Candida Killing Cinnamon Cookies

Sugar-Free Candida Killing Cinnamon Cookies

Oh the dreaded Candida diet! If you’re in it, you may have a lot of questions, doubts, fears, etc… Let’s help get you through this!

I’ve been feeling guilt for my lack of sugar-free eating this last week due to travels, but my guilt was doubled when I received emails from some of you nice readers asking about the candida diet. It’s time to get back in the swing of things and back to being naturally sweet. Thank you for the nudge! For those of you who are new to our site, the three of us sisters suffered from candida for quite a few years and when we learned what it was and how to heal it, it led us down the path to natural sweeteners and ultimately, this blog. While we don’t follow the strict candida diet anymore, we do strive to live a healthy, balanced lifestyle. Whether candida is a problem for you or not, occasionally eating foods that are candida friendly is a great way to maintain a healthy, alkaline body. If you are following the candida diet, we have a big treat for you! While we don’t claim that the diet (or these cookies) will heal all ailments, we have found it to improve our own health. And while on the candida diet, we do claim these cookies to completely help your sanity!

How to make candida cookies

One of the best things that can be done while on a candida cleanse is to increase raw vegetables, eggs and nuts. However, just living off of veggies for several weeks is no fun. For greater chance of success and staying devoted to the cleanse, delicious snacks and treats are in order! Let’s make some candida-friendly cookies!


These candida cookies are a great example of one treat we would eat when we followed the candida diet. You might be surprised that some of the items on the list are acceptable for the diet. You might also be surprised at how easy this recipe is. Don’t let that fool you, these cookies are candida diet perfection.

Sugar-Free Candida Cookies

These cookies contain healthy fats, proteins and sugars that are all acceptable for the diet. The cinnamon enhances flavor, reduces inflammation and promotes good digestion. The xylitol sweetens these cookies while helping to kill the candida! Yes, xylitol is a fabulous lifesaver on this cleanse because it can help speed up your healing by killing off the candida! That’s a pretty sweet deal for a cookie. Please treat yourself and enjoy!

Natural Candida Cookie Recipes


Candida Killing Cinnamon Cookies
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Serves: 8-9 cookies
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil, at room temperature
  • 1½ Tablespoons Natural Unsweetened Almond, Cashew or Sunflower Seed Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Xylitol
  • 1 Large Egg (if your eggs are small, please use 2 eggs)
  • ¼ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ teaspoon Sea or Pink Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract*
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 3 Tablespoons Coconut Flour (or 4-5 Tablespoons Flour of choice, we like Spelt Flour)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together the coconut oil, nut butter and xylitol together until combined. Add the egg and mix well. Add the baking soda, baking powder, salt and vanilla. Add the cinnamon and flour and mix until combined. Scoop out the dough with a small cookie scoop and roll into smooth spheres. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 7-9 minutes. Allow to cool on the pan for AT LEAST 3 minutes.
If doing the candida diet, you'll want to verify that the extracts you use have absolutely no sugars added to them! This may be a good idea in general, but it is very important when trying to kill off yeast and sugar overgrowth.

Candida Cookies

Natural Sweet Recipes
Candida Killing Cinnamon Cookies
Average Rating
2.5 Based on 4 Review(s)


  1. Katie Baker says

    Hi ladies, I really liked these cookies. They were simple but a nice treat and a much needed sweet. I used almond flour. Thank you for the recipe.

  2. Danielle says

    Hi girls ! I added a little almond milk to see if they would get a bit stickier. I would say an egg for those who aren’t vegan or a “flax egg” might help! The taste was yummmmmmmyyyy though!

    • says

      Oh sorry they were a little crumbly. We have found the texture really varies based on what kind of almond butter is used. That’s a great suggestion! Thanks for the idea!

  3. Wendy Sue says

    where have you been all my life??? i wish i saw these sooner. they tasted soooo good. I’ve been dying without sweets. THANK YOU!

  4. Alex says

    Hey, I tried these the other day and loved them!!! My dough needed a little bit more flour, maybe 2 tablespoons. I really love the flavor and texture of these!! They were really a great treat.

    • says

      Hi Gretchen,
      We haven’t made these with just stevia, but 1 teaspoon liquid stevia would probably work fine. Xylitol melts and helps the cookie spread out, so you won’t need as much flour. Thanks!

  5. Christina says

    These cookies are delicious!!! I am loving your blog! Thanks so much! I just found out I have a candida allergy and have been so sad because I’m a baker! Love to bake. I thought my baking days were behind me :( thanks to your blog and stories, I see that doesn’t have to be. Lots of healthier recipes out there for me (and my family). Thanks again.

    • says

      Hi Christina,
      Thanks so much for your comment! We totally understand feeling like you can’t bake favorite treats. We are so glad you found our blog and hope our recipes will continue to help and that you guys will enjoy them! Thanks for sharing your comment, it made our day! :)

  6. Julie says

    Made these tonight, and they were pretty soft and they fell apart picking them up off the cookie sheet. They tasted great, though! My husband said it was like eating cookie dough. I am going to try adding some guar gum next time to see if that helps.

    • says

      Oh no! I’m sorry the texture wasn’t very good. Did you allow them to cool completely before removing from the pan? Also, we use large eggs. Was your egg large? I will update the recipe to say large eggs since that also helps bind the ingredients. I am glad you at least enjoyed the taste of these! Guar gum could also work great. Please let us know how you like the results if you try it!

  7. Adam Gordon says

    Great idea. Unfortunately, coconut flower is dense and requires a long transit time. During the time traveling through the body, it begins to ferment. Yeast love fermentation. Xylitol has other issues around candidiasis. Best not to say this is a candida killing cookie. It’s very misleading and since people crave sweets when out of balance, they are likely to eat lots of these thinking they are actually killing candida.

    • Adam Gordon says

      Additionally, xylitol is most often produced from GMO corn husks in a process called sugar hydrogenation. Nickel-alluminum alloy is used in that process. So not only is it GMO, it’s hydrogenated and has heavy metals. There’s more to say about xylitol but that should hopefully add pause to those health conscious folks who think xylitol is the panacea to their sugar blues.

      • says

        Thank you for your comment, Adam. In all our research and in talking with our Doctors, we have not heard of the fermentation of coconut flour in the gut. That is something we’d be interested to look into further. As far as xylitol goes, from what we have researched, the benefits outweigh any negatives. We have never been fans of corn based xylitol. There are many different sources for xylitol and we buy organic xylitol from birch trees. It is possible to find non-GMO sources for these sweeteners, but we leave that decision to our readers. From everything we’ve read and after curing candida in ourselves, we felt the title of these cookies was accurate. We appreciate your comment and will continue our research.

  8. Dina says


    Regarding this recipe and non-grain baking recipes in general, should an acid (such as apple cider vinegar) be used to activate the baking soda?

    I’ve made very basic almond flour muffins which includes 1 tsp apple cider vinegar and 1/2 tsp baking soda and they come out well. I’m new to baking, but as I understand it an acid ingredient double the amount of the baking soda is needed for the baked good to rise and to eliminate the baking soda taste. Is there an ingredient in your recipe that acts as an acid or am I getting this all wrong? Thanks.

  9. Sara says

    Ive gone through a lot of candida diet recipes for cookies and these are by far my favorite! And they are simple!! Thanks for the awesome recipe.

  10. Jennifer says

    I just made these, and unfortunately mine didn’t hold form very well. The taste was “fine”. However, I’m presuming that it’s because I used powdered stevia and my almond butter was pretty runny. I even added a little more vanilla for extra liquid, but it didn’t work. I may give this recipe one more shot with adjustments but that’s the last try.

    • says

      Hi Jennifer, I’m really sorry for how these turned out. The stevia will absolutely impact the recipe. I would say liquid stevia would work best if not using xylitol or erythritol. Thanks for the feedback.

  11. Kirsten says

    tried these tonight, I melted the coconut oil first and they turned out really fluffy and light! They were really easy to make I will defiantly be using this recipe again!

  12. Gwen says

    I am not sure what the fuss is all about with these cookies. It’s a basic recipe. No they don’t taste like your Grandmas cc cookie recipe. This is a candida friendly recipe! I thought they tasted good and the texture was fine. I like the almond butter addition.

  13. Terri says

    I made these tonight. They came out as good as they could. This is my first time on the candida diet and I needed to feel like I was eating a dessert. They held firm and are pretty tasty. I added fresh coconut flakes and pecans I had laying around. They did not spread out however, but I just pushed them down. I wouldn’t bake more than 10 mins either. Thanks for sharing!

    • says

      Hi Terri, thank you for your comment. You additions sound so delicious and I would love to try that next time! Thanks again for your feedback!

  14. Leanne says

    These were delicious!!! I followed the recipe exactly, and the cookies were perfect! Thank you! This satisfied my desire for a good Candida friendly dessert!

  15. Natalie says

    These cookies are amazing! I added some ginger to mine for an extra zing and they are absolutely perfect. These cookies will definitely help me get through my candida diet. Thank you!

  16. Angela says

    Made these using a flax egg instead of an egg because we have egg allergies. Turned out great! Very tasty! Thanks for a great treat that can be enjoyed on the candida diet!

  17. Cassandra says

    These are delicious! I actually found them to be a little on the light, fluffy, crumbly side too but I really like that. They’re were almost pancakey…but I loooovvveeee pancakes so okay with me! I used 2 packets of Stevia In The Raw instead of the Xylitol so that’s probably why they turned out dryer. I added carob chips to them …YUMMMMOOO! Thanks for the recipe! It will be great to play around with. Although everyone’s tastes vary, it’s still great to have some awesome recipes out there to turn to. :)

    • says

      Hi Carlee, these could probably be made without a sweetener, but you would need less flour. They also may be a bit too strong with the cinnamon if no sweetener is used.

  18. Janet Kline says

    any way to find out how you cured your candida. Did you just do the diet or did you take supplements too? And how do you know when your cured? I feel worse now that I’ve been eating candida friendly food.

    • says

      Hi Janet! I’m so sorry you are dealing with candida! Feeling worse off while on the candida diet is usually a very, very good sign that you are killing it off! Stick with it and you will begin to feel better soon! You can kill off the candida while just doing the diet, but supplements and other dietary suggestions are often the way to kill it quickly and effectively. Different doctors and natural healers have different protocols so there’s not just one way to kill it, just as long as you are not eating the main culprits – sugars and yeast. We have done the diet two different times – the second time with supplements. Supplements can be very helpful and also allow you to eat a bit more foods so you don’t have to be so strict (like some gluten like oats, rye and spelt) which allows us to keep with the diet for longer. The best way to kill it off and be sure you’ve killed it is to seek the help of a natural practitioner. They can help you through it and then they can test you to make sure it really is healed. Of course, once healed, it’s our job to keep our sugar intake in check so it doesn’t come back. Best of luck to you and we’ll be sure to share more candida-friendly recipes soon!

  19. Malinda Stutzman says

    These cookies are absolutely amazing!! I was about to get discouraged, I was craving sweets so much cuz I just switched to the very hard diet for candida. I’m on it only several days and going through the sugar withdrawl I must say is very hard. But I just got done eating one of those delicious cookies and I was so surprised how good and satisfyingly sweet they are. Wow great job!!! Thanks so much for having such things available for us! Even my Hubby and 2 boys 5 and 1 really like them too.

    • says

      Hi Malinda! We are so glad you love this recipe! I’m sorry the candida diet has been difficult! We definitely know how that is but knowing that our recipes are helping you through the diet makes us so happy! Thank you for your comment! Good luck with keeping this up! :)

  20. Shawna says

    Ive read the comments, and just wondered if any changes had been made to the recipe regarding problems many had. I was considering using one egg per recipe, and adding one egg white – for a bit more binder? I also only have Stevia (in various forms) at the moment. I read on one website that mixing almond milk with the baking (or powdered) Stevia until it is liquified can make a big difference when substituting it in – since it is drier. Wanted to ask before I try! Thank you!

    • says

      Hello! Comments made before 2014 are not truly relevant to this recipe since the recipe has been revisited to address some readers feedback. You do not need an extra egg or egg white for the new recipe. Stevia could work for this recipe but I can not give suggestions for the amount needed since I haven’t tried it. I would suggest decreasing the flour by a teaspoon and using liquid stevia if you have it since xylitol melts under heat and turns into extra liquid. I have not tried the almond milk/stevia substitution but that sounds interesting and may be beneficial in this recipe if you use powdered stevia. I hope that helps and I hope you enjoy these cookies!

  21. Gemma says

    I can’t thank you guys enough for this recipe. I LOVE it. I’ll actually keep making these cookies after I’m done with the candida diet they are that good. Thanks for making candida easier to get through!

  22. Shannon says

    Hey there, I was just wondering if Stevia is an acceptable replacement for Xylitol. I honestly had no idea what Xylitol was until I googled it just now and I’m not sure how easy it will be to find in a German grocerey store.

    • says

      Hi Shannon, you can use stevia in these cookies but we recommend using the xylitol. It seems some readers didn’t have the best results with stevia. You can buy xylitol online if you’re unable to find it at the grocery! we usually buy it from If you do try these cookies with stevia, we would recommend using liquid stevia (at least 1/2 teaspoon) and decrease the flour a bit. Good luck!

  23. Camille says

    WOW! These are so tasty. I was seriously craving a tasty anti-candida dessert and this completely satisfied that craving. Thank you thank you thank you!

  24. mi says

    Can I substitute honey for the xylitol? Would you know a recommended conversion amount? (I beat my Candida just recently so I can use honey but I still plan to make this as my first cookie because I’m scared to jump back into the sugar trap.)

  25. Brittany says

    So I’m not sure what happened, haha. I made these last night and had two ( they were very good btw) I wanted to save the rest so I stored them in a ziplock bag. The next morning I checked on them and they were GREEN! A nice all over mossy green! The only thing I did different is that I used stevia to sweeten instead. Any ideas?

    • says

      Oh no!! Another commenter had the same thing happen. This is a weird reaction of stevia or sometimes xylitol with coconut flour. It’s completely safe to eat, it just reacts in a weird way. It won’t happen all the time, but sometimes coconut flour causes that weird change. You can google it and find out more info if you are uneasy eating it. I completely understand it feels wrong to eat but it is safe. :) So sorry about that!

  26. Sheree says

    I made these tonight and they are so good. I made my own almond butter and used coconut flour. Thank You for sharing this recipe. It is hard to find desserts that do not contain sugar. This was quick and easy!!!!!

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