If the introduction of nuts or nut flour persists to be a problem for people starting the GAPS Diet, you may wish to ferment the nut flour itself. Both nuts and seeds contain phytates, phenols and oxalates etc and these can make it difficult for some people (not all) to digest whilst their gut is healing.
Here we would like to share Dr Natasha’s recommendation to ferment the nut flour before you cook with it.
Fermented Almond Flour
- 2-3 cups Blanched almond flour Organic - quantity here is dependant upon how much you plan to use for the recipe intended
- 1 cup Whey This is the dripped liquid from your yoghurt - see whey recipe
- 2 cups Filtered water
Add the almond flour into a bowl or dish
Mix filtered water with a cup of whey and pour over the almond flour
Leave the bowl or dish on the kitchen bench top at room temperature for 24 hours.
When 24 hours have passed, drain the flour through a cheescloth and use the drained flour directly in baking.