Low FODMAP Cheesecake

Ingredients

MAKE GLUTEN FREE

Makes 8 servings

BISCUIT BASE

250   gluten free plain or vanilla biscuits*
90   dairy free spread (olive oil spread or butter)*
1   white sugar
1   ground cinnamon*
1   chia seeds
2   boiling water

FILLING

250   lactose free cream cheese
65.79   confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)*
125   pure regular fat cream (regular or lactose free)
0.5   vanilla extract

TOPPING

4   passionfruit (pulp only)*

* See the FODMAP Tips, Dairy Tips and Gluten Free Tips for the ingredient notes above the method.

Low FODMAP Cheesecake

Last updated Mar 5th, 2021

PREP IN 8 HR
COOKS IN 15 MIN
SERVES 8

BY Alana Scott
DIETITIAN REVIEWED BY Joanna Baker (APD)
FEATURED IN Christmas, Dessert

Luscious low FODMAP cheesecake. Do we need to say more? This little recipe is a foodie rockstar and is going be the talking point of your next gathering. It’s got a chilled out rustic vibe that makes it effortlessly cool while absolutely delicious all at the same time.

Say hello to a golden crunchy biscuit base layered with a smooth and tangy vanilla cream cheese filling and topped with pops of passionfruit. If you are not a passionfruit fan, then that’s okay just sub in your favourite fruit.

Let’s talk about prep time for a minute - this recipe doesn’t have a lot of hands on time BUT it does need time to chill. Making your biscuit base will take about 15 minutes of hands on time, 10 minutes of cook time, then 1-2 hours of cooling time. The filling takes about 15 minutes to prep and then will need 6 hours in the fridge to set. Make sure you give yourself enough time to cool the base and chill the filling… otherwise the filling will escape when you cut the low FODMAP cheesecake.

FODMAP notes: We used lactose free cream cheese and regular cream in this recipe. Regular cream has a small low FODMAP serving size. If you divide the recipe into our recommended number of serves you will stay within low FODMAP limits. Alternatively if you have access to lactose free cream then use that instead.

  • Gluten Free
  • Low FODMAP
  • Egg Free
  • Soy Free

Ingredients

MAKE GLUTEN FREE

SERVES 8

BISCUIT BASE

250   gluten free plain or vanilla biscuits*
90   dairy free spread (olive oil spread or butter)*
1   white sugar
1   ground cinnamon*
1   chia seeds
2   boiling water

FILLING

250   lactose free cream cheese
65.79   confectioners sugar (powdered sugar)*
125   pure regular fat cream (regular or lactose free)
0.5   vanilla extract

TOPPING

4   passionfruit (pulp only)*

* See the FODMAP Tips, Dairy Tips and Gluten Free Tips for the ingredient notes above the method.
SHOW NUTRITION

Nutrition per serve

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Calories 447
Fat 32.9g
Saturates 15.9g
Protein 4.9g
Carbs 32.7g
Sugars 18.5g
Fibre 3.1g
Salt 0.3g
Iron 0.4mg
Calcium 47.3mg
Calories 447
Fat 32.9g
Saturates 15.9g
Protein 4.9g
Carbs 32.7g
Sugars 18.5g
Fibre 3.1g
Salt 0.3g
Iron 0.4mg
Calcium 47.3mg
Calories 447
Fat 32.9g
Saturates 15.9g
Protein 4.9g
Carbs 32.7g
Sugars 18.5g
Fibre 3.1g
Salt 0.3g
Iron 0.4mg
Calcium 47.3mg
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  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (355ºF) fan bake. Grease a shallow 26cm (10 inch) circular dish (about 3.5cm/1.5cm deep) with a little bit of butter/dairy free spread.
  2. Soften the butter/dairy free spread (you don’t need to melt it). Place the chia seeds into a cup and pour over the boiling water, stir and allow to sit for 1 to 2 minutes until they have turned into gel. Roughly break the biscuits. Place the biscuits into the food processor and pulse until they form a fine crumb (kinda like breadcrumbs). Then add the softened butter, sugar, cinnamon, and chia seed mix into a food processor. Pulse until the mixture starts to clump together.
  3. Transfer the biscuit base into the greased dish and pat into an even flat layer. Take a flat bottomed glass and gently press the mixture until it is tightly packed. Place in the middle of the oven and bake for 10 minutes, until the edges of the base are golden.
  4. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 1 - 2 hours before filling. While the base cools, remove the cream cheese from the fridge and allow to warm to room temperature.
  5. Once the base is cool, place the room temperature cream cheese, cream and vanilla into the food processor (make sure it’s clean as you don’t want any biscuit base in the filling). Sift in the icing sugar/powdered sugar. Process the filling until silky and smooth.
  6. Scoop the filling into the cheesecake base. Cover and pop into the fridge for 6 hours to set.
  7. When you are ready to serve, cut the passionfruit in half and scoop out the seeds. Scatter the seeds over the cheesecake. Alternatively, you can top the cheesecake with your favourite low FODMAP fruit - sliced strawberries, kiwifruit, or small serves of blueberries all work well.
  8. Slice into 8-12 serves. Enjoy! Just remember this cheesecake is high fat which can trigger symptoms for some people - we suggest leaving at least 4 hours between each serving.
  9. This low FODMAP cheesecake will keep in the fridge for 3 to 4 days - just note that the longer it is in the fridge the less crispy the base will be. If possible serve on the first day and then enjoy the leftovers.

Buying Tips

Buy gluten free cookies that do not contain any high FODMAP ingredients like inulin, apple or pear juice, apple fibre, concentrated fruit juices, honey, or high fructose corn syrup. Also check what low FODMAP flours have been used, avoid gluten free products that contain amaranth flour, lupin flour, chickpea/besan/gram/garbanzo bean flour, lentil flour or large amounts of soy flour or coconut flour.

Buy whole fresh passionfruit and then use the passion fruit pulp in your recipes.

Gluten Free Tips

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.

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.

Dairy Free Tips

Use a dairy free spread or olive oil spread instead of butter. Butter is considered low FODMAP.

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Author: Alana Scott

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

Professional Reviewer: Joanna Baker (APD)

Joanna is a foodie, an accredited practising dietitian and a registered nurse, who is passionate about digestive health. She now works exclusively in IBS and food intolerance in her Melbourne based private practice Everyday Nutrition. Joanna works alon... Read More