My daughter has FPIES and if you don’t know what that is, believe me it’s a good thing. FPIES is ER visits, IVs, and stomach dropping fear due to crawlers and crumbs. It’s braving the scary world of new foods and frustration at the tiny pool of “safes.” A few weeks ago I was visiting a friend and she had Chopped on. I had never watched the cooking show since our family allergies make anything they come up with unlikely to be insprational to our meal plan, but I did have an idea. I want the food network to create a show where the contestants have to create edible meals out of safe ingredients. Sometimes when I’m working in the kitchen creating a recipe I feel a bit like a mad scientist, a bit like an explorer and a bit like a gambler sitting at the table long past the time I should have packed my bags and gone home.
And then there’s the days when you beat the house that make it all worthwile! After 5 months of slowly adding one food at a time to my daughters safes we are finally up to
- Sweet Potatoes
- Yellow Squash
Yes, you read that right. At almost a year my daughter can eat 6 foods. She is acutely allergic to rice in all forms, bananas and avocados and due to that is not able to even try any grains, dairy, legumes, poultry or items related to her fails (like plantains).
At a time when most moms are picking out party themes and ordering a cake I’m scouring the internet looking for a way to create some sembalance of a celebratory dessert out of that list, because believe me any any FPIES mom knows making it through the first year of this condition deserves a celebration!
Today I stumbled across a recipe for a South Beach Primal’s Paleo Cinnamon Bun in a Mug and it hit me…A MUG CAKE would be easier for converting to FPIES safe! They usually have fewer ingredients to start with so I could possibly only have to sub a few things to get a recipe that might work. I modified the original recipe, put it in front of my other kids to get an honest taste test reaction and BAM…we have a winner!
I hope this recipe helps others who just want a little bit of normalcy in celebrating their little ones! FPIES mamas this one’s for you!
FPIES Birthday Mug Cake
Telecommuting Tyrant’s FPIES Safe Coconut Flour Mug Cake.
Coconut, Apples, Eggs
2 tbsp coconut flour
1 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp coconut vinegar
2 tbsp canned light coconut milk
1 ½ tbsp homemade coconut syrup
FOR THE ICING:
1 can coconut cream
4 tbsp homemade coconut syrup (to taste)
Mix all of the cake ingredients in a coffee mug, mixing in the baking soda and coconut vinegar last.
Microwave for 2 minutes.
For the icing scoop out the can of coconut cream into a cold bowl and use a stand mixer or beaters to beat it for three minutes or until light and fluffy. Add in the sweetener. I’ve used both coconut sugar blend it up in my vita mix into powdered sugar, or my homemade coconut syrup.
Make sure the cake is nice and cool Frost, and then stick in the refrigerator to firm up.
Pictures coming soon!