Makes 12 servings
It’s my birthday and I’m planning on eating ALL of the cupcakes. To be specific - I’m going to eat these completely delicious low FODMAP red velvet cupcakes.
They are gorgeously moist with hints of chocolate and have a super yummy cream cheese and vanilla frosting. These cupcakes are so good that you won’t be able to tell that they are gluten free and low FODMAP.
Dairy free option: Now the base of the cupcakes is super easy to make dairy free - just use a plant-based milk. In the icing we used lactose free cream cheese, which means it isn’t dairy free, but you could easily swap in the dairy free buttercream icing from this recipe instead.
Buy a gluten free plain flour or gluten free all purpose flour. The one we used contains these ingredients: maize starch, rice flour, tapioca starch, rice bran, & guar gum. Avoid flour blends that contain soy flour, chickpea/besan/gram/garbanzo bean flour, lentil flour, coconut flour, amaranth flour, or lupin flour.
Low FODMAP milk options include lactose free milk, almond milk, hemp milk, macadamia milk, quinoa milk, rice milk (3/4 cup or less per serve), soy milk made from soy protein (not whole or hulled soybeans), UHT coconut milk (1/2 cup or less per serve).
Make sure your low FODMAP milk does not include high FODMAP ingredients like inulin (chicory root), agave syrup, fructose, high fructose corn syrup, molasses, or honey.
If using a dairy free alternative choose one that contains 120mg of calcium per 100ml serve, and 3g of protein per 100ml serve (this info is in the nutrition label).
Most icing sugars (powdered sugar) are gluten free, however some do contain wheat starch. This means you should check that your icing/powdered sugar is gluten free.
Use a dairy free spread or olive oil spread instead of butter. Butter is considered low FODMAP.
In 2013, Alana was diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome. She also suffers from coeliac disease, is allergic to nuts and is intolerant to dairy products. This means she understands how difficult it can be to cook with multiple food intolerances. Her exp... Read More
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