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg Ground
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 3/4 cup Chocolte chips Lillys


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a muffin tin with paper liners.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the tigernut flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the maple syrup, melted coconut oil, pumpkin, eggs, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until just combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Divide the batter evenly among the muffin cups.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of a muffin comes out clean.
  • Remove the muffins from the oven and let them cool in the tin for 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the muffins to a wire rack to cool completely


Serving: 12g | Calories: 167kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 201mg | Potassium: 82mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 42IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 1mg


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