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