low FODMAP spice cake

Low FODMAP spice cake

I love recipes to make healthy snacks and especially when you can make a large batch at once. With the recipe for this low FODMAP spice cake, you have a snack ready for the next two weeks. Ideal to take with you to work! 

Just like probably many of you, I have to work from home for the next few weeks. But even then I find healthy snacks like these ideal. I make this spice cake in the weekend and I freeze it in slices. In the morning, I take a slice out of the freezer and then I have a healthy snack ready for during the day.

When I am sitting at home a lot, I notice that I also snack a lot. To stop myself from eating a lot of unhealthy food all the time, I make sure that I have enough fruit, veggies and some healthier homemade snacks ready. So I can pick something healthy when I feel like snacking. If you like recipes for healthy snacks, make sure to check the healthy snacks category on the blog for more recipes!

low FODMAP spice cake

The ingredients of the low FODMAP spice cake

This spice cake is based on a classic Dutch recipe called “kruidkoek”. The original recipe contains quite a lot of sugar, but this is a healthier version with only maple syrup as a sweetener. 

For the base of this spice cake, I used sieved spelt flour and oat flour. Sieved spelt flour is low FODMAP up to 100 g per serving. Make sure that you use sieved spelt flour and not normal spelt flour because only sieved spelt flour is low FODMAP. I make oat flour myself by putting oats in the food processor. 

I love having a slice of this spice cake with a cup of coffee, especially with some butter or margarine on top! Because of the cinnamon and pumpkin spice, it tastes really spicy and it isn’t super sweet. 

Will you let me know if you have made my low FODMAP spice cake? I would love it if you would let me know what you think about the recipe by leaving a comment and a rating below. You can also share your creations with me by tagging me on Instagram @karlijnskitchen or by using the hashtag #karlijnskitchen. 

low FODMAP spice cake

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low FODMAP spice cake

Healthier low FODMAP spice cake

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  • Author: Karlijn
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Servings: 13 1x


Low FODMAP spice cake! Easy to make and with less sugar than a normal spice cake. Also lactose-free.


  • 200 g (2 cups) sieved spelt flour
  • 50 g (1/2 cup) oat flour
  • A pinch of salt
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 9 tbsp maple syrup
  • 200 ml (3/4 cup + 2 tbsp) lactose-free milk or almond milk
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius (320 F).
  2. Put the sieved spelt flour, oat flour, salt, pumpkin spice, cinnamon, maple syrup, milk and eggs together in a bowl. Mix with a mixer for two minutes.
  3. Melt the coconut oil in the microwave and add this together with the baking powder. Mix again until everything is mixed well.
  4. Line the baking tin with baking parchment and pour the batter in. Bake the low FODMAP spice cake in the oven for 55 minutes.
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 55 mins
  • Category: Healthy snacks
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Dutch


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 126
  • Sugar: 1
  • Fat: 3
  • Carbohydrates: 21
  • Fiber: 1
  • Protein: 4


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  • Allegra says:

    The recipe looks delicious, I am wondering if you can use something else rather than spelt flour (e.g. gf plain flour blend/gf self raising flour/rice flour/more oat flour) which I am unable to find at the moment due to the virus.

    • Karlijn says:

      I think a plain gluten-free flour blend must work. I would add 1/2 tsp xanthan gum too, if your flour blend doesn’t already contain that.

  • rena says:

    What is 2 tl baking powder?

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