Cooking for kids with food allergies
These days food allergies are rearing their ugly heads more and more, and school parties and bake sales can be hotspots for trouble.
But just because allergens lurk in many of our favorite baked goods, there’s no need to step away from the spatula or purchase a slew of allergy-conscious ingredients.
I’m a professional baker, and to bypass my own nut sensitivities and my friends’ kids’ wheat, dairy and egg allergies, I came up with these delicious allergen-free recipes that, as a bonus, use ingredients you already have in your house.
These treats are sure to be a hit – no warning labels required.
These delectable cookies are naturally gluten- and dairy-free, however if you don’t have any dairy restrictions to contend with, I highly recommend dipping them in your choice of chocolate: melted milk, dark or white.
Makes about 40 cookies.
Using pine nuts is a great way to include “nuts” in a nut-free recipe. While the name may mislead you into thinking they are verboten, pine nuts are actually seeds, so they’re safe. These delicious bars are also egg-free, and the browned butter makes them utterly addictive to kids and parents alike.
Makes about 18-20 bars
Be prepared: these sweet, gooey treats fly off the plate, leaving behind a slew of sticky fingers and big smiles.
Makes about 20 servings.