Gluten Free & Low FODMAP Granola / Muesli Recipe

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Gluten Free & Low FODMAP Granola / Muesli Recipe

 Time to make: 15 minutes

 Difficulty: Very easy

 Servings: 4 portions

You may have heard the word ‘granola bar’ being thrown around every time the topic of nutrition and fitness comes along. But the next time your pompous gym-body co-worker boasts about subsisting on a diet of store-bought granola and protein, you can let them know that the granola you made at home is actually far more effective and healthy.

With this healthy granola recipe, you can steer clear of fermentable carbs that cause bloating and gastric issues. What’s great about low FODMAP recipes is that everyone can enjoy them, not just those with gastric conditions like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Here’s what you need to get this easy recipe right!

Ingredients

The following are the ingredients you will require for this delicious and easy recipe:

  • Unsalted or lightly salted brown rice cakes - 6
  • Lactose-free butter - 2 tbsp
  • Grapeseed oil (or any other neutral tasting oil) - 2 tbsp
  • Maple syrup - 1/3 cup
  • Freeze dried strawberries - 1¼ cups

Method

To begin with, you will need to preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Once you have set the oven, you can start preparing all your ingredients. Begin by breaking the rice cakes into small pieces and place them in a large mixing bowl.

In a saucepan, melt the dairy-free butter, grapeseed oil and maple syrup. Add this melted mixture to the rice cakes and stir well before it cools to ensure it has coated the rice cakes evenly.

Once the mixture is ready, spread it out on a rimmed baking sheet and ensure the layers are even. Bake for about 10 minutes or until you can see the mixture turning golden brown. You may want to stir the mixture once when it reaches the halfway mark.

Take the baked mixture out and let it cool. Break the cooked mixture into smaller pieces and add the strawberries. Give it one last stir so the fruits can combine well.

Your granola is now ready! You can store it for days in an airtight container at room temperature. Enjoy it with whatever low FODMAP accompaniment you like!

Final Thoughts

You can try adding other fruits for variation too. Try coconut, banana, raspberries or other suitable fruits. Great for either a breakfast or mid day snack. Try and not add too many different fruits; while individually they may be low FODMAP, combined they could be higher and trigger symptoms.