Betty Crocker Gluten Free Brownie Mix

Tuesday, September 22nd, 2009 | click here to comment

Look who's late to the party!  I recently moved to the 'burbs and in the midst of closing on our house, moving and dealing with our bambino I totally got lazy with my blog.  I seriously bought a box of Betty Crocker Brownie Mix and Cake Mix in like late May/early June.  I was SO excited you don't even know.  I have since carted my cake mix from my last place to the new place and intend to make a double layer cake soon - which I will of course post about.  :)

Today though, it's all about their brownies.  Let me just say that I applaud General Mills for stepping up and being progressive by offering specialty lines of mass market products.  I love that I can go into any supermarket and pick up gluten free cereal and now dessert mixes just as easily as I can milk.  I have to admit though, I was never a huge fan of Betty Crocker before.  I am more of a Duncan Hines girl, but that doesn't matter now right?  ;)

The Betty Crocker gf brownies are easy to make.  Pour out the mix, add your ingredients, mix together and bake.  The result is a soft, yet believable brownie that is similar to their non-gf version (I made the hubby try it).  The downside - they don't fluff up very much and they get hard after a day.  I had them wrapped in plastic, but they still got a bit hard around the edges.  That didn't really stop me from eating it the next day, but it would have been nice if they lasted a tad longer.  I know Pamela's brownies tend to stay soft for a couple of days.

Overall I was pleased.  I don't know that I would favor the Betty Crocker mix over an established GF brand like Pamela's, but in a pinch I would definitely pick up a box - plus it's really affordable.


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