We decided to purchase each brownie mix option at the grocery store a few weeks back. I made each box and put them on different plates. We were going to have a taste test! The kids were super excited, and I always love anything chocolate. ;)
We bought the brand we had been buying for the past year: Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Brownie Mix. I love how it is healthy AND gluten-free. This package requires you to add the most ingredients. Butter, egg, vanilla extract, water (with chocolate chips or nuts given as optional). It has a pretty normal brownie mix consistency, maybe a tad thicker.
The second brand we bought was King Arthur’s Flour Gluten-Free Brownie Mix. Another GF mama told me she tried them and they were a win in her house! This box had the usual items to add: butter (or oil, we did oil), water, and eggs. This batch was considerably thicker than what I am used to when I make brownies. This brand also required a longer bake time at 45 minutes.
The last and third box we tried is Betty Crocker chocolate Gluten-Free brownies. This brand asked for the least amount of items, just a half stick of butter and 2 eggs! It’s consistency was typical of brownies.
After they were all baked, and I tried to keep the others warm we dove in and gave our vote! All are delicious, of course and it was a tad hard to choose. Out of the 5 of us, three liked Betty Crocker and the other two (myself being one of them) preferred King Arthur. I laughed when the brand we had been buying for the past 11 months was not anyone’s first choice!
Changing one’s diet can be stressful and exhausting…I often feel like I am having to learn how to bake and cook all over again. Some things (especially breads!) do not taste the same when gluten free. I enjoy having easy mixes and pre-mades that our family can enjoy! :)
Blessings & JOY ~