GAPS Legal Bread Made with Butternut Squash

Some of the best things can come from experimentation and mishaps, and this nut free GAPS legal bread is no exception. A slight mishap in measuring in the kitchen left me with a more liquid mixture than I was planning to use, and instead of enlarging it to a giant batch of GAPS pancakes, I instead decided to experiment with making a nut free GAPS bread.

This simple recipe only has 3 ingredients, and is surprisingly rich and delicious, and quite unlike a quiche. At the end of the recipe I have some suggestions for how you can eat it, but I also learned that it makes a great quick food on the run. It has a plain and sensible quality when eaten sliced and cold. All the ways I tried it were good (and I think will be well liked, especially if one is fond of bread pudding), but my favorite way to enjoy this turned out to be sliced and cold. If you come up with other ways to eat it, but sure to let us know in the comments below! I hope you enjoy this nut free GAPS legal bread!

Nut Free GAPS Bread Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 Butternut Squash

  • 3 Farm Fresh Eggs

  • Fat such as lard, butter or sour cream

  • Food Processor or Blender

Directions for gaps legal bread made with butternut squash


Preheat oven to 425.Cut butternut squash into halves. De-seed and bake face down on a parchment lined baking tray for 40 minutes at 400 degrees until very soft.

When squash has cooled and can be handled, scoop out the flesh with a spoon into a large bowl.


Generously grease glass loaf pan with fat such as lard or butter.Add squash, eggs and fat to blender. For every 1 cup of squash, add 3 eggs and 1 tbsp of fat.


Add above mixture to loaf pan.

Bake at 425 for 25 - 30 minutes until a knife inserted in the center is clean and it doesn’t jiggle in the middle.


Let bread cool. Using a knife, scrap around the edges of the pan.

Slice bread in pan to remove.

Eat as is.

Note: this is a heavy and squash rich recipe. See variations below!



Crumble the bread into a bowl, top with yogurt and berries. Drizzle honey or date syrup over the top.

Sprinkle cinnamon over the top. Add crushed crispy nuts of your choice (I added walnuts) Drizzle honey or date syrup over the top. Add berries to the side if you want.