Gluten Free brownies with chocolate frosting from Pamela’s Products, which specializes in a wide range of gluten free foods, will thoroughly please any chocolate lover out there – whether you must adhere to a gluten free diet, or not.
I’m not on a gluten free diet, but decided to sample these Pamela’s products, since I’m a chocoholic, and was wondering if there really is a difference between gluten free foods and conventional foods. Well, as far as Pamela’s Chocolate Brownie Mix goes, there is absolutely no difference. And as far as Pamela’s Dark Chocolate Frosting Mix, there is absolutely no difference.
On the back of the package are numerous ways to prepare these gluten free brownies, including with apple sauce instead of oil. I used the apple sauce (which then calls for just water and one egg). I prefer brownies with chocolate chips, so I added gluten free chocolate chips (just to stay fair to the taste-testing of a gluten free food).
Not having any pans, I put the batter (which smelled great) into cupcake paper holders in a cupcake tray, and cooked them at a lower oven temperature than called for, for about 25 minutes. The “cupcake brownies” came out super moist, and had retained their mound shape of the raw batter.
The frosting mix requires margarine or butter, and water. It came out somewhat fluffy and, straight off the spoon, tasted like it had a touch of wedding cake white frosting to it; the flavor was a mild chocolate, not too rich, but still sweet and creamy.
I put the frosting on the brownie cupcakes, and they were just so good! The chocolate flavor was rich, sweet, gooey with the chips inside, and very moist, not dry, like so many brownies are. The moistness was inherent in the product, not solely caused by the gooey chips, because there were no chips on the top surface of the brownies, yet this was the moistest part.
I also sampled Pamela’s Chocolate Brownie Mix without the frosting, and the product definitely held its own; no frosting needed. They were plenty moist and still rich in flavor.
I recommend that you heat up the brownies if they’ve been in the freezer or refrigerator, if you prefer a just-baked experience. After removing them from the freezer, let them warm up to room temperature before microwaving.
One of the alternative recipes on the bag is for “Pamela’s Ultra Rich Brownies.” This calls for oil, and sour cream instead of water. Now these I have to try.
People on a gluten free diet will not even know that these Pamela’s products are free of gluten.