On the physical fitness front, I started taking a boot camp class. Although terrified the first day, and immobilized with pain the day after, it has been such a great addition into my life. On the nutrition front, I’ve been experimenting with a few ingredients that I haven’t used regularly, such as hemp hearts, chaga and now Tiger Nuts.
Tiger Nut flour is easy to adapt. In recipes, I’ve substituted “regular” flour with Tiger Nut flour with terrific results. This original quick bread recipe from Clean Eating actually calls for green banana flour (which is next on my list to try!). This bread is gluten free, paleo friendly, and a fantastic way to start your day. It starts with completely clean ingredients, is high in fiber, and loaded with nutrients!
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1 cup unsweetened almond milk
¼1/4 cup coconut oil
10 large dates, pitted
1 1/2 ½ cups rolled oats
½1/2 cup Tiger Nuts flour
2 Tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp. Each: ground cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda
¾3/4 tsp salt
½1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 ¾3/4 cups grated carrots
1/2½ cup chopped raw walnuts
⅓ cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Spray loaf pan with cooking spray.
- In a small saucepan, heat milk and oil until melted. Turn off heat, add dates, and allow to soak for about 10 minutes until plump.
- Meanwhile in a blender, blend oats into a flour; add Tiger Nuts flour, chia, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, salt and ginger and pour into a large mixing bowl; stir well to combine.
- In same blender (no need to clean), blend date mixture until smooth; pour into flour mixture and combine without overmixing.
- Mix in carrots, walnuts, and coconut.
- Pour into prepared loaf pan, bake for 1 hour or until an inserted toothpick comes mostly clean.