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Krusteaz Gluten Free Mixes: Buttermilk Pancake Mix, Honey Cornbread Mix, Double Chocolate Brownie Mix, and Blueberry Muffin Mix. They taste fantastic on their own, but if you visit the Krusteaz site, you can get some great recipe ideas as well. Here are just a few to get you started: Gluten Free Garden Cornbread Muffins and Gluten Free Brownie Crackle Cookies.
Valentine’s Day is traditionally a day of indulgences and chocolate is certainly featured in desserts and treats on this special holiday. But what do you do when the one you love has has adopted a gluten-free diet? It can hard to find just the right sweet treat, especially when it comes to cakes, pies, cookies, etc., because most are made with all-purpose flour which is not gluten-friendly.
But having a gluten-free Valentine doesn’t mean you can’t proclaim your love with something deep, rich, delicious and chocolate! Just skip the bakery aisle at the grocery store and instead head to the baking section and check out the new Krusteaz Gluten Free mixes. They’re made from whole grain sorghum flour, whole grain millet flour, whole grain white cornmeal, degermed yellow cornmeal, and/or brown rice flour (visit the Krusteaz website for the full list of ingredients) – all of which are gluten free.
Our Gluten Free Fruit Filled Brownie Bowl Recipe
We were challenged to create a recipe using one of the mixes and we chose the Double Chocolate Brownie mix. It’s a great base for so many fabulous desserts and it mixes up with ingredients you likely have on hand and requires no special equipment so it’s super easy.
The Double Chocolate Brownie Mix created some amazingly moist, dense, and rich brownie bowls with crispy sides – so perfect! We stuffed the brownie bowls full of fruit – feel free to use fresh or frozen – and then drizzled with white chocolate and dark chocolate sauces over the top and sprinkled a bit of confectioners sugar.
Yes, it’s VERY rich and delicious, but you can lighten it up with some vanilla yogurt or whipped cream if you like. But do gluten-free brownies taste weird? Nope! These were so tasty that no one will know they’re gluten- free – it’s just pure deliciousness!
- Krusteaz Gluten Free Double Chocolate Brownie Mix (requires 1 egg, ⅓ c vegetable oil, ⅓ c water)
- 2 cups fresh or frozen fruit
- whipped topping
- chocolate sauce
- white chocolate sauce
- non-stick spray
- Preheat Oven to 325 F
- Prepare two 6-cup muffin pans by spraying inside the cups of one, and the outside of the cups on the 2nd. Set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, prepare the brownie mix according to package directions.
- Spoon the brownie mix into the prepared cups filling about ⅔ full. Press the 2nd muffin pan (with the bottom of the cups sprayed with non-stick spray) into the cups of the first and push down to force the brownie mix up the sides of the bottom pan. Place the stacked pans on a large baking sheet to catch any overflow.
- Bake for 30 minutes. Remove and let cool upside down for 7 minutes then carefully pull off the top pan. Allow the bowls to cool completely while still upside down on the bottom pan. Once fully cooled, Remove carefully.
- Fill with fresh or frozen fruit of your choice just before serving (adding it too soon can result in a soggy brownie cup). We chose a frozen fruit medley of blueberries, blackberries and cherries for half and strawberries, pineapple, and mango for the rest.
Easy to Make Gluten Free Brownie Bowls
It only takes a few more minutes to make these brownie bowls – just use two cupcake tins and you’re rewarded with deep dark little bowls of brownies to fill with your favorite fillings.