WinkGrains, starchy vegetables, sugar, and artificial sweeteners are not part of the bariatric diet! So for many years I missed out on the occasional birthday cake, and grew tired of constantly having egg dishes for breakfast - no matter how creative I got with them. Only recently did I learn about nut flours and the wonderful baked goods that can be made grain-free and bariatric-friendly for an occasional treat or break from the ordinary!
Kelly Brozyna is one of my favorite grain-free bakers. Her recipes produce bakery items so similar to conventional wheat/dairy/sugar versions that no one will feel deprived. Kelly developed these recipes for her family who were suffering from celiac disease, gluten intolerance, ADD and autism, but the recipes are perfect for patients maintaining long-term weight loss from obesity surgery.
Best-of-all, Kelly Brozyna’s grain-free bakery recipes are innovative and easy! Here are a few of my breakfast bakery favorites:
Who doesn’t love a good grain-free banana bread recipe? Double the recipe and freeze the loaves inside a one-gallon freezer bag. It’s quick and easy to slice off a piece in the morning (slice a thick piece and then halve that), lightly warm it in the microwave, smear it with a little Greek yogurt cheese and serve alongside breakfast turkey sausage.
Grain-free egg crepes are wonderful and packed with protein. I prefer mine made perfect for the bariatric diet by filling it with savory meat and veggies and served with a side of fresh seasonal fruit. My favorite filling is chicken, brie, and asparagus!
And my family loves grain-free Chai Granola packed with nutrient-dense walnuts and chia seeds. I serve this over Steamboat Yogurt made using nut milk, and top it with fresh berries – viola! The yogurt recipe can be found in Kelly’s cookbook The Spunky Coconut Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts.
As for my next birthday cake, I am sure to try Kelly’s recipe for grain-free Lava Cake, which looks chockfull of gooey chocolate goodness. Don’t overdo it with this cake as the chocolate potentially can cause dumping syndrome. Instead, cuddle up next to someone special and spoon together (that is to say, share a cake)!
More grain-free bakery recipes from Kelly Brozyna can be found on The Spunky Coconut blog and in her two cookbooks:
- The Spunky Coconut Grain-Free Baked Goods and Desserts illustrated cookbook offers 80 innovative gluten-free and casein-free recipes, including 50 which are egg-free.
- The Spunky Coconut Cookbook: Gluten Free, Casein Free, Sugar Free offers 115 recipes, including 30+ raw-inspired recipes, free of gluten, dairy, sugar, peanut, corn and soy, and artificial sweeteners.
Inspired by raw food, Kelly Brozyna incorporates nut milks and natural alternatives to sugar to create delicious grain-free cake, pie, ice cream, bread, cookies, and breakfast.
See other recipes in my collection! Simple use the search bar in obesity, located in the top right of this page, and type in the words “bariatric recipe.” My recipes should pop to the top of your results list!
I am sharing my wonderful recipe make-overs with you that have helped me to be successful in maintaining my weight loss from bariatric surgery in 2003. These include delicious protein shakes - some of which taste even better than the delicious fat and sugar-laden Frappucinos at Starbucks,** protein bars** that are far more healthy and affordable than those you buy online/in-store, and awesome** recipe-makeovers of foods you love** but are no longer part of a bariatric life food plan.
You can read about my decision to have weight loss surgery back in 2003 and my journey to maintain a lifetime of obesity disease management since that time. My wish is to help you on your own journey of lifetime obesity disease management with shareposts along the way to help you navigate that journey successfully.
Cheryl Ann Borne, writing as My Bariatric Life, is a contributing writer and Paleo recipe developer for HealthCentral’s Obesity Community. Cheryl is an award-winning healthcare communications professional and obesity health advocate who has overcome super obesity and it’s related diseases. She publishes the website MyBariatricLife.org and microblogs on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Cheryl also is writing her first book and working on a second website. Watch her transformational video on Vimeo.