Thursday, April 5, 2012
In Your Cupboard, Good (Better) For You - Wheat free Brownies
This box of wheat free brownie mix came from the local Walmart, and cost about $3.50 which is a bit higher than most brownie mixes. It's not organic, however there's no junk ingredients, like propylene glycol, artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners, or additives. (As seen in the photo of Nutrition Facts/ingredients.)
Like all brownie mixes, it does have a bit of sugar in it, so I made sure I ate some protein before I had a piece or two. (Of course 2 tblsp. of plain or chocolate protein powder could be added to the mix to neutralize some of the carb count, along with another (approx.) tblsp of butter, oil, water or milk to offset the dryness of the protein powder.)
I did add walnuts, but you could leave them out or add whatever you like, such as raisins, cranberries, etc. The first batch I made according to package directions & turned out fine, except a bit crispy around the edges. For the second batch I used a couple of big tablespoons of plain Greek yogurt (in place of the butter), and the third batch I used olive oil in place of the butter. These batches also turned out very well.
The best part was all three batches tasted like regular brownies! (I feel the price is a bit high; however it seems like all wheat free items are higher, even in health food stores. However, as a once in a while treat, it's not bad.) So if you are wheat sensitive, or have a friend or family member that is, and they miss having brownies, give these a try.
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