Tigernut Caramel Apples

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After picking a crazy amount of no-spray apples, I’ve been busy putting up apple sauce, apple butter, dehydrating apple slices, and baking apple slices. But even still, I have more apples than I can shake a stick at.

The Mister and I were talking about our Halloween plans, I mentioned I ordered a few paleo treats for her so we could swap them out. But I also planned on making her some treats to enjoy that night after we went out. “I wish you could make the AIP caramel apples like last year, but you can’t eat those anymore, can you?”

I already planned on making them some primal caramel apples {using whole organic milk and pastured butter}, but then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Use Tigernut Milk to make caramel! I was a little too excited at the thought of this experimental recipe.

And so…

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If you’re not sure what the heck a tigernut is, check out my post: The Low Down on Tigernuts. And here are the tigernuts that I’ve been using lately.

I am so happy with how these turned out. You can leave out the tigernut meal addition on some apples, but I love the crunch! They’re just like the caramel apples dipped in nuts, but these won’t cause my psoriatic arthritis or psoriasis to flare. *wink*

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And the caramel? It’s stick to your teeth good. The Mister actually said it was the best caramel he’s ever tasted. He preferred my tigernut caramel to the primal caramel I made for their apples. So I made a second batch of Tigernut Caramel Apples for everyone!

Tigernut Caramel Apples
Recipe type: Dessert, Treat
Cuisine: AIP, Paleo, Primal
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 6-8
Tigernut AIP Caramel Apples are a sweet treat without dairy, nuts, coconut, or refined sugar! Sounds too good to be true, right?
  • ½ cup unsweetened organic tigernut milk
  • ½ cup organic grade B maple syrup
  • 6-8 apples of choice, poked with sticks, skewers, or lollipop sticks
  • Healthy pinch of sea salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
optional: organic tigernut "meal" (the ground leftovers from making tigernut milk, dried out in oven)
  1. Bring maple syrup, tigernut milk, and salt to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.
  2. Whisking often, continue boiling until mixture bubbles up, darkens, and becomes quite thick.
  3. Remove from heat and whisk in baking soda. Return to heat and continue heating until it is as thick as you want.
  4. Dip and swirl apples in the caramel, following with the tigernut meal.
  5. Let set on a plate in a cool location until ready to devour.

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  3 comments for “Tigernut Caramel Apples

  1. Laura
    October 6, 2015 at 8:17pm

    Omigosh I could HUG you right now! Thank you so much for this yummy-looking experiment! We avoid a lot of foods and follow (mostly) an AIP diet, but it’s hard for my little dude at school when they do things at school with “traditional” junk food. They’re having caramel apples on Thursday and I can’t wait to send him I with this sauce! THANK YOU!!!

    • October 12, 2015 at 10:44am

      Oh yay! I hope he enjoys/enjoyed his treat!!

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