Looking for a low FODMAP vegan breakfast worth waking up for? I’ve got you! I know that it can be difficult finding low FODMAP vegan recipes that are actually delicious (and nutritious!) so I’ve compiled 14 of the best to fit any craving: sweet or savoury, hot or cold, brunch-worthy or on-the-go.
It’s really difficult finding good low FODMAP vegan recipes on the ol’ interweb. And, I know that I haven’t written a ton of low FODMAP vegan recipes in the past, but that’s changing (promise!!). My newest cookbook, Good for Your Gut (coming March 2022!) is about a third low FODMAP and I will be adding even more low FODMAP recipes to this site to help support you when you are in the elimination phase of your low FODMAP diet.
Why low FODMAP?
The low FODMAP diet isn’t a weight loss diet, it’s a therapeutic learning diet to help those with IBS reduce their symptoms and understand their food intolerances. It’s not meant to be followed long-term, which is a common misconception. Eventually, my goal for anyone with IBS is to eat a high FODMAP, plant-focused diet to help foster a healthy microbiome and regulate digestion for the long term. In fact, I manage my own IBS symptoms in just this way.
Low FODMAP recipes can also be helpful as an occasional quick fix to help minimize bloating or digestive discomfort because they are low fermentation and lead to less gas production. They won’t exacerbate diarrhea. So if your digestion takes a sharp turn, eating low FODMAP recipes for a couple of days (once you’ve had your doc check you out!) can help offer a little bit of relief.
Oats are a low FODMAP food if enjoyed in small quantities. We like to make hot cooked oatmeal for breakfast, an occasional batch of oatmeal cookies, and this recipe for Low FODMAP oats with strawberries from Dédé Wilson, author of 17 cookbooks, including The Low FODMAP Diet: Step By Step.
Yes, you can eat a chickpea scramble on a low FODMAP diet! You just need to make two simple adjustments to this recipe. 1) use 1/4 cup well-rinsed canned chickpeas (must be canned!) to stay low FODMAP and 2) use just 1/8 avocado, or omit.
To make these pancakes vegan, just sub a ‘flax egg’ for the egg: add 1 tbsp (15ml) ground flax to a small bowl. Then stir in 2 tbsp (30ml) hot water and let sit for five minutes before using. Enjoy these drizzled with peanut butter and some low FODMAP fruit like strawberries!
Portion is everything with this recipe! Blueberries and almonds can be high FODMAP so stick to the listed portion size. This recipes is fantastic for meal prep for those mornings you don’t have time for breakfast.
Be sure to read the fine print here: bananas are only low FODMAP in either A) small amounts (1/3 banana!) or B) when they are unripe. If you don’t like the teeth puckering effect of hard, unripe bananas, keep your banana serving to 1/3 fruit.
Low FODMAP Vegan Breakfast Recipes: Turmeric Green Smoothie
Prep Time: 5mins
Total Time: 5mins
This juicy green smoothie is maybe the best tasting green smoothie you'll ever have! It's low FODMAP, vegan and filled with anti-inflammatory plants. Enjoy with a low FODMAP protein powder like rice for extra protein.
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