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18 January 2008 @ 02:31 pm
Yummy Candida Diet Friendly Ginger Bran Muffin Recipe  
I subscribe to Dr. Weil's recipe-a-day email list, and today I got an email for a delicious sounding recipe called Ginger Bran Muffins. I altered the recipe a little bit to make it Candida Diet friendly, and they turned out pretty good, so I figured I'd share it.


3/4 cup bran cereal (not flakes! i used Bob's Red Mill Oat Bran cereal)
1/4 cup boiling water
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. stevia
1 egg
1/2 cup organic unsweetened soy milk
1/2 lemon
1 tbsp grated ginger or crushed ginger
1/2 cup oat flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tbsp. chopped dried apricots (note: only add the fruit if you are far enough along on the Candida Diet)

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

1. Put the bran cereal in a mixing bowl, and pour the boiling water in. Mix and let stand for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, measure out the soy milk, then squeeze in the juice of the half a lemon.
2. Add the oil, stevia, egg, soy milk/lemon juice mixture, ginger. If you're using the dried fruit, add this in also. Mix well
3. In a small bowl, mix together the oat flour and baking soda. Stir into the wet ingredients.
4. Line a muffin tin with muffin papers, and fill each paper 2/3 full.
5. Bake for 12-14 minutes.

Note: The recipe originally calls for 2 tbsp. raisins or "dried fruit of your choice", but I chose dried apricots because 1. They taste really yummy with ginger, and 2. They have only 17 grams of sugar per 1/4 cup serving, as opposed to 29 grams of sugar per 1/4 cup serving of raisins!
step outside to find the world already litof_secret_rooms on January 22nd, 2008 07:56 am (UTC)
This sounds interesting, thanks for sharing! I love bran muffins, and have considered trying out stevia just to see what it tastes like.

On a side note, in case anyone reading comments might care, ginger is purportedly useful as an anti-inflammatory. (Though I'm not sure how much you'd have to ingest to get any benefits.)
Thee Pirate Wenchtheepiratewench on January 22nd, 2008 05:47 pm (UTC)
I like stevia. It takes a little bit to get used to it, but it's good. I never knew about it until I started the Candida Diet. I'm so glad there's a natural alternative to sugar!

Yes! Ginger has anti-inflammatory qualities. It also helps aide in digestion, so if you have indigestion, heart burn, or feel nauseous, steep a little bit of chopped or crushed ginger in some hot water and drink it--it works wonders! :)