Review: Simply Organic Brownies
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Jan 26 2012

Review: Simply Organic Brownies

Brownies.  They can be simple or complex, fudgey or cakey. They can be frosted or unfrosted.  They can have nuts or they can be nut-free.  How do you like your brownies?  I have simple needs.  I just need my brownie here, right in front of me on a plate and ready for the taking.

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Simply Organic has a super-simple brownie mix, only requiring that I add 2 eggs and melted butter.  Vegan?  No worries, just use 1/4 cup soy butter and powdered egg replacer to replace the eggs.  The batter was thick and was tough to spread into a greased 8 x 8 inch pan.  I had to show the batter who was boss!  The box recommends baking at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until a toothpick or a knife comes out clean.  My oven took a little longer, but it may have not been up to temperature when I put the brownies in.

Ingredients: Organic Fair Trade Certified cane sugar, organic brown rice flour, organic Fair Trade Certified cocoa powder (processed with alkali), organic potato starch, natural flavor (maltodextrin, enzyme-modified cocoa butter), xanthan gum, sea salt, baking soda.

Once the brownies were out of the oven, I let them cool in the pan on a wire rack for several hours.  Then, the fun part!

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These brownies did not disappoint!  I considered frosting them with cream cheese frosting, but decided to  try them “naked” first.  I am glad I did!  These were definitely more on the fudgey side, my favorite!  I ended up spreading a touch of almond butter on top for a sinful dessert treat!

Simply Organic gluten-free baking mixes can be purchased on their website or in stores across the US – click here and enter your zip code on the right to find them near you. How do you like your brownies?

***The mix reviewed in this post was sent to me free of charge for review purposes.  The opinions stated here are mine and have not been influenced by anyone or anything.

Article Written by:

Kimberly Bouldin is a gluten-free wife, runner & blogger with two children in Columbus, Ohio. After her celiac diagnosis in 2006, she has made it her mission to embrace an entirely new approach to nutrition in a gluten-free world, exploring options that run the gamut from "made from scratch" homemade bread to sampling and reviewing the gluten-free prepared foods that are continuously being introduced to the market. While navigating the waters of becoming gluten-free, Kim shares her experiences and passes along valuable product reviews in addition to helping other moms of celiac kids develop healthy menus that are kid-friendly and palatable. Kimberly is a valuable resource for those who are newly diagnosed, as well as for the more seasoned gluten-free veterans. Follow Kim on Twitter!

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