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coconut banana cookies


Until last year I had never heard the term Low FODMAP (Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols) and didn’t realize how powerful it was at helping to heal irritable bowl syndrome.   FODMAPS are the carbs (sugars) found in food however all carbs are not FODMAPS, confusing, I know.    By eliminating these foods from your diet you can reduce your digestive issues by 80%.

My friend Suzanne from Strands of My Life put herself on the protocol and healed herself.   As a cook and writer, she started running into not finding meal ideas and recipes centered around the diet so she created a book that helps suffers with meal plans and recipes.





What’s inside?

  • A detailed list of  foods you can and can not eat.
  • How to test if you are sensitive to them.
  • The signs and symptoms of FODMAPS and an explanation of  the intolerance. 
  • 10 different menus
  • 40 delicious recipes from carrot cake to Pesto Polenta tapas. 

Suzanne is selling this book with life changing information for less than $20 and if you suffer from digestive issues, this might the final ticket that gives you relief!



She has been also kind enough to let me share one of the tasty recipes from her book.  This recipe for Coconut Banana Cookies is simply delicious and so easy to make.  I know that you’ll love it as much as I did.

coconut banana cookies

Coconut Banana Cookies + Low FODMAP Menus for IBS Cookbook

Author: Suzanne @ Strands of My Life



  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix the dry ingredients, oil, banana, sugar in a food processor.
  3. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix.
  4. Remove the mixture from the food processor to a bowl and add the coconut.
  5. Place a sheet of baking paper on an oven tray.
  6. Drop bog spoonfuls of dough onto the paper and shape them into circles.
  7. Bake about 10 minutes until they are golden but still soft.
  8. Remove from the oven and leave to cool on the tray for half and hour so they firm up a little.

Suzanne is sponsoring a giveaway for one copy of her book.  Enter below via the rafflecopter.
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  • Mindy
    May 29, 2014 at 9:17 pm

    I’m not that familiar with the low FODMAP concept, but this is definitely worth looking into. And, man, do these cookies look amazing. I’ve had great success with everything I’ve made off your blog. And I make a LOT of your recipes!

    • May 30, 2014 at 7:43 am

      It’s suppose to be a powerful diet for healing IBS. Thanks Mindy!

  • May 30, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    I love the flavor profile of these. Coconuts and Bananas are just meant for each other. How much cocoa do you think one would need to add to make it chocolatey? <– or is that a no-no?!

    • May 30, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Tammy, on the low FODMAP diet, chocolate is a no no, but I would at least 2 Tablespoons to make it chocolaty 🙂

      • remelia
        November 6, 2014 at 7:05 pm

        Thank you for all of these wonderful recipes. I have been following the FODMAP diet put forth from the Monash University and they say that dark chocolate is fine, milk and white are a caution due to the lactose in it.

  • June 1, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    I’m going to share this with my sis in law. She has severe ibs issues so this would be a great resource for her!

  • June 1, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    These look like a wonderful flavor combo. I love that so many people are taking charge, investigating, and finding foods that work for their bodies.

  • Amy Ayers
    June 4, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    I’ve been dealing with IBS for over 4 years now. This would be a great resource to add to my kitchen. Thank you for offering it!! I’ve been enjoying checking out your website since I found it, and am looking forward to your cookbook release this fall. 🙂

  • Kelly
    June 4, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    This book would be wonderful to have. My son is 3 and has been diagnosed with Crohns. We are opting to control it through diet and supplements instead of steroids and immune suppressors. I fear what those would do to his tiny, growing body. This book would give more ideas on what to cook for him. I scour the internet as much as I can looking for recipes to try to see if he will eat something good for him. He is a picky eater to top it off so getting good veggies in him is hard. This book would help me in so many ways!5 stars