Pancake Day!

Happy pancake day everyone!

The best way to avoid an IBS flare up is to make your own pancakes, that way you know exactly what you are eating and can avoid all the hidden FODMAPs. Hidden FODMAPs to avoid are honey, agave nectar, most artificial sweeteners especially if they end in -ol and of course high FODMAP fruit.

Pure stevia extract is fine to use as a sugar replacement providing it doesn’t contain xylitol, mannitol or sorbitol or any other high FODMAP ingredients.

My favourite toppings are melted dark chocolate, banana and low FODMAP berries.

Today I am sharing with you 7 ideas for pancake inspiration, featuring some of my favourite bloggers and online recipe sources. Simply click the links to access their websites for the full recipes. I have chosen predominantly sweet pancake recipes but included one savoury to show you that it is possible to do both.


1) My Orange & Blueberry Pancakes

These are really healthy and good for you containing buckwheat which is a great source of fibre, the added fruits in the mixture also make it different and that little bit special.

2)  Brownie Batter Pancakes by Chocolate Covered Katie

For the chocolate lovers out there! Who better than Chocolate Covered Katie! To make this low FODMAP use gluten-free flour, oil instead of applesauce and lactose-free or dairy-free milk. I think this stack looks beautiful and I am a huge fan of her recipes!

3) Classic American pancakes by Louisa from

Louisa is a FODMAP specialist registered dietician and has lots of yummy low FODMAP recipes on her website!

4) Blueberry pancakes with blueberry sauce by IBS Sano.

I absolutely love blueberries and this stack looks heavenly! It just had to be in my favourite 10 low FODMAP pancakes. This website also features a lot of IBS friendly recipes suitable for the low FODMAP diet!

5) Carrot cake pancakes by Phoebe at Feed me Phoebe.

To make this low FODMAP use almond milk instead of milk, dairy free butter or oil for frying and omit the yoghurt topping. These are delicious I really love carrot cake so having it in the form of pancakes is genius!

6) Classic British pancakes with lemon & sugar by BBC Good Food

To make these low FODMAP use almond milk instead of normal milk and dairy free butter to fry. Do not use agave nectar (very high FODMAP), instead use the classic combination of a pinch of caster sugar and a squeeze of lemon.

7) Savoury pancakes by Cooking with Nothing

This recipe is already low FODMAP but if you need to make it dairy-free try replacing the feta with dairy-free cheese or omitting altogether.

Tomorrow marks the start of Lent.

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