~Bake and Take Dessert~
For Asher’s last day of school party, I signed up to bring a dessert. I knew I wanted to make something that felt like a dessert but wasn’t unhealthy. I also knew I needed to satisfy many different classmate dietary restrictions: gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free. I also wanted to add prebiotic tigernuts for added health benefits. So I combined elements of my BANANA OAT BREAD recipe and TIGERNUT & CHESTNUT recipe to make these extra moist, sweet and fluffy Prebiotic Chocolate Chip Muffins. Many of the parents were surprised they were gluten and dairy-free and the kids all loved them. Definitely these sweet muffins are a great go-to healthier dessert recipe for anyone wanting to make an all-inclusive, allergy-free treat.
~More About Prebiotic Foods~
Are tigernuts a tree nut?
No – tigernuts are a starchy tuber vegetable. They are in the Sedge Family and related to water chestnuts. They are not a grain. They are not a seed. They are not a nut. Too bad the chufa name didn’t gain more popularity to eliminate the nut confusion 🙂
Tigernuts, also called chufa, are the best resistant starch/prebiotic food to add to your diet. Tigernuts are actually the highest prebiotic food source. They contain the most resistant starch fiber of any whole food. We all know how important probiotics can be for overall health, but more and more studies are showing how important prebiotic foods are to feed the probiotic critters we want proliferating in our digestive system.
I recently posted all about the health benefits of tigernuts and the importance of prebiotics. Please CLICK HERE to learn more.
~Healthier Chocolate Chips~
I will continue to update this post as more and more chocolate chip options become available. Currently, Amazon offers a few options:
- Coconut sugar sweetened chips in chocolate and peanut by DAVIS CHOCOLATE.
- Cocao nibs by WILD SWEET NIBS.
- Stevia sweetened chips by LILY’S
- Soy-free but sugar cane sweetened ENJOY LIFE.
And BTW, Simple Mills makes a wonderful dry ingredient box of chocolate chip cookies if you’re ever wanting to have something on hand that fast to bake. It has prebiotic cassava flour and is gluten, soy and dairy-free but does have cane sugar: SIMPLE MILLS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE MIX.
I hope you enjoy adding tigernuts and tigernut flour to your diet and these muffins make you as happy as they do my family and friends 🙂
Wishes of Health & Gratitude,