These candida friendly coconut flour pancakes follow strict candida diet guidelines & make for the perfect gluten free, candida diet breakfast alternative!
Breakfast is by far my favorite meal of the day. I frequently go from wanting something really sweet, to something really savory & I beg Devin to take me to Tucker’s (this AMAZING breakfast spot near us) almost weekly. But thanks to my insanely strict candida die-off diet, I’ve really had to use my imagination because all of those sweet & some of the savory things that I SO enjoy eating for breakfast, are completely off limits for me right now. UGH. BUT these candida friendly pancakes are here to save the day & are a perfect for a candida diet breakfast option!
If you’re new to the idea of a candida diet or candida friendly recipes, the purpose of the two is to die-off candida, also known as yeast overgrowth, found within our gut. Through the elimination of many foods, #1 being sugar…both added & natural, you should begin to see improvement due to the die-off of the yeast, which gives your gut micro biome a reset & can tremendously improve your gut & overall health.
Unfortunately many people have candida overgrowth, without even knowing it!
A candida friendly diet can be incredibly overwhelming. But for sure doable, as long as you follow the proper guidelines to get your gut back on track. Although you do have to eliminate sugar in all forms, refined grains, yeast, dairy, vinegar, raw foods, & alcohol, just to name a few, you are still able to enjoy many things such as healthy fats, nut butters, eggs, grass-fed beef, wild-caught fish, bone broth, collagen, cooked vegetables, sprouted grains, herbs, honey, herbal teas, & superfoods like chia seeds, flaxseeds, pumpkin, & hemp seeds!
Having candida friendly recipes at hand can be really beneficial for staying on track with your candida cleanse. They immediately eliminate the guessing of what you can or can’t have when it comes time to make a meal!
These candida friendly pancakes are perfect because they follow the candida diet cleanse & they make a fantastic & filling breakfast option! The base of these pancakes is coconut flour. Coconut flour, as well as, coconut oil falls within the guidelines of the candida diet. Coconut oil is highly beneficial when trying to die off yeast overgrowth due to it’s anti-microbial properties. The fatty acids found within coconut oil attack the candida membrane. This process assists with the die-off of the yeast.
PRO TIP: When buying coconut oil, be sure to look for unrefined, cold-pressed, & organic.
And since we’re on the topic of candida diet breakfast recipes, finding something that satisfies your morning sweet tooth might be a little tricky since most smoothies bowls, oats, granola, fruit, & toast is pretty much off limits when following the cleanse. For me personally, adding a little drizzle of raw almond butter definitely satisfies my sweet tooth & makes these delicious coconut flour pancakes that more filling! I also like to add a sprinkle of raw coconut flakes & raw cacao nibs for a little something extra!
ALSO…just so you know, you don’t have to be on a candida diet to enjoy these candida friendly pancakes. My little brother Mylan, is known to be a picky eater… my mom made him these pancakes & he LOVED them!
These coconut flour pancakes are candida diet approved &…
- easy to make
- gluten free
- grain free
- dairy free
- sugar free
- can be nut free by substituting the milk
Candida Friendly Coconut Flour Pancakes Recipe Notes:
This pancake recipe does call for three eggs. Some people may have differing opinions whether or not they see eggs being a part of the “dairy” category. I personally do believe the two are different. At the time of this post, I did tolerate eggs & they are allowed to be eaten while following a candida cleanse diet. You are more than welcome to try substituting the egg for a flax-egg, but it may cause the consistency & appearance of the batter to be a bit different. I personally did not test this recipe using a flax-egg or egg replacement.
I also used my homemade nut milk as an ingredient in this recipe too! Mainly because it doesn’t contain any added sugar, which is, as mentioned, off-limits when following the cleanse. If you are able to find a store-bought nut or seed milk that doesn’t contain any sugar – go for it!
This recipe also calls for a scoop of Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides. Collagen is one of the recommended foods/supplements to include when following a candida diet because it helps to reseal the lining of your gut. Before I transitioned to a vegan diet, I added collagen whenever possible!
Although I list collagen as an ingredient, it remains completely optional!
Candida Friendly Coconut Flour Pancakes
Candida friendly coconut flour pancakes made with homemade almond milk. Sugar free, dairy free, gluten free, grain free, & candida diet friendly.
- 3 Eggs
- 1/4 cup Homemade Nut Milk of Choice
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 2 tbsp Cold Pressed Coconut Oil
- Dash of Himalayan Pink Salt
- Dash of Cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
- 1 scoop Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides
- 1 tbsp Cold Milled Organic Flaxseed
- 1/4 cup Coconut Flour
- Shredded Coconut Flakes
- Cacao Nibs
- Almond Butter
Add dry ingredients to a bowl & whisk everything together, before adding in the wet ingredients - everything but the coconut oil! Do not over mix the batter. If the batter is lumpy, that is okay.
Heat a skillet with a spoonful of coconut oil.
Place the batter on the skillet. The batter will become a bit doughy, so spread the batter with a fork to make a circular shape.
Cook on medium to high heat until you see little air bubbles appear on the pancake.
Flip & cook the other side. This recipe makes about 8-10 pancakes based on your preferred size.
Add toppings & enjoy!
A candida diet can be challenging at times, but there are amazing recipes out there to assist you on your journey to bettering your health! Be sure to let me know if you try this candida friendly pancake recipe & don’t forget to pin this post to try out later!
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