Maple-Pecan Granola… FODMAP Breakfast Survival Tactic #1

Nov 19, 2011 by

As some of you are no doubt aware, I’m doing this FODMAP… thing. Diet. Whatever. Anyway, the day after my beautiful cheeseburger meltdown, I decided to address my carb deficiency and make sure I try to eat something nice and wholesome for breakkie.

One cannot live on bacon and eggs forever.*

Google magic led me to the blog of Katypie, whose recipe for toasted Maple Nut Muesli suckered me right in. I had some of the ingredients, but I kinda tweaked it a little to work out with what I had already in my cupboard.

Basically, the small adjustments I made to her already awesome recipe were:


3 Cups Organic Rolled Oats
1/4 Cup Peanut Oil
1/4-1/2 Cup Maple Syrup (more if you like it sweeter)
1/2 Cup each of chopped pecan and hazelnuts
a few big TBS of sesame seeds


Mix the oil and maple syrup quite vigorously until combined. Then, stir into the rolled oats thoroughly.

Lay the oats into a tray and bake at about 150 degrees celcius for 30 minutes.

Stir at ten minutes, and at 20 add in your nuts and whatnot and stir them in well. If you add them in too soon they will burn, so wait till the 20 minutes is up!


After 30 minutes, it’s done! I eat it with chopped fresh strawberries, you can also have banana, or lactose-free yoghurt, or steak, really whatever takes your fancy. It’s really nice heated up a bit too, warmed lightly on the stovetop.

Also, don’t forget to keep in an airtight container!

Don’t forget to go and check out Katypie’s recipe for the original version as she is the one who invented this lovely breakfast treat.

Joy, Division!


* However, one wishes one could.

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  1. VioletLily

    I think I need to try this! It sounds amazingk!

    • Miss Megs

      I think I need to make it for you! it is amazing! Thank god for KatyPie and her blog!

  2. Meg, I am so glad you have now found a new breakfast that is fodmap friendly!! It took me so long to get to grips with the foods that I could have but you just have to be inventive. It sucks when you so badly want something but you can’t have it coz it’s got X, Y or Z in it but if you get your creative hat on, you can recreate your own fodmap friendly version!

    Your version of my muesli looks amazing! I must try it with peanut oil :)

    • Miss Megs

      Thanks katy! I’ve been eating it every morning and I say a little ‘thankyou Katy’ every time I do, lol… it literally saved my breakfast! My first batch is finished up and I’m keen to make round two :)
      Slowly getting used to the dreaded FODMAP’s. My main sadface comes from not getting my vegemite and cheese sandwich fix :(

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