When my two year old daughter was 14 months old she was tested for allergies. We discovered that Lani is allergic to eggs, dairy, and beef. Just a few weeks ago she was retested during her one year checkup. We were pleased to find out that her egg allergy is pretty much non existent. The next words out of the allergists mouth were that her beef and dairy allergies had worsened. WHAT?
We now have to be even more careful with Lani’s allergies and diet. She used to be allowed milk baked into foods such as pancakes, waffles, cookies, etc. since her allergy wasn’t too severe at the first appointment. Now she can have NO dairy in her food at all.
With this in mind I went in search of a pancake recipe that was allergen friendly. For each recipe I needed ingredients that I didn’t have in my cupboard or refrigerator. So, I decided to adapt one of the recipes in my old cookbook. I used an egg replacer that I found online last year when we first found out about Lani’s allergies. Here is the recipe:
Homemade Allergy Friendly Pancakes
2 cups flour
2 tbs baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tbs sugar (you could use the vanilla soy milk and eliminate this)
2 cup plain soy milk
1 tsp salt
1 egg (to replace this add 1 additional tsp. baking powder, 1 tsp water, 1 tbs vinegar)
Put all ingredients into bowl. Mix gently until moistened and most lumps are gone.
Pour by 1/4 cup onto hot griddle. Cook on first side until bubbles form then gently flip over and cook for a few more minutes.
We all LOVED these pancakes! They were light, fluffy, and full of flavor. I will wake up tomorrow morning to make another batch for freezing. This is much more economical then purchasing the “vegan” (egg, dairy free) pancakes in my freezer section.
*As a side note please speak to your physician if you are not sure if your child or family member can have these pancakes. Each persons allergies are different and I wouldn’t want anyone to have an adverse reaction.*
Wendy is a wife of 9 years to Michael and a Mommy to Wesley (8) and Lani (2). She owns her own home child care business in central NH and spends her days taking care of children so she can be home with hers. Wendy is passionate about photography, creating scrapbooks, reading, crafting and her family. They spend all their free time hiking, exploring, playing games, and just finding ways to be together. Wendy also loves being a part of the blogging community over at Wesnlani.
Amy Bellgardt is a wife, mom, lifestyle & travel blogger, foodie, social media strategist, nerd, coffee drinker and founder of Mom Spark. Amy also manages Mom Spark Media, a social media marketing agency.