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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

TJ's Brownie Mix

Recently my mom sent me a text informing me that Trader Joe's now had gluten free brownie mix.  I decided to snatch up a package the next time I was grocery shopping and give it a try!

I didn't exactly follow the instructions...but here's what I did
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
To the packaged mix - 
(as directed) 
1/2 cup cooking oil
1/4 cup water
1 egg
(in addition to the directions I added)
some vanilla
a good pinch of cinnamon
a half bag of semi sweet chocolate chips
half a bag of frozen whole blueberries

mixed it all up and put into a greased baking dish (should have been a 8x8 square but I only had a 9 inch round cake pan).  Said to bake for 30 minutes.  Mine needed an extra 8 minutes because of the blueberries!

I let it rest for 15-20 minutes.  

absolutely. freakin. delicious.

This is one of the best "mixes" I've ever used, and I usually avoid them because they taste funny and really don't produce the best results - but these, wow.  I'm happy.  Notice in the photo, just how dark & rich these brownies are in comparison to the semi (yes semi) sweet chocolate chips.  These are really wonderful.  Plus the blueberries just made them even better, I wasn't trying to be healthy or anything - personally, I just LOVE blueberries and chocolate together.  It's one of my favorite combinations.... well maybe after chocolate and peanut butter (it would be a hard decision to make).  

Well done TJ's, well done.

I give this mix my highest recommendation - it's easy, it's adaptable, it's accessible  and it's affordable.  You really can't lose with this one.  Also as a side not it's not only gluten free but it's dairy free also (sans the chocolate chips I added).  

Please please go out and try these for yourself!!


-J ♥