When it’s tea time, I often feel the need for a quick snack, better if of the sweet kind. Following the Low Fodmap diet can make things hard, especially since I am having trouble with fructose.
These Low Fodmap Orange Cakes are a life saver. They are delicious, moist, zesty little treats that go really well with my cup of tea and don’t upset my tummy.
For anyone having troubles with gluten, these cakes are also gluten-free. For the lucky ones who have no dietary restrictions, these treats can be enjoyed as in the below recipe, or modified to suit your needs (check out the recipe notes for suggestions on what you can substitute).
I also find that these cakes freeze very well. Just wrap them individually in aluminum foil and then put them in a Ziploc bag. When you want to eat one, simply defrost it by keeping it a few minutes at room temperature. I love baked goods like these that can be frozen, so I can make a big batch and keep eating them over a few weeks, whenever I feel like having a little sweet treat.
Just a quick note – I made only half a dose for the video, that is why you see 3 eggs. Remember to check out my video recipe and to leave a comment to let me know how you like the recipe.
Low Fodmap Orange Cakes
- 2 large Navel oranges about 600 gms – 1 1/3 lbs.
- 6 large eggs
- 250 gms – 9 oz. macadamia nuts
- 250 gms – 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tbsp gluten-free low fodmap flour
Wash the two oranges, then place them in a small saucepan and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer for 2 hours. Remove from the water and set aside to cool slightly.
When cooled, cut them half and remove the pips.
In a food processor, grind the macadamia nuts.
Add the oranges and blitz for 10 seconds.
Add the eggs and blitz some more.
Transfer to a bowl and fold in the gluten-free low fodmap flour, baking powder, and sugar.
Put the batter into muffin tray cups lined with paper.
Bake in a pre-heated oven at 180°C – 355°F for 20–25 minutes.
Serve at room temperature.
If you are not following the Low Fodmap diet, you can also use the same amount of almond meal instead of the ground macadamia nuts.
If you are not following either the Low Fodmap or the gluten-free diets, you can use regular flour.
These cakes freeze very well. Just wrap them individually in aluminum foil and then put them in a Ziploc bag. When you want to eat them, simply defrost them by keeping them at room temperature.