Food allergies Egg baked in product (1577)

Key points below

Your child is allergic to egg and needs to avoid most products that contain egg.  However, your child may be able to tolerate some baked products that contain egg. This may help decrease stress with finding safe foods. It also may help your child outgrow their egg allergy.

Follow these guidelines when choosing foods that contain baked egg:

The product must be baked to a high temperature

Make sure the products are cooked through.  Do not give your child baked goods that are gooey in the center or under-baked. Look for foods that change shape or texture as they bake.

For example:

Egg must be mixed into the product before it is baked

The egg must be mixed into the product before it is baked. Do not give your child foods that have an egg coating on the outside. For example, breaded chicken that is dunked in egg and breading and then baked is not safe for your child.

There can only be a small amount of egg in the product

For homemade foods, there should be less than 1/3 egg per serving.  If a recipe makes 12 servings, there should be no more than 4 eggs in the recipe. 

For packaged foods, choose foods where egg is not in the first 2 ingredients. Ingredients in parentheses count as part of the ingredient. Egg is the 7th ingredient on this label.

What foods should we try?

Baked goods are the best option for your child.  Try:

Before giving a food to your child:

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