breakfast

Ways to Eat Eggs on the GAPS Diet

Dr. Natasha recommends that a child eats between three and six egg yolks a day and an adult should eat six to twelve. You may consume the whites with this if you are tolerating them or simply use the yolk only.

Egg whites are best eaten cooked. They are very detoxifying when they’re raw and when they’re raw, they require a lot of things to properly digest them. All the necessary things needed for digestion are in egg yolks so it’s important to consume the egg whites and egg yolks at the same time. Egg yolks are best eaten raw or very lightly cooked. This keeps the fragile nutrients inside egg yolks intact.

If you are having digestive issues, you should eat egg whites cooked only. After you have healed, you can consume raw egg whites.*

*Eating uncooked or raw eggs or feeding raw eggs to your pets can pose a risk to your health.

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How to Poach an Egg in Meat Stock

How to Make the Best Scrambled Eggs

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How to Make a Soft or Hard Boiled Egg

How to Make the Best Omelette

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How to Make Russian Custard

How to Make Hollandaise Sauce

How to Make Mayo Free Deviled Eggs Two Ways

 

How to Make the Perfect Hard Boiled and Soft Boiled Eggs

Egg whites are best eaten cooked. They are very detoxifying when they’re raw and when they’re raw, they require a lot of things to properly digest them. All the necessary things needed for digestion are in egg yolks so it’s important to consume the egg whites and egg yolks at the same time. Egg yolks are best eaten raw or very lightly cooked. This keeps the fragile nutrients inside egg yolks intact.

If you are having digestive issues, you should eat egg whites cooked only. After you have healed, you can consume raw egg whites.*

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Dr. Natasha recommends that a child eats between three and six egg yolks a day and an adult should eat six to twelve. You may consume the whites with this if you are tolerating them or simply use the yolk only.

There are multiple recipes for using egg whites only or you can feed them to your dog or cat.

*Eating uncooked or raw eggs or feeding raw eggs to your pets can pose a risk to your health.

Keeping hard boiled eggs on hand is a great and easy protein on the go! If you want to take your hard boiled eggs one step further, check out my recipe on making mayo free deviled eggs.

Directions for Hard Boiled Eggs

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Fill a medium saucepan with cold water.

Add eggs.

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Bring eggs to a boil and cook for 5-6 minutes covered.

Remove eggs from heat.

Let set for 5 minutes.

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Test if your egg is hard boiled by removing one from the pan and spinning it. A hard boiled egg will spin upright if the yolk is hard.

Rinse the eggs under cold water or place them in an ice bath.

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Tap the end of the egg and peel the shell off. Enjoy! Try these Mayo Free Deviled Eggs 2 Ways with your Hard Boiled Eggs.


I love soft boiled eggs! It makes me feel like royalty whenever I eat them. The best part of this fancy seeming dish is it’s actually very simple to make!

Directions for Soft Boiled Eggs

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Add filtered water to a pot. Bring water to a boil.

Once water is boiling, add eggs.

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Boil for 5 to 6 minutes.

Rinse under cold water or add to an ice bath.

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Tap one end of the egg and peel half of the egg. Scoop out the inside and enjoy!

Eggs Poached in Stock

Eggs poached in stock  was a new food for me when I started the GAPS Diet. It quickly became one of my favorite breakfasts that I am still enjoying. Sometimes, I poach an entire egg in the stock but I often I simply poach the yolks in stock.

Poaching your eggs in stock is great on cold winter’s days. It really helps you get going and warms you right off! It’s also a great way to get in your stock for the day in the summer, as it’s often cool enough in the mornings still to enjoy a warm beverage.

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I’ve always liked over easy eggs so I enjoy runny yolks. If you don’t like runny yolks, you can poach your eggs longer, or if you are poaching in your mug, you can break the yolk in the mug. The warmth of the soup will help to cook the yolk but very gently, which will help to leave much of the beneficial enzymes of the yolks intact.

Egg whites are best consumed cooked and egg yolks are best consumed raw. This is for ease of digestion as well as full nutrient potential.

You can use any stock of your choice to poach your eggs in. I had chicken stock on hand when making this recipe so I used that! Be sure to salt your eggs in the stock generously while cooking them and after.

Ingredients to Make Eggs Poached in Stock

  • 2 cups of Your Choice of Stock

  • 1-2 Eggs

  • Salt and pepper

Directions for Eggs Poached in Stock:

Bring two cups of stock to a boil. Add a generous shake of salt.

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Once stock is rapidly boiling, use a spoon to create a swirling vortex.

To the vortex, break in one to two eggs.

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Move them gently off the bottom, where they will settle.

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When your yolk gets to your desired firmness, remove the egg or pour the entire thing into a bowl or mug. This takes anywhere between 3 to 5 minutes.


GAPS Diet Stage 1 Modification: If you are on Stage 1 of the GAPS Diet, this modification will make this recipe legal.

Bring a mug’s worth of stock to a boil.

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Once the stock is boiling, add it to a mug.

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To the mug, add one to three egg yolks.

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I like to let them warm for a couple minutes. Then, I pop one entire egg yolk into my mouth, whole.  Others prefer to break the egg in the mug and stir it around. This only lightly cooks the egg yolk.

How to Make the Best Omelette

I have fond memories of omelettes!  I lived in Guatemala doing mission work for four months when I was 18. During my time there, we took a trip and stayed at a nice hotel. We had a gourmet breakfast with omelettes, complete with the freshest vegetables and fresh eggs. The skill of the chefs was amazing to watch.  It was some of the best food I had ever eaten! Whenever I make omelettes at home now, I think fondly back on that memory. Making an omelette in a cast iron pan is very different from what I experienced in that restaurant but it’s still a delicious and filling meal any time of the day.

You can use the suggested vegetables or any that you have on hand. Making an omelette in the morning is a great way to use up any vegetables that you have leftover from dinner the night before. In general, eggs, peppers, tomatoes, and spinach make great omelettes.

You can also had ham, bacon, or pieces of chicken into your omelette if you’d like. I prefer the simplicity of just vegetables in mine. Cheese is another great ingredient to add to an omelette. If you are cooking in a cast iron pan, which I recommend, wait to add your cheese until your omelette is ready to be folded. The heat of the omelette will melt the cheese and you won't have gooey strings of cheese in your cast iron.

Cooking your omelette can go quick so pre-slicing all the vegetables you want to use before you start heating the fat or cooking the eggs is important for timing! If you wash any of your vegetables, make sure you dry them completely before adding them to your omelette.

This recipe makes 1 very large omelette that can easily be split between two people. It's an especially great recipe if you're preparing food for multiple family members at a time, especially little ones! It's a one pan solution that will feed many.

Easy Omelette Breakfast on GAPS

Ingredients for a GAPS Friendly Omelette

  • 1 tbsp Lard or butter

  • 3 Eggs

  • 1 ½ tbsp Water

  • ¼ Red Bell Pepper

  • ¼ Green Bell Pepper

  • ¼ Onion

  • 1 Small Tomato

  • 1 Handful of Spinach

Directions for a GAPS Friendly Omelette

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Chop all vegetables you will add to your meal before you start heating your pan. Try to keep pieces as uniform as possible so they cook quickly.

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Heat your fat in a pan.

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Add spinach to pan and saute until soft.

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Meanwhile, crack three eggs into a dish. Scramble the eggs quickly with a fork.

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Add all other vegetables except tomatoes. Add a few shakes of salt and cook for five minutes.

When your vegetables are soft, add the tomatoes.

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After five minutes, add the eggs. Stir to incorporate the vegetables. Try to leave a little fat on the bottom of the pan, which can be difficult.

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Once your eggs are incorporated, turn the stove to low heat and place a cover over the top of the eggs.

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As your eggs start to harden, help them pull away from the sides of the pan by loosening them with a fork. This helps release some fat which will make it easier to remove the omelette from the pan once it is done.

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When eggs are set, transfer to a plate and fold over. Help loosen the omelette from the pan with a fork.

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Top with what you’d like! I like sour cream on my omelettes but you could add salsa or avocado.

How to Make the Ultimate Scrambled Eggs

Light, fluffy scrambled eggs are the starter to so many great dishes and an easy addition to any meal. For me, having access to farm fresh eggs means I make scrambled eggs a lot! They're quick for when I'm on the go. It's simple enough to make decent scrambled eggs.

There’s a way to take your scrambled eggs over the top. It transforms them from just ok eggs to the creamiest, dreamiest eggs you've ever had. It’s by playing a little game I like to play called “See how much fat you can get your eggs to absorb.” Hint: scrambled eggs can absorb a LOT of fat!

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You can use the animal fat of your choice in this recipe; I prefer the taste of butter but anything you have on hand will take your scrambled eggs over the top.

Plain old scrambled eggs can be dressed up lots of different ways! You can keep it simple with just salt and pepper, add salsa or sauerkraut or sour cream, or if you have a hankering for something sweet, try a drizzle of honey or date syrup over the top. I find this last one especially helpful if I need a little get up and go in the morning. It’s just enough sugar to kick start my energy levels for the day. If you are able to tolerate grains, you can have a nice piece of sourdough bread on the side.

How do you like your scrambled eggs?

The Best Scrambled Eggs on the GAPS Diet

Ingredients for Scrambled Eggs

  • 4 tbsp Butter or Lard

  • 2 Eggs

Directions for scrambled eggs

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Add your animal fat to a cast iron pan and melt on medium heat. If it doesn’t look like you have enough fat in your pan, feel free to add more!

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Crack two eggs into a bowl or directly into the pan if you're in a hurry and don't mind a little shell that might end up in your eggs.

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Scramble them with a fork or whisk and add them into the melted fat.

Stir quickly to mix the fat and the eggs together.

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Keep stirring, about two or three minutes, until your eggs look set.

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Serve and enjoy!

Simple Easy Hollandaise Sauce Recipe

GAPS Legal Hollandaise Sauce Recipe Made with Limes

What do you do when you are bored or eggs two ways (scrambled or fried?)... make hollandaise sauce, of course!

I'm not sure how the true chefs will react to this recipe because I'm sure I don't get my hollandaise sauce as smooth as it's supposed to be, but so many of you have asked for this favorite recipe of mine that I want to share it here! I have now made this sauce dozens of times and there are a few principles I have learned about what makes this dish different than plain scrambled eggs.

#1 Don't do this in a cast-iron or your eggs will taste like iron.

#2 Lower heat makes for smoother sauce. But if you are in a hurry and don't mind lumps, more heat and less time still creates a delicious meal.

#3 The acid (lime or lemon juice) is the real key to this dish. I make my plain scrambled eggs with similar amounts of butter, but it is the lime that makes the eggs more smooth.

#4 I prefer lime over lemon because it is more mild and I feel I can add more of it without overpowering the dish. I believe this makes the hollandaise sauce easier to successfully make. After having done this many times there is a color change I look for when adding the lime juice. When I achieve this color change I know that my sauce will turn out decently smooth.

As you make this sauce, don't give up if you don't achieve your desired smoothness the first time! As with most cooking, this is an art and skill that you will get better at with practice. Enjoy your hollandaise sauce!

Simple Hollandaise Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs

  • 3 (ish) tablespoons Butter

  • ½ lime, freshly squeezed

Directions

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Melt butter in pan on very low heat.

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A smooth hollandaise sauce is achievable! Whisk the eggs quickly before adding to melted butter. Recipe by certified GAPS Practitioner Amy Mihaly, Be Well Clinic.

Beat two eggs in a bowl.

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Hollandaise Sauce is my most requested recipe! I eat this GAPS Legal and GAPS friendly sauce on chicken, vegetables and with eggs. It's also Whole 30 and Paleo friendly! Recipe by certified GAPS Practitioner Amy Mihaly, Be Well Clinic.

Add eggs to pan as soon as butter is melted.

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The key to making a good Hollandaise Sauce is to whisk constantly for a smooth sauce. This GAPS legal recipe couldn't be easier! Recipe by certified GAPS Practitioner Amy Mihaly, Be Well Clinic.

Mix sauce together, stirring constantly. Add lime juice. Using a whisk will get you a smoother sauce but I don’t mind a chunkier sauce.

If your eggs start to thicken, turn down your heat or add more lime juice.

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An easy simple recipe for Hollandaise Sauce with only three ingredients. This recipe is legal on the GAPS Diet, Whole 30 and Paleo. Recipe by certified GAPS Practitioner Amy Mihaly, Be Well Clinic.

The sauce is done when it holds together more and you can start to see the bottom of the pan.

Serve immediately! Serve with chicken, artichokes, vegetables.

Note:

Do not cook this is in an cast iron pan! Use a stainless steel pan with good heat protection.

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This simple GAPS Legal Hollandaise recipe is just a few ingredients and comes together quickly! It's Whole 30 and Paleo friendly. Recipe by certified GAPS Practitioner Amy Mihaly, Be Well Clinic.

Butternut Squash GAPS Pancakes Recipe

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GAPS Legal Pancakes Ingredients

  • 1/2 c. cooked Butternut Squash

  • 3 Farm Fresh Eggs

  • Fat such as lard, butter or sour cream

  • Salt

  • Toppings such as date syrup or cinnamon

  • Food Processor or Blender

Directions

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GAPS Legal Nut Free Pancakes

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Adapted from the GAPS Pancake Recipe in the Gut and Psychology Syndrome book by Dr. Natasha

  • 1/2 cup Cooked Butternut Squash

  • 3 Farm Fresh Eggs

  • Fat such as lard, butter, or sour cream

  • Salt

  • Toppings such as date syrup or cinnamon

  • Food Processor or Blender

  1. Cut butternut squash into halves. Deseed and bake face down on a parchment lined baking tray for 40 minutes at 400 degrees until very soft.

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

  3. Add squash, eggs and fat to blender. For every 1/2 cup of squash, add 3 eggs, 1 tbsp of fat and 2 pinches of salt. The traditional GAPS pancake recipe uses almond butter to thicken instead of fat. Since this is a nut free recipe, I used fat to thicken instead. Blend until smooth.

  4. Add a couple tablespoons of fat to a pan. Heat on low heat until oil is simmering.Make sure your fat is glistening in the pan before adding your pancake batter. You can also add one drop of water into the pan. If it sizzles, the oil is ready.

  5. When pan is ready, add scoop of pancake batter. Cook pancake on low heat for about 10 minutes.

  6. Similar to traditional pancakes, they will bubble on top when they are ready to flip.

  7. Cook on the second side for about two to three minutes. Be careful - this second side will cook much faster than the first!

  8. Once cooked, add butter. Keep as a savory pancake or for a sweeter treat, add date syrup or cinnamon. Do not add cinnamon to the mixture before you cook - it will burn!

You can cook multiple pancakes at a time but I’ve had the best luck cooking one at a time.

If your fat gets too hot and burns, rinse your pan out and start with new fat for the next pancake. Otherwise, all the pancakes will taste burn.

Blackened and burnt sections of the pancake contain high levels of carbon, which is difficult to digest. These should be avoided as much as possible on the introduction stages of the GAPS diet.

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GAPS Friendly Waffle Recipe

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GAPS Friendly Waffles

(makes about 8 waffle squares or 2 full-size waffles)

Batter Ingredients

  • 1 cup cooked butternut squash

  • 4 TBS fermented almond butter (see note)

  • 1 TBS melted lard

  • 2 eggs

  • ¼ tsp sea salt

Additional Ingredients

  • About ¼ cup melted lard or butter to grease the waffle iron

Tools

  • Food processor or high-powered blender

  • Waffle iron

  • Chopsticks (this is very helpful to get the waffles off in one piece)

Directions

This recipe is quick to put together if you do a little prep work first!Prep the Fermented Almond Butter: At least 24 hours in advance, ferment the almond butter. Add 2 TBS whey to 1 cup almond butter. Stir. Leave at room temperature for 24 hours. This will keep in the fridge for at least 2 weeks.Prep the Butternut Squash: Cut the butternut squash in half and place face down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 min until soft. Remove the squash flesh and place in a bowl. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.85" background_layout="light"] For the GAPS Waffles: Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until very smooth and mixed. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_image _builder_version="3.0.85" src="https://www.bewellclinic.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IMG_1242.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" always_center_on_mobile="on" force_fullwidth="off" show_bottom_space="on" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.85" background_layout="light"] I recommend pouring the mixture into a bag and using it like a pastry bag. The more quickly you can get the waffle batter on the iron and close the lid, the better it turns out! [/et_pb_text][et_pb_image _builder_version="3.0.85" src="https://www.bewellclinic.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IMG_1256.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" always_center_on_mobile="on" force_fullwidth="off" show_bottom_space="on" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.85" background_layout="light"] When everything is ready, and the waffle iron is hot, use the pastry brush to spread fat on the upper and lower waffle irons. Do this as quickly as possible.Add batter to the waffle iron, then close the lid. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_image _builder_version="3.0.85" src="https://www.bewellclinic.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/waffle-batter.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" always_center_on_mobile="on" force_fullwidth="off" show_bottom_space="on" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.85" background_layout="light"] There is a lot of moisture in this recipe, so expect a lot of steam!Wait for the green light to go on, and then another 30 seconds or soSlowly open the waffle iron. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_image _builder_version="3.0.85" src="https://www.bewellclinic.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/cooked-waffles.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" always_center_on_mobile="on" force_fullwidth="off" show_bottom_space="on" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.85" background_layout="light"] Remove the waffles from the iron, using the chopstick in the groves in any areas it is sticking.Top with fried eggs, honey, date syrup, berries, homemade whipped cream, or anything you want to! [/et_pb_text][et_pb_image _builder_version="3.0.85" src="https://www.bewellclinic.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/IMG_1275.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" always_center_on_mobile="on" force_fullwidth="off" show_bottom_space="on" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.85" background_layout="light"] Enjoy! [/et_pb_text][et_pb_divider _builder_version="3.14" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.14"]

GAPS Friendly Waffles

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For Waffle Batter

  • 1 cup Cooked Butternut Squash

  • 4 tbsp Fermented Almond Butter ((see note))

  • 1 tbsp Melted Lard

  • 2 Eggs

  • 1/4 tsp Sea Salt

Additional Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup Melted Lard or Butter (To Grease The Waffle Iron)

  • Food Processor

  • Waffle Iron

  • Chopsticks (Helpful in Getting the Waffles Off in One Piece)

Prep the Fermented Almond Butter

  1. At least 24 hours in advance, ferment the almond butter.

  2. Add 2 TBS whey to 1 cup almond butter. Stir.

  3. Leave at room temperature for 24 hours.

  4. This will keep in the fridge for at least 2 weeks.

Prep the Butternut Squash

  1. Cut the butternut squash in half and place face down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

  2. Bake at 350 degrees for 35-45 min until soft.

  3. Remove the squash flesh and place in a bowl.

For the Waffles

  1. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until very smooth and mixed.

  2. I recommend pouring the mixture into a bag and using it like a pastry bag. The more quickly you can get the waffle batter on the iron and close the lid, the better it turns out!

  3. When everything is ready, and the waffle iron is hot, use the pastry brush to spread fat on the upper and lower waffle irons. Do this as quickly as possible.

  4. Add batter to the waffle iron, then close the lid.

  5. Wait for the green light to go on, and then another 30 seconds or so

  6. Slowly open the waffle iron.

  7. Remove the waffles from the iron, using the chopstick in the groves in any areas it is sticking.

  8. Top with fried eggs, honey, date syrup, berries, homemade whipped cream, or anything you want to!

There is a lot of moisture in this recipe, so expect a lot of steam!

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Zucchini Bread {GAPS legal}

[et_pb_section bb_built="1" admin_label="section"][et_pb_row admin_label="row" background_position="top_left" background_repeat="repeat" background_size="initial"][et_pb_column type="4_4"][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.50" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid"] Zucchini... if there is one harvest that defines summer, it's zucchini. Zucchini is great because of its versatility: it can be used hot or cold, baked or fried, and in soups, salads, breads, or even as a noodle substitute. Today I want to share with you a recipe for a zucchini bread that is legal on the full GAPS diet, WAPF diet, Paleo diet and Whole30. I want you to remember (and take hope in) the fact that I am not primarily a chef. I am just average in the kitchen. If I can make this, so can you! This recipe is very forgiving—so tryit! But there are a couple keys to this recipe that need to be followed. Don't shortcut them...they are what make this recipe forgiving, and the bread yummy! The first key is also the first step: fermenting the almond flour. Have you eaten baked goods made of almond flour that are dense and dry? Fermenting the flour creates a lighter, fluffier end product. But that's not all! Fermenting is one of the three processes that can be used to make nuts more digestible.

For more about soaking, sprouting or fermenting, watch this video.

The other key is using sour cream (you could also substitute in a full-fat yogurt) for the fat. As a cultured food, sour cream helps make the bread lighter as well. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.50" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid"]

Fermented Almond Flour Zucchini Bread

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour (organic preferred)

  • 1/2 cup whey (strained from yogurt or kefir)

  • 2 cups zucchini (grated and squeezed to remove the liquid)

  • 2-3 eggs (chicken or duck)

  • 1 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp ginger

  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

  • 1 tsp sea salt (source)

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 2/3 cup date syrup (source)

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Directions

24 hours (or more) before Mix almond flour and whey together in a bowl Cover and set on the counter for 24 hours

This fermentation, which takes place at room temperature, will change the texture of the "flour." At the end of 24 hours you will have something that resembles dough more than wet flour. This is a base that can be used for many recipes. It will keep in the fridge about a week, so many people make this ahead of time and keep it in their fridge for future use. With this step done ahead of time, you can pull it out, add ingredients, and have a fermented baked good in about an hour.

Next day Preheat the oven to 350° F Grate more than 2 cups of zucchini. The zucchini is very wet, so squeeze it dry using a cloth or towel (you can see it in the picture below). [/et_pb_text][et_pb_image _builder_version="3.0.50" src="https://www.bewellclinic.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Zucchini.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" sticky="off" align="left" always_center_on_mobile="on" border_style="solid" force_fullwidth="off" animation_style="none" animation_duration="1000ms" animation_intensity_slide="50%" show_bottom_space="on" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.50" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid"] Next, measure 2 cups of the zucchini (dry, but not compressed) and mix it into the 24 hour fermented flour. Add 2-3 eggs (it depends on the size of your egg, those pictured are duck eggs, which are larger than chicken eggs). [/et_pb_text][et_pb_image _builder_version="3.0.50" src="https://www.bewellclinic.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Zucchini-Almond-Flour.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" sticky="off" align="left" always_center_on_mobile="on" border_style="solid" force_fullwidth="off" animation_style="none" animation_duration="1000ms" animation_intensity_slide="50%" show_bottom_space="on" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.50" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid"] Mix in the rest of the ingredients (sour cream, date syrup, salt and spices).

I used date paste instead of honey because cooking honey is thought to turn the honey toxic. You can also make your own date paste in a strong blender like a Vitamix.

Pour into a greased pan (I prefer lining mine with parchment paper, but this is optional). [/et_pb_text][et_pb_image _builder_version="3.0.50" src="https://www.bewellclinic.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Zucchini-Almond-Batter.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" sticky="off" align="left" always_center_on_mobile="on" border_style="solid" force_fullwidth="off" animation_style="none" animation_duration="1000ms" animation_intensity_slide="50%" show_bottom_space="on" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.50" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid"] Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean from the middle. Wait at least 10 minutes before cutting into the bread. This allows the steam to finish the cooking progress, and will make the texture of the bread better. Add butter, and enjoy! [/et_pb_text][et_pb_image _builder_version="3.0.50" src="https://www.bewellclinic.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Almond-Zucchini-Bread.jpg" show_in_lightbox="off" url_new_window="off" use_overlay="off" sticky="off" align="left" always_center_on_mobile="on" border_style="solid" force_fullwidth="off" animation_style="none" animation_duration="1000ms" animation_intensity_slide="50%" show_bottom_space="on" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.0.50" background_layout="light" text_orientation="left" border_style="solid"]   This post contains affiliate links. Your trust is important to me, and I only recommend products that I trust. [/et_pb_text][et_pb_divider _builder_version="3.14" /][et_pb_text _builder_version="3.14"]

GAPS Legal Zucchini Bread

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  • 2 1/2 cup Almond Flour ((organic preferred))

  • 1/2 cup Whey ((strained from yogurt or kefir))

  • 2 cup Zucchini ((grated and squeezed to remove the liquid))

  • 2-3 Eggs ((chicken or duck))

  • 1 tsp Cinnamon

  • 1/4 tsp Ginger

  • 1/4 tsp Nutmeg

  • 1 tsp Sea Salt

  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream

  • 2/3 cup Date Syrup

24 hours (or more) before

  1. Mix almond flour and whey together in a bowl.

  2. Cover and set on the counter for 24 hours.

Next Day

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F

  2. Grate more than 2 cups of zucchini. The zucchini is very wet, so squeeze it dry using a cloth or towel

  3. Measure 2 cups of the zucchini (dry, but not compressed) and mix it into the 24 hour fermented flour.

  4. Add 2-3 eggs (it depends on the size of your egg. Duck eggs are larger than chicken eggs)

  5. Mix in the rest of the ingredients (sour cream, date syrup, salt and spices).

  6. Pour into a greased pan. I prefer lining mine with parchment paper, but this is optional.

  7. Bake at 350° for 45-50 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean from the middle.

  8. Wait at least 10 minutes before cutting into the bread. This allows the steam to finish the cooking progress, and will make the texture of the bread better.

  9. Add butter, and enjoy!

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