Cinnamon Coconut Cereal (sweetened with Stevia)

Finally a Candida Diet Cereal that’s ok to eat, yay!

Crunchy, sweet & totally Candida diet and Paleo friendly!  

When I embarked on the Candida diet one of the hardest things to let go of for me were breakfast cereals. But it’s a good idea not to eat cereals because grains, especially processed ones, promote inflammation, not to mention that commercial cereals are full of refined sugar…

I used to eat cereal two to three times a day. As quick meal as well and even as snack straight out of the box (sound familiar?!) 

Hard to imagine now that to me who reaches to avocados as convenience foods, haha! I’ve come a long way these past five years!

Not sure if the names mean anything to you but I ate my fair share of Wheetabix, Shreddies and Tropical Müsli Mixes.

All of course contained not only wheat but also tons of sugar (even in the form of dried fruit) – no wonder my immune system packed in eventually!

Be that as it may, I have however fond memories of eating cereal.

Last week I got my first lot of raw milk delivered, yay!

I had no idea what to do with the milk as cooking would have destroyed all its goodness….

So I started researching and came across this groovy Paleo cereal recipe here and had to try it. It’s very similar, just that I added some Macadamia nuts and instead of maple syrup (the original recipe used) I added Vanilla liquid Stevia. I have to say the Stevia taste was a little too pronounced for my liking… but it was ok. Next time I’ll throw in some Xylitol and Vanilla pod for an even nicer flavour, and I would also use a rolling pin and extra parchment paper to make the cereal thinner.

Hope you are as excited as I am about the prospect of being able to enjoy some cereal as a treat ?

The cereal is very Candida diet friendly but I’d still only enjoy it in moderation and not every day because of the large amount of nuts that are hard to digest.

Cinnamon Coconut Cereal (sweetened with Stevia)
Recipe Type: breakfast
Author: Chief Chef at
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Serves: 2 portions
  • 1 cup desiccated coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 egg
  • Dash of almond milk
  • Handful of nuts (I used Macadamia)
  • Tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground Cinnamon (and Vanilla if you have)
  • 8 drops Vanilla liquid Stevia (or a mix of Stevia and Xylitol)
  • Pinch of sea salt
  1. Makes enough for two people. 5 minutes prep.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F/ 180C/ Gas 4.
  3. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Place the desiccated coconut and sunflower seeds in a food processor and grind for a few seconds until you have the desired consistency. I ground the seeds and half of the coconut finely and left the other half of the desiccated coconut to give the cereal a bit more texture. But you could grind it all finely (including the nuts if you wanted – I added mine later.
  5. Add the egg and the spices (cinnamon, salt, stevia) and combine with the seeds/ coconut mixture.
  6. Chop the macadamia nuts finely (depending how chunky you like your cereal). I chopped each nut into 6-8 pieces roughly.
  7. Scoop the mixture onto the lined baking sheet and either use a spatula to spread evenly to about ¼ inch thickness or you cover it with another piece of parchment paper and flatten the coconutty mixture with help of a rolling pin, discard the second parchment paper (I just used a spatula).
  8. With a wet knife divide the coconutty mixture up into 1-inch squares (to make it easier to cut when baked).
  9. Bake for 15-30 minutes, until crisp.
  10. Cool on wire rack for 15 minutes or longer then cut the cereal up into little squares.
  11. Enjoy fresh with almond milk or raw milk (my latest craze – it’s full of vitamins and immune system boosting properties).
  12. Store in the fridge in an airtight container for a few days or freeze it straight away to be used at a later date or re-purposed as crumble topping.

See if you can get hold of a reputable raw milk source where you live – provided of course that you are at a stage where the lactose sugars don’t play havoc with your system. I’d stay clear of any dairy milk product for several months while on the Candida diet, and only enjoy it in moderation ? If in doubt, use almond milk. That’s safe and delicious!

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