When our family of six first undertook the Intro part of the GAPS Protocol, learning new food preparation took a lion’s share of time.

Being the forward thinking, future mother-in-law that I am, I employed my oldest son as much as possible in food prep (speaking of which, he is making lemon poppy-seed muffins as I write this).

Reaching Stage 4 was exciting for all, and my son rose to the occasion by creating our first nut butter bread. This recipe is a basic rendition of that first nut butter bread, dubbed Cade’s Bread. The pictured bread is in a flat round pan, but it just as easily adapts to small loaf pans for slicing. It’s a pure treat with ghee and honey. Enjoy!

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GAPS Intro Nutbutter Bread

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  • Author: Melanie Christner - Honest Body


  • 2 cups “crispy” nuts (soaked & dehydrated)
  • 3 eggs (preferably pastured)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup fat, melted (ghee or coconut oil)
  • Dash of water


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees
  2. Separate egg whites from yolks & blend whites in mixer until soft peaks form
  3. Except for egg whites, blend everything else in food processor until smooth
  4. Fold beaten egg whites into the mixture gently
  5. Pour mixture into baking dish greased with ghee or coconut oil
  6. Bake for 35 – 45 minutes or until knife inserted comes out clean


8 thoughts on “GAPS Intro Nutbutter Bread”

    1. Melanie Christner

      Thanks, Deborah 🙂
      That’s one of my favorite sayings…even better is micro-homo-sapien-itis (small people disease!)

    1. Melanie Christner

      Hi Tasha!

      Crispy nuts are simply nuts that have been soaked with salt and water, then rinsed and dehydrated. This lends them a
      crispy”, buttery texture & flavor…and also makes them more digestible, with fewer anti-nutrients.

      Thanks for the question:)

  1. Do we need to make the crispy nuts into nut butter first? It takes a good 10 minutes in my food processor to make nut butter…then I would add the egg yolk and salt?

    1. Melanie Christner

      Hi Laurie,

      You could try blending the nuts (chopped) right into the batter with your food processor. Does that help?

      Thank you,

    1. Melanie Christner

      Hi Beth,

      Thanks for the question, yes egg yolks are included in “everything else” 🙂


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