*Adopted with permission from the Institute of Functional Medicine
For more information on eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet see the end of the post.
Zucchini Bread - Yields 14 slices.
- 1⁄4 cup walnuts, ground finely in blender
- 1 3⁄4 cups brown rice flour
- 1⁄2 cup arrowroot
- 2 tsp. baking soda
- 1⁄4 tsp. salt
- 1⁄2 cup chopped walnuts
- 11⁄2 cups finely sliced zucchini
- 1⁄4 cup safflower or sesame oil
- 6 Tbsp. apple juice concentrate
- 2 Tbsp. fruit sweetener, or rice syrup, or pear honey (refer to recipe on page 21)
- Egg Replacer to equal 2 eggs (refer to recipe on page 26)
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix finely ground walnuts with flour, arrowroot, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Stir in the chopped walnuts. In a separate bowl, mix together the zucchini, oil, apple juice, pear honey, egg replacer, lemon and vanilla. Add to the flour mixture and stir until just moistened. Do not over mix. Pour into a greased 9" x 5" loaf pan and bake for 55-60 minutes or until cake tester inserted in middle comes out clean. Cool in pan for 10 minutes, then remove from pan and cool on wire rack.
What is eating a Hypo-Allergenic Diet?
Hypo-Allergenic is also known as Oligoantigenic or Elimination diet.
This means that we avoid eating the most common ingredients that cause people inflammation and digestive issues. IT IS NOT A DIET TO LOSE WEIGHT. It should be viewed more as a food sensitivity TEST.
The top 5 offenders include: wheat, dairy, corn, soy, and eggs.
Note that some of the foods on the list are very nutritious, so if you are not sensitive to the food, bring them back into your diet (ie. eggs).
Try and stay away from packaged, canned, processed and deep fried foods. And be cautious of dehydrated and dried foods for they often contain added sugars and preservatives. Raw and fresh is often your best bet for optimal health.
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