Classic Low-FODMAP Sweet Potato Cobbler Recipe; Gluten-free, Vegan

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I was inspired to create this low-FODMAP Sweet Potato Cobbler recipe last Thanksgiving.  When I looked in my fridge on the Sunday after the holiday, I found nine apples (how did they get there?)

While apples are not something allowed on the low-FODMAP diet, I felt the need to whip up a dish so those apples wouldn’t go to waste.  In less than an hour I had an apple cobbler in the oven.  And I was determined to make something similar that we low-FODMAPPPERS can enjoy!

While apples are certainly lovely, I also adore sweet potatoes.  I decided this would be the perfect compromise for a Thanksgiving treat that is both healthy and delicious.

There are so many things we can eat on the low-FODMAP diet.  I never focus on the things we can’t.  Look at my low-FODMAP food lists to see all the great options!

This low-FODMAP Sweet Potato Cobbler recipe is great for a low-FODMAP dessert, but also works as a breakfast or a side dish.  It is just the right amount of low-FODMAP sweetness, with a fluffy crust and warm spicy flavors.

This low-FODMAP recipe is also SIMPLE with very little hands on time.

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Be healthy and happy,

Rachel Pauls, MD

Classic Low-FODMAP Sweet Potato Cobbler; Gluten-free, Vegan

Although this recipe has not been tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients.

Serves 12

Prep time: 25 mins

Bake time: 75-85 mins

Total time: 110 min

Bake 350 F

Equipment: 9 by 13 inch rectangular pan


  • 3 medium sweet potatoes (about 2.5 to 3 cups of sliced cooked sweet potatoes)
    • FODMAP fact: 1/2 cup sweet potatoes is one low-FODMAP serving
  • ½ cup (8 tbsp) unsalted butter, or low-FODMAP vegan spread such as Earth Balance for dairy-free, vegan version
  • 1 & 1/4 cups low-FODMAP, gluten-free all purpose flour (I use Authentic Foods GF Classical Blend for all my baking- see my low-FODMAP bake off blog for the reason)
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum (unless incorporated in your flour choice)
  • 1 & 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup low-FODMAP milk, such as canned coconut milk, almond milk or lactose-free milk (for non-dairy free, vegan version)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For low-FODMAP Syrup

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 & 1/2 cups hot water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F and place rack in center of oven
  • Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil
  • Peel the sweet potatoes and slice them into rounds about 1/2-3/4 inch thick or smaller (can also cube)
  • Place in the boiling water
  • Cover the pan and cook for about 12 to 14 minutes, or just until they are still slightly firm in the center (do not overcook them)
  • While this is boiling, prepare the low-FODMAP syrup coating
    • Combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, hot water, vanilla, and cinnamon in a pot
    • Stir until the sugars are dissolved
  • Once the sweet potatoes are done, drain and set aside
  • In a large bowl, mix together the low-FODMAP flour, xanthan gum baking powder, salt, sugar, vanilla and low-FODMAP milk until combined, set aside
  • Put the butter or vegan spread in the baking dish and place it in the oven until the butter has melted, about 3 to 5 minutes
    • Watch carefully to make sure it doesn’t burn
  • Remove from oven and spoon the prepared batter over the center of the melted butter or vegan spread, but do not stir
  • Arrange the sweet potatoes over the batter and pour the syrup mixture over the sweet potatoes
    • It will seem like a lot of syrup
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 75 to 85 minutes, or until the dough is set when tested with toothpick, and there is only a slight jiggle to the syrup
  • Serve warm with low-FODMAP ice cream, or low-FODMAP Vanilla Bean Coconut Whipped cream for dessert, or simply plain for brunch or beside your Thanksgiving turkey!

  • So delicious, low-FODMAP Sweet Potato Cobbler is perfect for any occasion.

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