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Making a Difference, One Bite at a Time

Vegan Baked Goods 
Feb. 20, 2012 4:06 pm 
Updated: Feb. 21, 2012 8:29 pm
My daughter is allergic to so many things so I have a hard time figuring out what to give her for breakfast.  It usually ends up being banana, gluten free cereal or oatmeal and quinoa with brown sugar.  At daycare, they sometimes have muffins for breakfast and I felt bad that she could never have any so I decided to try and find some recipes that I could tweak for her allergies.

I looked online for recipes but wheat free baking recipes usually required a bunch of other ingredients like tapioca flour and xanthum gum.  So I decided to just go to Whole Foods to see what I could fine.  I discovered a great all purpose baking mix from "The Pure Pantry".  It is gluten, dairy, soy, nut and egg free so it was perfect for my daughter's diet.  Plus, the package had some recipes printed on it so I didn't have to do additional research for recipes.

First, I made the banana bread muffins.  It was really easy!  Instead of butter, I used Earth Balance soy free natural buttery spread (it is also vegan, gluten free and lactose free). For milk, I used coconut milk.  For eggs, I used a flax seed substitute (1 Tbs ground flax seed meal mixed with 3 Tbs warm water).  The muffin was pretty good, not as good as muffins with regular flour, real butter, milk and eggs but at least it was pretty close and my 18 month baby seems to love it. 

Today, I tried the blueberry muffin recipe and used fresh blueberries.  It also came out pretty well.  Hopefully my daughter will enjoy them and not feel left out when she sees other kids in her class eating muffins.  Thank goodness there are so many great products out there these days for people with food allergies!
Feb. 20, 2012 8:37 pm
And, you know what? If she isn't eating "regular" food, she won't know the difference! As long as it fits her contraints and she likes it, it's perfect (=
Feb. 21, 2012 5:59 am
I totally agree. I have two who are gluten free and it's much easier that a few years ago. It's a lot more work for you but it will really be so much better for your daughter. There will be harder times when she wants the same thing her friends are eating but since she can have something similar without being sick she'll do fine. Good luck and keep up the good work.
Feb. 21, 2012 8:29 pm
Wow, that must be really rough for you (probably not her so much, as she doesn't know any other way)! I don't have any experience with cooking for people with allergies, but most of my family is vegan... I use Ener-g Egg Replacer Powder when I bake for them and always have great results. :)
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