Keto Yeast bread

I just came across this on Youtube and it sounds amazing. I’m sharing it here, so I can find it again when I want to try it. It’s an almond flour bread with psyllium husks, nutritional yeast, active yeast and egg whites. If you’re in the early stages of GAPS, you might not be able to tolerate the psyllium, but later on you may be able to. I’m off now to check out her other […]

CRISP and CRUNCHY Christmas Cheese Stars

Suitable for gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free, egg-free diets, and later stages of GAPS, but not dairy free, strict Paleo or vegan. When I was on Nigella Lawson’s website recently, I came across a recipe for Cheese Stars in her Christmas section. I’ve been meaning to try out cheese straws for a while, and this got me inspired to try some this Christmas. Of course, her stars are made from flour, which is no good for me, or for […]

Carrot Almond bread (with variations)

Suitable for GAPS, Paleo, gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, vegetarian diets I haven’t made this bread for a while, as some members of the household have been doing the AIP (Autoimmune Paleo) diet, which excludes eggs and nuts. Now that we’re all eating those again, I can make this bread. Today I made just a half mix, which is why the photos are of two mini loaves. But the full recipe will make a decent sized loaf. This is […]

Easy banana cashew bread or muffins

Suitable for GAPS, SCD, Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, sugar free or low carb diets After posting my recipe for Pumpkin Cashew bread, and writing about the possible variations, I had a hankering for banana muffins. So one night I whipped up a batch while making dinner, and now have some more precise instructions and photos for you. Ingredients: 500gm raw unsalted cashews 6 large free range (pastured) eggs 2 cups mashed banana Optional whole food […]

EASY no-starch, dairy free PUMPKIN & CASHEW BREAD recipe

Suitable for GAPS, SCD, Paleo, gluten free, dairy free or low carb diets This is my favourite GAPS bread, and really it’s more like eating cake. It’s not ketogenic or very low carb, but it’s much lower than typical breads. You can dress it up or down, make it savoury or sweet. It goes well with soup to make a meal more substantial. For a recent choir trip, I made it into muffins and filled […]

Irish Soda Bread

1 cup brown rice flour 1 cup whole spelt flour 1 1/2 cups rye flour 1/4 cup ground flaxseed 1/3 cup raw sugar 1 1/2 tsp. salt 1 1/4 tsp. baking soda 2 cups whey, or rice milk Mix dry ingredients together. Mix in milk. Pour into greased or lined loaf pan. Bake at 200C for 1 to 1 1/4 hours, or until skewer comes out clean. This is moist & quite sweet.

Carrot Pulp Bread

We’ve been juicing a bit recently and thinking about whether we could use the pulp for other recipes. One thing we’ve been doing is soaking ground chia and flax seeds, mixing them with the pulp, along with some Himalayan or celtic sea salt, then drying them in the dehydrator to make crispy crackers. Note that these are only suitable in later stages of GAPS. Then I went looking for GAPS friendly bread recipes and found this recipe. I was […]

Egg free Banana flat bread

¾ cup hot water 2 Tbs gelatin powder or crystals 2 Tbs honey, melted 6-12 Tbs (3-6 oz) butter, ghee or coconut oil, melted 3 ripe bananas, mashed (about 1-1 ¼ cups) 3 cups ground almonds ¾ tsp baking soda Line a swiss roll tin with baking paper. Dissolve the gelatine in the hot water. Add the honey, oil and mashed banana and mix well. Mix the almonds and baking soda together, and fold in. […]

Egg free Pumpkin sultana flat bread

3 cups (~650gm) cooked pumpkin (need about 1 kg piece raw pumpkin) 6 Tbs (3 oz) ghee, butter or coconut oil 2 Tbs honey or unrefined sugar pinch of fine sea salt 3 cups ground almonds (or other nut flour) 1 ½ tsp baking soda 2 tsp mixed spice ½ tsp ground ginger 6 Tbs sultanas, raisins or other dried fruit extra ground almonds First prepare your pumpkin: Method 1: Scrape the seeds and pith […]

Soaked Yeasted Bread

Makes three 9-inch by 5-inch loaves or one 9-inch by 5-inch loaf, two 8-inch pizza crusts and 8 rolls or hamburger buns 3 cups sponge 1 cup water or 3-4 eggs plus enough water to make 1 cup 2 teaspoons baker’s yeast ½ cup honey ¼ cup warm water ½ cup softened butter 1 1/3 tablespoons sea salt 6 cups plus 4-6 tablespoons whole wheat flour, preferably freshly ground Mix 2 teaspoons yeast into ¼ […]

Whole grain, gluten free bread

1 1/2 cups whole grain, GF flour (eg. Amaranth, buckwheat, brown rice or a combination) 1 ½ cups kefir –OR- 1 cup yoghurt PLUS ½ cup water –OR- 3 Tbs whey or lemon juice PLUS enough warm water to make total liquid = 1 1/2 cups 3 eggs* 125gms (4.5 oz) melted butter or palm or coconut oil or ½ cup (7.5 Tbs) extra virgin olive oil pinch of fine sea salt 200gm packet (1 […]

Gluten free white bread

This recipe from the Native Nutrition list was developed from one in Bette Hagman’s “The Gluten Free Gourmet Cooks Fast and Healthy”. I’ve made some slight changes to the process. If you’re just starting to change over to a whole food diet, and especially if you’re going gluten free, this may get you through some tight spots during the transition. It isn’t a whole grain recipe, and it is quite high carb, but sometimes you […]

Coconut almond loaf 

To get a starch free bread, you need to use some kind of nut flour. A good quantity of eggs are required to give it some lift, and some fat is also helpful. There are a variety of starch free bread recipes available, and you may want to try some of them: Breaking the Vicious Cycle, by Elaine Gottschall (the SCD) has a nice almond bread Eat Well, Feel Well, by Kendrall Conrad has a […]

Whole Grain Pancakes

1 cup flour * 1 cup kefir or yoghurt ( If the yoghurt is very thick, mix together ½ cup each yoghurt and water. If you can’t tolerate diary, use 1 cup warm water with 2 Tbs lemon juice) 1 egg ¼ tsp sea salt ½ tsp baking soda 1 Tbs melted butter Mix together kefir/yoghurt and flour. Leave to sit in a warm place for 12-24 hours. Beat egg with sea salt, tsp baking […]

No Grain Pancakes

Gluten free pancakes are often very hard to handle, but coconut flour based ones are much easier. Using a combination of coconut flour, ground almonds and arrowroot gives a nice texture. If you need to be starch free, omit the arrowroot, and add a bit more ground almonds. 2 eggs 2 Tbs raw milk, yoghurt or coconut cream 2 Tbs (1 oz) butter or coconut oil, melted 2 Tbs sifted coconut flour 2 Tbs ground […]

Yoghurt Pizza base

From Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon Makes two 10” pizza base 1/2 lb butter, softened 1 cup plain whole yoghurt 3 1/2 cups freshly ground spelt, kamut or whole-wheat flour 2 tsp sea salt Cream butter and yoghurt. Add the flour and salt, and mix well. Cover and leave in a warm place for 12 to 24 hours. Set the oven to 150C (300F). Line and grease 2 pizza trays or pie plates. Roll out […]

Coconut almond bread

A few of you that came to my GAPS workshop last week wanted the recipe for the pumpkin bread, and I discovered I hadn’t put it on the blog yet. So here it is! The basic almond bread recipe in “Gut and Psychology Syndrome” contains just ground almonds, eggs and fat of some kind (eg butter, ghee, duck fat or coconut oil). In “Breaking The Vicious Cycle” Lois Lang’s Luscious Bread also contains dry curd cottage cheese, […]

Ruth’s egg free banana mini muffins

This recipe came from a client who had found them very helpful when first switching over to gluten free. They are not whole foods, and very high carb, low fat. So only use as a transition recipe – or put lots of butter on! 1.5 cups white rice flour 1 tsp salt 1.5 tsp baking powder 3 large ripe bananas, mashed ¾ cup unrefined sugar ¾ cup water, milk or coconut cream Optional: ½ – […]

Cheese muffins (no starch)

We’re going away on holiday for a few days, and my mind has been mulling over what food to take with us – especially for the 9 hour drive north. We usually travel with a chilly bin full of chilled food, another full of frozens (depending on how long we’re away for), and a cooler bag with food for the trip. For snacks, we’ll probably have nuts, fruit (fresh blueberries would travel well), maybe a […]


I’ve been investigating a few GAPS friendly cracker recipes based on nuts. This recipe from Elana’s pantry is particularly good, though I used coconut oil instead of grapeseed. It seems you can make them using eggs, egg whites or even egg free. Different combinations of nuts and seeds also work. So here’s a “mix and match” type recipe you can adjust to your own specific needs. This amount will make two trayfuls of crackers. 4 […]

Cashew Bread

I first came across Cashew Bread in Eat Well Feel Well, a book of SCD recipes by Kendall Conrad. While it was delicious, it wasn’t quite what we were looking for at the time. It was a couple of years before I came back to the idea, when I wanted to develop a GAPS friendly bread for those who were having problems with almond flour. This version has a few changes from the original: 1. […]

Gluten Free Fruit Loaf 

1 1/2 cups whole grain, GF flour (eg. Amaranth, buckwheat, brown rice or a combination) 1 ½ cups kefir –OR- 1 cup yoghurt PLUS ½ cup water –OR- 3 Tbs whey or lemon juice PLUS enough warm water to make total liquid = 1 1/2 cups ~3 eggs 125gms (4.5 oz) melted butter or palm or coconut oil 3 Tbs rapadura or maple syrup (optional) ~200gm packet (1 1/2 cups) arrowroot 1 1/2 cup ground crispy almonds […]

Yoghurt Herb Bread

Adapted from a recipe in Nourishing Traditions Makes 1 9-inch by 4-inch loaf 3 cups freshly ground spelt, kamut or whole-wheat flour 2 cups plain whole yoghurt ½ cup filtered water 3 large eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 oz melted butter 1 Tablespoon molasses or barley malt 1 Tablespoon Mixed or Italian dried herbs Mix flour with yoghurt and water, cover and leave in a warm place for […]

Soaked Flour Breadmaker Bread

I developed this recipe by combining my breadmaker machine’s recipe with Sally Fallon’s yoghurt bread. Notes: The first couple of times you try the recipe, don’t leave it unattended. You may need to make some slight adjustments to get it right for your particular breadmaker, climate, type of flour, etc. This has been tested on a Panasonic SD-200. It requires that the yeast, then the dry ingredients are put in first. If your machine has […]

Kefir Pizza

I can’t take credit for this recipe. It came from Dom’s kefir in-site and is just one of a pile of interesting recipes there. This recipe makes approx. four 8″ pizzas. Step 1: Kefir sourdough starter: This step involves preparing the Kefir-sourdough-starter. This starter is used to rise the pizza base [dough]. This starter may also be used for making sourdough bread. 1 cup of kefir 1 cup of plain wheat, spelt or kamut flour Mix […]