One thing I missed the most when I started my low FODMAP journey was this granola that I used to make. It was chocolatey, nutty, crunchy and sweet. You could eat it for breakfast, put it on top of some stewed apple, have it with some yoghurt and peanut butter… the ultimate.
It reminded me a lot of a healthier version of Coco Pops (I don’t know if they’re a purely Australian thing), because if you have it for milk with breakfast, it turns the milk chocolatey, which is probably an illegal amount of fun to have in the mornings.
So when I found out I couldn’t eat, well, most of those things, I was devastated.
That devastation became determination to find a LoFo alternative.
The main challenge is finding FODMAP friendly nuts and sweeteners (in FODMAP friendly quantities) that will work well in a granola. Because every granola I’ve ever had is full of dates, almonds and honey, and all the low FODMAP-ers out there know that does not equal a good time.
If it’s not everything a high FODMAP granola is, it ain’t worth it. But this one certainly is!
As an added bonus, it’s one-bowl affair, cooks in 15 minutes and can act as a meal on its own or as a delicious addition.
Just remember to keep a close eye on it when it’s in the oven or you risk burning it. It’s a good idea to set a timer at 5 minute intervals and move the granola around with a fork on the oven tray so you achieve more even cooking.
If you try out this recipe, comment below and let me know how it goes!
- 50 grams walnuts
- 50 grams hazelnuts
- 1/2 cup puffed millet
- 1/2 cup puffed rice
- 4 tbsp cacao
- 1/4 cup buckinis
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 2 tbsp cacao nibs
- vanilla extract
- 4 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/3 cup rice malt syrup
Preheat an oven to 140 degrees fan forced and line a standard oven tray with grease-proof paper.
Mix all dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl until well incorporated.
Add the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Spread the mixture out evenly on a baking tray. Bake for 15 minutes, using a fork to move the granola around at 5 minute intervals.