Who else is a sucker for french toast?! An amazing breakfast that many would eat any time of the day. I LOVE it and I’ve been eating my healthy french toast recipe regularly but since eating a low FODMAP diet i’ve changed my recipe to be low FODMAP, gluten and dairy free. I hope you enjoy my Kiwi Fruit, Macadamia and Coconut French Toast as much as I do! The refreshing summer tastes of velvety toasted Australian Macadamias and sweet Kiwi Fruit are perfect for your summer time brunches and will be friendly to everyone’s tummy.
- 4 slices of wholegrain bread (substitute for wholegrain gluten free bread to make this gluten free)
- 4 eggs
- ¼ cup of coconut milk
- ½ tsp cinnamon
- ⅛ tsp vanilla essence
- coconut oil to fry
- Fresh kiwifruit to top
- ⅓ cup Australian Macadamias to top
- BUTTER TOPPING OPTIONS: 1. coconut butter (search the blog for my coconut butter recipe or see link in post) - great if opting for dairy free and extra sweetness - up to 1 tsp of this is considered low FODMAP); or 2. regular butter to top (NB: up to 1 tbs regular butter is FODMAP friendly); OR 3. ½ tbs macadamia butter
- Beat eggs, milk, cinnamon and vanilla together.
- Soak bread in mixture for about 1 minute each side.
- Melt coconut oil in pan on medium heat.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes each side.
- Remove from pan and wipe out pan with paper towel (this stops your bread getting a charcoal look) and repeat with remaining oil, bread and egg mixture.
- Meanwhile, toast Australian Macadamia's in a small frying pan with a teaspoon or two (depending on size of pan) of coconut oil, turning regularly. These will brown quickly so don't walk away or they will burn.
- Top with butter, kiwi fruit and Australian Macadamias.
Macadamias are a low FODMAP nut!
For those with irritable bowel syndrome (like me!) and that follow a low FODMAP diet to manage the symptoms, you’ll be pleased to know that you can have up to 20 macadamia nuts per day. This is quite a high serving you’re allowed to have before hitting your daily threshold, so if you top with just a few and use just 1 teaspoon of macadamia butter you’re unlikely to reach it. However, don’t forget 20 macadamia nuts would be very high in energy density, equivalent to around 380 calories, so you might not want to eat that many in a sitting. It’s also quite high in heart healthy fats, however I’ve found that large portions of high fats also trigger my IBS. I don’t feel I need a butter in addition to a dash of maple syrup, but if you do like a butter and want a vegan FODMAP friendly option you can use macadamia butter. Otherwise, 1 tbs of regular butter per day is fine on the low FODMAP diet.
Coconut butter low FODMAP serving
Coconut butter is another option thats suitable in small amounts on the low FODMAP diet. It does have polyols in servings that use more than 1/2 cup of shredded coconut (which makes it high FODMAP), however if you use just 1 tsp of my coconut butter recipe, this should be tolerated by most individuals with IBS.
Have you tried this recipe? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!
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