This one goes out to all the mom’s out there battling food allergies. I am with you. Boy am I with you. You see, my son suffers from an extensive list of food allergies, some severe (epipen-severe) and some, mild. The thing about food allergies is that just when you think your kid might be outgrowing an allergy, you find out you are wrong. So, so wrong.
Under the guidance of my son’s doctor, we’ve been slowly trying to reintroduce beef into his diet (yes, my kid is allergic to BEEF!) and all was going well until it wasn’t. A mere bite of cross-contaminated chicken (that was grilled together with meat) resulted in an allergy so severe, I had to call the paramedics. THIS is the kind of stuff mom’s of allergic kids have to deal with, and that’s why I’ve made us all cupcakes. Egg-free ones. (And if you’re kid is allergic to dairy, go ahead and skip the frosting, or use vegan cream cheese. Unless your kid is allergic to soy. And gluten. Then just sit down with a giant chocolate bar and have a good cry).
Lucky for us, we’re good on the dairy front and my son LOVES cream cheese, so I love to spoil him with these. The banana muffins are so incredibly moist, you’d never imagine their missing a key component of fluffy baking. No aquafaba required.
I hope you’re all having a fun and relaxing summer. Stay safe out there!
Egg-Free Banana Muffins
3 very ripe mashed bananas (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/2 cup canola oil
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
maple brown sugar frosting, optional (recipe follows)
Preheat oven to 350 degree. Grease a muffin tin and set aside.
In a bowl, whisk the flour, baking soda and salt until combined. In a separate bowl, mix the bananas, oil, sugar and vanilla with a hand mixer. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until incorporated (do not overmix). Stir in the chocolate chips and portion the batter into the muffin tin. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean. Cool completely and frost, if desired.
Maple Brown Sugar Cream Cheese Frosting
1 8oz. container whipped cream cheese
4 tbsp softened butter
1 heaping cup confectionars sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tbsp maple syrup
Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix with a hand mixer until smooth. Pipe onto muffins.
healthy thumbprint hamantaschen (egg-free)