Eggless Blueberry Muffins

2 cups All Purpose Flour
1 and 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1/2 tsp Salt
Lemon zest from 2 lemons
1 cup Sugar
1 cup Milk
1/3 cup Vegetable Oil
A few drop lemon juice
1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 and 1/2 cups fresh Blueberries

After meeting with the pediatric allergist we learned Hank is highly allergic to eggs and peanuts with strawberries and dogs still in question. We are so thankful  the initial blood test that showed he was allergic to wheat and dairy were not confirmed by the skin test. It has been challenging enough keeping eggs out of his diet, I can only imagine how much harder it would be with either or both of those allergies too. I never realized just how many things contain egg or are processed on equipment that uses eggs. Unfortunately, he is so allergic that the slight contamination can give him a reaction. His allergist is hopeful that he will one day be able to tolerate baked goods since the protein becomes denatured at 350 degrees, but is doubtful he will ever be able to enjoy an omelet. He has very little chance of out growing the peanut allergy.

I have become quite adept at reading food labels and almost have all the various forms for egg memorized. However, things seem to still slip through. We were at Costco and the kids all love to eat the samples. Hank was becoming quite irritated at the lack of samples he was receiving, so I read one of the labels of the samples and it had no egg products listed. By the time we checked out and got to the car he was starting to react. First by vomiting and then turning red, then starting to wheeze. Poor guy. Luckily it did not progress anymore and he was fine with Benadryl.

I love to bake but have been feeling so bad that he can't partake that I haven't baked much. I decided it was time to venture into some eggless cooking to see if we could mange without eggs. Eggs are like beans in our house. They have their own box on the bottom of the food guide pyramid! They are a serious staple in our house with an 18 pack being devoured every week.

I envisioned eggles baking as flat and horrible tasting. Thankfully I found this recipe on Madhuram's Eggless Cooking . I adjusted it a bit because I didn't have all the ingredients and it still came out delicious. Neither the kids nor Max could tell it was eggless. The best part was that Hank got to enjoy them with us. If you happen to be watching your cholesterol, have an egg allergic guest or run out of eggs, these muffins are eggcellent!


john leopold, md said...

Katie - very scary. Go to for lots of helpful info on food allergy. You may have already found the site. With that kind of reaction he cannot get the flu vaccine so you protect him from the flu by vaccinating the rest of the family. Take care, John

Courtney said...

And the 4th throws you for a food loop! These look delicious. I am glad you have figured out his allergies so that you don't have to worry about everything he eats. I'll try these the next time I'm out of eggs!