FODMAP friendly oat, cranberry and orange soda bread

Hey all! Hope you’re having a cracking December. I was delighted to be challenged by Lily Soutter and Bowel Cancer Research for a second year running, to create a recipe for their #GiftsForYourGut campaign. This oat, cranberry and orange soda bread recipe is not only gluten free, dairy free and low in FODMAPs, but DELICIOUS and incredibly easy to make too. With no kneading or proving, it’s in the oven in minutes, giving you more time to play games and spend time with your loved ones this Christmas.

Low FODMAP soda bread
Gluten free oat, cranberry and orange soda bread close up

Best enjoyed warm and on the day it’s made, slather it with butter (or your spread of choice) for a morning or afternoon treat to give you soothing gut energy for the festive chaos. If eating the next day try it toasted – also delicious.

Gluten free oat, cranberry and orange soda bread

More than 41,000 people are diagnosed with bowel cancer each year, around 300,000 live with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Colitis and Crohn’s disease) and thousands more with IBS. The festive season can be particularly difficult for people with bowel conditions (as I’m sure so many of you know!) and the huge emphasis on food and drink can turn the party season into a stressful festive food nightmare. The Bowel & Cancer Research #giftsforyourgut campaign in partnership with nutritionist Lily Soutter is so brilliant, not only for raising awareness, but to give inspiration to those in need!

Now, enough blabbing – CLICK HERE FOR MY RECIPE on the Bowel & Cancer Research website.

PS. If you want to make this recipe nut free, simply replace the ground almonds with more flour and add a little extra buttermilk. The oats are a great source of fibre in this recipe, but if you wanted to add more you could swap out two tablespoons of flour for ground flaxseed.

For more information on the campaign and to learn about the great work Bowel & Cancer Research are doing, head to: