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.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Blueberry Oat Muffins

These muffins are our new favorite. I make a double batch with blueberries and a double batch with safe chocolate chips then freeze them. When the girls want one, they just microwave it for a few seconds.

Blueberry Oat Muffins

1 1/4 cup oats
1 cup flour
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup soy milk
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 - 2 cups frozen blueberries

Thoroughly combine the oats, flour, brown sugar, baking powder and salt. Add the soy milk, applesauce and vanilla then stir until thoroughly combined. Fold in the blueberries. Fill lined muffin cups 2/3 full with the batter. Bake at 425 for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
* Safe chocolate chips can be used in place of the blueberries.
* Orange juice can be used in place of the soy milk. The flavor is great, but my muffin liners stuck.
* These muffins freeze perfectly and can be reheated in the microwave.

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