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.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Apple Baked Oatmeal

We love Baked Oatmeal. This Apple Baked Oatmeal is so delicious that I made it twice just in the first week. I like to make a batch of one of our favorites then store it in the fridge for up to a week. It makes breakfasts fast and delicious. Our other favorites are our Baked OatmealStrawberry Baked Oatmeal, Sunbutter Chocolate Chip Baked Oatmeal,  Baked Oatmeal with Blueberries, Original Baked Oatmeal,  Our favorite way to serve any of the Baked Oatmeal recipes is to reheat a slice with some milk poured over top. The girls also like to sprinkle theirs with cinnamon sugar.

Apple Baked Oatmeal

4 cups quick cooking oats
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 tbsp baking powder
3 cups soy milk
1 1/4 cups unsweetened applesauce
2 tbsp melted butter
2 tbsp water
1 tbsp vanilla extract
4 apples - peeled, cored, and diced small

Combine the oats, brown sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, and baking powder. In a separate bowl, combine the soy milk, applesauce, melted butter, water, and vanilla. Add the soy milk mixture to the oat mixture then stir until thoroughly combined. Stir in the apples. Transfer the mixture evenly into a sprayed 9x13 baking dish. Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Cool for 30 minutes before serving. Serve warm or cold. Store tightly covered in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free Microwave Mint Chocolate Brownies

Jazlyn made this lightly mint flavored yummy chocolate brownies. These brownies are not the gooey chewy kind. They are very moist, a little cakey, and very yummy. If you don't like mint in your brownies, you can omit it for traditional chocolate brownies.

Microwave Mint Chocolate Brownies

2/3 cup sugar
3/4 cup unsweetened applesauce
1/4 cup oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp mint extract
1 cup flour
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt

Combine the sugar, applesauce, oil, vanilla, and mint. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, and salt. Add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture then stir until thoroughly combined. Spread the mixture evenly into a sprayed 8x8 microwave dish. Microwave for 4-5 minutes or until set and the edges appear dry. Make sure that you don't overcook the brownies because they will dry out. Cool completely before cutting into squares.
*  You can omit the mint extract if you want plain chocolate brownies.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Apple Crisp

This Apple Crisp is the best that I've ever had. The apples are tender and perfectly flavored. The topping has a perfect texture - crispy and a bit chewy.

Apple Crisp

10 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced fairly thin
1 cup brown sugar, divided use
2 tsp cinnamon
4 tsp vanilla extract, divided use
2 cups quick cooking oats
2/3 cup flour
6 tbsp. dairy free margarine, cut into pieces

Combine the apples, 1/4 cup brown sugar, cinnamon, and 2 tsp vanilla extract. Pour the mixture evenly into a sprayed 9x13 baking dish. In a separate bowl, combine the oats, remaining 3/4 cup brown sugar, and flour. Add the margarine and remaining 2 tsp vanilla extract. Mix with your hands until crumbly. Sprinkle evenly over top of the apples. Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes or until the topping is crisp and the apples are tender. Allow the Apple Crisp to cool for 30 minutes before serving. Serve warm or chilled. Store leftovers covered in the fridge.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Egg Free, Dairy Free, Nut Free Orange Oatmeal Bread

I had a request for a yummy gluten free bread that was easy to make. This one fits that description perfectly. Before Jazlyn outgrew her wheat allergy, this was a bread that I made quite often. I'm sorry I don't have a picture to go with it, but I haven't made this recipe recently. I don't have any orange juice in the house, but I'd like to make a loaf next time we do.

Orange Oatmeal Bread

2 1/4 cups oat flour (or ground oats)
3/4 cup sugar
4 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup orange juice
2 tbsp oil

Combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, salt and baking soda. Add the orange juice and oil then mix until just combined. Transfer the batter evenly into a sprayed loaf pan. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.