I adapted this recipe from a childhood favorite - I loved these little suckers and devoured them anytime my mom made them! Not a reality anymore (oh teenage metabolism, how I miss thee). We don't make them all the time around here (they aren't the healthiest things in the world), but I wanted Matthew to experience them, too! And with just one substitute necessary (in our household), I went for it...and the results are spectacular!
I feel I should share two things with you:
1. This is not a dairy friendly recipe. They are made with butter and sour cream. We are fortunate Matthew can have dairy (his other 8 allergies more than make up for this little gift from the food allergy gods). If you or your child has a dairy allergy, then this may not be the recipe for you.
HOWEVER, let me challenge you to seek substitutions if you or your child does have a dairy allergy. I am no dairy allergy expert, and would never proclaim to be...and I have no idea if this recipe would even work with substitutions. But I also know that a quick google search yielded the following dairy free options that may just do the trick:
Butter: margarine (Earth Balance is a great option for dairy AND soy free), coconut oil, and cooking oil
Sour Cream: IF you are able to have soy, try Tofutti! There may also be other sour cream substitutes at your specialty grocer of choice.
(source - http://www.eatingwithfoodallergies.com/dairysubstitutes.html )
If you just glance at a recipe and say, "Nope, can't have it," you risk limited your already restricted diet. Try it! Trust me when I say I have had some pretty epic failures in the allergy friendly cooking arena!
2. This isn't a particularly healthy recipe. There is really nothing nutritionally redeeming about these little muffins. And if you are after a blog that is full of nothing but healthy and food allergy friendly recipes...well...this won't be it. On the whole, our family eats well. I always make sure my boys have vegetables in front of them at dinner. We eat lots of lean proteins and whole foods around here. BUT, I am also a believer in indulging from time to time. I like treats, and I especially like treats that I can share with my food allergy kid. Live a little, ya know? And one or two of these mini muffins are the perfect treat (without going overboard)
Click here for the link to the recipe!
If you try it dairy free, drop me a comment and let me know how it went!