Sunday, March 30, 2014

SCD Dessert-Honey Nut Cake and Parfait

Specific Carbohydrate Diet-Easy Healthy Dessert Recipe


Grind almonds in the blender, not the food processor, to make almond flour.  

If you've got Crohn's or IBS and are on the Specific Carb Diet, you do NOT have to give up dessert! No flour?  No problem!  This recipe works for Paleo diet folks and gluten free as well.  I DO use honey to sweeten, not too much or it makes me ill.  You can use stevia or whatever you normally use to sweeten. And don't make that face and start thinking that honey isn't sugar and this is going to taste all weird and not like a dessert at all.  Just between us, I think a honey cake is 100 times more delicious than a cake sweetened with insipid tasteless white sugar.  Pick a honey with flavor.  I've tried lots but my favorite in the entire world is orange blossom honey

Make SCD Yogurt

This Should Be A Kitchen Staple

If you haven't made it yet, do it. The homemade yogurt puts the right bacteria back into your digestive tract, healing you from the inside out and making the constant churning go away.
I make, at least, 1 quart a week. I can use it in so many recipes.

SCD Honey Nut Cake Recipe

This Is An Easy Cake Recipe

You can add grated lemon or orange rind, spices like cinnamon and cloves, turn it into a carrot cake with grated carrots and raisins, or eat it plain, it's so good!


  • 4 tablespoon butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup yogurt
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour


  1. Almond flour sounds tricky but it's just ground almonds. Pop some almonds in your blender and voila! Almond flour.
  2. Preheat oven to 310. Use a mixer to whip ingredients together. Pour into a buttered 8" square glass pan. Bake 30 minutes until cake tests done. case you were wondering if that green bowl is a radioactive bowl from The Atomic Age, yes.  That absolutely IS uranium glass.  More on that another time.

Fruit Parfait

Use fresh or Frozen Fruit

What's in your freezer or on your counter? I have some frozen strawberries so I thawed those, added some yogurt, honey, and a dash of vanilla and mashed it all into a pink delicious parfait filler.


  • Strawberries or any fruit you like
  • Honey to taste
  • About 1/2 cup yogurt
  • dash of vanilla extract


Layer inside a pretty glass, crumbled cake, then yogurt, repeat. I sprinkled unsweetened grated coconut on top and a fresh strawberry would have looked even prettier, but I don't have any fresh.


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