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    My ds is in a similar boat as you (no nuts--except coconut--seeds, gluten, dairy, soy, corn, also no oranges, strawberries, peanuts or chocolate...) but at least he *can* do eggs. I find making primal baked goods difficult for this reason (he can do some coconut flour baked goods b/c of the eggs so he's got that, but I've not been able to make a coconut flour cookie he likes...)

    Not sure if you tolerate seeds at all (although a lot of enjoy life products use sunflower seeds, etc), but when my ds was ok w/ seeds, I used a blend of pumpkin and sunflower seeds (ground in a coffee grinder) to replace almond flour in some of the elana's pantry recipes. (Most of them include eggs though.) BUT, I bet you could use ground seed flours in place of almondmeal/coconut flour in some of the spunky coconut egg free recipes. Check out the link below for some ideas. Experimentation is really necessary in all of this...

    http://www.thespunkycoconut.com/sear...0baked%20goods

    And here are some pumpkin seed flour ideas if they are at all helpful (most include eggs again, but maybe you can get some ideas???)

    http://www.mothering.com/discussions...kin+seed+flour

    In the long run, it's such a pain in the butt to replicate baked goods w/ so many food restrictions, while also trying to eat primally, that I find it not worth it for myself, but I am still working on perfecting a cookie recipe for my 3 year old that he can tolerate and that is also grain free...

    Good luck!

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    Geez Erin, you did cop some stray bad Karma there didn't you.

    Can you list the things you know you tolerate well (everything you can think of) - that might give people some ideas to suggest?

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    For example, I might try this recipe: http://www.thespunkycoconut.com/2010...uten-free.html

    I'd try to switch the coconut and almond flours for ground pumpkin or sunflower seeds (or a combo of the 2), maybe palm oil or ghee (if you can do it) for the coconut oil, and leave out the chocolate chips, or use a really dark chocolate bar cut into chunks in place of them (if you can find one w/out soy--hard to do!), or use raisins, etc... You also might need less fat (oil) b/c almond flour/meal is defatted I think--again, all of this would require experimentation. And guar gum, although not really primal (I don't think), would be necessary for getting it to stick together w/out eggs.

    Again, good luck!

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