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IBS Diet: Recipe for FODMAP Free 1-2-3 Biscuits

Updated on September 12, 2013

A Very Easy Low FODMAP Biscuit Recipe

For anyone who suffers from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and following an IBS diet consisting of low FODMAP foods, finding a sweet treat is not always easy. Many places do not sell suitable products and in the places that do, the prices are often very high compared to similar products that are not 'free from'. Coupled with this, one look at the ingredients on the packets of these ‘free from’ products will show an often extensive range of artificial additives, which means a choice between avoiding the offending high FODMAP ingredients and instead eating a host of artificial ingredients that aren’t good for health for other reasons.

Being fed up with the difficulty of being able to easily find suitable and inexpensive products, I decided I needed to take a lead from my mother and make my own. One of the foods I often miss is biscuits. I always enjoy having a couple with a nice cup of tea. I decided I would make some, suitable for a gluten free and a low FODMAP diet, improvised from a recipe my mother had given me for what she called 1-2-3 biscuits. The clue to the name is in the ingredients- just three are required for these treats.

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For a batch of biscuits the recipe is as follows:

50g Sugar

100g Butter

150g Gluten free or rice flour (I tend to find that these flours need more moisture, so you may find you need a little more butter to get the correct consistency).

Cream the sugar and butter in a mixing bowl.

Add the flour and work into a dough mixture.

Roll out on a board to a thickness of 4-5mm.

Using a biscuit cutter, cut out the biscuits and place on a pre greased tray or one covered in grease proof paper.

Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes on gas mark 1-2, or 150-180C / 300-350F in an electric oven.

Cool on a cooling tray, then enjoy!

I now make regular batches of these biscuits so that I always have them available and will often take a few with me in a small container when I go out so that I know I can enjoy a gluten free and low FODMAP treat suitable for an IBS diet when the craving calls.


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