Make your Holidays complete by baking up some of our Gluten Free Tiger Nut Date Squares!
A variety of tasty tidbits for dessert is essential throughout the holiday season. These tiger nut date squares are perfect for entertaining drop-in visitors, alongside a pot of tea, and are a great size for young & old.
Being gluten-free & nut-free, they will certainly satisfy the masses, healthwise. As for taste, the homemade feel & flavor of oats, combined with dates, citrus & holiday spices – these are sure to be a winner!
Gluten Free Tiger Nut Date Squares:
In this recipe, we’re using Organic Tiger Nuts Flour, which is an organic, nut-free & gluten-free alternative to all-purpose flour. It is a light flour, which has a lovely, almost coconut-like flavor, in our opinion. The flour is super versatile, not only when baking, but for any of your flour needs.
Review Show: Organic Tiger Nuts Flour
Tiger nuts aren’t nuts at all – they are little tubers that grow under the ground, like potatoes or carrots do – making them perfect for those with nut allergies. Not only that, tiger nuts are full of vitamins & minerals, and are perfect for most diets.
Cooking Show: Why Are Tiger Nuts Paleo Perfect?
Type: Bars & Squares Recipe
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Bake Time: 40 – 45 minutes at 325 degrees F
Yield: sixteen 2-inch squares
The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:
Dry Ingredients for Filling:
- 1/4 cup tiger nut flour – sifted; I use Organic Tiger Nuts Flour
- pinch salt
- 3/4 tsp baking powder
- 3/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground allspice
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/4 cup oatmeal
Wet Ingredients for Filling:
- 1/3 cup butter – melted
- 1/2 cup brown sugar – packed
- 4 1/2 tbsp milk
- 1 egg
- juice, pulp + zest of 2 limes – or any other citrus
- 1 cup dates – pitted & chopped
- 1 tbsp brown sugar – packed
- 1/2 cup oats
- 1-1/2 tbsp butter – melted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Prepare a greased 8×8 inch or 9×9 inch baking pan.
- In a large bowl, combine dry ingredients for the filling, and set aside.
- Into your greased pan, place the brown sugar, 1/4 cup of oats & melted butter, and using the back of a fork, combine these ingredients. Then, add the other 1/4 cup of oats and combine with the other ingredients in the pan.
- Press the ingredients in the pan, to distribute them evenly over the bottom of the pan, and using your fingers, press firmly & evenly over the entire bottom of the pan.
- To begin preparation of your wet ingredients, in a small bowl, combine 1/2 cup brown sugar & 1/3 cup melted butter.
- Add these wet ingredients to your prepared dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and combine thoroughly.
- In a small bowl, whisk to combine egg & milk, and add to large bowl containing other filling ingredients.
- Add chopped dates, lime juice, pulp & zest to filling, and stir well.
- Pour filling over base, already in the greased pan, and spread evenly.
- Combine the same ingredients for the topping as for the base, except for the topping just sprinkle the ingredients evenly over the top of the filling.
- Reduce heat to 325 degrees F and bake squares for about 40 – 45 minutes, or until the center is not jiggly & the edges tend to pull away from the edges of the baking pan.
- Remove from oven & allow to cool for at least 1/2 hour, at which time you can mark with a knife where you will wish to cut the squares after they have cooled completely.
- When cool, cut into squares, as desired, and serve.
A wonderful gluten free treat, tiger nut date squares are perfectly festive for the holidays, great for bake sales & great for anyone with nut allergies or celiac issues.
Enjoy – from our house to yours!
Tiger Nuts products are available online:
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