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Candida Killing Cinnamon Cookies

Candida Cookies candida sugar growth

After a few too many days of crepes and fish and chips this last week, my body is in need of a serious cleanse.

My guilt was doubled when I was reminded of a couple conversations and emails asking about the candida diet. I was reminded of my very healthy, very good eating habits that have since dwindled. You can read a little more about our experiences with this diet in our about page and how this diet really started us on this naturally sweet blog. Whether candida is a problem or not, occasionally eating foods that are candida friendly is a great way to maintain a healthy, alkaline body. We don’t claim that this diet will heal all ailments, but we have found it to improve our own health.

One of the best things that can be done while on a candida cleanse is to increase raw vegetables 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, yummy snacks and treats are in order!

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. I know I was!

Healthy sugar free Candida Cookies

These cookies contain healthy fats, grains 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! That’s a pretty sweet deal for a cookie!

UPDATE: Many people had problems with these cookies, so we have revisited this recipe. These cookies are now softer, firmer and more delicious! PLEASE NOTE: cookies will look a bit different than pictured due to the change of ingredients.

Candida Killing Cinnamon Cookies
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3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
1 Tablespoon Natural Unsweetened Almond Butter
3 Tablespoons Xylitol
1 Large Egg (if your eggs are small, please use 2 eggs)
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
1/4 teaspoon Sea or Pink Salt
1 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract*
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
3 Tablespoons Coconut Flour

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a small bowl, mix together the coconut oil, almond 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 coconut flour and mix until combined. Scoop out the dough and roll into smooth spheres. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 7-8 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 even more important when trying to kill off yeast and sugar overgrowth.

Makes 8 cookies

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20 comments

  1. Margot Goldstein

    Spelt flour is not ok for Candida, and neither is almond in the first stage of any Candida diet. Looks yummy thought! Maybe use coconut flour to make it more Candida friendly….

    • Thank you for your comment, Margot. We were under the impression that all these ingredients were okay for the candida diet. Different doctors have different protocols so we should have probably stated for readers to check with their doctor about what is acceptable for their specific regime. Thanks for the suggestion- we will add it in!

  2. Recipe calls for flax. Is this flax oil or seed (ground or whole)?

  3. Our dough did not hold shape. the dough was very crumbly. We followed the recipe exactly.

    • We are sorry! Results may vary based on your almond butter. If it is very hard or dry, the dough may be crumbly. Ours was very soft and oily. If you add a bit more coconut oil, just until they hold a shape, they should bake up fine. Thank you for the feedback.

  4. Hi girls ! So they were a little crumbly when I made them. I even added a little almond milk to see if they would get a big stickier. I would say an egg for those who aren’t vegan or a “flax egg” might help! The taste was yummmmmmyyyy though!

    • 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!

  5. Thank you for your blog and for this recipe. The first time I made these, like another poster, they did not take shape and were dry and too crumbly. The second time, I added an egg and some almond milk. I’m going to keep tweaking as needed, but I just wanted to tell you I appreciate your effort! This gives me a good foundation to work with. Cookies take mastery! :)

    • Wow, it sounds like this recipe is not working for most! I am sorry for that. I am glad you are able to salvage them. I will work on them as well so this won’t have to keep happening in the future for other readers. Thanks for your feedback!

  6. My cookies spread into one giant burnt cookie blob . I was so sad. But the batter was DELICIOUS. I think I will make again just for the batter. Yep that’s exactly what I’m gonna do.

    • Oh no!! I’m so sorry!! Too many readers are having problems with these cookies… time to retest where things went wrong. Glad you enjoyed the dough. I will make some updates for these cookies soon!

  7. 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.

  8. If I wanted to substitute stevia for the xylitol, what amount should I use?

    • 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. Please try decreasing flour by 2 tablespoons and then add as necessary. Thanks!

  9. 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.

    • 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! :)

  10. Made these tonight, the updated version, and they were so soft they fell apart just trying to pick 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.

    • 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!

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