GAPS Approved Raising Agents for Baking

The GAPS diet does not allow baking powder or raising agents of any kind apart from pure bicarbonate of soda, otherwise known in USA as baking soda. (Use sparingly for people who have very low stomach acid). Egg whites (albumen) are especially good as a mechanical raising agent and for both soufflé and mousse the […]

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Appropriate for Full GAPS and Stage 6 of the Intro Diet
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  1. Bicarbonate of soda is a pure leavening agent. It needs to be mixed with moisture and an acidic ingredient for the necessary chemical reaction to take place to make food rise. Because it needs an acid to create the rising quality, it is often used in recipes where there is already an acidic ingredient present, such as lemon juice, cocoa, yoghurt or honey. Baking Powder should be avoided as it contains additional non GAPS allowable ingredients.
  2. People who have very low stomach acid may need to avoid Bicarbonate of soda for a while and egg whites may be used for an alternative raising agent. Simply whisk the egg whites into soft fluffy peaks before adding to the mix.

Almond Flour Replacement/Alternatives

Almond flour is commonly used in many of the GAPS baking recipes, however these recipes can be substituted with other flours made from seeds. Almond Flour Replacement/Alternatives • Sunflower seeds ground into flour (remember to soak them first for 12 hours) • Pumpkin seeds ground into flour (remember to soak them first for 12 hours) […]

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  1. Sunflower seeds need to be soaked in order to activate them. Once activated they can be dehydrated to remove the moisture and then ground into a flour in the thermomix or food processor.
  2. Pepitas (also known as pumlin seeds) need to be soaked in order to activate them. Once activated they can be dehydrated to remove the moisture and then ground into a flour in the thermomix or food processor.

Coconut Fudge Slice

This recipe is useful as a reward system for children who are fussy eaters on the intro diet, it is smooth and has the texture of chocolate as it melts in their mouth. About 50% of fatty acids found in coconut oil is Lauric Acid which is one of the ingredients found in human breast […]

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This recipe is appropriate for stage one on the intro diet for fussy eaters only.
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  1. Place all ingredients into the food processor and blend until all well combined and creamy
  2. line a glass pyrex dish with bleach free baking paper and pour the ingredients into the dish
  3. Place dish into the freezer for 45 minutes to an hour so that it hardens quickly and doesn't separate
  4. Remove from freezer and store in the fridge
  5. Cut small square portions as desired

Berry Birthday Cake (Better than Chocolate Cake)

I was very delighted with the creation of this cake recipe and happy to share it with you.  I have been making it for over 8 years now for my family and perfecting it each time or adding different things to it for variety.  This cake is a treat and should be consumed sparingly which […]

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Appropriate for the Full GAPS Diet and when all digestive distress has settled
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Equipment
  1. 2 x stainless steel round spring-form cake pans
  2. Food processor or thermomix
  3. Saucepan
Cake Mixture Instructions
  1. Place pitted dates in a saucepan on the stove with a tablespoon of ghee and heat on a low temperature until they soften. If you have a thermomix, you can do this for 5-7 minutes
  2. Place softened date mixture in the blender (or thermomix) and blend dates into a paste. Add remaining ingredients and blend at a high speed until the mixture resembles a chocolate cake mixture. The mixture should hold a firm smooth consistency
  3. Baste the spring-form cake pans with ghee or coconut oil and pour the mixture into the pans. Cook for 40 – 50 minutes at 150◦C
  4. Test the cake with a fork before you take it out of the oven and when ready, remove cakes from the oven and take them out of the spring-form pans as soon as you can. Let the cakes cool on a cooling rack
  5. You can place any filling in the middle or on the top of the cake with a little creativity. The berry filling works well as a middle filling for the cakes and the top of the cake works well with sour cream and fresh berries. Alternatively, you can try the cake icing below and use it for the top layer with fresh berries on top as shown in the picture.
Filling Instructions
  1. Combine berries, apples, lemon juice and honey in a saucepan and bring ingredients to boiling point, then turn the temperature down and continue cooking the mixture slowly on a low heat. Stir frequently as it thickens
  2. Place the ingredients in the fridge to set for 4 hours
Chocolate Icing Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a high-speed blender. If possible, let them sit in there for a few minutes to soften the dates a little bit.
  2. Blend all ingredients in your high-speed blender. The ingredients can be a little tricky to blend, so start at a slow speed and increase speed slowly
  3. Keep blending for a very long time to get a velvety consistency. This is one of those recipes that really makes use of the power of a high-speed blender. If you feel that the blades are just spinning but aren't actually moving all of the icing around, turn the blender off and make an air pocket down the side of the blender with a spatula to expose the blades. Remove the spatula, replace the lid, and start blending slowly again.
  4. You'll know it's ready if there are no bits of dates and all you can taste is velvety chocolate goodness. This raw chocolate icing is ready to use as soon as you pour it out of the blender
  5. Simply use a spatula to spread the mixture on the sides and top of the cake.
Recipe Notes

Serve with some sour cream, kefir, yoghurt or creme fraiche

How to Blanch Almonds

These instructions will teach you how easy it is to blanch your own almonds.  This means removing the husk.  Whilst it is true that it requires more work, blanching almonds can be easier on the digestive system for severe food sensitivities than simple soaking, however blanching almonds may not be required for everyone. It is […]

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  1. Bring a small pot of filtered water to the boil
  2. Place your raw almonds into the boiling water and let sit for half an hour. They will swell and appear larger.
  3. Drain the almonds in a colander or strainer and rinse them with cold water to cool them
  4. Blot the almonds dry with a tea towel
  5. Use your fingers to gently squeeze the almonds and loosen the skin from them. They usually just slip right out.
  6. Dry nuts as per activated nut instructions
  7. Store in an airtight container in the fridge
Recipe Notes

Whilst it is true that it requires more work, blanching almonds can be easier on the digestive system for severe food sensitivities than simple soaking, however blanching almonds may not be required for everyone.  It is a preferred method for making almond milk for those who are more prone to food sensitivities as this will completely remove the phytates.  Removing the husks on almonds also make for a nicer homemade almond milk.  It is very unlikely that commercial nut milk producers will have taken the time to activate their nuts or remove the husks, not to mention any additives and preservatives within the product ingredients.

Organic Chicken liver pate

Organ meats are recognised as a ‘top GAPS nutrient dense food‘ and to ensure you are nourishing your body adequately this recipe will allow you to get your daily portions to optimise healing.  Many people having tasted liver on it’s own before (like myself) may feel that it is not on their fabourite go to […]

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  • 2 Cups Kefir if you have a food allergy to dairy kefir, lemon juice or apple cider vinegar work great too.
Chicken Liver Pate
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  • 2 Cups Kefir if you have a food allergy to dairy kefir, lemon juice or apple cider vinegar work great too.
Chicken Liver Pate
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Preparation and Soaking
  1. After you have frozen the liver for two weeks prepare your liver by soaking it. Simply add the liver to a glass bowl and pour the kefir over the top making sure it is all covered and place it in the fridge for 4 hours or overnight. This will help to remove any impurities, tenderise the liver and improve the flavor of the liver.
  2. When soaking is complete, wash the liver to remove the kefir with filtered water.
Liver Pate
  1. Heat oil/fat in pan and add onion, celery and garlic and sauté for 1 minute
  2. Add liver and sauté till opaque
  3. Add herbs if selected and let cool
  4. Transfer to the blender and remaining oil/fat and blend till smooth
  5. Transfer to glass container and refrigerate
  6. Add melted ghee or lard over the top to create a skin to preserve the colour. Sprinkle a little herbs over the top for garnish if you wish.
  7. Alternatively transfer mixture to ice cube trays and freeze
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Clinical Notes

Another way to supplement with liver if you do not like the flavour of pate is to freeze it raw and cut them into small capsule sizes and swallow them whole like a capsule.  This way you will not taste the liver as it is swallowed whole.  If you do this option, be sure to freeze the liver for two weeks first.

Activating Nuts/Seeds for Flour

What are Activated Nuts? Activated nuts have been soaked in water and salt for a period of time, which starts off the germination or sprouting process, then dehydrated at a low temperature. Soaking increases the nutrient value of the nuts along with breaking down the problematic compounds that help enhance their digestibility. Nuts and Seeds […]

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This recipe is appropriate from Stage 6 on the Introductions Diet
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  1. In a large bowl place your nuts or seed of choice.
  2. Dissolve salt in enough water to cover the amount of nuts/seeds you are activating.
  3. Cover with the salt water solution.
  4. Soak the nuts or seeds for the specified time according to the chart below (see soaking time chart)
  5. Strain and rinse the nuts when the specified time has lapsed.
  6. Spread the nuts or seeds over a dehydrator rack, or baking tray.
  7. Place in the oven on a low heat (90 degrees) or dehydrator until completely dry and the moisture is removed. The dehydrator is a longer drying process but helps to keep activated nuts active. The oven can stop the germination process, however it will get the job done in drying the nuts and seeds after they enzyme inhibitors have been removed.
  8. Eat the activated nuts as they are or make flour from them by grinding the nuts in a strong blender like a vitamix or thermo until you have a flour like consistency.
  9. Store nuts, seeds or nut flours in an air tight container.
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Try fermenting nut/seed flour or nut/seed milk if nuts and seeds continue to be a bit of a problem.

Nut Butter

The GAPS Diet advocates you make your own nut butters especially if you are just starting out with GAPS.  This way you know exactly what is in it and whether any reactions are specific to the nuts or other hidden ingredients or chemicals.  Store bought nut butter is acceptable so long as it does not […]

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This recipe is appropriate for the Introduction Diet from Stage 3 onward
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  1. Soak and dry nuts as per our recipe provided in the recipe section under condiments
  2. Blanch nuts if required (see almond blanching recipe instructions) This is not usually necessary if the nuts have been soaked but this step can be helpful for extreme sensitivities.
  3. Using a good strong blender, vitamix or thermo mixer, blend nuts and salt for as long as it takes to break down the size of the nuts into a nut butter consistency whilst gradually adding the coconut oil sparingly to begin with and proceed to add additional oil to produce the smooth consistency desired. This can take up to 20 minutes.
  4. If the nuts have been roasted, you may not need any oil or very little. Children love honey added to this spread but this is dependent upon whether you are ready to introduce honey at this stage and whether you are trying to avoid yeast feeding sugars.
  5. Remember: preparing your nuts through drying and soaking first will allow for a better nut butter and easier digestion.
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Nuts and Seeds are fibrous and should not be introduced for GAPS patients until digestive symptoms have shown some signs of improvement. The introduction diet provides a slow introduction to nuts by starting with nut butter followed by baking with nut flour and finally nuts for snacks themselves with encouragement to prepare them and chew them well. The sensitivity test is advised to be carried out first for those who suspect a true nut allergy, however there are many people who express their intolerance for nuts during the introduction diet who may need to determine themselves whether to wait until further healing takes place before introducing them.

Nut and Seed Soaking Chart

Print Recipe Nut and Seed Soaking Chart Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Course Baking at home, Miscellaneous Cuisine Full GAPS Diet, GAPS Baby: Introducing Solids, GAPS Introduction Stages, Stage 6 – onward Servings Ingredients 2-3 Cups Organic Nuts or Seeds1 Tbs Celtic or Himalayan Sea Salt1 Litre Filtered water Course Baking at […]

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Nut and Seed Soaking Chart
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  1. Almonds 12 Hours 1 tablespoon salt
  2. Brazil Nuts 2 Hours 1 tablespoon salt
  3. Cashews 2 Hours 1 tablespoon salt
  4. Chia Seeds 2 Hours No salt
  5. Flax Seeds 2 Hours No salt
  6. Hazel Nuts 8 Hours 1 tablespoon salt
  7. Macadamia Nuts 2 Hours 1 tablespoon salt
  8. Pecans 8 Hours 2 teaspoons salt
  9. Pine Nuts 2 Hours 1 tablespoon salt
  10. Pumpkin Seeds 6 Hours 2 tablespoons salt
  11. Sesame Seeds un-hulled 6 Hours 1 tablespoon salt
  12. Sunflower Seeds 4 Hours 2 tablespoons salt
  13. Walnuts 8 Hours 2 teaspoons salt
  14. Wild Peanuts 8 Hours 1 tablespoon salt
  15. See other recipe 'Activating Nuts/Seeds for Flour' for instructions to soak and sprout seeds to make flour.
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Nuts and Seeds are fibrous and should not be introduced for GAPS patients until digestive symptoms have shown some signs of improvement. The introduction diet provides a slow introduction to nuts by starting with nut butter followed by baking with nut flour and finally nuts for snacks themselves with encouragement to prepare them and chew them well. The sensitivity test is advised to be carried out first for those who suspect a true nut allergy, however there are many people who express their intolerance for nuts during the introduction diet who may need to determine themselves whether to wait until further healing takes place before introducing them.

Selecting organic nuts and seeds and preparing them by soaking and sometimes blanching them (skins removed) often makes all the difference for a GAPS patient to better tolerate them.  Many GAPS patients have a toxic overload and cannot tolerate even the smallest amount of chemicals or pesticides in their system and this is why organic serves to be a better option.

In addition to crop chemicals, nuts and seeds contain their own toxic substances known as enzyme inhibitors and phytates (phytic acid).  These toxins can play havoc in the digestive system, blocking nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, copper iron and especially zinc.  Enzyme inhibitors in particular, are contained on the skins or surrounds of nuts and seeds and they are especially apparent in nuts with brown skins like almonds.  Their purpose serves as a protective layer to naturally prevent animals and insects from consuming them so that they have the opportunity to germinate and sprout into a plant. Soaking nuts and seeds in warm salty water overnight will activate enzymes that neutralise enzyme inhibitors and also breakdown a large portion of phytic acid that allow the nutrients to be better absorbed in the digestive system. This soaking preparation process is often referred to as activating nuts and seeds.

Nut Seed Milk

Preparation in making nut milk is important, especially for people who already have digestive problems and food sensitivities. Almonds (as well as most other nuts) contain toxic substances known as enzyme inhibitors and phytates (phytic acid). These toxins can play havoc in the digestive system, blocking nutrients such as calcium, magnesium, copper iron and especially […]

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This recipe is appropriate for the Introduction diet when nuts have been successfully introduced and tolerated from stage 4 onward.
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Part 1 - Soaking
  1. Add 3 cups of filtered water to a jug or bowl and mix in 1 tablespoon of salt
  2. Add 1 cup of almonds and cover with a tea towel or cheese cloth
  3. Soak the nuts in the salt water brine for 12 hours
  4. Rinse the nuts under filtered water to remove salt residue and discard the salt water brine
  5. Place the nuts in a clean jug or bowl and add 1 - 2 teaspoons of flaxseeds and 3 – 4 cups of water and place in the fridge for 2 – 3 hours. Adding the flaxseeds will allow the milk to thicken a little more. Exclude this step if you have no concern for thickness
  6. If you wish to add a little sweetener to the milk, this will be the stage that you will need to add the pitted dates to the mixture to soak for a few hours. This is optional
Part 1 - Blending and Straining
  1. Add the soaked nut mixture from the fridge (including the water) to a good strong blender, vitamix or thermo mixer and blend for as long as it takes to break down the size of the nuts into a pulp consistency
  2. Place a nut milk bag or cheesecloth over a bowl and pour the milk mixture through the cheesecloth or nut milk bag like a strainer
  3. When all the pulp and liquid has been strained through the nut milk bag or cheesecloth, squeeze any excess milk from the pulp mixture with your hands, allowing the milk to drain through the cloth. If you find that the milk is too rich, simply add more filtered water
  4. Store in the fridge for 2 – 3 days.
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Why soak nuts and seeds?

  • To neutralize enzyme inhibitors
  • To remove or reduce phytates
  • To encourage the production of beneficial enzymes

Nut Butter Pancakes

This recipe is introduced on stage 3 and in week 8 and 9 on the GAPS Baby Diet – Introducing Solids for Baby.  It is simple to make and most children love them.  They can be served with a little honey or a spread of ghee and avocado.  This is easy to pack into school […]

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This recipe is appropriate for the GAPS Introduction Diet from Stage 3 onward
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  • 1 Cup Nut Butter Homemade almond, peanut, cashew etc
  • 3 Whole Eggs Organic and pasture raised
  • 3 Tbsp Pumpkin Or squash or zucchini
  • 2-3 Tbsp Ghee Or coconut oil if dairy not introduced
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  • 1 Cup Nut Butter Homemade almond, peanut, cashew etc
  • 3 Whole Eggs Organic and pasture raised
  • 3 Tbsp Pumpkin Or squash or zucchini
  • 2-3 Tbsp Ghee Or coconut oil if dairy not introduced
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  1. Process nut butter, eggs and winter squash in the food processor
  2. Melt ghee or other fat in the pan and spoon pancake sized portions in the pan.
  3. Gently fry and make sure not to burn
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If you find that the introduction of nuts (nut butter) is too soon, you may try the Nut Free Flourless Chicken Pancakes more suitable. Some people may need to try introducing nuts much later in the diet than others, however this recipe is a good place to start when you feel that the time is right and you can make baked items from seeds as an alternative.

Nut Free Flour-less Chicken Pancakes

This recipe is introduced on stage 3 as a replacement for the Nut Butter Pancakes for people who can not tollerate nuts. It can also be adapted in week 8 and 9 on the GAPS Baby Diet – Introducing Solids for Baby. It is simple to make and most children and adults find them enjoyable. […]

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This recipe is appropriate for the Introduction Diet from Stage 3 on wards
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  1. Using a food processor, blend all ingredients together until completely smooth. The mixture will look like thick pancake batter
  2. Heat the pan and melt some ghee or duck fat to grease the pan
  3. Pour spoonfuls of the batter into the pan. The batter may need to be spread out a bit with the spoon so that it is not too thick
  4. Watch to see tiny bubbles form on the top before flipping them over but be sure not to cook to high or they will burn
  5. Serve warm or cold with a slice of avocado or just as they are
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Alternatives

When you have progressed through the stages, you may add onion, grated carrot and zucchini for extra flavour. Other ingredients to consider when making this recipe are equal amounts of organic nut butter, eggs and squash (as directed in the introduction diet).

When on the full GAPS diet you may wish to add spring onion shallots, carrot and zucchini to the recipe to make fritters.  Later when cucumbers are tollerated, you can enjoy these with a nice homemade tzatziki dip.

GAPS Chamomile Tea

Good organic Chamomile tea can be found at your local health food store, however here are the instructions on how to make your own. Chamomile flowers are a little white flower with a yellow centre like a small daisy. There are two types of chamomile – the Roman or English Chamomile, which is a perennial, […]

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  1. Snip the flowers off when they’re flowering in summer, and use them fresh in a teapot with filtered boiling water.
  2. You may also dry them and store them in an airtight container to use at a later time
  3. Let the tea steep for 3 – 5 minutes before pouring through a tea strainer (consumed between meals).
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GAPS Mint Tea

Good organic mint tea can be found at your local health food store, however here are the instructions on how to make your own. There are a variety of mint plants available at nurseries; spearmint, chocolate mint, apple mint, pineapple mint, lemon mint, etc. Mint has some interesting healing properties associated with settling a nervous […]

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  1. Cut some fresh mint leaves by removing them from their stems
  2. Place the leaves into a pot and pour filtered boiling water over the top and allow to steep for 3 – 5 minutes.
  3. Pour the tea through a tea strainer and enjoy
  4. Use one teaspoon of mint tea leaves per cup

GAPS Ginger Tea

Ginger is well known for its relief of pain and inflammation and assists in soothing the digestive tract, reduces flatulence and eases symptoms of nausea. Print Recipe GAPS Ginger Tea This recipe is appropriate for the introduction diet from Stage 1 onward Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Course Beverages Cuisine Full GAPS […]

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  1. Grate some fresh ginger root and place a teaspoon of grated ginger in the teapot and pour boiling water over it
  2. Let the tea steep for 3 – 5 minutes before pouring through a tea strainer. (to be consumed between meals)

Banana Almond and Blueberry Pancakes

I could not tell you how many times we have made these pancakes.  They are simple to make and a great lunch box filler for school or work. Print Recipe Banana Almond and Blueberry Pancakes This recipe is appropriate for the GAPS Introduction Stages from Stage 6 onward Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this […]

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  1. Mash bananas and place them into a bowl
  2. Add eggs, almond flour and vanilla essence to the bowl and blend briefly with an electric beater until smooth
  3. Add dried blueberries and hand mix
  4. Heat frying pan on a low heat to ensure you do not burn the nut flour and spoon small pancakes into the fry pan
  5. You will notice some fine bubbles on the top indicating that they may be ready to flip. Use an egg lifter to flip and lightly cook the other side. If the pan is too hot they will burn
  6. You may need some practice in making these before you fry the perfect pancake but they are well worth the effort
  7. Wrap each pancake in sets of two with baking paper and store them in the fridge or freezer. These are great school snacks or morning tea for visitors.
  8. Serve with fresh sour cream, yoghurt or kefir and fresh banana or blueberries
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Clinical Notes

If you are trying to avoid all sugars including mono sugars found in honey and fruit to help combat candida (yeast overgrowth)  it is best to avoid this recipe as it contains honey and fruit.  Please refer to our GAPS101 Online learning course for the GAPS Candida Protocol.

Banana Peanut Butter Mini Muffins

These cute little mini muffins are a great treat for the little ones. They are easy to make, are GAPS compliant and kids love them. They are also great snacks and lunch box fillers. What more can you ask for. Print Recipe Banana Cake or Mini Muffins These delicious treats are suitable from Stage 6 […]

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These delicious treats are suitable from Stage 6 on wards.
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Cake/Muffin Intructions
  1. Preheat oven to 150 degrees Celsius
  2. Separate whites from eggs and beat until fluffy, then beat the egg yolks separately
  3. Add honey, vanilla extract and softened coconut oil to a mixing bowl and beat well whilst gradually adding both egg mixtures and almond flour.
  4. Mix in mashed bananas and desiccated coconut and pour into mini muffin papers or a loaf tin lined with baking paper. Mini muffins will take approximately 15 minutes to cook. Keep an eye on them as almond flour is easy to burn (Don’t cook them in too high temperatures). Regular sized muffins will take a little longer with approximately 25 minutes. Alternatively you may wish to cook a banana loaf which will require 45 – 5o minutes cooking time. Be sure to line your loaf tin with baking paper so that you can easily remove your cake as soon as it is done as this will keep the outside colour golden. You may also consider adding walnuts to the mixture.
Icing Instructions
  1. Whip both honey and peanut butter together. This will set nicely in the fridge like regular hard icing. You can also use a piping bag to make rosettes. Make sure you have given the muffins enough time to cook before applying the icing.
  2. Garnish with dried bananas or walnuts on top if you wish.
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Clinical Notes As with all stages of the GAPS diet, baked goods should only make up a small percentage of the diet and that the focus should be on healing nourishing foods, broths and juices.

GAPS Milkshake/Smoothie

The GAPS Milkshake should be avoided if the patient suffers from digestive distress associated with diarrhoea. This milkshake will provide valuable raw nutrients and beneficial fats. Some parents find it easier to add Cod Liver Oil to the milkshake, rather than on its own and children don’t know it has been added. Dr Natasha suggests […]

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Fruit
Vegetables
Fats
Eggs