breakfast

Egg Free Waffles with a Log Cabin Box Mix

If your egg free due to allergies or personal reasons, you know that when shopping for foods or baking, it can deem itself pretty difficult.  If you find something that doesn’t contain eggs, chances are it probably requires you to add eggs.  However, if you’ve ever had the opportunity to experiment with a boxed mix and an egg replacer, you’ll know that it’s truly a science experiment that can go either way.  Tasty or not so much.  I’ve bought several different boxed mixes and tried out the egg replacer and had horrible results.  I really gave up and decided that scratch baking was the only method to go with. Until….

Kelsie loves waffles, I have yet to find a recipe that doesn’t require an egg to make them. I decided one afternoon while doing some shopping to just grab a box and go with it.  I went for the one that looked like it contained the most “real” ingredients and wasn’t processed in a place that would have cross contaminants, that just so happened to be Log Cabin. However, don’t let their “no high fructose corn syrup” fool you on their syrups.  They do contain corn syrup, just not of the high fructose kind!  Why put corn syrup in it at all?!  But that’s not why your here.

Egg Free Waffles with a  Log Cabin Box Mix

Your gonna make this waffle recipe exactly like the box says, except your going to replace the “egg” with a flax egg.  One tablespoon of ground flax seed and 3 tablespoons of water.  Mix it up first and let it sit while your getting other things ready for your waffles, like your syrup, butter, plates, forks, etc.  You want it to gel up.

Your waffles turn out fluffy and just exactly like they would have if you had used an egg.  I know this because I also made one batch with a real egg for the rest of us.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chunky Monkey Muffin {vegan adaptable}

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Chunky Monkey Muffin {vegan adaptable} - See more at: http://s1376.photobucket.com/user/Joanna_Brittain/media/july2014001_zps2a5cd69d.jpg.html#sthash.fXBCw2zj.dpuf

After seeing a recipe in my Facebook feed yesterday I felt the need to get up and make it immediately. The girls were still asleep and Zack had just bought the best organic bananas a day or so ago, they were just screaming to be made into something other than my morning smoothies. The only problem, the recipe had an egg in it. And, with allergies, we can’t have eggs. Well, I am still learning this whole egg free baking thing, and it’s always an adventure to say the least. However, I was determined to get this right, and I did! The girls got up to something that smelled similar to banana bread, but better. The name came from both girls, they thought that chunky monkey should definitely be apart of it.

What do you need?

2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 tablespoon baking powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground flax
3 tablespoons warm water
2-3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 cup milk (you can make this with your favorite milk alternative)
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
3 tablespoons oil
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (Enjoy Life brand)

What do you do?

1. Mix up your ground flax and water, set aside.
2. Sift together your flours, sugar, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
3. In another bowl mix together until combined your bananas, milk, peanut butter, oil, vanilla, and flax “egg”.
4. Stir in your chocolate chips.
5. If needed, grease your muffin tins. Fill your muffin tin 3/4 of the way full. This recipe made 16 muffins.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until a tooth pick comes out clean.
adapted from Noble Pig