Choco-nut cookies

A friend of mine recently decided to undertake the low FODMAP diet to control her IBS symptoms. Like most of you undertaking this diet will know it can be very challenging initially. After her first grocery shopping experience she told me she could not possibly do it if she could not have cookies. So I decided to bake her some cookies to make the diet a tad more tolerable. I’m sharing the recipe with you too, because we all can use a cookie every now and then.


Choco-nut cookies

Choco-nut cookies (makes 7 small cookies)


  • 1 cup rolled oats (use gluten free oats if you suffer from coeliac disease)
  • 2 tsps ground almonds (almond meal)
  • 14g cocoa
  • 2 tbsp chopped toasted hazelnuts
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp dark chocolate chips
  • 30g vegetable oil
  • 1/8 cup golden syrup
  • 1 tbsp fluid – lactose free milk or a dairy free alternative or water
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla paste
  • dark chocolate flakes (optional)



  1. Preheat the oven to 160C fan.
  2. Grind the oats into flour using a blender or food processor.
  3. Mix all the dry ingredients.
  4. Add the wet ingredients and combine until you form a wet dough.
  5. Line a baking tray with baking paper.
  6. Spoon the cookie mixture on the baking tray. The mix makes 7 small cookies.
  7. Bake for 8 minutes.
  8. Optional: Sprinkle with chocolate flakes when they come out of the oven.

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