Feel like something sweet? Then this low FODMAP banana butterscotch pudding is the perfect comfort dessert. It combines the flavour of banana bread with the gooey goodness of butterscotch sauce. The other bonus about this dessert is that it is a quick low FODMAP recipe to make. Enjoy!
FODMAP Update: Golden syrup has been tested by Monash University and it is low FODMAP in small serves and becomes high FODMAP in 1 tablespoon serves. I have adjusted the recipe below to make sure it remains low FODMAP, just use a 15ml tablespoon and divide the recipe into the recommended number of serves. 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).
How To Make Golden Syrup: Can't find golden syrup? That's okay you can make it at home. Follow this video to find out how to make it. If you don't want to make golden syrup then you can replace it with an equal amount of maple syrup - just be mindful that this will make the pudding taste less like butterscotch.
Check that the cornflour (corn starch) is made from maize and not wheat.
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).
Buy a gluten free plain flour or gluten free all purpose flour. The one I 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.
Golden syrup is low FODMAP in 1/2 tablespoon serves. Be careful with your serving size as it does become high FODMAP in larger serves. If you are feeling concerned you can swap the golden syrup with pure maple syrup.
Use a dairy free spread or olive oil spread instead of butter. Butter is considered low FODMAP.