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Which Is The Better Brownie?


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Poll: Brownies! (33 member(s) have cast votes)

What is your favorite brownie mix?

  1. Betty Crocker (13 votes [39.39%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 39.39%

  2. CherryBrook Kitchen (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  3. Gluten Free Pantry (8 votes [24.24%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 24.24%

  4. Namaste (1 votes [3.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.03%

  5. Bob's Red Mill (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  6. Pamela (1 votes [3.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.03%

  7. Homemade from scratch (9 votes [27.27%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 27.27%

  8. Other (1 votes [3.03%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 3.03%

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#1 *lee-lee*

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:50 PM

I have 2 boxes of brownie mix in my kitchen right now and I can't decide which one to make! These are going to be my birthday brownies to they have to be good! I have mint chocolate chips to add into which ever one I choose.

gluten-free Pantry Chocolate Truffle Brownie Mix
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Cherrybrook Kitchen Fudge Brownie Mix

I have only tried Betty Crocker and Pamela's. I can't imagne better tasting brownies than the Betty Crocker ones...so the question is...........which is better?? Cherrybrook or gluten-free Pantry? Help! B)
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#2 Darissa

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Posted 12 February 2010 - 02:56 PM

We love both the Gluten Free Pantry and the Betty Crocker. Just be careful not to over bake either one, as I find they harden if cooked too long (just like any brownie). We alot of time add mint extract to the mix, or mint chocolate chips and they taste sooo good. I just found a new recipe online today for mint chocolate chip brownies using the Betty Crocker Mix. We are going to try it for Valentines Day. Here is the link for the new recipe I found today.
http://liveglutenfre...om/default.aspx
Have fun baking!
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Posted 12 February 2010 - 03:11 PM

My vote--hands down The Gluten Free Pantry.

Betty Crocker is also very good but gets stale much faster and is not as chocolatey. The only problem I have with GFP is that the brownie mix is hard to find in my area. It comes in and is sold out very quickly.

Have a Happy Birthday! :D
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Posted 13 February 2010 - 09:33 AM

Have you considered going homemade? WholeFoods has a flourless brownie recipe on their website. It's made w/ black beans. I substitute agave syrup for the sugar. they stay very moist. the 1st batch was a bit "beany" for me, but i tweaked the recipe to personal taste (i added a bit more coco powder) the 2nd time and they were perfect. the 3rd time i made them i used a silicone snow flaked designed muffin tin, cut the cook time by @ 1/2 and they were great. now the only issue is that if i only eat one a day they start to grow mold so i freeze at least 1/2 the batch immediately.
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Posted 13 February 2010 - 03:59 PM

When it comes to mixes, I've had better luck with GFP. That said, I really, really love Karina's brownies at glutenfreegoddess. I've tweaked that thing time and time again. (With fantastic results and no whining from the gluten (and dairy) eaters.)
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Posted 14 February 2010 - 04:30 PM

I just learned how to make flourless chocolate cakes and they are amazing! Much richer than a brownie, but they're homemade and super yummy! I made them in cupcake tins to make "mini cakes," they could easily be substituted for brownies!!

http://glutenfreechi...late-cakes.html

My favorite boxed brownie mix is Gluten Free Pantry, I ordered them off amazon and got a discounted rate for subscribe and save, they're super good because they have little chocolate chips in them. Mmmmm...now you're making me want chocolate! :)
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 04:33 PM

I have to vote for Trader Joes, it is cheaper and it makes awesome brownies that have the thin crust over the tops that cracks when you bite it (that's my favorite part)
I add choco chips and it is even better
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Posted 16 February 2010 - 05:34 PM

well I made the Gluten Free Pantry ones and added mint and dark choc chips.............OMG they were soooooo good! I had a hard time keeping my boyfriend away from them (and he's a gluten eater!)

gluten-free Pantry gets my vote :D
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#9 Glutin-Free Man

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Posted 22 February 2010 - 05:02 PM

I really like the Food Philosopher's brownie recipe. I think it's better than a lot of gluten containing brownies I've eaten.

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Posted 23 February 2010 - 11:42 AM

I have to vote for Trader Joes, it is cheaper and it makes awesome brownies that have the thin crust over the tops that cracks when you bite it (that's my favorite part)
I add choco chips and it is even better


Put me down for Trader Joe's also! Great moist crunch. I have added cho. chips, dried fruit and or nuts. I also made them for gluten eaters at this years SuperBowl party-know one knew! I made the brownies fancier with pecans inside and topped with a whole pecan (football) and melted chocolate over the top. I also dusted them with powdered sugar-it was a special occasion!!!
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Posted 23 February 2010 - 01:41 PM

I too have to vote for Trader Joe's gluten-free brownie mix. The flavor & texture are amazing, & even my picky, gluten-eating husband loves them! Many of the other mixes have soy, so I haven't tried them. One brand I tried (can't remember which) turned out so hard that I practically needed a chisel to get them out of the pan.

On a side note, Namaste foods makes a Blondies mix that is out of this world! Add some Enjoy Life chocolate chips, & you have a panful of yumminess!

Now I'm craving something sweet.... :D
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