Are you starting to crave some classic Christmas flavours? With a rich, creamy texture and a dash of gingerbread spice, this low FODMAP gingerbread latte tastes like a cup of holiday cheer!
We're in the middle of a hail storm here in Toronto. I've taken this as permission to spend the day in my PJ's drinking lattes, and I think you should join me!
While I'm still over heels in love with my low FODMAP pumpkin latte, now that Toronto is covered in snow, my taste buds are dreaming about gingerbread! So this easy low FODMAP gingerbread latte the spot!
For the record, I'm not a fan of “spicy” gingerbread. So this latte is more on the subtle side. If you like your gingerbread a little peppery, you can add a teeny pinch of cloves and some extra cinnamon for an extra kick.
Keep it FODMAP friendly
This tasty low FODMAP gingerbread is light on ingredients, so I only have a few notes for you!
First, if you're in the elimination phase of the low FODMAP program, you'll need to use lactose-free milk. For my North American peeps, Natrel and Lactantia both have lactose-free lines that go up to 35%.
Second, this recipe also calls for cane sugar syrup. This is an invert sugar, which is a fancy way of saying sugar crystals have been suspended in water. Because table sugar is made of equal parts glucose and fructose, it's low FODMAP (sweet!… pun 100% intended).
Just so you know, cane sugar syrup is the perfect low FODMAP swap for a ton of high FODMAP sweeteners like honey, agave syrup, high fructose corn syrup (HFCS), or recipes that use a high FODMAP serving of molasses. It's also the secret ingredient in this gingerbread latte!
Last but not least, coffee! While coffee is low FODMAP, it's still a general gut irritant! This gingerbread latte is pretty delicious, so make a mental note to pace yourself!
Heads up! Some people with IBS find switching to decaf coffee is easier on their tummies. While other people find switching to a brand that's lower in acid is easier for them to tolerate. So if you find your tummy isn't feeling the holiday cheer, test out one of these options and see if it works better for you!
Wondering how this tasty low FODMAP gingerbread latte stacks up? Check out the notes below to see how many servings of each FODMAP group are in one of these lattes (spoiler alert, there aren't any!)
Lactose = 0
Fructan = 0
GOS = 0
Polyol = 0
Grab your favourite holiday socks and warm up with this easy low FODMAP gingerbread latte!
- 1/3 cup strongly brewed coffee (or 2 espresso shots)
- 1 tbsp cane sugar syrup
- 2/3 cup lactose-free milk
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Place brewed coffee in a mug. Stir in cane sugar syrup and set aside.
- Combine milk, ginger, and cinnamon in a small saucepan and warm over medium heat.
- Once milk is warm, whisk the milk by rolling a small whisk back and forth between the palms of your hands to create a light foam.
- Pour the milk into your mug and enjoy!
Recommended low FODMAP serving – 1 gingerbread latte per sitting
- Category: snack
- Cuisine: american
- Serving Size: 1 cup
- Calories: 136
- Sugar: 21 g
- Sodium: 76 mg
- Fat: 3 g
- Saturated Fat: 2 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
- Trans Fat: 0 g
- Carbohydrates: 22 g
- Fiber: 0 g
- Protein: 6 g
- Cholesterol: 12 mg
Keywords: gingerbread latte, gingerbread coffee, cinnamon coffee, cinnamon latte
You might also like one of these:
- Low FODMAP London Fog Latte Are you a fan of Earl Grey tea? Made with steamed milk and a hint of lavender, this sweet and silky London fog will warm up your insides!
- Low FODMAP Hot Chocolate Made with dark chocolate and lactose-free milk, this rich and creamy hot chocolate will leave your insides warm and toasty.
- Low FODMAP Gingerbread Cookies Looking for a classic holiday treat? With a light, peppery taste, these low FODMAP gingerbread cookies will be a family tradition in no time.
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