These dates are stuffed with a creamy, warmly-spiced tigernut butter and topped with just a hint of sea salt. Perfection! Whether you want these as a dessert – or an appetizer, you won't be disappointed.
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One of my favorite appetizers I've ever had at a restaurant was cashew butter-stuffed dates.
I had them shortly after I'd started eating grain-free and it was an eye-opening experience that I could in fact go to a restaurant AND still have food that was amazing.
Even now the memory brings back a feeling of nostalgia around the new confidence that I could in fact do my new way of living.
This memory is an important reminder that even if you're restricted in what you can eat, keeping an open mind is important because you never know where you'll find your new favorite dish!
Tigernut Butter As a Cashew Butter Substitute
Anyway, if you're on the AIP diet or nut-free, you obviously can't do cashew butter, but tigernut butter TOTALLY works as a delicious replacement.
And after I discovered that you can make tigernut butter in less than a minute, I immediately thought of stuffing dates with it to see if it would work and it sure does! (And read that post if you aren't sure why I'm saying tigernuts are nut-free)
You can easily have an appetizer or dessert in just a few minutes.
Spicing up the tigernut with cinnamon and vanilla powder (if you choose to) really makes this even better AND then topping it with just a hint of sea salt? OMG.
Of course you can use pre-made tigernut butter too, it's just the 30-second version makes this really easy if you don't have that on hand.
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Tigernut Butter Stuffed Dates RecipePrint
These dates are stuffed with a creamy, warmly-spiced tigernut butter and topped with just a hint of sea salt. Perfection! Whether you want these as a AIP or Paleo dessert – or an appetizer, you won't be disappointed. Nut-free
- 6 Dates
- 1–2 tbsp Tigernut Butter (see this 30-second tigernut butter recipe)
- a pinch of Cinnamon
- pinch of Vanilla Powder (optional)
- dash of Maple Syrup or Honey
- Carob powder for dusting (optional)
- Large flake sea salt
Split the dates open and remove the pits.
Mix together the tigernut butter, cinnamon, vanilla, and maple syrup in a small bowl. Scoop a small amount of the tigernut butter into each date. Sprinkle carob powder and a dash of sea salt on top if desired. Serve.
Keywords: AIP, paleo, dessert, appetizer, easy, nut free, quick, last minute
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