Hi I am new to the board

Posted on: Fri, 12/03/2004 - 12:34am
caringmommeof2's picture
Joined: 12/03/2004 - 09:00

I found this board cause one of my daughter's classmates are alergic to peanut butter. And I really would like to make some no bake oat meal cookies, but ofcourse it calls for peanut butter. And I don't want to exclude this child or put him at risk. So I was wondering if any moms here have an alternitive butter that I can use in my reciept. Any help would be much apprieated. Oh and PS alot of your posts here have already help me understand this much more then I did before. Thank you all.

Posted on: Fri, 12/03/2004 - 12:44am
Chicago's picture
Joined: 04/21/2001 - 09:00

Welcome. Thanks for help keeping someone safe!
I have used I. M. Healthy's Soy Nut Butter as a peanut butter sub without any problems. I can buy it around here at some of the regular grocery stores and more organic oriented places like Whole Foods.

Posted on: Fri, 12/03/2004 - 12:50am
caringmommeof2's picture
Joined: 12/03/2004 - 09:00

Oh ok I will have to see if I can get that brand here in New York. Now is this a soy peanut butter?

Posted on: Fri, 12/03/2004 - 1:10am
e-mom's picture
Joined: 04/23/2000 - 09:00

First, I think it's great that you are wanting to educate yourself about this allergy. I'm sure it would be greatly appreciated by the family if they knew you were doing this! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
To answer your question: No, it's a soybean butter. There are no peanuts or nuts in it.
You might want to discuss this with the mother of the child who is allergic to peanuts. Maybe she will have a different solution.

Posted on: Fri, 12/03/2004 - 1:20am
leers's picture
Joined: 07/09/2001 - 09:00

Thanks for coming to the boards with your concern. Great to have you. I have tried soy nut butter as well. It tastes quit similar to peanut butter. If you go to soynutbutter.com it will give a list of stores that sell that product. Also when baking the cookies I tell non-PA parents to put tin foil on the cookie sheet because if you have recently baked peanut cookies on that sheet and then bake PA safe ones there will still be a chance of cross contamination even if you have washed the cookie sheet. Hope this helps.

Posted on: Fri, 12/03/2004 - 1:45am
caringmommeof2's picture
Joined: 12/03/2004 - 09:00

Thanks Pam. Hmmmmmm I have to cook it in a pot on the stove then it goes on wax paper. Any suggestions? I would be so upset if I failed this child. I would like to know all safty procautions. Maybe I should buy a new pan and new messuring utensiles. Cause I have to say this is a mayjor peanut butter house. We do love the stuff. When I first found out about this I was freakin out. My one daughter (step) has an eating disorder and PBJ sandwhiches are like the one thing she will eat in a timely manner. And our kindergardens here are full day. It's hard to get much down this child. And even one missed meal makes a huge difference for her. But I talked with the mom and the teachers and I guess we only have to worry about that childs classroom and thier snack time. It didn't make sence to me. Now that I have read this board. I think I will try switching to soy butter instead so I don't put that child at risk. I guess some how he did get a peanut butter sandwich I'm not sure how. And had to be rushed to the hospital. That is really fightening to me. I'm thinking maybe they should just ban it in the whole school so he won't be at such a risk. Poor thing.

Posted on: Fri, 12/03/2004 - 1:54am
e-mom's picture
Joined: 04/23/2000 - 09:00

Isn't there another cookie that could be made that doesn't use peanut butter?
How about sugar cookies?

Posted on: Fri, 12/03/2004 - 2:04am
e-mom's picture
Joined: 04/23/2000 - 09:00

Better yet, have you checked into the [b]Recipe[/b] thread. There are a ton of great cookie recipes [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
I tried to just link it up here but didn't get it right. Sorry, just check out the recipes thread.
[This message has been edited by e-mom (edited December 03, 2004).]

Posted on: Fri, 12/03/2004 - 4:23am
Lori Jo's picture
Joined: 09/17/2003 - 09:00

Welcome to the bb, and thanks so much for caring about a PA child.
As for baking with soy butter, I've made several recipes with it and have found that I need to add 2-3 times the amount of vanilla to make it taste like peanut butter.
With that said, I stopped making PB "look alikes" because I didn't want to confuse my dd. I would also recommend calling the child's parent to see what they recommend/prefer. Her/his comfort zone may be that they'd prefer to bring/bake his own snacks. No offense to you, just being protective parents. I'm sure either way they would appreciate that you want to serve a snack that does not have PB in it.
As for a PB substitute for sandwiches, I thought the Sun butter (made from sunflower seeds) was pretty good. I'm a former PB-aholic and hard to please. It may be hard to get locally though. You can do a search on it here and get the info.
Lori Jo,
Rose, 7-31-02, PA
Beatrice & Georgia, 8-14-99

Posted on: Fri, 12/03/2004 - 5:07am
k9ruby's picture
Joined: 03/25/2004 - 09:00

Welcome to the boards!!!
just if your intrested- ive got a nut allergy site too!!
and also its forum

Posted on: Fri, 12/03/2004 - 5:34am
caringmommeof2's picture
Joined: 12/03/2004 - 09:00

Well thanks ladies. You have been a huge help. And it does make sence now to ask his mom about how she feels and maybe her making a few suggestions. Just to clear up what type of cookies they are. They are the oatmeal no bakes that taste like chocolate and are made with alot of cocoa. But it does call for 2/3 cup of peanut butter. So it's not like the child will know there was supposed to be peanuts in it or not. But I will call the mom as I do know her. She used to be my daughter's teacher for pre-school.



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