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    • Hi Kay,

      You can sub 1/3 cup honey if desired for the maple butter but I highly recommend using the maple butter for the flavor profile it gives. Much more depth of flavor! Hope you enjoy! 🙂

  1. This looks wonderful! In the Netherlands, tiger nuts aren’t available. Is there anything I could substitute the tiger nut flour by? Like almond meal or chestnut flour?

    • Hi Gail,

      I’m sorry that tigernut flour isn’t available! Unfortunately, I am not sure as tigernut flour doesn’t have a simple replacement. I’ve never tried it, but you could try almond or chestnut flour. You may just need to adjust the liquids as you work the dough. It should be slightly thick but still spreadable after adding the gelatin eggs! Please let me know if you try it and how it works! 🙂

    • Hi Marie,

      Both the cookie and brownie recipe call for 2 gelatin eggs each. Therefore if you using real eggs I would substitute two eggs for the cookie part and two eggs for the brownie part. I have not made it with eggs before but the gelatin egg substitute is supposed to be a 1:1 substitute so that is my best guess. Let me know how it turns out! 🙂

    • Hi Janet,

      Both the cookie and brownie recipe call for 2 gelatin eggs each. Therefore if you using real eggs I would substitute two eggs for the cookie part and two eggs for the brownie part. I have not made it with eggs before but the gelatin egg substitute is supposed to be a 1:1 substitute so that is my best guess. Let me know how it turns out! 🙂

  2. I was wanting to know if 2,2,4 was equivalent to “one” egg so that I could then try substituting the appropriate number of gelatin eggs in other recipes instead of using chicken eggs. I want to incorporate more gelatin into my diet. 🙂

    • Hi Brooke,
      As The Paleo Mom explains, carob (while technically a legume) is only the ground-up pod of the carob mean making it a wonderful chocolate substitute!

    • Hi Louise,
      ’m sorry that tigernut flour isn’t available! Unfortunately, I am not sure as tigernut flour doesn’t have a simple replacement. I’ve never tried it, but you could try almond flour. You may just need to adjust the liquids as you work the dough. It should be slightly thick but still spreadable after adding the gelatin eggs! Please let me know if you try it and how it works! If you are unsure, you could also try a different cooking recipe for the bottom half with a similar baking time and then layer the brownies on top as the recipe indicates and bake!

    • Hi Dana,

      Thank you so much! Neither did I! My husband recently decided he loves them straight from the freezer as his new favorite way to eat them. The maple butter will change your life 😉 soooo good!

  3. Just the smell of palm shortening/oil makes me sick (maybe mine was rancid before opening?). Is there anything else I can use to replace this? Coconut butter maybe? These look lovely otherwise.:)

  4. These do sound so delicious! I am also not a fan of palm shortening and was hoping there was a substitute the you recommend. If you do, please let me know. Just for the record, I do not follow a paleo diet. so perhaps that would open up my options. I do not really like any shortenings, but do love butter

    Thank you so much for all you do!! I am a huge fan and have learned so much from your site.

  5. I was very excited to make these, but mine tasted overwhelmingly of baking soda, which is not a problem I usually have with other recipes. Maybe just less baking soda next time? If only I could get rid of the baking soda taste, they otherwise seem like they would be delicious!

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I’m Lauren Geertsen, an author and Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. When doctors told me that surgery and medication were the only answers to my chronic health issues, I decided to use the power of nutrition and a natural lifestyle instead.
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