Lactose free recipes...
I brought some great Zuch bread and Cranberry bread into work today. One of the guys asked if it had any dairy in it like Milk, Egg, Butter...he has lactose allergies and another person at work has nut allergies. So, how can I make a special treat without butter and eggs? I know I can easily leave out Nuts but dairy???
Please help! I know someone here has a great recipe for a wonderful treat!
PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE - remember just because you leave NUTS out, it doesn't mean that you still might not have some in what your baking. And when your dealing with LACTOSE allergies, they sometimes use NUT products (nuts, nut oils). You also have to read info on box or bag of items being used, because they will put things like - This product is made in a plant that uses nuts. If you see anything like that it is NOT nut free. Sorry trying to be nice, is NOT as easy as it used to be. Good luck
Originally Posted by ScubaK
You can use applesauce in place of milk. I and my son have very severe allergies to lactose. Use oleo/margarine rather then real butter and you will be fine (as there is very very little lactose in it) and eggs do not contain lactose at all. So unless they have allergies to eggs or are vegan.. eggs are okay. When I was in the hospital for surgery, the dietician said that the use of oleo/margarine for cooking was okay.. because you do not really use much to start with and it only has a very small % in it to start with.
-Nowadays most margarines have no milk solids in them; read labels to make sure.
-Most quick bread recipes have lots of butter or oil, and can be reduced by as much as half with no loss of moistness, only calories!
-Coconut oil is a good substitute for other fats in baking; WalMart and Trader Joe's carry it. It's solid in the jar but liquifies at 78°, and does not taste like coconut. It's good for sauteing too. It is more costly than butter or other oils though.
-Eggs are not dairy, and have no lactose.
-If you use a mix, check to see if whey has been added, as that is often used in baked goods and mixes to improve texture and color, and whey is the part of milk that contains most of the lactose!
-I'm lactose intolerant also, and the lactase enzyme pills (e.g. Lactaid) work very well, but too much dairy still affects me even when I take them. Most cheeses don't bother me because the whey is removed in making them.
Use canned pumpkin! I use 2 step (add water)Angel Food cake mix and a can of crushed pineapple , cook in a 9x12 pan or , abt 35 to 40 mins. I know this is made with egg whites, so remember that part.
The pumpkin will make your bread, muffins, cake a bit denser but it works goo.d.
You can use soy milk in place of milk, and soy flour will replace an egg. I just made an awesome Sweet Potato-Cranberry-Walnut bread. I don't think it had any milk in it but I did the soy thing instead of an egg and it came out fine.
ETA - here is the link to the recipe
I did not make the cream cheese spread that goes on it. I did it in a Bundt pan in the microwave for 6.5 minutes.
The next time I made it, I added the whole can of sweet potatos, used the soy flour instead of an egg, added a few extra spices (nutmeg, ginger) and did it 7.5 minutes in the microwave. And used walnuts instead of almonds or what it called for.
I cook on a woodstove so in the summer I like to do baking in the microwave.
Cheese is a lactose free food.
Originally Posted by suzanprincess
Thanks for all of the great information. I knew there was a ton of kknowledge here.
Thanks again and now I'm off to try a few of the suggestions.
Cheese and lactose
I know it's supposed to be but it's one of the worst foods for me with my lactose intolerance. Much as I love it, I avoid all cheese except American. There are great cheeses out there that are made from non-dairy ingredients, though. I can't remember the brand but one has smoked mozzarella slices that I love and use to make cheese grits, lasagna and lots of other stuff that just has to be cheesy.
Originally Posted by ptquilts