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Banana Nut Cake


Banana Nut Cake

1 cup butter, melted

1.5 cup Birch Xylitol or Erythritol*

½ teaspoon clear stevia

2 teaspoons vanilla

6 eggs

2 cups mashed banana

2 Tablespoons arrowroot powder

1 Tablespoon Baking Powder

½ Tablespoon Baking Soda

1¼ cups buttermilk

1 cup coconut flour

½ cup pecan meal

1 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350.  Add the ingredients in the order listed above and mix well between each item added.  This recipe makes 3 layers or a lasagna pan (10×14)

Bake for 30 minutes and then, turn the oven down to 325 and bake until a toothpick comes out clean.. Coconut flour turns out better on a lower time.

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 – 8 oz cream cheese, softened to room temperature

½ cup powdered Birch Xylitol or Erythritol

1 teaspoon clear or vanilla crème stevia

Mix the cream cheese,  xylitol and stevia together until well blended.

Add 1 and 1/3 cups mashed banana to the cream cheese mixture and blend well.

Add 1 teaspoon vanilla and mix well.

Add 2 cups of chopped roasted pecans.  ( I roast the pecans in a 300 degree oven while the cake cools, about 10 – 15 minutes.)  Roasting the pecans is optional, however, several in my family cannot eat raw pecans and yet have no problem with the roasted ones.  We love the flavor the roasted pecans give the frosting!

Whenever I make baked treats for people outside of my immediate family, I use Non-GMO organic erythritol as Xylitol can cause some people to have stomach distress.  We like Birch Xylitol, but it requires an adjustment time, so I don’t feed it to people who are not used to it.


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Buttermilk Biscuits – Gluten Free



Preheat oven to 450°F. Combine dry ingredients. Cut butter into flour mixture until it resembles small peas. Stir in buttermilk to form soft dough. Place mixture on top of wax paper and press to 1 inch thickeness.  Cut with a 2 inch biscuit cutter and place on a greased baking sheet.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.  Makes 9 biscuits.

I actually dusted a cutting board with some brown rice flour and shaped the dough and cut it out.  They did not brown well.  I will smear butter on the tops of them the next time.


I adapted this recipe from this link at Bob Red Mill.  http://www.bobsredmill.com/recipes.php?recipe=1143




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Flourless Cheesy Bread Recipe

Just made this for lunch.  It is amazingly good!

I used 1/2 c mozzarella because I didn’t have Parmesan.

I put 1/4 teaspoon REAL salt and sprinkled a good bit of garlic granules in the mix.  We all liked it and I will definitely be doing this again.

Flourless Cheesy Bread Recipe

(Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Primal-Friendly)

Serves 4


  • 1 egg, preferably from pastured hens
  • 1/2 cup packed grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup packed shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tb plain whole milk yogurt
  • 1/4 cup arrowroot*
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • pinch fine ground celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda



1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Mix with a hand mixer until well-combined. [Elizabeth: I used my standing mixer for this recipe, but a hand mixer would definitely work just as well.]

3. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or anExopat. Use a silicone spatula to spread the mixture out as thin as you can make it without seeing any holes.

4. Bake at 350 degrees for 18-22 minutes. The edges should be very browned, and the top should be nicely browned. [Elizabeth: mine took a few minutes longer–I don’t think I spread it quite thin enough!]

5. Remove from the oven and cool for a few minutes. Then use a pizza cutter or knife to cut the bread into wedges or pieces.

6. Serve! Leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container. To reheat, just place the slices in a toaster oven set at 200-250 degrees for a few minutes.

* Arrowroot is not GAPS-legal. See reader comment below for a GAPS-legal substitution.  (1/8 cup coconut flour for GAPS)

Here is the link online to the recipe




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