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I have such fond memories of my mom making me Dutch Babies on Easter morning, so this year, I decided to try my hand at making an (edible) paleo Dutch Baby.
You read that right-one that all of my boys would happily eat. I searched online, but didn’t find any recipes that were gluten free and paleo.
Y’all. I think I found it. It involves two different types of non-grain flours. One you’ve probably heard of, and one you probably haven’t.
What The Heck Is Cassava?
Cassava is a root vegetable. Also known as yucca, cassava root is rich in:
- dietary fiber
- potassium, and
- Vitamins b6 and C.
Y’all. This is huge! Unlike other gluten free flours, cassava flour is not from a gluten free grain. It’s a root vegetable. Which makes it paleo compliant.
A study conducted in the Philippines investigated the effects of root crops in lowering cholesterol levels. The study found that cassava significantly decreased total cholesterol levels. Additionally, cassava decreased LDL or bad cholesterol. It may also help lower triglyceride levels.
But why flour? Well, it measures 1:1 for wheat flour in baking. Plus, studies show that cassava helps support the nervous system and may decrease stress levels, anxiety, and irritable bowel syndrome. All that fiber is good for you!
So. Without further ado…here’s my amazing, delicious, eggy recipe.
Paleo Dutch Baby Recipe
- 1/4 cup butter
- 8 fresh eggs, room temperature
- 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 1/3 cup cassava flour
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1 teaspooon gluten-free vanilla powder
Put your butter to a 12-inch, heavy bottomed pan (I recommend that you use either ceramic or cast iron) and put your pan into the oven. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Add your eggs to your blender (I love my Vitamix) and blend on medium to high speed for 30 seconds.
Add the milk, flours, and vanilla, and blend until combined. Pour your batter into the now preheated, buttered pan and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven, and allow to de-puff.
Because of the different weight of the flours, this is a more eggy version of a traditional recipe-but still just as delicious!
If you’re following the Trim Healthy Mama Plan, this would qualify as an S as long as you serve it with fruit sweetened jam…and a pat of butter.