Egg Free – Recipe Inspiration & Resources
I am very thankful that neither of my boys have a food allergy or intolerance.
Punky started 4 year old kinder this week and my Mothers Group has just introduced an egg and nut free rule for the snacks we bring along each week. I have to say – it is tricky to find a baking recipe that is egg free. Obviously, this is a very minor thing in comparison to the worry a mum of a child with a severe food allergy must feel daily.
I decided to write this post together to help my mother’s group members find inspiration for our weekly get together and also to help me get some inspiration for some new recipes that are allergy sensitive and that keep Punky and his friends happy. I am happy to take this opportunity to test and learn some new tasty recipes and become more aware of food allergies that some families deal with on a daily basis.
A Recipe to Try
I attempted to search for egg free baking recipes on a number of well known recipe sites but the results were either incorrectly including eggs or only produced a very small number of recipes.
Colleen from No Eggs No Nuts has kindly allowed me to publish a couple of her recipes to help get you started.
I gave the Bread recipe below a try this week and Punky loved it. They taste a little like bread and a little like a scone. I added tomato and zucchini to the batch I made.
Quick Mini Cheese Bread Recipe
- Makes: 5 planes and 14 circles (egg ring size)
- Cook time: 15-20 minutes
See Hints and Tips below for measurements if you are adding other ingredients as I have done
- 2 cups of self raising flour
- 2 cups of grated cheese
- 2/3 cup of milk
- Preheat the oven to 200 degrees
- Mix all of the ingredients together
- Dust a board or the bench with flour and roll the dough out to 2cm thick and then cut out small shapes using a scone cutter (or egg ring)
- Place on a baking tray lined with baking paper until cooked – approximately 15-20 minutes.
Hints and Tips:
- Add any other items to the recipe that take your fancy eg: bacon bits and or tomato pieces can be added to the top prior to baking or vegetables such as zucchini, carrot, can be grated and added to the mix.
- I added 1/2 cup of chopped tomato and 1/2 cup of grated zucchini, 3 basil leaves and 6 parsley leaves chopped. I reduced the amount of cheese to 1 cup and used soy milk.
- I rolled the dough to about 1 1/2 cm thick, next time I make these I will work the dough for less time (I think I worked it too much) and roll it to approximately 2 cm thick instead.
- Cook time will depend on the size of the shapes you cut.
- Makes: 12 muffins
- Cook time: 20 minutes
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1 1/2 cups self raising flour
- 2 teaspoons of mixed spice
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar
- 3/4 cup of sultanas
- 1 1/2 cups of crated carrots
- 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 1 cup of milk
- 1/2 cup of yoghurt
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- Preheat oven to 180 degrees
- Grease a muffin tin
- Sift flours and spice into a large bowl
- Stir in sugar, sultanas and carrot
- Add milk, yoghurt, golden syrup, oil, and vanilla
- Stir lightly until just combined (do not over-stir)
- Spoon into muffin trays and cook for approximately 20 minutes
Recipes & Resources
No Eggs, No Nuts Please E-Book. Colleen is a mum of five children. Two of her children have been diagnosed with severe life threatening egg and peanut allergies. She developed a fabulous e-book that contains 155 recipes that are egg and nut free. All the recipes have been trialled and tested. They are wholesome and free from additives.
To download a copy of Colleen’s e-book click here
The Allergic Kid – Libby’s blog contains recipes that are free from peanuts, tree nuts, eggs, milk or milk products, shellfish and red meat. There are some great recipes and cute lunch box ideas.
Speedbump Kitchen – This blog is written by a Pediatrician who is mum to a child allergic to milk, eggs, peanuts and tree nuts. All recipes are free from these items. The recipes look great and there is a wide selection of items and categories.
Madhuram’s Eggless Cooking – This blog has some great information on egg substitutes to use in baking as well as a good collection of recipes.
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