Food allergy cookbooks are invaluable when you're eating with food allergies. One of my favourite pastimes is using "allergy free" substitutes to alter favorite recipes from my old cookbook. With that said, sometimes it's nice to pick up a book of tried and true recipes and cook without experimentation.
These allergy free cookbooks will help you do that!
Below is a collection of cookbooks that were written with food restrictions in mind. Many of them I have read and used extensively. Others are on my list of cookbooks to check out soon!
An asterisk (*) after the book title and author indicates that a copy was sent to me by the publisher for review. Please note that I was not compensated for listing the food allergy cookbooks here and the opinions I share about the book are my own. You can read more about our advertising disclosure here.
8 Degrees of Ingredients by Melisa K. Priem*
The author of this cookbook is a mom of a child with multiple food allergies. I love it because it only includes recipes that are free of the top 8 allergens making it easy for those of us managing multiple allergens.
Bakin' Without Eggs by Rosemarie Emro
The first Christmas after my son was diagnosed with multiple food allergies (including eggs), my sister asked me what I wanted for Christmas. I told her that I wanted this book. She searched high and low for the book, "Bacon Without Eggs" to no avail. After I told her the title is "Bakin' Without Eggs" we had a good laugh.
She did end up finding me a copy which is now filled with bookmarks flagging the recipes that I have tried (or want to try!) It's a very helpful book for those avoiding eggs.
What's to Eat? and What Else is to Eat? by Linda Marienoff Coss*
These cookbooks were written by another mom to a child with multiple food allergies, Linda Marienhoff Coss. What I like about these cookbooks is that they are filled with recipes for everything from soups and salads to entrees to desserts. Many of the recipes call for minimal ingredients that are easily found at the regular grocery store. The recipes are simple and easy to prepare making this cookbook very useful!
The Allergy-Free Cook Bakes Bread by Laurie Sadowski*
This book includes recipes for quick breads and yeast breads that are gluten, dairy and egg free. There are also a couple of recipes for crackers which are very good. I especially like that the recipes utilize different gluten free flours such as millet, sorghum, buckwheat and quinoa as I tend to get stuck in the rice flour rut.
The Divvies Bakery Cookbook by Lori Sandler*
The Divvies Bakery Cookbook is a collection of recipes from Lori Sandler, owner of Divvies Bakery. The cookbook includes recipes for cupcakes, cookies, desserts and other sweet treats that are peanut, tree nut, dairy and egg free. If the cover itself isn't enough to make your mouth water, you'll find plenty of goodies in this book that will!