Low-FODMAP Two-Ingredient Simple Syrup Recipe; Gluten-free, Vegan

This low-FODMAP Simple Syrup may be the easiest recipe you ever make, but will likely become a staple in your fridge.

Low-FODMAP Simple Syrup is a versatile condiment which can be infused with herbs (such as mint, rosemary), citrus peel (try orange, lime, lemon) or vanilla beans.  Or you can add a drop of your favorite flavored extracts.

Low-FODMAP Simple Syrup can be mixed in cocktails, used to sweeten coffee, iced tea or lemonade, drizzled over fruits and desserts, or (my favorite use) for moistening and flavoring your Low-FODMAP Cake Layers.

Baker’s secret: A drizzle of low-FODMAP Simple Syrup over each cake layer before frosting keeps the cake moist and infuses a little extra flavor.

You may love this low-FODMAP Simple Syrup in my low-FODMAP Gin Fizz recipe (in place of the coriander syrup), or use it over a low-FODMAP Chocolate Layer Cake.  You can also check out my low-FODMAP Christmas and Holiday menu or over 300 more low-FODMAP Recipes on the blog.  IBS-friendly!

Be healthy and happy,

Rachel Pauls, MD


Low-FODMAP Two-Ingredient Simple Syrup Recipe; Gluten-free, Vegan

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

Serves 16

Prep time: 10 min

Equipment: saucepan

  • In a medium saucepan combine sugar and water
    • If desired, add fruit peel, vanilla bean, or herbs
  • Bring to a boil, stirring, until sugar has dissolved
  • Allow to cool
    • Optional: Stir in any desired extracts or liquors for flavor (such as almond, coffee, peppermint, or hazelnut)

I keep mine in a squirt bottle for drizzling over cakes, or you can use a brush instead!

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