Updated June 2022 by Serena Bansal Registered Dietitian BSc Hons
Eaten straight out of the oven – this sticky ginger cake is the ultimate comfort food!
It is a safe alternative for any FODMAPer, individuals with a dairy allergy/intolerance or those with coeliac disease.
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60g Pure Dairy Free Olive Spread (or alternative dairy free spread)
75g of maple syrup
1 teaspoon of Doves Farm bicarbonate of soda (or alternative gluten free option)
1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum
1.5 teaspoons of ground ginger
150g of caster sugar
125g of white gluten free flour (again I used Dove’s)
0.5 teaspoons of mixed spice
125mls of almond milk
1 medium egg beaten
- Preheat the oven to 160 º C and line a loaf cake tin
- In a small sauce pan, slowly heat the spread and golden syrup together until the spread has all melted, then take off the hob and set to one side. Be careful not to burn the golden syrup.
- In a seperate bowl, add all the dry ingredients together and mix.
- Now pour in the syrup mixture gradually and mix gently as you go, so there are no lumps.
- Finally, slowly add the egg and milk and mix to ensure no lumps are in the mixture.
- Pour the mixture into the lined tin and allow to bake for around 47 minutes (on until cooked the whole way through).
- Allow to set in the cake tin for a few minutes.
Kirsten Jackson is a UK registered Consultant Gastroenterology Dietitian and founder of The Food Treatment Clinic. She has undergone many qualifications to get where she is today, including a UK BSc Honours Degree in Dietetics and Post-Graduate Certificate in Advanced Dietetics. In addition to this, she has FODMAP Training from Kings College London University. Kirsten set up The Food Treatment Clinic in 2015 after first experiencing digestive problems herself. She felt that the NHS was unable to provide the support individuals needed and went on to specialise in this area before opening a bespoke IBS service. Kirsten also participates in charity work as an Expert Advisor for the IBS Network. In addition, she can be seen in publications such as Cosmopolitan and The Telegraph discussing IBS as an Official Media Spokesperson to the IBS Network.
Hi Kirsten! The Monash University FODMAP app lists golden syrup as being not FODMAP friendly 🙁 would maple syrup do the trick instead?
Hi Paula! Thanks for your comment. Yes I don’t see why not – sounds like a great idea! Golden syrup is allowed in the Kings College version so if you are living in the UK it will be fine to use.