Candida Diet Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes

 Gluten Free ● Nut Free ● Sugar Free ● Candida Diet Safe ● with vegan options

Candida Diet Chocolate Coconut Cupcakes 

Hello everyone! This recipe is a bit different from my other recipes. This recipe is a safe Candida Diet friendly recipe. Recently my Mom (Abigail) went on the Candida Diet (for more information on the Candida Diet look it up online asking “What is the Candida Diet?”). 

Since she went on the diet I have been looking up new recipes and ways I can make yummy safe treats for her. 

This is a Candida diet safe Chocolate Coconut Cupcake (which is also free of almost all allergies and safe for most diets). This is also a sugar free bake so it is technical healthy if you think about it 😋

So if you are on the candida diet, are sugar free, gluten free, etc., then this is the treat for you.

Here are some tips on Ingredients to stay candida safe and just tips for quality.  

Coconut Flour 

Coconut Flour is really tricky to work with. Coconut flour has a tendency to suck all the liquid from a recipe which is why in recipes using coconut flour there are so many liquids and just a small amount of coconut flour. At first it may seem like too much liquid but trust me this works. Any less liquid and it would be dry. 

For coconut flour I recommend using Bob's Red Mill Organic Coconut Four . This company in my opinion has some of the best allergen free ingredients for baking. 


Flaxseed is the best binder (besides eggs) for Coconut Flour. Coconut flour bakes are really crumbly so you want a good binder (it will still be crumbly but a lot less than without). Flaxseed along with being a great binder is also very good for your gut and overall health so this makes it perfect for a Candida diet bake where you are trying to heal and help your gut. 

I recommend using Bob's Red Mill Flaxseed Meal . They, as I said before, have some of the best ingredients for allergy free baking. 

(For more information look this up online or on the back of the Flaxseed Meal package). 


I recommend using powdered collagen from the Vital Proteins brand. There is their original Collagen Peptides powder which is really good or their amazing Vital Proteins Collagen Peptides, Chocolate, 32.56 oz powder. The chocolate collagen powder is the one I use in this recipe. Note: the chocolate collagen is made exclusively at Costco.  


For butter you want to make sure you use a good brand. I recommend a grass fed butter. This is because of the Candida diet. If you are not using butter, use the same amount of coconut oil. Butter and coconut oil have the same ratio to each other so really you can use either or both. Whatever you prefer.    


Unsweetened Sunbutter is the perfect topping for this baked treat. I recommend using the SunButter® brand and getting their unsweetened or no sugar added sunbutter. You can use sunbutter, Sunflower Seed spread, or something of this nature, it's all the same. Just make sure it is unsweetened, or with no sugar added. This lets you have it on the Candida diet. 

Also if you are sugar free this is perfect for you. 



¼ cup coconut oil, melted 

*½ butter, melted 

5 tsp stevia 

1 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce  

1 cup unsweetened coconut milk 

1 tbsp lemon juice 

2 tsp baking soda 

1 tsp salt

¾ cup cocoa powder 

2 scoops of powdered collagen (I recommend the chocolate one, but original works just as good) 

1 cup coconut flour 

3 tbsp flaxseed meal (Bob’s Red Mill)

9 tbsp warm Water 


Unsweetened Sunbutter 

+Hemp Seeds 

+optional toasted coconut flakes 

*For Vegan bakers omit the butter and use the same amount of Coconut Oil to replace the butter. So instead of ½ cup butter, you use ½ cup Coconut Oil

Also if you are on a more extreme Candida Diet, with no dairy, then do the same thing as above.  


For the best baking results I recommend leaving the batter in the fridge overnight. Overnight in the fridge gives the best results for a less crumbly cupcake. 

What to do is to make the batter the evening before and then in the morning bake the cupcakes. This is how I personally bake these treats.  

Special equipment: 

2 (12 cup muffin tin/pan) or one 12 muffin tin/pan but spread out the baking.  

Measuring spoons and cups

Paper cupcake liners 

Oven temperature: 350 

Bake Time: 20-25minutes 

Cool Time is about 1 hour+ 


Making the Batter

  1. In a small bowl or cup, measure out and mix together the warm water and flaxseed. Let sit for 5+ minutes. This is an essential part to the baking because this will bind the batter and help make it less crumbly. 
  2. In a bowl mix together the melted coconut oil, butter, applesauce, stevia, coconut milk, lemon juice, baking soda, and salt. It will look like a lot of liquid but this is needed to get the perfect bake when using coconut flour. 
  3. Then add in the warm water & flaxseed mix (it should be a little thick & gloopy mix), collagen (note: if not using the chocolate one, then you will want to add 1-2 more tsp of stevia), cocoa powder, and coconut flour. Mix well until all is combined. 

Into the Refrigerator 

  1. For the best baking results, I recommend letting the batter set in the refrigerator overnight to a day or more. You can skip this step, but note that they might be more crumbly than without the setting time. Letting it sit in the refrigerator for a good amount of time seems to help the batter come together perfectly. Though this is not essential and can be skipped. 


  1. When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 350. Note: you will want to wait to bake until the oven is at 350. This lets it have a more accurate bake.
  2. Put cupcake liners in the tins (or if not using liners = spray the pan with oil). Then fill the muffin tins with the batter, filling the tins about half-way (1½ - 2 cookie scoops). 
  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the tester comes out clean. The cupcakes will be soft and will seem not completely done, but if when you put a tester through it and it comes out clean without the batter sticking to it, it's done! 
  4. Once done, let the cupcakes sit for about an hour or more. This lets it cool and set completely. 
  5. Once cooled, top it off with Sunbutter and even add some hemp seeds or coconut flakes on top as garnish. Or eat it plain, whatever you would like, though Sunbutter is strongly recommended by me and my family.  
  6. Eat & Enjoy this Candida diet bake! 

Happy Candida Baking! 

-Love, Moriyah 💛 


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