There are many things that come in packages and are Gluten Free (GF) these days, but not all are necessarily delicious right out of the box. Such is the case with Betty Crocker‘s GF Brownie Mix. Overly sweet, and very gooey they are simply not the best brownies out there.
Now I won’t buy these for myself, but I have twice been gifted these same brownies and honestly appreciate the kindness of both friends to go out of their way and do this for me! That said, I desired to see if I could make them a bit more palatable by doctoring them up.
Here’s what I did…
1 box Betty Crocker GF Brownie Mix
1 extra egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup chopped *almonds (mine happened to be smoke house style)
I added the above to the mix in addition to the called for ingredients. Mixed and baked per the instructions on the box, and I believe they came out to be superior to the just as directed version.
They were not gooey and a bit lighter in crumb. I asked Bob what he thought of the changes and he said: “Oh, I don’t know. I think I will have to eat another one to be sure.”
That is a very good sign!
Should you try this at home I would be interested in knowing what you think of the changes I made.
*kitbash: “The practice of modifying a model… [no longer limited to model railroad or] toy action figures, to achieve [a] result other than that intended by the manufacturer.” Paraphrased from the Urban Dictionary and term applied loosely to the process of modifying a box baking mix. 🙂
**I used almonds because that is what was on hand, but I am sure that walnuts or pecans would be equally good!