We have gone back and forth with introducing eggs baked into things for Bo – our 3 year old. It has been about a year and finally we are baking up to 2 eggs into one dozen of anything. It’s so amazing. Our muffins, pancakes and breads are fluffy and most importantly it’s one less food to really worry about. We still won’t give him just a plain egg yet but I also feel like it would not be dangerous for him to be around eggs. That is huge for us! Now I just need to keep baking more and getting more baked eggs into his diet so that hopefully he continues to build up a tolerance and maybe even soon we could try a plain egg!
I attempted my first dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free chocolate cake and it was a great success. I followed this recipe – it’s very easy. The cake was so delicious! I never used to like chocolate cake but this recipe has me craving chocolate cake on a daily basis. I also made a dairy-free, egg-free, nut-free buttercream vanilla frosting that was amazing and way better than any store-bought frosting. This recipe is what I followed for the frosting. If you can’t tell already I am pretty excited about these two recipes because i feel like I have a super easy cake or cupcake recipe to go to whenever there’s a celebration that calls for treats!
This is my latest obsession. I have never made Granola before but thought I would give it a shot after having a hard time finding a really good nut-free option. I added sunflower seeds to mine and put in about twice as much coconut. I just made my third batch. It’s sooooooo good! I’ve been eating it just with some rice milk in it, by the handful and in coconut yogurt – all delicious.
I made an awesome dairy-free, egg-free and nut-free monkey bread today – thanks to a great blog that I follow, Amandairy Free. The hardest part was tracking down the rolls of biscuits that did not contain dairy. I ended up finding biscuits at Cub Foods – they were the Cub brand biscuit (Pillsbury biscuits all have dairy in them). I followed this recipe on Amandairy Free blog but I changed up two things…I left off the nuts because Bo is allergic and left off raisins because that just didn’t sounds great to me and I added a couple of scoops of dairy-free vanilla ice cream (learned that one from my mom)! I hope you try this and enjoy it as much as we did!
I often hesitate on posting some of the new recipes that I have tried because Bo doesn’t eat them or they just o.k. and not amazing. Tonight, I tried a butternut squash risotto and it was AMAZING and to top it off Bo loved it so I would say this recipe was a huge success. It’s a little time-consuming to make, only because you have to stir it so often, but it is so worth it. I served our risotto with roasted broccoli and that was definitely enough because the risotto is so filling.
Click here for the recipe for Creamy, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Butternut Squash Risotto.
Yesterday we made Sunbutter, chocolate and banana shakes! They were just what the doctor ordered. I couldn’t find the exact recipe that I was looking for after a quick google search so we just kind of made it up. I’m not good at making my own recipes or documenting how much of each ingredient I used so I apologize for this very vague post. Here’s my best guess at what I threw in the blender!
6 ice cubes
1 cup of coconut milk
2 scoops of coconut ice cream
one small handful of dairy free chocolate chips
We have made pancakes before and have always used Bisquik just with more oil and milk to try to make up for the egg but this past weekend I wanted to see if we could get a better consistency and pancake if we made our own batter from scratch. It was so easy. Can’t believe it took me this long to try this. I found this recipe and it was great – we’ll definitely be making them again!
Today I attempted my first dairy free mac n’ cheese for the little guy. I used Daiya cheese and started off with this recipe but it was lunch time and I wanted a quicker and less fancy recipe so I just ended up mixing Daiya cheese, Earth Balance butter and So Declicious Coconut milk until I got the right consistency.
This was our breakfast this morning – dairy free, egg free and nut free banana muffins and a coconut yogurt and flaxseed milkshake. Yum! Smoothies are something we have often but I am always looking for new muffins or easy breakfasts to make because that’s an area where I feel like we don’t have a whole lot of variety. These banana muffins were a hit and were some of the best that I have made without eggs. Click here for the recipe.
Bo has never been much of a breakfast eater. He wakes up, has a cup of milk, and then I can’t get him to eat much until about 10am. But as of late he has been waking up saying he’s hungry and he often will eat breakfast right away. Maybe it’s because he has a new favorite — yogurt & granola! This So delicious coconut yogurt is pretty good some of the best dairy free yogurt on the market. The granola is pretty good too and it’s awesome that it’s dairy, egg and NUT free.