It’s been 3 1/2 years since I first started this journey here at Fork & Beans. Learning how to bake without gluten, eggs, and dairy has been some of the most trying times. It’s one of the reasons why I started this site: To become educational with the allergen-friendly information I have been forced to learn (and since then learned to love). I’m constantly asked questions about substitutions and how to bake without certain ingredients on a daily basis. I found that the more I created “How To” guide posts for you, the more response I got and realized what a great need there really is in learning the basics. So I worked really hard behind the scenes on this new ebook: Allergen Friendly Baking Guide with every intention to be a powerful resource and help YOU learn how to be an allergen-friendly Martha Stewart in your own home.
Buy The Guide to Allergen-Friendly Baking eBook now!
I don’t come from a trained baking background. I’m just like you: Your typical, average girl who used to bake with packaged boxes and had no clue where to even begin baking without gluten, eggs, and dairy. To compensate, what I do have is drive (and at that time, desperation) so I applied that to this area of my life and have grown tremendously in my knowledge. I have gone from someone who, after the first six months of learning, tried to make gluten free vegan soft pretzels and couldn’t figure it out for the life of me (as you can see in picture on the left hand side) to 2 1/2 years later, someone who not only mastered the darn things but even showed off a bit and made them without xanthan gum (an ingredient I always thought was imperative to a gluten free recipe) but also turned them into bunny shapes for Easter (as pictured on the right):
So how did I do it? How could I go from hot mess in the kitchen (tears and all) to allergen-friendly baking superstar?
I’ll tell you how: Paired with persistence in experimenting in the kitchen and being an information sponge, I soaked up as much information that I could in those years to figure out some of the best ways to bake without gluten, eggs, and dairy.
And now I have written them all down in this eBook guide where I expose all of my secrets in this eBook to share with YOU.
I teach you how to:
- How to correctly assess what happened in a failed recipe and how to rectify it.
- What basic measurements are in your kitchen.
- How to substitute gluten, eggs, and dairy in a recipe.
- Which allergen-friendly substitutes work best in which type of recipe.
- How certain ingredients play a role in your baking.
- How to convert a recipe into something that is gluten, egg, and dairy free.
- Healthy substitutes and how to alter them.
Watch this fun promotional video that will show you what can happen to YOU if you buy the eBook:
This is not a recipe eBook (though you will find 15 Reader Favorite recipes attached to the guide) rather this is a Tell-All eBook, written to help you learn how to navigate within your own kitchen and become the one others come to with questions.
I’m also giving away a free copy to one lucky winner and the best news is that it’s available to any and everyone since it’s digital, hooray! You have until 12:00am on June 20th to submit your entry until a winner will be called. If that is you and you do not get back within that week, a new winner will be selected. Good luck!
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A big heart-felt THANK YOU to the brands that I not only love and support but actually trust with all of my baking needs. These people believed in the Fork and Beans message and became sponsors of this incredible allergen-friendly guide:
The Allergen-Friendly Baking Guide eBook sponsors:
Earth Balance, Enjoy Life Foods, Dandies (Chicago Foods), Anti-Grain, Authentic Foods, So Delicious, Let’s Do Organic.
Book design by Kat Marshello
Yay! Such an awesome book & incredible resource for vegan & gluten free baking. Seriously, this one’s a #gamechanger 😉 I’m so happy I was able to contribute to this amazing book!
Just a quick question – when you say allergy free, do you also mean nut free? While we are vegan, our family is nut free due to life threatening allergies. I’m always on the lookout for nut free vegan baked recipes!
Hi Crissie! The crux of this book is on how to bake without gluten, eggs, and dairy however it is much simpler to bake without nuts (the majority of my baked recipes use my flour blend which is nut free). You should be safe!
It’s come to my attention recently that gluten is now a front and center issue for me, along with dairy and sugar (next stop: completely liquid diet?), so obviously it’ll be personally helpful. In the past ten years, however, my mom has been extremely supportive of my vegetarian- and veganism as well as my relapses into omnivoreism. My list of issues has become a list of issues she’s had to put up with, and she’s done it in such a wonderful way, I am ever so grateful to her. And as she gets older, we’re realizing some of my issues actually come from her – so this is not only a selfish request, because, mom. But anything I can do to make her transition (personally and just in dealing with me) easier, I will. (Do I get extra credit for writing an essay? :))
I could benefit the most from learning about allergen-fee cooking because then it would tricky down to my family members!
My grandbabies would benefit if I won this book. They have eczema, skin issues, and tummy troubles that I suspect are allergy related. Thank you Cara!
my mom and sister would definitely benefit!
Joana from My Gut Feeling
The low FODMAP community will love this book! Not only do we have to bake gluten free but also lactose free and low FODMAP. The book is quite welcome 🙂
What do you do if you can’t have Dairy, gluten or Soy?
The whole family. My daughter, son-in-law and I are vegan and my other daughter is dairy and gluten intolerant.
I love your allergy free recipes! I have celiac disease, so this blog is extremely helpful. God bless!
Both my mom and I since we’re vegan.
my best friend and I are both dairy-free! and we LOVE baking together!
I would benefit from this book because I am gluten free, dairy free, nut free and egg free, so it is hard to find foods that I can make.
I can definitely benefit from allergy-friendly baking. However, sometimes it crosses my mind that my children can as well. My older son has had allergy testing done (all came back negative), while my younger son hasn’t. They don’t outwardly show/share any signs that they have food intollerances, but occassionally I wonder about it……especially when they tell me several days in a row if their belly hurts. Something in me always wonders if they may have picked up a food intollerance/sensitivity from me.
Natalie @ Feasting on Fruit
Me, myself, and my allergy friendly baking dreams 🙂
Love to bake but with so many allergies and sensitivities it is difficult. I could benefit from having this guide.
Me of course! With a little one who is allergic to all kinds of things, plus our own vegan diet, this book would be awesome! And I bet my SIL who is gluten free would love it too! Love all of your posts Cara!
Looks fantastic! Me personally could benefit because I’m sensitive to many things. Thanks for the giveaway!
Thank you, Cara, for sharing all your recipes on your blog. Both my husband and I would benefit from recipes minus the gluten, dairy and egg. I have two pages (two columns each) of foods I can’t eat, so I guess maybe I’d benefit a bit more than he would. 😎
i could learn a lot. it’s always fun to bake for my kid’s classes, but there are warnings everywhere about pear allergies or peanut allergies, eggs, dairy, what have you. i would love to make sure i am not contributing to any harm.
I am vegan and the rest of my family is vegetarian. I also try to not consume a lot of gluten, so gluten-free recipes would be helpful for me in the kitchen.
So excited for this book!
Wow, I am so looking forward to this.
Hubby and I are both gluten intolerant, and I recently figured out that dairy is not my friend either. I would love to receive your guide to allergy friendly baking!
I’m a gluten-free vegan living with a family of gluten eating carnivores. 😉 I need all the help I can get!
As someone with many, many food allergies, your recipes have quickly become a go-to! Recently, I have decided (with a little trepidation) to venture into more gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free baked goods, because my allergist has recommended it. Admittedly, breads are my biggest weakness and I just can’t seem to get them quite right! Looking forward to seeing what your suggestions are in the eBook!
I already cook and bake without dairy and eggs, but I’m just now starting to experiment with gluten free as well. There are no allergies in my family, thank goodness, but I get so many reader questions about substitutions that I really feel I need to up my game! This looks like the perfect learning tool!
Alyssa @ Renaissancerunnergirl
I love how you make all the allergy-free food look so FUN!
Would love to learn how to turn dairy recipes into vegan ones!
I would benefit most. I have a lot of food sensitivities and I am always looking for substitutions for the classic version of recipes ie. cakes and cookies
Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
Haha, my mom! I’m too impatient to teach her!
I love to bake and am gluten free myself. Now that my son has a dairy and egg allergy I love to learn more recipes amd tricks to yummy baking!
I could benefit the most from this book and way of cooking. I recently developed a dairy allergy and I had already been trying to give up gluten. My husband will also benefit from eating healthy food.
I have to say, you’ve turned me into a believer of Otto’s! Tortillas again!! Still haven’t experimented with pancakes yet; their listed recipes all include egg and I wouldn’t want to waste the flour on a failed batch of pancakes!
Who in my life could benefit the most? Many of my relatives who have ears that do not hear but I would be passing this onto in eternal hope. I keep thinking though that I should just grab it, get into my Time Machine and give myself a copy 7 years ago and all will be well. Gotta go, I’ve got a meeting with H.G. Wells.