The Gluten Free Diva – Product Review: Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownies

 

“Oooooohhhhh.”  “Oh, yum.”  “This is sinful.”  No that wasn’t the audio heard while flipping past the adult pay-per-view channel, but comments from coworkers around the table unknowingly enjoying a gluten free dessert! My first gluten free product review gets an enthusiastic thumbs up…or better yet, enthusiastic fists pounding on the table demanding seconds!

I have made this product multiple times for friends and family and have yet to be disappointed. I love that it’s easily accessible in the regular grocery store baking aisle. Family and friends who are thoughtful enough to consider your dietary restrictions while menu planning can make you a dessert without having to enter an intimidating, funny smelling nature store. Four and a half dollars, two eggs, ½ stick of butter, and 30 minutes later you get a rich, gooey chocolate brownie your whole family will love. Unfortunately the price is high for a mix that will only yield an 8”x8”, 9”x9”, or 11”x7” pan of chocolate heaven, but it is definitely in line with the price and size of similar mixes. Eating gluten free is not cheap, but being a Betty Crocker® product, you may be able to use coupons found online or in the Sunday ads. If so I suggest making a 2nd batch, cutting it into squares, wrapping it in an emptied frozen pea bag & hiding it in the back of the freezer. You will then be ready for your next chocolate emergency or when you decide to join the rest of the family for dessert.

Add a little extra wow factor by topping the brownies with chopped peanut butter cups & caramel sauce while hot out of the oven! (This is the version the girls at work were enjoying!) Fan of the amazing mint chocolate duo? After baking, top with a box of junior mints and return the pan to the warm oven to melt the mints. Swirl with a spatula & let cool! Find more ideas here.

This product is made in a dedicated GF processing facility. For those families dealing with multiple food allergies, this mix currently appears to be peanut and tree nut free. It does contain soy (in the chocolate chips), rice and corn ingredients.

My first gluten free product review gets 5 SPOONS- raised high in the air. 
Buy Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownie Mix, 16-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6)

Article written by Staff Writer, Michelle Armstrong

Michelle is a mother of two from Webster, New York.  After years of living with intense gastrointestinal pain, she went gluten-free and has never looked back.  Michelle has learned how to cook for her children, who have a laundry list of allergies.  She enjoys helping other “gluties” find tasty and reasonably priced gluten free foods that the whole family will enjoy.

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  • Made it yesterday and I only receive compliments! will certainly make more very soon : )

  • UnicornLuvr,

    I just tried making the GF Betty Crocker Brownies with 1/4 cup of applesauce for an egg substitute. It was horrible and burnt to my pan. I’m still a beginner at vegan baking, but if I ever try making this again, I might go the flax seed route for the egg substitute!

    -Ashley-

  • Darryl

    Dear Unicornlvr,
    Please use this recipe as it will NOT disappoint you. I am gluten free and my son is vegan. Substitute the two eggs by using Bob’s Red Mill Egg Replacer. Follow directions on package for using 2 eggs and then add warm water to your measuring cup with the egg replacer that you have mixed up to equal a 1/4 of a cup of liquid. This includes your egg replacer and the water to equal 1/4 cup. I have been trying to make good brownies for years with no luck. A couple of weeks ago when I made brownies with the Better Crocker mix and the egg replacer with the added water it came out excellent. My son and I could not believe the results.
    Good luck and enjoy!!!!!

    Darryl

  • Melissa

    I tried these tonight and they are AMAZING!!!
    I would have never guessed that they were gluten free!
    My husband made some real ones and I made these. I have tried not to eat them all!

    I added coconut flakes to mine and I love it!

    Thanks for the suggestion!

  • Jenny

    Love these brownies and the devil’s food cake mixes! A little leftover homemade peanutbutter frosting does’t hurt either; ^)

  • Chrissy

    I ADORE the Betty Crocker GF products. They have yet to disappoint and even my picky family will eat them without realizing they are GF. Plus, they don’t use the garbanzo (chickpea) flour in them like some other GF brownie mixes that leaves a horrid bean flavor in your mouth after the chocolate. Betty Crocker gets two thumbs up from me and both my sons (one who also needs GF). I love adding in some peanut butter chips or extra chocolate chips for a nice topping and people can’t ever tell the difference. I just have to always make a couple of boxes to make sure there is enough for me after everyone else gets a taste! 🙂

  • UnicornLuvr

    Has anyone tried any egg-less substitutions (and gluten-free) for brownie or cake recipes? I’d love something that works, and tastes good! =)

    I’ve heard applesauce or even a can of soda pop, but would like an actual recipe that’s been tested and true. 😉 Thanks for any assistance!

    UnicornLuvr

  • -paula

    I’ve made these too & Michelle is right they’re GOOD! I will have to try the peanut butter cup & Jr. mints toppings (separately of course) Thank’s Michelle

  • Steph

    Great job Chelle! I’m gonna try it.