SUMMARY: The recipe, Date Nut Bread, PALEO SCD GAPS, UMass IBD-AID is a favorite of family and friends. This is NOT a sweet bread per se although the dates do provide a tinge of sweetness. Some enjoy this bread with a swirl of butter on top. Double, if not triple, the recipe; it is that good. No matter what diet you are targeting, this is a healing nutrient dense recipe if you tolerate nuts, and for AIP — nuts have been successfully reintroduced, and for low FODMAPs — substitute maple syrup for the dates and consume small portions due to almond restrictions. Tip: Freeze extra mini loaves to always have this on hand.
The recipe is interesting since it uses several ingredients you may never have baked with — both almond and coconut flours, dates, and apple cider vinegar. Just the combination sounds peculiar; but it is a winner! The recipe also uses a food processor; I have had mine for 30 plus years — a bridal shower gift from my sister — though I honestly never really used it until beginning to eat SCD.
Some thoughts on serving size: One slice is actually enough even though it isn’t near the size you are use to, bread-wise. Remember, with nutrient dense foods, you honestly eat less due to satiety.
We have habits of eating a lot of something mainly because our body seeks nutrition, which the Standard American Diet is sorely lacking. This recipe is nutrient dense thus you eat less to nourish your body.
Credit for this recipe:
This recipe is from Elana’s Pantry, a blogger that uses whole foods and lifestyle to manage MS; she names it Paleo Date Walnut Bread. I’ve only modified it to include soaked and dehydrated nuts which seems minor, but it really isn’t. You can read why I feel strongly about the need to soak and dehydrate nuts in the post, IT’S EASY TO SOAK & DEHYDRATE NUTS which also has the How-To recipe/instructions. In summary:
I always recommend using soaked and dehydrated nuts as this makes them more digestible since anti-nutrients are neutralized and enzyme inhibitors are eliminated. Another way of saying this is, unless you soak nuts, you will block mineral uptake, and this totally defeats the purpose of trying to eat nuts for nutrient density.
A surprising plus of proper nut preparation is that the process takes out the bitterness in taste making nuts taste incredibly sweet and delicious, which is what they are supposed to taste like.
I’d soak and dehydrate nuts solely for this culinary taste improvement truth be told.
Hoping you enjoy this Date Nut Bread as much as us!
Update: To add Bread category to recipes. Last updated: February 18, 2017 at 9:02 am. Prior Update March 23, 2016: Recipe compliance for UMass IBD-AID added. Also substitutions for AIP and low FODMAP compliance added
In health though awareness,