My mom always told me that you should keep a box of brownie mix in your pantry for times when you need to throw a dessert together on very short notice. While I generally find it’s almost as fast to make my One Bowl Brownie Recipe, I’ve had many brownie mixes that can compete with homemade and certainly don’t mind having a box of mix in my kitchen. I’ve noticed that King Arthur Flour’s baking mixes have become more widely available in recent months and decided to give the King Arthur Flour Gluten Free Brownie Mix a try.
The mix comes together very easily, and you’ll have to add your own butter and eggs to supplement the ingredients that come in a mix. I baked mine in a 9-inch square pan, but an 8 inch square pan can be used. You can also substitute oil for butter if you need a dairy-free recipe, though the butter adds some nice flavor if you can use it. The dry ingredients read similarly to my own gluten free brownie recipes (which I’ve made with a KAF flour blend before) and I had high expectations. Fortunately, I wasn’t let down. This is a great brownie mix in general and really excellent for a gluten free mix in particularly. The brownies are dense and tender, loaded with chocolate flavor. You would have a hard time telling this mix apart from a good batch of homemade brownies and I doubt anyone would guess unless you told them. The texture here is spot-on and I think that most brownie-lovers will really enjoy these.
The brownies were of the fudgy variety, but King Arthur includes instructions for turning the mix into fudgy brownies by increasing the amount of butter and eggs (10 tbsp butter/oil and 3 large eggs) in the basic recipe. You can also add in the mix-ins of your choice, such as chocolate chips or nuts, to make the box mix your own and add additional flavors.