Betty Crocker Muffin mixes??

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Does anyone use these?

My ds just started preschool, and does not have any known allergies, but it is a peanut/nut free school, and he is avoiding nuts. The school does even ask parents to read lables and not send may contains in their individual snacks and lunches!

I have been asked to recommend(and I can provide) a safe muffin mix for the class.

I see that Betty crocker makes banana nut muffins and peanut butter cookie mixes in similar packaging to the other muffin mixes. I guess I just find it hard to believe it is not on shared euqipment. I plan to call, but know the answer will be the same, if there is any chance, blah, blah.

Anybody have experience with the muffin mixes? I did search, but not much on muffins, specifically. Becaue my dd has egg allergy as well as PN/nuts, I have little experience with using mixes in general. Thanks! becca

[This message has been edited by becca (edited September 20, 2006).]

On Sep 20, 2006

if its a general mills product they will label for CONTAINS and MAY CONTAINS.

On Sep 20, 2006

We use Betty Crocker muffin mixes all the time. Never a problem, and I trust General Mills labeling (GM owns Betty Crocker).

On Sep 20, 2006

becca, my son eats the chocolate chip ones like crazy. He would eat 12 a day if I let him. Never any problem.

On Sep 20, 2006

Same here. My family loves the double chocolate chip muffins. Yum-O!

On Sep 29, 2006

My daughter is PN/TN and sesame allergic and she LOVES the blueberry muffins. She's eaten them VERY often with no problems. I just bought the apple cinnamon version too!

On Sep 29, 2006

I make a couple of specialty muffins with the chocolate chip mix that are fantastic. The first is raspberry chocolate. I just chop some frozen raspberries and add then right in to the batter. The other is mocha. I add hot, double-strength decaf (I serve these to the kids)instead of water. The chocolate chips melt into the batter. Then I add more choclate chips after it has cooled enough for the chocolate not to melt. Yum!!

On Sep 29, 2006

We also make the chocolate chip muffins, no problems here (Canada specific) [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

On Sep 29, 2006

does anyone use the brownie mix

On Sep 29, 2006

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Originally posted by tidina: [b]does anyone use the brownie mix[/b]

I use the Dark Chocolate Version. We add about 1/2 c. of safe semi-sweet choc. chips to the mix. The kids love 'em at school.

On Sep 29, 2006

i worried about the betty crocker brownie mixes because they also have walnut version.

On Sep 30, 2006

We have used the BC brownie mix and the Pillsbury brownie mix with no problems. I use applesauce instead of oil (equal amount) and they taste yummy. Really moist.

On Sep 30, 2006

My DS is also allergic to eggs(and PA). I would love to use mixes but sometimes you just can't substitute eggs it does not come out right. It would be great to hear if someone has used these with a substitute. Thanks

On Oct 1, 2006

We use the BC chocolate chips muffin mix for muffins or cupcakes and use 1 single serve size of applesauce and 1 cup (I think?) of water...(DS is egg allergic to)...they come out great, and very tasty. I'll double check the water amount if you want. We also do this w/ other BC cake mixes to make cupcakes and they taste delicious but don't raise up as much as a regular cupcake..ok though, I just lop on extra frosting when needed LOL! Melissa

On Oct 1, 2006

theres a substitute in faan book that ive used. 1.5 TB of oil and 1.5 TB of water and then 1 tsp of baking powder and you mix this together then add.

On Oct 1, 2006

Thanks everyone. I purchased 2 blueberry puches and a banana bread mix by BC for ds's class. I made sure they check with other parents as there are now 2 other kids with allergies in the class. Well, they were always there, but had not intitally disclosed it.

But, I think these will work for all the kids, and now I am thinking of trying for myself.

But, I have never had any luck with mixes and egg substitutions. Not with brownies or cakes, anyway. I will give the muffin mix a try. My dd, not ds, is egg allergie, so for school, I do not mind *him* having it with the egg.

I would like any more stories of tried and true experience replacing the eggs into a mix, for anything! It would be nice to use some mixes. becca

[This message has been edited by becca (edited October 01, 2006).]

On Oct 1, 2006

Melissa,Thank you for explaining how you substituted the egg I will try that.. Thanks again

Tidina, I do use that also but it doesn't always come out so great. Thanks for the help though [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Becca, If you make them without the egg please let us know how they came out. Thank you [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/biggrin.gif[/img]

I am always searching for egg free recipes too.. They always seem wet or fall?

[This message has been edited by HaroldsMom (edited October 01, 2006).]

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