Low FODMAP chocolate biscuits – VeganMoFo Day 15

Have you ever heard of the low-FODMAP diet? It’s an elimination diet mostly aimed at IBS sufferers, but can also be used for other chronic conditions. FODMAPs (Fermentable Oligo-saccharides Di-saccharides Mono-saccharides and Polyols) are carbohydrates that have been found to contribute to irritation in the gut in some people – basically, they’re things that people with IBS are often intolerant to. The low-FODMAP diet gets you to eliminate all FODMAPs for a certain period of time, and then slowly reintroduce them, one at a time, so you can figure out what your body can handle. It is a really boring elimination diet – I’ve been on it myself and it wasn’t fun! Here is a list of high, and low FODMAP foods. For today’s VeganMoFo, I made chocolate biscuits that are acceptable on a low FODMAP diet!

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These biscuits are made with oats, rather than wheat flour, as wheat is a high fodmap food. If you use certified gluten free oats and baking powder, these biscuits are also gluten free. I used vitalite vegan butter for these, which I believe is low Fodmap, but around the world vegan butters may vary!

Low FODMAP Chocolate Biscuits


Ingredients

  • 250g oats
  • 100g vegan butter (i used vitalite), melted
  • 60g golden syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 100g white sugar
  • 30g cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

Directions

  1. Begin by pulsing the oats in a food processor until they are finely milled and flour-like.
  2. Meanwhile, mix the melted butter, golden syrup, vanilla extract, and sugar together in a large bowl until well combined.
  3. Stir through the oat flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and bicarbonate of soda.
  4. Place in the fridge for half an hour at least (you can make the dough a day in advance if you prefer).
  5. Preheat the oven to 180C/355F
  6. Take the dough out of the fridge and form into walnut size balls. Place on a lined baking tray and flatten slightly.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, until they’re a little browner.
  8. Leave to cool on the baking tray.

 

One thought on “Low FODMAP chocolate biscuits – VeganMoFo Day 15

  1. I will have to remember this recipe as every now and again I come across people with low fodmap diets – these bikkies look anything but boring! And low fodmap diets must be gaining in recognition – one of our biggest bakery franchises Bakers Delight was selling low fodmap bread for a while but not sure if they still do

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