The author of the original recipe is Edyta Skorupska:
I modified it slightly for people with Candida overgrowth. The cake is delicious – it can be a slightly sweet snack or a savoury dessert.
– 2 cups oat flakes
– 2 cups hot vegetable milk or fruit juice
– 1 cup almonds
– 2 tablespoons freshly ground flaxseed
– 2 teaspoons chia seeds
– 100 ml maple or date syrup or xylitol for sweetness
– 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
– 2 tablespoons peanut butter
– 1 banana
– a handful of dried fruits (goji fruit, raisins, apricots, mango, pineapple)
1. Pre-heat the oven to 180C [350F] and line a baking tray with baking paper.
2. Put the flakes into a bowl, pour the milk or juice and cover tightly, then let sit for 20 minutes.
3. Put all ingredients except for the fruits into a blender and mix them roughly – the almonds don’t need to be finely ground, just chopped.
4. Cut and add the fruits, put the dough onto the tray and bake for 30-35 minutes.
This version is a good substitute for a store-bought chocolate bar – it’s nutritious, easy to take with you wherever you go. If you want to make it a bit more special, you can spread some caramel on it (made from soaked dates and peanut butter mixed into a cream) and decorate with melted chocolate.
Another cookie recipe good for a self-sufficient snack (in which case you should supplement B vitamins) or a good base for a small amount of fruit.
– 1 cup oatmeal
– 1/2 cup almond flour (or ground almonds)
– 2 cups oat flakes
– 80g of melted coconut oil or clarified butter (ghee)
– 2 eggs
– 1/2 cup of xylitol (you can add more if you want the cookies to be very sweet)
– 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
– no-sugar jam or dark chocolate for decoration
Mix the ingredients, work the dough and form the cookies on a tray lined with baking paper. You can poke them to make room for jam or melted chocolate. Bake for about 15 minutes in 180C [350F].
My daughter came up with the recipe for these cookies, and their name comes from the chocolate stripes on top 🙂
The cookies contain flour, nuts and oil, so they can be a good addition to a small amount of fruit.
– 1 cup of spelt flour
– 1 tablespoon of rice flour
– 1 tablespoon of cornstarch
– 2/3 of a cup of ground almonds (or other nuts)
– 3 teaspoons of cocoa powder
– 1 teaspoon of baking soda
– 1/3 of a cup of xylitol
– 1/2 of a cup of clarified butter (ghee)
– 1 egg
All you need to do is combine the ingredients, work the dough and form cookies on a baking tray. Bake in 180C [350F] for 15-20 minutes. When finished, pour melted chocolate onto them in stripes after they’ve cooled.
An example of a cake people with Candida overgrowth can eat – instead of flour, this recipe uses ground almonds and instead of sugar, xylitol. Your body needs to get used to xylitol, so you should be careful with the amount 🙂 When heat processed, the oranges lose most of their vitamin C content and become harmless, but add moisture and flavor to the cake.
– 2 small oranges
– 250 g ground almonds or nuts
– 180 g of xylitol
– 6 eggs
– a teaspoon of baking powder
– chocolate (85% Lindt)
– a tablespoon of coconut oil.
1. Peel the oranges and cut them into small pieces. Put them into a pot with a little bit of water and stew until soft, then blend into a smooth mousse.
2. Mix the eggs in a mixer with xylitol into a fluffy consistency.
3. Add the mousse into the eggs and xylitol, then add almonds, vanilla and the baking powder. Mix until well combined.
4. Put the dough into a pan lined with baking paper.
5. Bake in 180C [350F] for an hour.
6. Break the chocolate into small pieces and give it a water bath after adding coconut oil.
7. Pour the melted chocolate onto the cake.
For people with a sweet tooth, completely cutting out sugar when treating an overgrowth of Candida is torture. Not only is sugar addictive, Candida will also ask for more of it by producing a substance similar to insulin.
The good news is that you can eat sweets even with an overgrowth of Candida, you just need to make them yourself 🙂
Today’s recipe for the easiest sweets to make: hedgehog cookies.
In the basic form, you’ll only need two things:
– about a cup and a half of chopped almonds
– dark chocolate with no sugar (it could be Lindt 85% – it contains demerara sugar [brown cane sugar], mentioned at the end, so only in a small amount). Those who like it sweet can add a tablespoon of xylitol (birch tree sugar, which is as sweet as white sugar, but has the opposite, even beneficial properties, including being antifungal and anticarious).
Melt the chocolate using the water bath method or steam, add the xylitol (optional) and stir. Add the chopped almonds to a bowl and mix with the molten chocolate until they are completely covered.
Use a spoon to form small round cookies and place them on baking paper. Wait for the chocolate to solidify. This may take a while, so it’s a good idea to make them in the evening and leave overnight to cool.
You can enrich the cookies by adding goji fruit and expanded millet groats, in which case they become a perfect snack by themselves. In the base form, because of the high content of fat and magnesium, you should complete them with vitamin B6.