My daughter, Jazlyn, is anaphylactic to egg, dairy, peanuts, and tree nuts. When she was first diagnosed, I found it very difficult to find recipes and foods that didn't taste like "allergy" food. Over the last 15 years I have had a lot of fun developing and changing recipes so that they are safe for her. I love to share my recipes so that other families can realize how yummy "allergy" foods can taste. You don't have to sacrifice taste or your favorite foods, you just have to rethink how to make them. I made a promise to Jazzy that I would do my very best to find a way for her to eat any food she wants to try. So far I have been able to keep that promise. I hope your family enjoys these recipes as much as we do.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Brownies

These brownies had a wonderfully crunchy top and bottom with a chewy moist center. Admittedly, they did not have the prettiest appearance, but everyone loved the flavor and texture.


3/4 cup safe chocolate chips
1/2 cup dairy free margarine
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 cup flour
2 tbsp cocoa powder

Place the chocolate chips and margarine in a microwaveable bowl. Microwave until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds. Add the sugar, vanilla, baking powder, baking soda and salt then stir until combined. Stir in the applesauce. Add the flour and cocoa then stir until thoroughly combined and smooth. Spread the batter evenly into a sprayed 8x8 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 45-55 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with just a few moist crumbs sticking to it. Cool completely before cutting into bars or squares.
* 1/2-1 cup of safe chocolate chips can be stirred into the batter at the end if you would like chocolate chip brownies.


  1. I HAVE to try those. Mine always turn out hard, but those look soft & yummy.
    Allergy Mum - http://allergymum.blogspot.com/

  2. This recipe is the closest I got to soft and gooey brownies. Most of mine turn out cakey. Like I mentioned, they didn't turn out the prettiest, but there were so yummy. Let me know if you try them.