Low FODMAP Banoffee pie
Is there anything more delightful in this world than a Banoffee pie? This classic British dessert (which originates from a pub in Sussex not far from where I grew up!) is definitely a favourite amongst everyone.
As I grew up in Sussex, I have had so many banoffee pies in my lifetime, I feel perfectly able to say that I adore this recipe. Sure, it isn’t the prettiest dessert ever. But after suffering through various de-constructed and “fancy” versions, I can honestly say that a classic take on the banoffee pie is always, by far, the best.
The sad fact of the matter is that biscuits aren’t great on a low FODMAP diet. Desserts like Banoffee pies are automatically disqualified as suitable desserts. Luckily we have figured out a way to make a great base that is perfect for the low FODMAP diet! For this Low FODMAP Banoffee pie, we used gluten free oat digestive biscuits, from a brand certified by FODMAP friendly. You can probably find some sort of gluten-free biscuits you can crush to make this base. Just be sure to check the ingredients with Monash’s FODMAP App or Fodmap Friendly’s App.
Make sure to use under-ripe bananas!
There is a BIG difference in the FODMAP content in ripe versus under-ripe bananas. The riper bananas have a much higher amount of fructans, so you’ll want to use bananas that are on the greener side. To be perfectly honest this is what I have always done anway, since the biscuit base, and the caramel/toffee filling are so sweet, you really don’t need the sickly sweet flavour of overly ripe bananas.
That being said, our recipe has you covered regardless of the ripeness of banana since it uses a low serving size (if you make sure the dessert is served between 6!) because it can be comforting to know that you are within the limits whatever bananas you have on hand!
Lactose-free cream and dulce de leche
Keeping desserts lactose-free has never been easier than it is now, with so many supermarkets offering lactose-free variants of products. And you really can’t tell the difference these days. Lactose free cream can be found in even the most rural supermarkets and should be available to anyone.
The lactose free dulche de leche might be hard to get a hold of, but im sure you can go on amazon or similar sites and find some. Worst case you just buy some lactose free condensed milk and boil it for a couple of hours to get dulche de leche. You can also start from scratch and boil lactose free milk and sugar down to condensed milk, which you then cook further into dulche de leche.
If you liked this recipe you should check out our other desserts
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Low FODMAP Banoffee Pie
- 2 Unripe firm bananas Roughly 150-180 grams
- 200 Grams Lactose-free dulche de leche
- 130 Grams Semper Oat Digestives
- 70 Grams Butter You can use lactose-free (but you don't need to!)
- 300 ml Lactose-free Cream
- 1 square dark chocolate for topping
- Put the Digestives in a ziplock bag and crush them finely with a rolling pin or a saucepan.
- Melt the butter and pour into the ziplock with the digestive crumbs. Mix well until all the crumbs are covered in butter.
- Pour the buttery crumbs into a dish of your choice (i used and 8"/20cm spring form) and compact it down with the back of a spoon or the bottom of a glass.
- Place in the fridge for 15 minutes to set.
- Take the base out of the frige and spread an even layer of the dulche de leche across it.
- Slice the bananas and place them evenly on top of the toffee.
- Whip the cream until firm and then spread this on top of the banana layer. Optionally grate some chocolate across the top of the cream.