Low FODMAP Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes

When I am home working on new recipes for my blog, I think to myself, how lucky am I? I do love my job! Today, I am heading off to Kansas City, MO to do a talk on nutritional approaches to managing GI symptoms in the athlete. I have been on quite the speaking circuit lately, which is a lot of fun too!  In about a week and a half, Digestive Disease Week will kick off in San Diego.  I will be attending DDW and will be sure to post a recap of that meeting when I get back.

I am not a chef and I don’t always follow recipe instructions (oops 🙂 ), but in general, I have an innate ability to put ingredients together to create something yummy. I love baking as much as I like cooking up a nourishing meal.  Today, I am sharing a yummy dessert recipe, a Low FODMAP Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cake. 

peanut butter lava cake

I can’t take full credit for this recipe inspiration today…as making lava cakes is really new to me.  But, who doesn’t love a moist cake oozing with a delectable filling?  The original recipe inspiration came from Food and Wine. I just tweaked the recipe a bit to make it lower in FODMAPs. I find these dense cakes are great to share. Russ and I are happy to share a ramekin. I do have a sweet tooth and love a good dessert but… I try to keep it real and not overindulge. If you are on the low FODMAP elimination diet, you might try to stick to 1/2 a ramekin portion and assess your tolerance. Everyone’s tolerance to chocolate is different.

peanut butter topping in lava cake

When preparing this delicious cake, the chocolate mixture is layered with a little sweet peanut butter yumminess.

lava cake bite

I tried a couple versions of this decadent cake and both times, the filling was gooey but not fully oozing. You can experiment and reduce the cooking time by a minute or two to find your perfect texture.  But, with an oozing center or not, this cake is so delightful!

cakes w: pb

I also learned that I could prepare the mixture in the ramekins in advance, cover with plastic wrap, refrigerate, and cook up later. How convenient is that!?!? When I tried this, I removed the ramekin from the refrigerator for about 10 minutes to warm up to room temperature before baking.

8 replies on “Low FODMAP Chocolate Peanut Butter Lava Cakes

    • katescarlata

      You could try to bake in well greased muffin tin (which is a little smaller than the ramekin) —spreading mixture out over 8 muffin size portions–but cooking time would need to be adjusted–and not sure how long –maybe try cooking for 8-10 minutes. Might need to experiment a bit.

  • Cindy

    Unfortunately, peanut butter does not sit well with me since my IBS diagnosis. What other filling ideas could be used?

  • Jools Hodges

    This looks great. Will try it thank you. I have recently been recommended by my GP here in the UK to follow a low FODMAP diet to deal with some digestive issues and am equally waiting for tests to come back for Celiacs. I found your amazing site while looking for general information. I have been looking for something for the odd sweet tooth craving. I don’t know if you have these products in the US but, if you do and in your opinion, are Alpro Soya Chocolate desserts and Mrs Crimbles Maccaroons low FODMAP? I have been told both are ok but one uses Soya Bean and the other has Coconut in. Maybe it is a negligible amount but I wondered your opinion.

  • Marina Brand

    Hello Kate,
    since my GI recommended me to try the LOW FODMAP diet for my IBS, I’ve been referring a lot to your very helpful website. I have a question about the GF flour we have here in Canada that contains beet root fibre. Is it safe for IBS?

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