Oh, the holiday season is coming… and that means all things cinnamon, pumpkin and spice. That brings me to glorious low FODMAP pumpkin spiced lattes.
Get your coffee hit with little hints of pumpkin, a sprinkle of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and a generous topping of cream. It’s like a fall party in your mouth that is perfect for the holiday season or when you just want to cosy on the couch with a snuggly drink.
You might be wondering what the deal is with coffee when you have a grumpy gut? Coffee is low FODMAP but the caffeine in it can trigger symptoms for some people. If that’s you then you can turn this into a caffeine free latte by leaving out the coffee.
Vegan or dairy free option option: Instead of topping with whipped dairy cream try stirring through a few spoonfuls of whipped coconut cream instead for a decadent latte. Also choose a plant based milk alternative.
FODMAP note: Yip that’s right ladies and gents, whipped cream is low FODMAP and can be enjoyed in 1/2 cup serves. That means it’s completely okay to use a couple of spoonfuls to make a fluffy latte topping.
How to make pumpkin puree: Take 170g (6oz) of Japanese Pumpkin/Kabocha Squash/Buttercup pumpkin and chop it into small cubes. Steam in the microwave for 4 minutes on high until soft, then puree with 2 to 3 tablespoons of water until silky smooth. This will make 1/2 cup of pumpkin puree.
Make sure you use pure maple syrup (low FODMAP) not maple flavoured syrup (potentially high FODMAP).
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).
Herbs and spices are naturally gluten free, however they can become contaminated during manufacturing processes. If you are highly sensitive to gluten, check the dried herbs and spices do not contain a warning for trace gluten. If you are just on the low FODMAP diet you do not need to worry about this.
There are no dairy free tips for this recipe.
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