Guest Blog – Basic Nut Bread

Our original GAPS blogger, Anna Miller-Rhees sent in this recipe for a basic nut bread that is good for folks on the GAPS and SCD diets. This is a multi-purpose soaked-nut dough recipe, with variations for making delicious:

Basic Nut Dough:

  • 2 cups soaked almonds or other nut (soak for 7 or more hours in water with a tsp or two of salt)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup fat (like butter, coconut oil, lard, tallow, -these last better for savory breads in my experience)
  • 1 tsp baking soda (optional)
  • pinch unrefined salt (I use celtic sea salt)

For a savory option add 2 tsp. finely minced fresh or dried rosemary.

Blend very well in food processor. Spread in a well greased pan and bake 20-25 min at 350 degrees F  until slightly browned. This dough does not keep long in the fridge, maybe a day or two, but it can be used to make many things.

For pancakes, add 2-3 more eggs and fry in lots of good butter or coconut oil.

For muffins add any or all of the following:

  • 1/2 cup roasted squash/pumpkin or other mushy fruit or veggie (for moisture)
  • pureed dried fruit or honey for sweetness
  • whole dried fruit
  • cinnamon
  • almond flavor or vanilla
  • raw grated ginger
  • allspice, nutmeg or cloves
  • a little more fat than the bread…
  • other crispy nuts or seeds

For crackers use the basic dough and spread on a well greased pan. Bake at 300 for 45 min, or until browned and crispy.

This recipe is good for the GAPS or SCD diet, or anyone who wants to stay away from gluten and likes a healthy and tasty snack!  Also, a food processor is the best kitchen tool ever for making nut recipes, I wouldn’t last a day without it.

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This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Kim

    Hi-I am beginning GAPs in a week and I thought Baking Soda is off limits. OK for SCD, but a no-no for GAPs? Is this just for the intro?

    1. hellaD

      Hi Kim,
      Yeah people keep asking about the baking soda. It is considered ok in SCD and I guess it is a no no for GAPS as you say, we have used it all along without any trouble. Although during the intro I generally just eat bone broth, soup, eggs and avocado and then will slowly try adding in the baked items. Please see my latest post on my experiences with the intro diet. Lately I have been doing more research and am inclined to lean more towards the SCD diet than the GAPS as it has a longer proven track record.

  2. Linda R

    To hellaD

    Your friend could use coconut flour instead of nut flour.

  3. limetree

    i am allergic to most nuts and coconut, are there any recipes for baked goods that are GAPS friendly that aren’t nut based?

    1. hellaD

      I have a friend who is allergic to nuts as well, it is hard for us to eat together these days because as you noticed, GAPS baking is heavy on the nut flours. There are some baked custards and my simple apple souffle recipe that doesn’t use nuts. Can you eat sunflower seeds, watermelon seeds and sesame seeds?

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