Banana Mousse Tarts – gluten-free recipe and low FODMAP

Banana Mousse tarts -gluten-ree recipe and low FODMAP

I have been a absent for a wee while but I really wanted to give the $550 giveaway a good chance by leaving it at the top of the blog for a while. I also have another reason for my absence. As you all know by now, I am freelancing, having left a terribly stressful job last December and I have been helping out bloggers as part of my freelancing, including doing blog critiques. What I have discovered is a real gap in the market for a blog dedicated to these newbies and so I started one up. It is called Bloglosophy and I already have 25 posts on there about the basics of blogging, including SEO, load times etc. It has had a wonderful response and I am loving the enthusiasm of my readers for the information that I am putting up there. I would love you to pop on over and have a look and let me know what you think.

I have also been marketing my Low FODMAP cookbook to nutritionists and it is selling well on Amazon, which is a relief. I am so happy to be getting the book out there. With the low FODMAP diet helping 75% of people with irritable bowel syndrome, it is a crying shame that more people don’t know about it. The results from more than a decade of research at the Monash University show amazing results from this diet and I am a testimony to that. My life has been turned around by it. Why, you might ask, is it not more widely known and used by doctors? I now have the answer. I was speaking to my eye doctor the other day and he knew about the diet and so I asked him that very question. And this is what he said. Until two research programmes do exactly the same research, no credence is given to the first one. So the over a decade of research by Monash University which is turning around people’s lives is not considered by the medical profession as valid yet. How ludicrous is that!

Fortunately, word is getting out anyway and people are being helped. It has been gratifying to hear from nutritionists that they are recommending this diet to their clients. Doctors will eventually catch up, I guess.


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Banana Mousse Tarts - gluten-free recipe and low FODMAP
For the pastry shell:
  • Use the pastry recipe here
For the mousse:
  • 3 bananas
  • 300ml coconut cream
  • 2 tsp gelatin powder
  • 150ml water
For the topping:
  • Whipped cream or coconut cream
  • Melted chocolate
For the pie crust:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F or180°C.
  2. Press the pastry out into 4 x 11cm/4.25” diameter tart dishes to form pastry shells.
  3. Bake 10 minutes then cool completely.
For the mousse:
  1. Heat the water in a small pot and add the gelatine to dissolve.
  2. Process the bananas in a food processor until smooth.
  3. Whip the cream until firm.
  4. Fold in the banana mixture.
  5. Once the gelatin is completely dissolved, cool it a bit and then add to the banana cream.
  6. Pour into the cooled pastry shells.
For the topping:
  1. Pipe a little of the whipped cream or coconut cream into the middle of each tart.
  2. Drizzle a little melted low sugar chocolate over the top of the cream.
  3. Decorate with a slice of banana.

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  1. says

    I am glad to hear I helped your coffee break. We low Fodmappers have to stick together. We have a hard road ahead but one that it is well worth the effort to follow. I am enjoying my new blog and hope you found some help there.

  2. says

    Glad your book is doing well! That’s an underpublished topic, so I can see that becoming a real success. Doctors as a rule don’t get all that much education in nutrition (and nutrition research is underfunded) so I’m not surprised there isn’t much info in the medical community about low FODMAP. Oh, and congrats on the new blog!

    • says

      Thanks, John. You certainly have better luck at finding a solution with a nutritionist than with a doctor if you have digestive issues. It does seem to be changing for the low FODMAP diet because it’s impossible to keep anything quiet in today’s world and low Fodmappers are banding together to let other know about it.

  3. says

    You are always so busy and getting involved in new projects. Congrats on your new blog and I’m glad to hear it’s going well and that’s great that your book is selling well. I agree that more people with IBS should have access to it. The medical profession is a mystery sometimes and it just doesn’t make any sense. I have the same issue with my thyroid. My doctor has put me on T3 as well as T4 (T4 is thyroxin and what it typically prescribed). My doctor has done 10 years of research into how T3 helps people with my condition yet that research is still not recognised by the medical profession and so many people with hypothyroidism aren’t being helped in the best possible way because of ignorance xx

    • says

      I am a sucker for punishment, Charlie. I love being busy and, if I am not, I create something new to do.
      That is very interesting about your medication because my mother has hypothyroidism too but I am not sure which she takes. She seems to have it well under control though. I think she is on thyroxin and probably is from what you have said.

  4. says

    Two great projects!!! I will have to pop over to your new blog…even old timers like me need advice!!! Your tarts look amazing. I’m SO glad you found a way to live with your illness just by changing your diet.

  5. says

    Hi Suzanne
    I saw that you had left your job, how fantastic congratulations. i can always use some advice. I was reading a review of your critique on Google + by somebody and meant to contact you about it. Looking forward to reading your other blog too.

  6. says

    Love the recipe for this tart. I have already had a look at bloglosophy and hope to use it to help me. I was on good plus the other day and saw a review of your helping someone with her blog. I hadn’t any idea you did that before then. i could sure do with some help. I might put together an email and ask you

    • says

      Tania, it’s lovely to see so many comments from you. LOL. I hope my new site can be of use to you. There are a lot of people who get lost in WordPress and blogging in general even though they really want to have a blog so I thought I would help them out. I am sure you will have read about my blog critiques by now on my page on Bloglosophy but in case you missed it, here it is: I would be happy to do one for you when you are ready.

    • says

      It has done me a world of good, Maureen. I love being busy. In fact, I don’t know how to relax in the usual sense. If I am just sitting around on a beach or watching TV, I very soon start wondering what constructive activity I could be doing. It’s called active relaxation.

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