Pumpkin Bar Recipe with TigerNuts
Subscribers to Ecocentric Mom’s “Mom Box” will be treated in their November box to a sample of Organic Gemini’s TigerNuts. Never heard of a TigerNut? Well, you are likely not alone. Turns out, TigerNuts are not really nuts…but they pack an incredible nutritional punch. Organic Gemini TigerNuts products are all very high in fiber, in a particular form of fiber known as resistant starch. Resistant starch is a prebiotic that resists digestion and helps our bodies to naturally develop probiotic bacteria ensuring a strong immune system, which is key to eliminating various causes of fatigue, regulating body temperature, and preventing the onset of most modern diseases.
They are also Non-GMO, gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free, vegan, and raw and high in iron, potassium, magnesium, and Vitamins C & E. Got all that? With an ingredient this healthy, we set out to find a delicious recipe for the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday – we’ll all be doing enough eating this week, why not sneak a little nutrition into our recipes as well?!
We found this awesome Pumpkin Bar recipe over at the Radical Roots, a blog dedicated to inspiring more sustainable lifestyles and a better understanding of the power that real nourishing foods can have on our lives.
WHAT YOU NEED:
- 1/2 cup coconut sugar
- 1 cup TigerNut flour
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- pinch of sea salt
- 3/4 cup sliced tigernuts (like those in your Ecocentric Mom November box)
- 1/2 cup grass fed butter softened
- 3/4 cup fresh roasted pumpkin
- 2 TB maple syrup
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp nutmeg
- 1/8 tsp ginger
- pinch of clove
WHAT YOU DO:
- preheat oven to 350F and put butter in a 8×8 pan to soften as the oven heats
- combine sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and sliced tigernuts in a medium bowl.
- add butter and use hands to combine until you have a crumbly mixture
- add remaining ingredients to blender and pulse until you have a smooth pumpkin spice purée
- take half of your TigerNut mixture and press it into the bottom of your pan (should be greased from the butter)
- smooth out the pumpkin purée on top of your first layer of TigerNut mixture
- now, add the remainder of the TigerNut mixture and press down
- bake for 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned
- let cool, cut into squares, and ENJOY!
Want to discover more healthy, non-GMO snacks foods like TigerNuts? Subscribe to our Ecocentric Mom box – every month we introduce to you to a new snack product or ingredient that can help set you and your family on a healthier path. Happy Thanskgiving!