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Low FODMAP Chocolate Doughnuts

Have a chocolate craving you just can’t curb? It can be hard to keep your sweet tooth in check when you start the low FODMAP program. Don’t worry, though. I’ve got your cravings covered with these low FODMAP chocolate doughnuts.

Low FODMAP Chocolate Doughnuts on wire rack

Being from the land of Tim Horton’s, I know my doughnuts, and these sweet little treats fit the bill.

Light and fluffy these doughnuts are the perfect treat for any chocoholic. You can eat them naked, dust them with icing sugar, or dip them in melted chocolate for a fun start to your low FODMAP day. I normally make them on the weekend for a fuss-free breakfast I’m excited to wake up for.

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Keep It FODMAP Friendly

These low FODMAP chocolate doughnuts will help satisfy your sweet tooth. Check out the notes below for tips on keeping this recipe FODMAP friendly.

First, if you’re in the elimination phase, you need to use gluten-free flour. For my Canadian peeps, I use PC’s gluten-free all-purpose flour. I like it because I can use it cup for cup and it doesn’t have any gums.

Remember, unless you have celiac disease, you’re avoiding the FODMAP fructan, not the gluten itself.

This recipe also uses milk and butter. According to the Monash app, butter doesn’t have any FODMAPs (because it’s all fat). So, you won’t need to find a lactose-free product.

However, you will need to use a lactose-free milk. This recipe uses whole milk. For my Canadian peeps, Neilson’s lactose-free line goes up to 3.25%. If you can’t find a high-fat lactose-free brand, you can also add lactase drops to normal milk. Just remember to let the milk sit in the fridge for at least 24 hours so the enzymes have time to break the lactose down.

You can read more about what Monash says on dairy products here.

Last but not least, is cocoa powder. Monash University says cocoa powder is safe in servings of 2 tsp (8 g). Servings larger than 5 tsp (20 g) are high in both fructans and galactooligosaccharides (GOS).

We use 1/4 cup of cocoa powder, which works out to 0.6 tsp of cocoa per doughnut. This is well within the range specified by Monash.

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Remember to think about what you’re putting on your doughnut as well.  I like to dip mine in melted vegan chocolate chips for a yummy low FODMAP icing. Make sure you check your Monash app for the recommended serving size when you pick your topping.

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Low FODMAP Chocolate Doughnuts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
17 mins
Total Time
27 mins

Whether you're looking for a fun Saturday afternoon snack or a leisurely Sunday brunch, these low FODMAP chocolate doughnuts will brighten your day!  

Course: Baking, Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, treat
Cuisine: American
Servings: 18 doughnuts
Calories: 100 kcal
Author: The FODMAP Formula
What You Need
  • 2 cups gluten-free flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1.5 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp gluten-free baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 lg egg (lightly beaten)
  • 1.25 cups lactose-free whole milk
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
Chocolate Icing
  • 1 bag low FODMAP chocolate chips
What You Do
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray 3 doughnut trays with cooking spray. Set aside. 

  2. Mix together dry ingredients (flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt) in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  3. Whisk together wet ingredients (egg, milk, butter, oil, and vanilla) in a small bowl. 

  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and stir with a spatula until they are barely mixed. Fill each doughnut well 3/4 full with a spoon or a piping bag. Bake for 17 minutes or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean. 

  5. Allow the doughnuts to cool in the doughnut tray for 5 minutes, then tap the doughnuts onto a flat surface (like a baking sheet) to cool completely. 

Chocolate Icing
  1. Melt 1 bag of low FODMAP chocolate chips in a double boiler. Once the chocolate is smooth, dip your cooled doughnuts in the chocolate and top with crushed mint candies, sprinkles, or whatever else your heart desires!


Low FODMAP Chocolate Doughnuts on Wire Rack

Low FODMAP Chocolate Doughnuts
Low FODMAP Chocolate Doughnuts with text overlay: Low FODMAP Chocolate Doughnuts

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  • Emma

    These look delicious! Is there any way to make them without eggs? Eggs seem to be a trigger for me. Thanks 🙂

    • Amy Agur

      Hi, Emma!

      You could try a flaxseed egg (1 tbsp flaxseed and 3 tbsp water). You would mix them separately and add them when you would add the egg. One tbsp of flaxseed is a green in the Monash app, so you’re good on the FODMAP front. I’ve never tried these with an egg replacement before, so I can’t guarantee it will work for you, but it’s worth a try. Let me know how they turn out and I’ll spread the word!

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