Nothing beats a warm comforting breakfast! I love how caramelised bananas bring a lovely sweetness to this low FODMAP recipe, while the hint of cinnamon and vanilla give this breakfast a homely feel.
FODMAP Note: Common bananas when they are firm (unripe - green or just yellow) are low FODMAP in 100g serves, however they become high FODMAP for fructans when ripe (yellow with brown spots).
Gluten Free Note On Oats: If you have coeliac disease choose rice flakes instead of rolled oats, unless you have talked to your doctor about the risks of eating uncontaminated rolled oats. Oats contain proteins called avenin which is part of the gluten family. Research suggests up to 1 in 5 coeliacs react to pure uncontaminated oats.
Boost your fibre: If you choose to use rice flakes to make your porridge, be aware that they are lower in fibre compared to oats. You can boost your fibre by adding a tablespoon of low FODMAP nuts or seeds, or 1 teaspoons of chia seeds.
Make sure you use pure maple syrup (low FODMAP) not maple flavoured syrup (potentially high FODMAP).
When choosing bananas make sure you select common bananas and not sugar bananas. Then use the bananas when they are firm (green to just yellow) and then become high FODMAP when they are ripe (have brown spots).
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).
If you have coeliac disease choose rice flakes instead of rolled oats, unless you have talked to your doctor about the risks of eating uncontaminated rolled oats. Oats contain proteins called avenin which is part of the gluten family. Research suggests up to 1 in 5 coeliacs react to pure uncontaminated oats so talk to your doctor before using.
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.
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
Lauren Renlund is a Canadian Registered Dietitian, with a Master of Public Health from the University of Toronto. She was diagnosed with IBS in 2014 and uses a modified Low FODMAP Diet to help manage her symptoms. On her website she blogs about digesti... Read More