Almond Bread

It’s been 3 weeks since I started GAPS but it’s actually been many months since I gave up gluten.  It’s one of those things that’s really, really hard to give up.  6 months later and I still have daily bread cravings.  For some time, I survived on gluten free bread, but it’s a poor substitute at best.  Only edible when toasted, the best gluten free bread I could find still managed to be both squidgy and crumbly at the same time and left me feeling as though I’d eating a small tub of Clag.  Not good.

Nut bread, however, is delicious!  Once the GAPS patient has introduced nuts successfully, they can begin to make nut bread.  Unlike gluten free breads, this is not trying to be something it’s not, this is actually divine in its own right.

A little bit like a bread, a little bit like a cake, this cake has a mildly sweet nutty (funnily enough) flavour and is lovely warm out of the oven, slathered with butter and a drizzle of honey.  The best bit is, however, is that this is the easiest bread you have ever made in your life.  No kneading, no rising!  Just mix it, bake it and eat it.  Ohhhhh yeah.

Almond Bread

Ingredients

  • 2.5 cups nut flour (best made by putting your activated nuts in the food processor, but you can just use blanched almond meal if need be)
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup ghee or coconut oil, melted
  • Pinch of salt

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 150oC
  2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl
  3. Lift dough out of bowl and place on a greased oven tray, moulding dough into a round, domed shape
  4. Bake for 50 minutes or until a skewer comes out clean
  5. Allow to rest for approx. 10 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool

Yuuuuum!

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3 Comments

  1. July 30, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Can’t wait to try this. Like you I’ve been gluten free for moaths. Going to start GAPS intro in September.

    • July 30, 2012 at 1:45 pm

      Gluten is evil stuff for sure!
      You won’t be able to have the nut bread at first on GAPS Intro (gotta’ wait until your gut can tolerate nuts) so it’s a good idea to try it now if you’re keen. Good luck!

      • July 30, 2012 at 2:39 pm

        I’m spending this month preparing. I have fibromyalgia so I know it will be a long lonely road full of die-off! Building up a freezer full of soups and stocks as I expect I’ll be too sick to cook much. Also going to try out as many recipes as possible like the one above. Really enjoying reading your blog. You’ve a lovely writing style and I can now actually imagine myself on the diet. Keep up the good work!


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