peanut and egg allergy

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Can someone please give me a good recipe for brownies and cookies without egg and peanuts? I tried to make brownies for my son with a egg substitute that I made. Well, they turned into bricks!!! Also, what is a good egg substitute? Thanks Nancy daughter 7-no allergies son 19mos-egg and peanut allergies

On Sep 25, 2005

Check out this thread: [url="http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum15/HTML/000454.html"]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/Forum15/HTML/000454.html[/url]

I like this site for determining what kind of egg replacement to use. [url="http://allergies.about.com/cs/eggs/a/aa062899.htm"]http://allergies.about.com/cs/eggs/a/aa062899.htm[/url]

I have pretty good luck using Ener-g Egg Replacer in cookies but only if one or two eggs are called for in a recipe. It's available at my local grocery store - the box looks like this [img]http://www.nexternal.com/vegane/images/EggReplacerLg.jpg[/img]

------------------ Jana

[url="http://www.seattlefoodallergy.org"]www.seattlefoodallergy.org[/url]

On Sep 25, 2005

We just recently tried a betty crocker brownie mix -- the one that says it has the equivalent of 2 hershey bars in it -- and used applesauce instead of eggs. 1/4 cup applesauce for each egg. They turned out great. Normally, brownies are tricky. Doesn't work with bananas -- and other mixes we have tried we have had problems with not holding together. The mix we used was also no nuts. I have to worry about nut & egg also. Cookies I'll get back to you on.

On Sep 26, 2005

Nancy:

Try [url="http://www.okbrownie.com."]www.okbrownie.com.[/url] They produce food allergy friendly brownies. Perhaps they make them for you without eggs.

On Sep 26, 2005

Since most cookies don't need to rise, you can usually get away with substituting a couple of tablespoons of applesauce (or other fruit puree) for the eggs. For chocolate chip cookies I use baby food prunes--sounds weird, but tastes great!

Cathy

------------------ Mom to 6 yr old PA/TNA daughter and 2 1/2 yr old son who is allergic to eggs.

On Sep 26, 2005

BC brownies are on sale this week for me. I will have to try again with the applesauce trick. The egg rpleacer in them was horrible. The didn't rise at all. Sort of stayed like afudge or almost a thick sauce after a long time in the oven!

I have a vegan recipe I will raise in the recipe section(scratch). But a mix that workes would be great! becca

On Sep 27, 2005

Egg-free Brownies Cook Time: approx. 25 Minutes. Ready in: approx. 45 Minutes. Makes 20 brownies (20 servings).

1/3 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup water 1/2 cup butter 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 2 cups white sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Grease a 9x13 inch pan.

In a heavy saucepan combine the 1/3 cup of flour and water. Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until thick.

Transfer to a mixing bowl and set aside to cool.

2 In a small saucepan, melt butter. When butter has melted, add the cocoa and mix until smooth; set aside to cool.

Beat the sugar and vanilla into the cooled flour mixture. Stir in the cocoa mixture until well blended. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, stir into the batter until just blended.

Spread evenly in the prepared pan.

3 Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.

Cool before cutting into bars.

On Sep 27, 2005

I'm so glad I read this thread because the egg replacer DEFINITELY does NOT work in brownie mixes!! I will try the applesauce trick and the other recipe also looks good!

On Sep 27, 2005

Gvmom, not sure what I am doing qrong, but the brownie mix with applesauce is not working here! A bubbling oily sludge out of the oven. Tastey(melted hot sugar and chocolate), but oily and squishy, with no rise. Like when I tried egg replacer. I used the regular Betty mix, though, not the two Hershey bar one. It isn't stopping us from devouring them, but I could never serve them to an "outsider", lol! becca

On Sep 28, 2005

I've never used a brownie mix and I've never tried Egg replacer in brownies but I've found Egg-replacer works fine for cookies so that's why I mentioned it.

This recipe has never failed me and I serve it all the time to "outsiders":

Milk/Egg/Nut-Free Brownies: From Tofu Cookery by Louise Hagler Brownies Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Whisk together in a saucepan, leaving no lumps: 1/3 cup unbleached white flour 2/3 cup water Whip in:

On Sep 28, 2005

becca -- brownie mixes are tricky, each one is different. The betty crocker which says 2 hershey bars I made twice. The first time I tried bananas in place of eggs. Bananas have more hold, so I thought since most brownies we try don't hold together I'll try that. They were one hard brick. Second time I did the applesauce -- knowing I didn't need as much hold, had to let the batter lift a bit -- that worked. For other mixes, I might actually try banana, because if the picture looks cakey, you need something for hold. It is too bad the companies don't tell you what the function of the egg is:binder, lift, etc. -- it would make it easier to figure out what we use for substitutions. I wonder if all us moms can get honorary degrees from the CIA (Culinary Institute of America) for all of the knowledge we must acquire in order to just be able to feed our kids.

On Oct 2, 2005

Nancy, I have a 4 yo DS who is peanut and egg allergic. One of his favorite treats is cupcakes - here is an easy way to make them:

use 1 box of betty crocker choc muffin mix, with 1 single serving size applesauce cup (like the Mott's 6-pack) and 1 cup of water. mix together and put into cupcake papers in a muffin tin. bake at 425 for about 15 minutes. Betty Crocker frosting can be used on top, with some safe sprinkles (signature brand is what i use)

These are a big hit for birthday parties. and they freeze well too!

allison

On Oct 5, 2005

Becca, I just did the same thing and got the same outcome (you are right---tasty,but not for public consumption outside of this house!!!).

GVMOM, What size pan did you use w/ the brownie mix (I did use the one w/ 2 hershey bars) and the 1/4 cup applesauce for each egg? I used a 13x9 and thought it might work better w/ a 9x9 or 8x8...mine bubbled up too and got too done on the edges but no where near done in the rest...plus they are just flat.

However, like Becca said, I am not above grabbing a spoon and digging in b/c they taste yummy! Melissa

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