Coconut Bread (And More Uses For Coconut)

coconut bread

Coconut is a tremendously versatile ingredient, and you can integrate it into your diet in many different ways. On this page I’ll explain a little about coconut flour, coconut oil, coconut vinegar and coconut aminos.

Consider using a high quality coconut flour instead of your regular baking flour. Coconut bread is a filling snack that will kill any hunger pangs during your Candida treatment. You can eat this bread as much as you want during the diet. Coconut bread is one of the lowest-carb breads that you can find, and its also high in fiber which is great for your digestive system.

Coconut oil

Coconut oil is an incredibly healthy supplement that should be one of your first choices as an antifungal. It that contains 3 different fatty acids (Caprylic Acid, Capric Acid, Lauric Acid) that have been found to be effective against Candida (see research studies here and here).

Of course you can take Caprylic Acid capsules and get many of the same benefits as coconut oil. However if you follow the whole food approach and integrate natural coconut products into your diet, that’s even better.

Coconut oil is a really easy and inexpensive antifungal to add to your diet. Just take 1-2 tablespoons of the oil every day to start with. If you don’t experience any Die-Off symptoms you can increase your dose. If you take too much your body will quickly let you know (stomach cramps and diarrhea are the usual symptoms!), but your digestive system can cope with quite large amounts before you see this.

Of course coconut oil has a wide range of other benefits for your body, beyond just getting your Candida overgrowth under control. Its great for your hair and skin, keeps your cholesterol levels low, boosts your immune system and can provide relief from a variety of other complaints.

Here’s another reason why coconut oil is great for a Candida diet. Many Candida sufferers lose weight while on the Candida Diet because of the changes in their eating routine. Coconut oil is high in calories (remember these are ‘good’ calories, not like junk food!). So if you feel like you are losing too much weight, coconut oil is a great way to boost your calorie intake. One tablespoon contains about 120 calories. You can find a good quality virgin coconut oil at the candida store.

You can also use coconut oil for cooking instead of your usual olive oil. Coconut oil is actually very heat stable, so it doesn’t break down into unhealthy trans fats when you cook it in high temperatures.

Coconut aminos and coconut vinegar

If you’re struggling to create a tasty salad dressing while on the diet, or you’re frustrated that you can’t use soy sauce, don’t worry. Coconut aminos are a wonderful substitute for regular soy sauce, while coconut vinegar will make some delicious salad dressings and marinades. Both are packed full of nutrients and are perfect for a Candida diet. You can buy coconut aminos and coconut vinegar online at the Candida store.

If you’re looking for more detail on how to plan and prepare meals during your Candida diet, check out my Ultimate Candida Diet treatment program.

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Comments

  1. Megan says

    Hi there, was wondering about the baking powder ingredient. Baking powder contains cornstarch which we shouldn’t have on the diet right? I made a bread this evening and substituted baking soda with cream of tartar.

    One more question- can flaxseed meal be subbed for the buckwheat flour?

    • Lisa Richards says

      Hi Megan, the amount of cornstarch would be so tiny that you shouldn’t need to worry about it. And yes, if you want to avoid cornstarch entirely then you can mix baking soda and cream of tartar to make a homemade replacement for baking powder.

  2. Julie says

    I made two loaves of this bread today. The first I followed the recipe as written and it’s surprisingly really good. I made a second one and omitted the stevia and added two tsp of chopped fresh rosemary and a large minced clove of garlic for a savory bread. It’s also really good. Thanks for the recipe:)

    • Lisa Richards says

      There’s no easy answer to that! It really depends on the brand of Stevia that you use, and your own preference for how sweet you want the bread to taste.

  3. Luna Makaia says

    Trying this tonight, but I was curious what you would recommend to substitute for the coconut milk? I have both hemp and almond milk but wasn’t sure if they would be creamy enough to use the same amount for the desired results.
    Thank you!

  4. Jo says

    I am excited to try this recipe and more! We are battling candida in our house right now! I do have on question -Can you use coconut sugar instead of stevia?
    Thank you so much!

    • Lisa Richards says

      Sorry Jo, coconut sugar is too high on the glycemic index. Try stevia, xylitol or erythritol instead.

  5. Aleksandar says

    Lisa, what do you think about adding bicarbonate soda to let this bread grow a little more?

    Thanks a lot for everything!

  6. Kristen says

    I just found out that I have candida and came across your website this week. I made the bread today and it is so delicious! I am considering adding walnuts to the recipe. Do you think it would still work?

  7. christina says

    I made this bread twice now. It is saving my life, thank you for the recipe. On week 4 of the anti-candida diet, but I had a few drinks on my birthday and started over last week because of it. I found out yesterday that if you have more than 50g of carbs/day, they turn into sugars and I eat the blue tortilla chips. I am wondering if there is a way to find out how many carbs are in this bread so I don’t go over?

    thanks again!
    christina

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