New Recipe: Low-FODMAP Blueberry Lavender Pancakes

I love lavender.  I love the color and the sweet floral fragrance…I love the sight of lavender fields, the smell of lavender essential oils and I also love lavender in foods.

Lavender gives baked goods and pancakes a lovely taste, and also goes well with lemon flavors.  I was looking for a reason to experiment with pancakes recently, and am very pleased with the recipe below, and I think you will just love these pancakes and the hint of lavender along with the delicate blueberries.

You can learn about the history of lavender here.  I also love the recipe here for Lemon and Lavender Chicken -just be sure to swap out the high-FODMAP honey for low-FODMAP maple syrup.

I adapted the recipe below from Bob’s Red Mill Fluffy Gluten Free Pancakes recipe.  When I worked with Bob’s Red Mill recipe, at first it seemed a little too dry so I added more milk and also swapped olive oil for coconut oil.  The other additions I made to their basic recipe was to add in fresh blueberries and No. 3 Lavender Infused Simple Syrup from Sonoma and Co.

I had fun styling this photograph and dripping the delicious maple syrup on top…can you just taste the pancakes now?  My Mother’s gorgeous Belleek China Shamrock Teapot can be seen in the background, along with flowers from my garden and a white vase from the table settings we used for my wedding.
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Low-FODMAP Blueberry Lavender Pancakes

*TIP – When buying flours make sure you read labels to ensure no high-FODMAPs are in the ingredient list.  I like using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free 1 to 1 Baking Flour for many of my recipes.

Directions

  1. Preheat a griddle or frying pan to medium or medium-high heat (350 – 375°F).
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  3. Place coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and melt on high for 30-45 seconds (microwave times vary).
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, melted coconut oil and simple syrup.
  5. Using a wire whisk, combine wet ingredients into dry ingredients and whisk until smooth.  Gently fold in blueberries.
  6. Ladle approximately ⅓ cup pancake batter onto hot griddle or pan. Once bubbly and edges begin to thicken and are dry, flip to opposite side.  Cook on each side for about 3 – 4 minutes per side.
  7. Garnish with a pinch of confectioner’s sugar and edible lavender if desired!

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Colleen Francioli

Certified Nutritionist Consultant
Founder FODMAP Life & BonCalme
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Introducing: The First U.S. Low FODMAP Food Distributer

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Read how a young and determined student at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California is working on a way to help low-FODMAP dieters in the U.S. to have more access to low-FODMAP foods and products – yes we may be closer than you think!

The first ever U.S. Low FODMAP Food Distribution organization is almost here

“The Low FODMAP diet changed my life after being diagnosed with SIBO, lactose intolerance, fructose malabsorption, and IBS-C at age 19, for the best and for the worst.  While my symptoms have improved, I am frustrated and bored with the limited food options that I now have to choose from.  My eating habits revolve around reading labels, researching snack options, cooking meals, and stressing about whether or not I am going to get sick from the food I just ate.  Worst of all, I am hesitant to go on vacations and trips with friends and family because I fear that I won’t have anything to eat while away from my kitchen.  More importantly, however, I know that I am not alone in these difficulties.  This is my inspiration for starting , a food distributor for safe, certified, low FODMAP foods from around the world.  Can you imagine walking into a grocery store and finding a low FODMAP section with tons of snack options?  Just spot the FODMAP friendly stamp and put it in your cart! This sounds like a fantasy to me, but it is time to make it a reality.

“My goal is to eliminate the stress of people with IBS and other chronic digestive issues…”

“By importing low FODMAP foods from around the world, U.S. Low FODMAP Food Distribution will provide a one-stop online market for FODMAPers to nourish themselves, stress and symptom free.  It is time for us to experience the convenience of purchasing low FODMAP labeled foods in order to follow this great diet without daily hardships.   My goal is to eliminate the stress of people with IBS and other chronic digestive issues through convenient, diverse, and Low FODMAP food options imported into the U.S. and to promote the Low FODMAP certification programs to more U.S. food brands.

“Eventually, I believe retailers will realize the impact that this diet can have on millions of people’s lives, and we will begin to live that low FODMAP fantasy that I can only dream of right now.

Please come and support Randi as she grows her new venture, US Low FODMAP Food Distribution, by liking her Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/uslowFODMAP .

 

IMG_8522Randi Stecki has been struggling with digestive problems since the day she was born.  After 19 years of constant stomach aches, she was finally diagnosed with lactose intolerance, SIBO, fructose malabsorption, and IBS-C.  While she was relieved that she finally had a diagnosis, her life changed dramatically as she had to change her eating habits to follow the low FODMAP diet.  Now, Randi spends a lot of time learning how to eat properly, reading low FODMAP blogs, and discovering new ways to help people, like herself, feel better with less hassle.  She recently started U.S. Low FODMAP Food Distribution to eliminate the stress of people with chronic digestive issues through convenient, diverse, and Low FODMAP food options imported into the U.S.A.

Randi studies entrepreneurship at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California where she is continuously learning new ways to grow her business.  As a dancer, her strong sense of artistry and creativity help her develop new and innovative ways of reaching her goals.  She utilizes these skills through work with a non-profit organization Dizzy Feet Foundation and a local start-up, Revita Ink.  While Randi loves cooking, fitness, music, dance, and having lunch (low FODMAP of course!) with friends, she finds ultimate happiness and joy through helping others and is so excited to see how her new business can enhance the quality of people’s lives.

 

 

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Be good to yourself and your gut!BEC_6825

Colleen Francioli

Certified Nutritionist Consultant
Founder FODMAP Life & BonCalme