It’s been just over a week since E’s failed baked milk challenge at the allergist’s office. For the next six months, we’ve been instructed to give E half a muffin three times a week in order to help her build up a tolerance for baked milk. The muffins need to be fresh, so I’ll be baking a new batch every week. Did you do the math? That’s 26 batches of muffins before E’s next blood testing.
B is thrilled because he usually buys a package of fresh-baked muffins at the grocery store each week to eat for breakfast. He’s really, really into muffins. Out of every dozen muffins I make, E only gets one and a half–so B gets the rest because this mama is trying to ditch her sweet tooth.
I’m also keeping a log of each muffin I give to E so I can discuss reactions/non-reactions with the allergist.
- 7/23/2017: Dime-sized rash on one cheek
- 7/25/2017: Quarter-sized light pink rashes on each cheek several hours after consuming
- 7/28/2017: No reaction
- 7/30/2017: [Jeopardy music]
Of course, I have to share all of the recipes I’m trying. Most of them will require modifications for E’s other allergies, so I’ll link to the recipe and note what I did differently to accommodate little miss.
This week: Amish Cinnamon Muffins
THESE ARE SO GOOD. The muffin tops are incredible–super fluffy and just slightly crispy on the edges. Oh em eff gee.
Modifications: subbed egg with flax egg, and subbed butter with Smart Balance (Original). I still struggle with flax eggs in certain recipes–especially meatloaf/meatballs/etc.–but for muffins I’ve been successful so far by using a little less water than most flax egg recipes call for. Typically the flax meal to water ratio is 1 TBSP:3 TBSP, but I’ve found doing about 2.5 TBSP of water is perfect.
Also, this recipe called for buttermilk, regular milk with vinegar, or just regular milk. I used plain whole milk.
I’m drooling as I write this post.
If you have a favorite muffin recipe, please feel free to share! I might as well take this opportunity to try some new things and add as much variety as I can to E’s bland-ish diet.