AIP Tigernut Granola Recipe
Grains, gluten, and sugar. All of the makings of traditional granola are contrary to your autoimmune diet. Thankfully, this AIP tigernut granola recipe is a delicious and perfect solution for your granola cravings.
How I Made This AIP-Friendly
Granola at its essence is problematic to those with an autoimmune condition, as well as those watching their carbohydrate or sugar consumption. Let’s break down how I took a non-AIP recipe and made it work for your diet.
First, I needed to address the grain issue. Oats are the basis for many granola mixes. As a grain, it’s not good for your AIP diet and could lead to inflammation.
Instead, I used tigernuts as a base for this version. Assuming of course that you don’t have allergies, nuts are fine for your AIP diet and often work well as a grain substitute in many recipes.
If you’re unfamiliar with tigernuts, they are high in fiber and full of copper, zinc, and magnesium. They’re a good upgrade from grains in the nutrition department.
Next, instead of using sugar or brown sugar, I sweetened this version with honey. Although honey is a better option than sugar, it’s still not something you should be eating every day – think of it as a treat.
Cereal on AIP
One of the things that many people seem to dearly miss on the AIP diet is cereal. Walking down that aisle of the grocery store can conjure up blissful memories from your youth – or of that period of time during and after college when you were tight on cash and lacking in kitchen knowledge.
Cereal is such a staple, so it’s hard to cut it out of your life completely when you decide to change your diet for your health. Fortunately, there are alternatives you can make that are still delicious, but safe to eat on AIP.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F / 180°C.
- Combine the tigernuts, coconut flakes, dried fruit, and honey together in a bowl. Mix until well coated. Spread out in an even layer on a large roasting tray and place in the oven for 6-7 minutes. Remove the tray from the oven set aside to cool completely.
- Store in a sealed container.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
- Calories: 277
- Sugar: 25 g
- Fat: 15 g
- Carbohydrates: 44 g
- Fiber: 16 g
- Protein: 4 g