here's our tigernut butter & chocolate nosh bar chunk pumpkin bread. phew that's a lot to say! but after learning WTF a tigernut is, you'll find yourself saying it again and again.
tigernuts, AKA cyperus esculentus, are found mostly across the pond on a variety of continents and get this... they're not even nuts! they're part of the sedge crop family, which look like flowering grasses, and are harvested for their tubers (the tigernut). a more famous sedge crop is the water chestnut, which you've probably found in your take out Chinese food. to get good ol' snackin' tigernuts, they must be dried because they are super watery. tigernuts were THE nut used to make horchata, the O.G. nut mylk from Valencia before it was brought to the #NeWwOrLd.
i could keep going on and on about these nuts (whoops, tubers!) because, gosh darnit, it's so fun to learn new things. but, i know you're anxious for the recipe, so here it is!
- 2 C flour (whatever type or GF version you like. alternatively you could do 2 C old fashioned oats, pulsed in a food processor or blended until it becomes flour)
- 1 t baking soda
- 1/4 t sea salt
- 2 t pumpkin pie spice
- 3/4 C pumpkin pureé
- 1/2 C Tigerbutter Pumpkin Spice tigernut butter
- 1/4 C coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temp
- 1/4 C maple syrup
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 t vanilla extract
- 2 chocolate nosh bars, chopped into 1/4" cubes
- preheat the oven to 350 F.
- mix the first 4 dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl with a whisk until everything is well incorporated!
- in a separate bowl, mix together the pumpkin puree and the vanilla extract until everything is well incorporated.
- pour the wet ingredients into the bowl with the blended dry ingredients, and mix well to combine.
- mix in the chopped chocolate nosh bar chunks with a spatula.
- transfer the mixture to a 9"x5" loaf pan lined with oil.
- bake for 45-50 minutes until a toothpick or fork comes out clean - nothing should stick to it.
- remove and enjoy and snap some pics and share and tag us on IG!
to get that perfect shot, place your subject and picture props next to a window that gets a lot of natural light! the light is best on cloudy days (keeps shadows out of your photo while still giving all the brightness!). but if it's not cloudy, just keep your subject out of direct sunlight and you're good to go! take a bunch of pics, and FAST, so you can edit and pick the best ones. happy noshing!
recipe & photos courtesy of the creative founder of Swapples.