Brownies. Most of you know I consume massive amounts of brownies on a daily basis, courtesy of my dear Mother that bakes them. So when I got the chance to review Namaste Foods Gluten Free Brownie Mix, I jumped on the occasion.
The ingredients in the mix are few: Organic Evaporated Cane Juice, Sweet Brown Rice Flour, Dutch Cocoa, Tapioca Flour, Arrowroot Flour, Salt, and Xanthan Gum. Even though it’s gluten-free (as well as Dairy, Corn, Soy, Potato, Casein & Nut Free), it should be baked as a treat because it still contains a good amount of sugar. A brownie a day keeps the doctor away? (My Motto!)
The packaging it comes in is very recyclable: a brown, reusable bag with the mix inside (mix contained in a plastic bag that can also be reused).
|Few Ingredients for a Delicious Treat!|
Like most mixes, this was easy to make by just adding egg, water and oil. I added a splash of my homemade vanilla extract as well for depth of flavor and topped with fresh marshmallows.
|Are you a bowl-licker?|
The raw batter was decadent and rich, just like I’d expect from a brownie batter. I used canola oil but you can certainly add coconut oil to make these brownies even healthier and more flavorful!
|Dense, Rich Brownie|
The result? A dark, dense and fudgy brownie topped with a thin layer of marshmallows. Straight from the pan they were amazing and after they sat for a while they were still lovely. They were stored for about 2 days and they were still as moist as day one. I loved the fact that the Namaste Brownie was so dense; reminded me of a flourless dark chocolate cake. This could easily be adapted to be served at a more upscale event by baking in ramekins and served along side Creme Anglaise, caramel sauce or homemade ice-cream.
To Order: Check out their online store where you can get everything from brownie mixes to sugar-free muffin mix!
Even better, would YOU like to try Namaste Foods products for free? This generous company has offered the giveaway prize pack below to one Cooking with Books reader! Contents may vary but contain: 3 Namaste Food Products, Namaste Grocery Tote, Copy of Simple Pleasures Cookbook, Copy of Living Without Magazine and assorted recipe cards!!!
enter, simply tell me: what’s been the best gluten-free dessert you’ve ever had/made? If you haven’t, tell me one you’d like to try. That’s it! One comment per person, valid only to valid US and Canadian mailing addresses. Contest ends Sunday July 17th at Noon EST!