One of the hardest things about living with fructose malabsorption is the fact that I really can't eat sugar, and I definitely can't eat any sugar substitutes. So, while the idea of pecans and maple syrup sounded delightful, the idea of being sick at work was decidedly less delightful. Brown sugar and raisins? Both are no-gos. Toasty coconut? Totally out. Cue me being totally bummed.
So I embarked on a culinary journey to put together a recipe that would be both good to eat, and tasty to eat. And I found it!
FODMAP Diet Friendly Overnight Oats
- 2/3 cup rolled oats (Not steel cut or instant. I love Red Mill, which makes a rolled oat that is regularly tested to ensure that they are gluten free, awesome for anyone with a more serious dietary issue like Celiac Disease)
- 2/3 cup original almond milk (Check the ingredient list; almond milk bases are often sweetened, so look for one that uses cane sugar since it's the least irritating. It's sweetened enough to give the oats some flavor, without being bothersome.)
- 3-4 sliced fresh strawberries (or other fresh fruit of your choice, but frozen doesn't work well!)
- 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon (you can adjust this to your taste, I like a lot)
- 1/8 teaspoon vanilla (or a splash, I never measure!)
- sprinkle of nutmeg (make it a light sprinkle!)
Ta-Da! You have oatmeal!
Anyone else a fan of overnight oats? I'm thinking as an every-once-in-awhile treat, it would be really delicious to put this peanut butter caramel sauce on top... What's your favorite thing to put in them?