Awhile ago our family did the GAPS diet, which means no sugar and no grain (among other things). I thought I would miss sugar the most, but that wasn’t the case at all. I was actually pretty okay without it. I think it might have to do with the huge amount of probiotics I’d been consuming. Has anyone else experienced this? A reduction in sugar cravings when you eat more probiotics? But I did really miss starches and grains. So, this recipe for GAPS granola was a lifesaver. And it was a hit with people not even on GAPS!
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Love this recipe! And I tweeked it a bit for a membrane and blood sugar stabilizing boost:
Organic, homemade ghee for the oil
Dried blueberries for the fruit
1/2 cup walnut and pecans
1 tsp Electrolyte water
Dash black pepper
Dash tumeric powder
Dash cayenne pepper to taste
Whisk ghee, electrolyte fluid, honey, cinnamon, salt, pepper, cayenne, and tumeric separately, then toss by hand into the nuts.
A delicious, alternative recipe with a hint of sweet and spicy! Namaste
Was looking for a nut free option to send to school with homemade gaps yoghurt. Winner! My daughter helped to make this and loves it. From a girl who wouldn’t eat pepitas or sunflower seeds pre gaps! Thanks
stopped craving sugar and carbs in general when I added more fat to my diet. Gaps diet is pretty high in fat, so, I would think it’s that more than the probiotics, although increasing beneficial bacteria by probiotics would reduce the pathogens that crave and use the sugars and carbs so maybe a combination of both…
I just made this and it’s amazing! My roommates came home and said it smelled like Christmas :) I’ve missed granola while following the GAPS diet and this made me so happy!! I can’t wait to try it with my homemade coconut milk
Probiotics are good for treating yeast overgrowth, and sugar cravings can be (though aren’t always) connected to yeast overgrowth, so it makes sense that it wasn’t hard for you to give up sugar. Thanks for sharing! I have issues with gluten and oats, but I love granola. Glad for another recipe to try.
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