Question for pancakes

Posted on: Mon, 06/30/2008 - 8:00pm
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Hi my DS is allergic to peanuts and egg whites (so far - more testing to be done) and i was wondering about pancake batter.
We were using Aunt Jemima just add water one however I went to buy some today and noticed the egg warning. In the ingred. list it states egg yolk so I assume that its safe however the [i]may contain milk, egg[/i] has me worried.
We eat pancakes all the time and I was wondering if anyone here would still continue to feed this to their kid?

Thanks

Posted on: Mon, 06/30/2008 - 10:24pm
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My ds#3 is allergic to egg whites and dairy as well as PA. That being said, he has eaten my homemade pancakes which I make with soymilk and whole eggs. We did not know about his egg white allergy until he was 3 and had eaten numerous baked goods (baked by me) with whole egg in it with no problem so allergist said we could keep doing this (he does not eat anything where egg is the main ingredient - omlet, crepes, etc.). DS#4 is allergic to the egg yolk so I bought an egg replacer to try to make pancakes with as he had a reaction to one of my muffins with egg in it. I would not give ds#4 a "may contain item" for any of his allergens as it seems that he is quite sensitive to the egg and is not old enough to tell me that he is having a reaction. I guess it is a comfort zone issue.
I read somewhere that it is not uncommon for kids with egg allergy to be able to eat eggs that are in baked goods. This is true for DS#3 for me but not for DS#4.

Posted on: Tue, 07/01/2008 - 2:56am
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My dd also has egg and peanunt/tn allergies. Even though she has never had a problem with baked goods, her allergist said-no way no how. She is very contact sensitive also. We do not use any commercial mixes but I found a recipe in a cookbook called: BAKIN' WITHOUT EGGS- that we really like a lot. You can replace the buttermilk in in with soy milk if you need too. Both have worked well for us.
I am leaving for vacation soon otherwise I would look up the recipe in the book but I think it is:
2 C. flour (I use all purpose although if you have a wheat allergy you can use what you need to.)
4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3 Tbls. sugar (granulated)
2 C. buttermilk
4 Tbls. oil or applesauce
1/2 tsp. vanilla (optional but I always use it)
I always use the buttermilk powder that you mix with water. I have tried regular buttermilk but it seemed too thick. Soy milk is not so thick.
Good luck!!

Posted on: Tue, 07/01/2008 - 11:39am
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My DS has out grown his egg amd milk allergy. When he was allergic to egg whites.. I had fed him pancakes before I knew he was allergic to eggs.. he tollerated it with NO reaction when it was " baked into things". He could not have scrambled eggs ect. Our dr told us that if he was eating it baked in good with no problem continue... just no raw eggs. But everyone allergy is different. Do talk to your Dr.

Posted on: Tue, 07/01/2008 - 1:46pm
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Thanks everyone - we never knew that he was allergic to egg whites until the allergy testing. I tried to give him scrambled eggs when he was just learning to feed himself (he's 13 mths now) and he never ate them. And we were told by the DR that we can have eggs in the house and even use the egg yolk for him BUT i never do cuz i cant see how u can get all the white off the yolk - plus its a pain in the butt to separate them. :)
I guess since he has so far eaten it fine that he should be ok - I dont go and see the DR again til September for all the other food tests.

Posted on: Sat, 07/05/2008 - 12:39am
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My DS is allergic to eggs and peanuts also and we using Heart Healthy Bisquick. For the pancake or waffle recipe we just using a heaping tablespoon of applesauce to replace the egg. I make a whole batch and then freeze any leftovers. The leftovers are easy for brekafast or a qucik snack. Just pull them out of the freezer and microwave or toast.

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