IMAG1073There’s nothing better than a good old spice cake – this one for sure is a win!

We generally make this as two separate dishes, in the fall we use pumpkin as our squash while in the summer we use white scallop squash. Different squash, different dish!

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Spice Cake – GAPS Approved

1 cup pastured butter

1 cup medjool dates

1/2 cup local honey

2 cup pumpkin, or any squash that is in season

2 teaspoons baking soda 

4 teaspoons cinnamon

4 teaspoons ground nutmeg

3 teaspoons ground ginger

2 teaspoons allspice

1/4 teaspoon mace

1/3 teaspoon ground cloves

1.5 cups home brewed kefir, preferably made from cream (home brewed creme fraiche, yogurt or sour cream also work well)

2 teaspoons vanilla (preferably home brewed)

4 cups almond flour

2 tablespoons coconut flour

4 eggs, bug eating chickens free ranging in the yard preferred

  • All ingredients should be organic
Instructions
Cream the butter, dates and honey until frothy, about 15-20 minutes.
Add squash, spices, baking soda, kefir and vanilla and mix until combined. 
Alternate mixing in eggs and flours (almond flour and coconut flour) first adding one cup flour then one egg allowing a couple minutes for each to blend in before adding the next.
Pour batter into thoroughly buttered bundt pan, spread to level to surface. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
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Spice Cake - GAPS Approved
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup butter
  2. 1 cup medjool dates
  3. 1/2 cup local honey
  4. 2 cup pumpkin, or any squash that is in season
  5. 2 teaspoons baking soda
  6. 4 teaspoons cinnamon
  7. 4 teaspoons ground nutmeg
  8. 3 teaspoons ground ginger
  9. 2 teaspoons allspice
  10. 1/4 teaspoon mace
  11. 1/3 teaspoon ground cloves
  12. 1.5 cups home brewed kefir, preferably made from cream (home brewed creme fraiche, yogurt or sour cream also work well)
  13. 2 teaspoons vanilla (preferably home brewed)
  14. 4 cups almond flour
  15. 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  16. 4 eggs, bug eating chickens free ranging in the yard preferred
Instructions
  1. Cream the butter, dates and honey until frothy, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Add squash, spices, baking soda, kefir and vanilla and mix until combined.
  3. Alternate mixing in eggs and flours (almond flour and coconut flour) first adding one cup flour then one egg allowing a couple minutes for each to blend in before adding the next.
  4. Pour batter into thoroughly buttered bundt pan, spread to level to surface.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes or until tester comes out clean.
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 *Nourishing Plot is written by Becky Plotner, ND, traditional naturopath, GAPS who sees clients in Rossville, Georgia. She works as a Certified GAPS Practitioner who sees clients in her office, Skype and phone. Since her son was delivered from the effects of autism (Asperger’s syndrome), ADHD, bipolar disorder/manic depression, hypoglycemia and dyslexia through food she continued her education specializing in Leaky Gut and parasitology through Duke University, finishing with distinction. This is not a news article published by a paper trying to make money. This blog is put out by a mom who sees first hand the effects of nourishing food vs food-ish items. No company pays her for writing these blogs, she considers this a form of missionary work. It is her desire to scream it from the rooftops so that others don’t suffer from the damaging effect of today’s “food”.

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