(With Ingredients You Probably Already Have in Your Pantry!)
Are there any schools left that haven’t gone nut-free? If there are a few left, I am surprised, and feeling a little badly for the kids who are sitting at the nut-free lunch table (though perhaps at this point there is a special room for kids who just can’t move on from their PBJs?).
I take all of this very seriously – I have horrible nut allergies myself, and have all my life, but when I was a kid I was definitely unusual, and very self-conscious about how I deal with my restrictions. Birthday parties were scary, bake sales were a no-go. But now, we parents have been tasked with bringing in only nut-free baked goods, so that every kid can dig in without worry.
Here are 9 nut-free treats that will leave nothing behind in the taste and texture department.
Crystallized Ginger Shortbread: When butter meets crystallized ginger, wonderful things happen.
Fudgy One Pot Brownies: The kind of fudgy chocolatiness that wimpy people say is too chocolaty – silly little rabbits.
Chewy Sugar Cookies: Simple, unshow-offy sugar cookies are not to be understimated.
Big Fat Chocolate Chunk Cookies: If cookies were to elect their king, it would undoubtedly be the chocolate chip cookie.
Mini Banana Bread Loaves: 8 adorable little loaves for the price of one recipe.
Moist Pumpkin Bread: Two, three or even four days after you make this, it will still be as moist and flavorful as it was on day one.
One Pot Raspberry Oatmeal Bars: These chewy little squares can be make with whatever jam in in your pantry or strikes your fancy.
Ginger Snap Cookies: The warm smell of these spices makes the whole house a little happier.
One Pot Mexican Hot Chocolate Brownies: Because you can never have too many brownie recipes. A tiny beat of heat is a game changer in these brownies – not your everyday brownie, but still very kid-friendly.