Have you ever heard of a low FODMAP diet? Maybe you have digestive issues and your doctor or dietician has suggested it. For those who don’t know about it, FODMAPs are essentially types of sugars and carbohydrates that are poorly absorbed by some people. For everyone who suffers these problems there is no one solution fits all, so some doctors and dieticians advise a low FODMAP diet where you eliminate all of these foods for a few weeks and then slowly reintroduce them individually to determine which are the problem foods for you.
I must stress that I am not a doctor or dietician so please don’t read this and decide to try the program yourself. If you are having digestive issues speak to a professional.
I have had digestive problems for years but recently was diagnosed officially and my doctor and dietician have put me onto this kind of diet. To start with I was very excited because it was finally an answer and meant that I could start making positive changes. But then I read all the information and my excitement started to disappear. For the elimination part of the program there were so many things I couldn’t eat. Everything had to be gluten free and lactose free, and we all know how hard that is, but I also had to avoid foods such as apples, avocado, hommus, cashews, garlic, beetroot, watermelon … you get the idea.
Now this is quite fine if you preplan your meals, and I was told that since it’s not an allergy diet that a few slip ups are ok. But the real issue I had was that a friend’s baby shower that I had been excited about for months and months fell right in the middle of my elimination weeks. And after just a week on the program I was already feeling ssoo much better I didn’t want to ruin it and go back to square one in just one afternoon.
But … AAH! All those yummy, gluten filled, dairy filled treats! I had to find a way to be able to avoid temptation. So I jumped online and researched as many low FODMAP treats that I could find. There are a lot that involve using way too many ingredients for my liking because let’s face it, I’m lazy! But then I found …wait for it … peanut butter cookies! YEESSS!!!
And with only SIX ingredients to make around 30 cookies.
I was at my mummy’s house and was able to not need to go shopping at all (that’s how good this recipe is!). This meant that I used Kraft Peanut Butter where I would usually use a natural peanut butter. You could even use an almond butter or Mayver’s Cacao spread would work as well … mmm please excuse me while I go make another batch.
Another great thing about this recipe is that the only utensils I used were a mixing bowl, 1 cup measuring, a 1 teaspoon measure and a fork. Almost nothing to wash up, bonus!
So let’s get to it, be sure to leave the peanut butter and eggs out for a little while to come to room temperature. The peanut butter definitely needs to be soft.
Six ingredients and seven steps for a delicious low FODMAP but still delicious treat!
I took these to my friend’s baby shower and simply told people they were peanut butter cookies and they got devoured! Whoever said sticking to a diet was hard needs to try this recipe.
Let me know what you think and I would love to see your photos either below or over on my Instagram @nerdylittlebaker