I've recently been advised by the dietitian to start the low fodmap diet, and quite honestly I have been rather overwhelmed!
You can eat a banana, but only one which is a little firm - not ripe. You can have chocolate (yay) but it's limited to X amount of pieces dependent on whether it's milk, white or dark. Apples are completely off the cards. The list goes on.
Anyway. As a baker, and lover of all things sweet and delicious, I was a little worried about how I might get my sugar fix. Luckily, there is hope for us yet.
Have you ever tried making low fodmap cupcakes/very mini muffins!? If you need some inspiration, please look no further...
200g rice flour
40g almond meal
120g sugar (I use a mix of brown and white)
60g melted butter (recommend a butter alternative)
125ml lacto-free milk
1 tsp baking powder
Drop of vanilla essence
Mix milk chocolate and white chocolate chips
Pre-heat the oven to 180oc. Line a baking tray with cupcake cases. (If you use larger muffin cases these will just take longer to cook). Mix the sugar and flour together and set aside.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and milk alternative together. Melt the butter alternative in the microwave - I always find this far easier and quicker :)
Combine all ingredients with the flour and sugar mix and stir in the chocolate chips.
Spoon all ingredients into the cases and pop into the oven for around 12-15 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Top-tip: Don't open the oven in the middle of the bake. Your cupcakes will likely deflate and go flat if you do!