Ok, I’m going to start this first Allergy-Free Friday article out by saying I think I’ve bitten off more than I can chew with this one. LOL! 🙂 It is really tough finding allergy-free recipes. But, that’s why I’m doing this. It’s needed, because, there are so many people out their with allergies. It won’t be my normal recipe list of 5 or 10 recipes, however. (that would take way too long!)
As a reminder, every Friday, I will include one or two recipes free from the following ingredients:
- Tree nuts
- Chia Seeds
- Flax Seeds
Probably the most difficult items on the list are coconut, chia and flax. Many “allergy-free” blogger, will include recipes that use coconut as a flour/nut replacement and chia/flax “eggs” as a replacement for regular eggs.
I also want to mention that the flour used in many of the recipes will be processed gluten-free flour. The lack of nuts prevents the use of almond flour. (one of my personal favorites.)
Also, I will attempt to make some of the recipes kid-friendly…So, on with the 1st show!
This recipe calls for butternut squash flour. I found it on Amazon and it’s not cheap. So, you would make these for a treat or special occasion. I did find sweet potato flour, which may work in the recipe as a replacement and is quite a bit cheaper.
- butternut squash flour – 1 pound- $17.99 + $4.99 shipping
- pumpkin flour– 1 pound – $18.99 – free shipping with prime membership
- sweet potato flour – 1 pound – $11.49 – free shipping with prime membership
(BTW-You can make your own sweet potato flour. Here is a link to a HOW-TO article with creativlypaleo.com. The same process could be used to make butternut squash flour or pumpkin flour.)
Any of these flours would be amazing and healthy! However, of the three flours, sweet potato flour wins out. Not only is the flour cheaper, but sweet potatoes contain 214% DRI for vitamin A versus 59% for winter squash. (These nutrients are courtesy of whfoods.com)
By: Heartbeet Kitchen
Makes: 1 (5 inch) round
(It’s easy enough to be doubled)
For full recipe and instructions, follow this link: HEARTBEET KITCHEN
As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts on this new series!
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