As some of you might know, I am quite the fan of Enjoy Life Foods. They are an Allergy Friendly brand, free of the top eight allergens, and have a large variety of products. I have previously tried the muffin mix and recently made the brownies.
I have tried a variety of mixes since making the change over to gluten free. They all have one thing in common, 8×8 or 9×9 pans. I don’t know why we can’t have a normal sized cakes and brownies. I always end up with leftover icing when I bake. Then I end up eating the icing or having way to much icing on the baked good. I honestly was really tempted to make these brownies in a muffin tin. Why you may ask? So I could tell myself that they were Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Brownie Muffins and eat them for breakfast. Apparently it is not the healthiest thing to have brownies and a glass (or two) of chocolate milk for breakfast (The things people expect from you as an adult).
I followed the instructions on the box, however I was really tempted to use applesauce instead. I am glad I decided against that idea after see how moist they were. The brownie mix smelled really good and mixed well. I used my stand mixer on the lowest speed and then used a spatula to scrape down the sides and incorporated that into the mix. It took no time at all. I decided to use my stand mix instead of manually mixing the batter for a variety of reasons, mostly I was feeling lazy. The batter was quite thick, to me that is always a good sign with brownies.
I greased the pan and then used the Enjoy Life Flour to coat the pan, which made it super easy to remove the brownies from the pan. One of the things I dislike about brownies is that they can be so hard to neatly remove from the pan. My brownies took the minimum time to bake. I allowed them to cool in the pan for five to ten minutes; I’m not quite sure how long. I was trying to get a picture of them and answer a few text messages.
I originally thought to use chocolate icing on them. The baked brownies held together well after being flipped out the pan and then back over. I couldn’t make up my mind if I should ice them or not and well they held up. I have had brownies before that crumbled when trying to move them. I am so glad I didn’t ice them, they were so tasty without the icing. The box states that there are 14 serving, I obviously didn’t cut mine properly however, I never do. It never stops me from eating them either. I shared the brownies with my family and the kiddos I nanny. They all approved, then I told them that they were allergy friendly. I had to show them the box. They didn’t believe me, the brownies are that good.
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