As we begin to see crisp cool mornings here in the southern hemisphere, it becomes the perfect time to get back into warm oats for breakfast!
If you are following the low FODMAP diet, oats can be a great choice but the serving size will depend on what you call oats/oatmeal and what form you prefer them in – rolled/flakes/quick/steel cut etc. You can find the different serving sizes in the Monash University FODMAP Diet App and then just substitute the amount in the recipe for the amount noted in the app.
In this recipe a ½ cup/52g/1.8oz serving size of rolled oats has been used.
1/2 cup rolled oats/oatmeal
1 cup almond milk (or your preferred milk)
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground ginger
1-2 tsp maple syrup
Pinch of black pepper
Extra water for soaking
Place the oats in a bowl, cover with water and soak overnight in the fridge
In the morning, drain the water from the oats, add the oats and milk to a small saucepan along with the turmeric, cinnamon and ground ginger and black pepper
Bring to a simmer then gently heat the oats for a few minutes, stirring often until it has thickened
Add extra water or milk if needed to reach your preferred thickness
Pour the oats into a bowl, top with the maple syrup and perhaps a sliced firm banana. Enjoy!
Disclaimer: We recognize that some ingredients listed in this recipe may be a trigger food for some people. Please feel free to omit or substitute any ingredients that don’t work for you.