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!!!


To 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!

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  2. The best gluten-free dessert I’ve ever had is the creme brulee I ate in Gascony — gorgeous in its simplicity.

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  3. I haven’t made anything but I have had this delicious chocolate chip cookie from a bakery in Hawaii. It was really big, moist, dense, and chocolaty. I would love to make something like that! Great giveaway! Love how the brownies turned out… rich, and fudgy. YUM.

  4. Those look very tasty!!! Were those homemade marshmallows on type?? Know where I could find a good mallow recipe..hahaha. I’m not a GF person, so these brownies would probably be the best GF thing I’ve ever (knowingly) eaten! 🙂 Thanks for the giveaway!

  5. Molly McCabe says:

    Where do I start. I think my chocolate cake with buttercream filling and a chocolate ganache frosting. Or maybe the strawbeery pie with a layer of cream cheese or the Carmel Delight cupcakes (just like the girl scout cookie). But of course I like the simple ones that are easy too, like my peanut butter cookies or coconut macaroons with chocolate. If you can’t tell, I love to bake and love sweets so it is my mission to not be deprived even though I am gluten free.

  6. Fun giveaway Nelly! Well, you know I make a lot of gluten-free desserts, but I think the best gluten-free dessert I’ve ever made was the vanilla gluten-free cake with strawberries and whipped cream that I made for my son’s last birthday. That, and the gluten-free Baileys Irish Cream cheesecake. Yum!