Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Allergy-Friendly Brownies

It took me a really long time to attempt to make allergy-friendly brownies. I'm not quite sure why except that I think I was afraid they wouldn't turn out good and brownies are my favorite. 

Well, they came out better than I expected. Yummy, gooey, chocolate-y goodness!
Must. Stop. Eating these!

I have started to bake more and more with sweet potato. I think it gives baked goods a better texture than using applesauce alone.

Also, get ready, May is allergy and asthma awareness month and May 10th - 16th is food allergy awareness week! For more information click here to go to FARE's Action Month website, or Kids With Food Allergies' awareness month website

This recipe is free of the top 8 allergens (egg-free, dairy-free, wheat-free, peanut-free, tree nut-free, soy-free, fish-free and shellfish-free) and vegan.


1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup oat flour or other flour/blend of your choice
1/2 cup cocoa powder (I use Vermont Nut-Free)
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup melted dairy and soy-free spread (I use Earth Balance Soy-Free)
1/2 cup sweet potato purée (I use baby food)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla 
1/2 cup allergy-friendly chocolate chips (I use Enjoy Life)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the sugars, flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
Stir in the melted spread, sweet potato purée, applesauce and vanilla.
Pour into a greased 8 inch baking pan.
About halfway through baking, pour the chocolate chips over the top. 

Bake for about 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Dyeable Craft Easter Eggs

Cody got to dye Easter eggs this year!
I found out you can buy dyeable craft eggs.
We got ours from Michael's. To dye the eggs we used rice, food coloring and ziplock bags. Just put some rice and food coloring in a ziplock bag and shake it up to coat the rice. Then put in the egg and shake.
Cody thought this was really fun!

Have a safe and Happy Easter!