Candida Diet Bread - A delicious gluten-free and nut-free bread recipe that is approved by kids and slices easily. No sugar, starch, or gums needed!
Can you eat bread on the candida diet?
Yes!...if it's prepared a certain way.
Because I struggle with Lyme, mold, and candida, I will be on a lower sugar diet for the rest of my life. Ergo, I need yummy recipes, not the least of which is bread, to sustain me.
All were rejected, one right after the other.
This bread is it. THE one for folks dealing with candida, like myself.
I can't believe it, and the great thing is it's so easy to make. No food processor, no soak time, and I have bread in under an hour!
It's also tasty, it slices well, it holds up to a slather of Sunbutter, and it's high in natural protein.
Reasons you'll love this bread
No sugar (sugar feeds candida);
No nuts (nuts have mold, which is related to fungus, which can feed candida);
No starches (starches are high in carbohydrates, which can feed candida);
No gums (gums are disruptive to gut health);
Grain-free flours - I use a combination of coconut and buckwheat flours to achieve the delicious texture and taste.
Baking soda and apple cider vinegar - This helps the bread rise and bake. Baking powder often contains corn, which isn't good for candida, so by using just baking soda, I avoid that.
Sea salt - This brings out all of the flavors.
Eggs - This won't work without eggs, sorry! They are crucial for structure and texture.
Water - This provides the liquid. My Homemade Coconut Milk works in here as well.
Oil - This provides a little richness to the bread. Many will probably be tempted to substitute it out for applesauce or the like. Don't! You need those healthy fats, especially on a lower carb diet, such as the candida diet.
Here are a few variations I've tried and loved
- Applesauce in place of 1/4 cup of water
- Milk in place of the water (my Coconut Milk is delicious in here!)
- Various spices to make it savory or 'sweet' (rosemary, garlic, onion, cinnamon, vanilla, pie spice, etc.)
- Add nuts or seeds; add some dried fruit if you're not eating for the candida diet (cinnamon raisin, anyone?)
This recipe makes a dense, short loaf, just an FYI.
I use this coconut flour in this recipe (coconut flours vary in absorbency, so please be aware).
For those with egg allergies, my best suggestion is to try my Yeast-Free Buckwheat Bread!
Candida Diet Bread
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup buckwheat flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp sea salt
- 4 large eggs
- ¾ cup water see Notes
- 2 Tbsp oil grapeseed, coconut, or olive all work
- 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix the dry ingredients (flours, baking soda, salt) together in a large bowl.
- Whisk the wet ingredients (eggs, water, oil, vinegar) in a separate bowl.
- Mix all until well combined.
- Pour batter into a well-oiled loaf pan.
- Bake 35-45 minutes or until springy to the touch.
- Remove and cover with a dish towel (while still in the pan).
- Let sit 5-10 minutes.
- Uncover, cut, and enjoy! This cuts best when completely cooled.