What kind of gluten-free/celiac blogger never logs about food?

It me.

I’ve been a little behind on the food front. I have a ton of things I need and want to make! I have a ton of mixes I was sent and I need to make and review. I just haven’t been feeling like baking much after my last disaster. 

But I finally made a plan to start working through my mixes with one a month. Hopefully, it will spark my love for baking again and I’ll get in more than once a month.

I started back this week with a personal favorite, BROWNIES!

Brownies are one of my favorite desserts and I noticed the Josie’s Mufin & More mix had a recipe on the back for brownies. I decided to give it a try. First, I had to grab some chocolate chips at the store and because I’m extra I grabbed dark chocolate over semi-sweet. Whenever I can upgrade to dark chocolate I do. 

I first read through the recipe and ingredient list and prepped as much as I could. I believe having as much done before you start, the better. And I always read through the recipe a few times before I start. Ok, at least once before starting.

I wish the recipe on the back had been easier to read. The directions were before the ingredient list, which is odd. I usually see ingredients then directions. The directions were also one big paragraph. I would have preferred for the steps to be numbered and an enter/return between each step. It was hard for me to read as one block of writing.

I felt the batter was a bit thick. I felt like I missed something but I double-checked and I followed the instructions. The recipe also called for a 9×9 pan but I only had 13×9. My square pan needed to be replaced so I got rid of it but haven’t bought its replacement yet. Oops. 

Now, for the taste test!

A bit dense which is not surprising for gluten free. The top was a little crunchy. I probably should have left it in a few more minutes. I did 30 minutes of the suggested 30-35. They’re not too sweet. Chewy. Overall these are decent homemade brownies! I would make them again.

They would be delicious with ice cream! Maybe coconut ice cream. Yum!

How do you top your brownies? 

Categories: Gluten Free


Jenna Volden has a degree in business and has spent the last 10 plus years working for others. She believes it is time to start her own photography and writing business. She enjoys running, coffee and helping others achieve their goals. Gluten-free foods are a lifestyle, not a choice, for her due to celiac disease. She is currently based in Phoenix, Arizona.