Blueberry GAPS Muffins

We just made a batch of these and the wonderful aroma fills our apartment. These are so delicious, you barely realise you are on the Gut and Psychology Syndrome Diet. Based on the Zucchini Muffin recipe in Breaking the Vicious Cycle by Elaine Gottschall.

  • 2 c grated zucchini
  • 2 c ground almonds
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/3 c ghee or melted butter
  • 1/3 c honey (raw)
  • 2 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • couple of pinches of salt
  • A couple handfuls of frozen or fresh blueberries

Mix almond flour, zucchini, fat and honey. Add the eggs, salt, cinnamon and baking soda. Mix very well. Add blueberries (or other fruit), but don’t add too many or the muffins will not hold together.

Bake in muffin tins filled 2/3 full for about 20 minutes in a 350 F (180 C) degree oven.


  1. Diana says:

    Great muffins my sons love them!! We have been on the GAPS Diet 6 months, and these have been the best muffins with a good consistency (like regular flour muffins.) Do you have a cookbook available?

  2. Hannah says:

    We tried this recipe and were amazed at how good it was!!!

  3. Staycee says:

    We are on this gaps diet and have learned not to eat too much baked foods even from almond flour as eventually that will pose a problem as well. We were going to have muffins on Saturdays. Is once a week too much? How often can you allow baked goods. Healing is the most important thing so I want to do this right. Let me know what you think

    • hellaD says:

      Hey Staycee,
      Yes I agree, I have found I can’t eat that much nutty baked goods, but my partner seems to do much better with it. I often like to alternate the type of nut flour I use. I find that cashew makes a nice flour as well. I think once a week would be good, but the main thing is not to eat too much in one sitting also, and sometimes that is hard if you only eat it so rarely 🙂 But again, everyone is different so try to also just be aware of how much each individual can handle.

      I also like to make date balls, which I put a lot of butter or coconut oil into, then the concentration of nuts isn’t as high — or make cheesecake. How long have you been on the GAPS diet for?

  4. Jules says:


    Is the bicarb of soda GAPS approved?

    I was told it was on the banned list.


    • hellaD says:

      Thanks Jules, in the GAPS book it is on the not allowed list you are right. It is also fine to just leave the baking soda out of this recipe, it won’t make that much difference in the end. We do sort of a combination of the SCD and GAPS diet and haven’t found baking soda to be a problem. Also baking soda is a powerful anti-fungal so I also think it is a bit helpful to get small amounts of it in our food.

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