I made this Paleo bread the other day and it was really delicious. Even my partner who usually hates such food experiments really enjoyed it, so much so that I had to hide it so there would be some left for me.
I immediately thought I bet this would be great for postnatal mums. There are a whopping eight eggs in it which will help you keep up your strength and rebuild. It’s also wheat free, dairy free and yeast free too. Psyllium husk is also great for keeping things moving. Ayurvedically it’s awesome for pacifying Vata – the predominant energy of the Postnatal period. And best of all it’s really easy to make.
It’s really nutrient dense so I found it hard to eat too much at once, and I served it with some olive oil and some lovely Dukkah. If some of the ingredients seem a bit hard to find try the organic/ health food section of the supermarket, health and whole food shops or online.
The recipe comes from Going Paleo by Pete Evans and it’s titled Nic’s Paleo Bread.
100g Almond Meal ( Sifted)
50g Coconut Flour
4 tablespoons psyllium husk powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
8 eggs beaten until fluffy
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
4 tablespoons extra – virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon dried mixed herbs or equivalent fresh ( I used Rosemary, Thyme and Oregano from my garden)
A few good pinches of sea salt and freshly ground black pepper.
Set the oven to 120 deg C and grease a loaf tin, line the base and sides with baking paper.
Combine dry ingredients, then add beaten eggs, vinegar, olive oil, herbs, salt and pepper. Mix well. Scoop the mixture into the tin and spread out evenly. Bake for 80 mins or until a skewer inserted into bread comes out clean. Remove from the oven, allow to cool a little in the tin, then turn out onto a wire rack. Slice and eat. How lovely and simple. Hope you enjoy it.
Let me know what you thought if you made it, or if you have any other great postnatal dishes please, let me know. Please leave a comment.