Friday, October 16, 2015

Allergy-Friendly Pumpkin Bread and More Pumpkin Recipes

'Tis the season for all things pumpkin!
Cody and I just made pumpkin bread. Delicious! And my little baker helper has a new Halloween apron that he loves.

See below for the recipe.

I've also included some of my other pumpkin recipes below since there's pumpkin galore now,.


These recipes are 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.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Pumpkin Bread

2 cups canned pumpkin
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup maple syrup
2 1/2 cups oat flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large bowl mix the pumpkin, oil and maple syrup.
In a separate bowl mix the flour, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice and salt.
Slowly add the flour mixture to the pumpkin mixture.
Pour into a loaf pan and bake for 50 – 60 minutes until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
Cool completely then slice.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Halloween, Allergy-Friendly Candy and the Teal Pumpkin Project

Happy October! Halloween is my favorite holiday and it seems I have passed that on to Cody. He is so excited for Halloween already!

Food Allergies don't have to keep you from enjoying Halloween. 

Here are some tips and my favorite things for Halloween:

Cody knows from last year that we "Trade-or-Treat." We trade in his Halloween candy for a special toy. He has already picked out what he wants and he loves this!

There is a book about this that helped him to understand and get excited about it. It's the No Biggie Bunch Trade-or-Treat Halloween. I love the No Biggie Bunch books. We have them all. They address food allergies in a positive way that kids can relate to and understand.

We give out allergy-friendly candy and non-food treats for Halloween.Here are our favorites:

SurfSweets. Not only are they allergy-friendly, but they are also the best gummies I have tasted. Watermelon rings are my favorite.

YumEarth. Delicious, allergy-friendly lollipops and gummies.

Amanda's Own Confections. Cute and delicious allergy-friendly chocolates. These are Cody's favorite treat.

Oriental Trading. They have tons of fun/cute non-food treats and decorations.

Have you heard about the Teal Pumpkin Project?  The idea is to paint a teal pumpkin to put outside your house to let kids with food allergies know that you have non-food items. Learn more at FARE. You can also sign the teal pumpkin project pledge and add your house to the map. 

Hope you all have a fun and safe Halloween!