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We’re massive fans of delicious cake brand Betty Crocker and even more so now that there’s a new collection of delicious gluten-free options available too.

Betty Crocker Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies & Brownies

 

Gluten Free Brownie Mix

gluten free cookie mix by Betty Crocker

Ideal for those who prefer to omit wheat from their diet, are celiacs/ can’t eat the grain due to an intolerance or allergy, these tantalising treats for chocolate-lovers everywhere are just dreamy plus you won’t believe they’re gluten free.

I share a lot of wheat/gluten-free recipes here on the blog because as a family we collectively feel better when we don’t over consume wheat, and whilst I’m all for moderation when it comes to food, if there’s a gluten-free option, we’re all over it, especially treats.

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And let me tell you straight off, these beauties taste delicious, are easy to make and made for the most fun evenings after school and nursery with the boys.

Just look at them. Wow!

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brownies

…Those who follow my blog know that baking and cooking is my favourite activity with my boys. In fact baking takes the lead when it comes to things which help me wind down in general-and because the boys are so incredibly engaged when we bake, creating tasty treats with them tends to be pretty relaxed too.

Who needs yoga when you have cookies huh!

These ready to make packets are so quick and convenient too (with lots of mixture per box) making it easy to get baking. There’s not always time to bake from scratch with the kids, particularly mid week but thanks to the Betty Croker range, we cook bake in no time at all and have treats for the rest of the week.

Betty Crocker’s gluten free options do, of course, make life easier for those eating gluten-free and those baking for others who don’t eat wheat.

With Betty Crocker, you can make perfect cakes, cookies and brownies every single time. She is the UK’s number 1brand in icing and baking mixes!* and you will love these treats!

*Nielsen Total Coverage 52 w/e 16 th July

…These guys loved every minute of our baking extravaganza and were so well behaved too, taking it in turns to stir and pour.

That’s my boys!

kids baking together

First up, we got baking a batch of Betty Crocker Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies and with only 10 minutes needed for prep and a baking time of 12-15 minutes, before we knew it, 16 delicious cookies were ready and waiting to be chomped! (We didn’t eat all 16 at once promise)!

Crunchy on the outside and chewy in (just how we like them) you just need to follow 3 quick and easy steps to baking these cookies, making it easy for the kids to get stuck in!

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Warm up your oven to 180°c (160° for fan assisted ovens)/ Gas Mark 4 and get going!

All you need along with the box- (Makes 16)

  • 90ml vegetable oil (6 tbsp)
  • 1 medium free range egg
  • Baking tray lined with greaseproof paper.

First, pour in the ready made gluten free flour mix-

making Betty Crocker gluten free cookies

Oliver couldn’t stop himself and ate a chocolate chip from the mix. Look at that guilty face!

children bake cookies

Then in went the oil…

child pours oil into a bowl whilst baking

Mama cracked the egg.

egg cracked into a bowl

Then it was time to stir the mix in a large bowl until a soft dough was formed.

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With a bit of help from Mama.

Mum stirs the bowl

cookie dough

Xander wanted to make cookie balls whilst I spooned heaped teaspoons of the dough onto the lined baking tray. When you make yours, don’t forget to leave generous gaps (approximately 5cm) between each one so they have room to expand in the oven.

making gluten free cookies

rolling cookie dough into balls

Xander said this bit was his favourite part!

making chocolate chip cookies

The boys even placed their cookies onto their own tray so they knew which they’d made.

It was important they made sure they had lots of chocolate chips on the top of each cookie.

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Once I’d given them a helping hand laying out their cookies, we baked them in the centre of the oven for approx 12 minutes (it can take 12-15 minutes) so wait until they’re golden or you can leave in a little longer for extra crunch if you like.

And here they are!

We literally can’t stop eating these crumbly, chocolatey cookies. Oliver even popped one into his packed lunch box today too!

Betty Crocker Gluten Free chocolate chip cookies

We’ve been eating them as a dessert during the week after dinner too.

Just look how much they love them.

kids eating cookies they baked

kids eating cookies they baked

‘They’re just so yummy, mummy’!

child eats a cookie

Oliver eats a cookie

child eats a cookie

 

….Next up, it was brownie time with Betty Crocker’s Chocolate Fudge Gluten Free Brownie Mix. Aren’t my boys lucky getting their bake on like this!

Oliver is completely obsessed with brownies and always asks for one if we ever pop to a coffee shop. We’ve not made brownies together before so he was bursting with pride when these came out of the oven.

And that’s the thing about baking and cooking, children feel a real sense of achievement when they create and then enjoy what they’ve made- and making up these tasty treats had my boys beaming by the end.

…Chewy on top and gooey inside, these are lip-lickingly good and again you simply cannot tell they’re gluten-free. Top marks all round!

Betty Crocker Gluten Free brownies

Preparation is just 10 minutes, baking time 20-25.

All you need, along with the box

  • 60g butter (or 90ml vegetable oil)
  • 2 medium free range eggs
  • Lightly greased 9×9 (23cm x 23cm square tin

There’s only 3 steps again to baking these beauties so let’s go!

baking brownies

Heat up the oven to 180°c (160° for fan assisted ovens)/ Gas Mark 4 and start baking!

Pour in the brownie mix…

baking with mummy

pour in the brownie mix

Betty Crocker Brownie mix

Then add the butter and eggs and blend (the mixture may be lumpy).

butter going into a chocolate flour mix

two egg yolks in a bowl

Oliver liked to use the whisk…

children baking together

Xander preferred a wooden spoon which he could grip more easily.

kid stirring with a wooden spoon

Next, spread the mixture evenly into a lightly greased square tin.

brownie mix being poured onto a tray

brownie mix on a tray

Spread out. The boys used folks for this and then I evened it out with a spatula.

children spread the brownie mix on to a tray

Then it’s into the oven they go. Bake in the centre for 20-25 minutes or until a rounded knife, inserted 5cm (2″) from the edge of time comes out clean. Allow to cool before cutting into slices.

Yummy!

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They got the thumbs up from these discerning bakers again!

child eats a brownie

boy eats a brownie

All of these treats are suitable for vegetarians too.

Have you tried them yet?

What you waiting for?! Get stuck in!

I’ll be sharing Becky Crocker Devil’s Food cake mix which made 24 cupcakes for my boys soon too so don’t miss it!

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45 Responses

  1. Devon Mama

    These look delicious! Toying with trying to reduce gluten in our lives – did you find it hard to cut it out? Everything tasty seems to have it hidden in there!
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    • Honest Mum

      I don’t cut all gluten out, we just limit it. I think there are so many incredible alternatives out there including this Betty Crocker gluten-free range that I’m sure you wouldn’t find it hard x

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  2. Tooting Mama

    Yummy yummy scrumptious, I love a good brownie in a box! My kinda baking, and gluten free too!
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  3. Lisa @ukglowology

    Wow! These are perfect for my kids even though they’re grown up cos my 20 year old boy is at uni and has very limited culinary skills 🙂 But I reckon even he could pull these sweet mixes off – and gain a lot of new friends too! Whenever me and my girls 22 and 16 make cakes together, we end up eating most of the mix before we’ve even baked so I’d have to do this when they’re not around! xx #brilliantblogposts

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  4. Marina Ilieva

    Both look yummy, but I particularly love the brownies. And your boys are so irresistibly cute! It must have been real fun baking together. 🙂 x #brilliantblogposts
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  5. One Messy Mama

    I must admit, I am a Betty Crocker fan! Sometimes it is so good to just grab a box and whip up something delicious in record time! #brillblogposts
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  6. Suzanne

    I have recently been reading about the negative effects of glutamate, so these gluten free options are brilliant. Thanks for sharing and connecting up.

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  7. Suzanne

    I have just been reading about glutamate and all the need to minimise – so this recipe is definitely one to give a go. Scrumptious and thanks for the connection.

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  8. Markus

    Wow what a fantastic time you must have had making those. They look and sound absolutely delicious. Which reminds me of our cookie dough we got in the freezer. Time to get a few out and bake them! Great post as always, you are awesome!

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  9. Debbie

    Hi Vicki, the very first Brownies I made were Betty Crocker, and even though I much prefer making them from scratch now I can totally see the appeal of Betty Crocker boxes. Especially if you are short on time or the children have short attention spans (which, let’s face it they do).

    Your photos have got me fancying a nice chocolate chip cookie, though… If only I had a box!

    xx
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  10. John Adams

    I have seen some wonderful gluten free recipes that look very appealing. I hadn’t heard of Betty Crockers ‘though. As I’ve not cooked gluten free before, I should perhaps start with this packet mix and work my way up to my own recipes. Thanks for the inspiration and for hosting #BriliantBlogPosts
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  11. Oana - Blondie Mommy

    Yuummmyyy! The boys seem to enjoy this baking activity. I bet you have so much fun.
    #brilliantblogposts
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  12. Alana - Burnished Chaos

    Betty Crocker has saved me on a number of occasions! I’ve not tried ether if these though and they look fab so definetly going to give them a go. Love the looks on the kids face in these photos, they look like they’re having so much fun x
    #Brilliantblogposts

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  13. Michelle

    Well this is embarrassing – If your kids can bake such mouth-watering deliciousness then I really have to give it a try! My kids will probably die of shock but hey ho, I’m gonna go for it 😉
    Let you know how they turn out xxx
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  14. Mess and Merlot

    Ooh crunchy on the outside, gooey on the inside – just how I like my cookies too 🙂 Nice to see a GF alternative , I can imagine it’s not easy to find many GF mixes like this on the supermarket shelves. #brillblogposts
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  15. Rebecca

    Are these vegan too? Look super scrummy… totally didn’t realise that Betty Crocker did a gluten free range <3
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  16. Kath Scorer

    Ooooo they look lush. I made a Betty Crocker Victoria Sponge the other day for the kids birthdays and it was so easy, shame my decorating skills aren’t quite up to scratch 🙂
    Your boys are so cute, both my little lovlies enjoy baking too, I just have to syke myself up to let them make the mess x
    Thanks for hosting #BrilliantBlogPosts

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  17. Eb Gargano / easypeasyfoodie.com

    Yum! They look amazing…my kids LOVE making cakes and biscuits so these kits would be perfect for them…plus they look so simple I reckon my kids could probably almost make them on their own…with, you know, a bit of adult supervision / quality control, if you know what I mean? 😉 Xx
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  18. Jackie

    I’ve been gluten free for about 5 years now and am so glad to see that it’s getting easier and easier to find convenient options.. Can’t wait to try those cookies – they look and sound delicious 🙂 Your boys are too cute.

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  19. five little doves

    I have been gluten free for over a year now after fighting auto immune disease and I miss cake terribly! Most GF cakes I have tried are so dry and disappointing, or they involve long and expensive recipes that I don’t have the time to make. These look perfect and I am definitely going to give them a go!! #Brilliantblogpost
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  20. Rainbows are too beautiful

    We love these kind of mixes – I always have one in the cupboard as they are easy to make and delicious. They teach basics without being too complicated or the kids having to wait too long and that really works for us! #brillblogposts

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  21. Chilli Regina

    This looks really delicious..Love the pictures! Birthdays are coming in our family and this is something we will def put on our menu!;)
    Thanks for sharing.. #BrilliantBlogPosts

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  22. Alison (MadHouseMum)

    Perhaps 7.30am is a dangerous time to be reading this post! With all those gorgeous photos too…now I just need coffee and brownies 🙂 It’s brilliant that there is a gluten free range now. Thank you for sharing. Alison x #brilliantblogposts
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  23. Twin Pickle

    Yum yum yum. Cookies and brownies in the same week? Maybe you could make a brownie cookie sandwich creation? #BrilliantBlogPosts
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  24. Lucy At Home

    Betty Crocker stuff is fab but I had no idea they did gluten free stuff too. My Grandma is a coeliac and I always feel bad for her that she has to miss out treats when we meet up as a family, so I might have a bash at these so we can all have some! I love cookies that are crunchy on the outside and gooey in the middle – definitely the best type! #BrilliantBlogPosts
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  25. Annette, 3 Little Buttons

    Yum, these look really tasty. We are big fans of Betty Crocker mixes. They are so handy to have in the cupboard for last second quick fixes. I think these are so easy to make and you really can”t go wrong. Beautiful photos, which now have me craving chocolate! #brilliantblogposts
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    • Honest Mum

      Absolutely wonderful aren’t they-so delicious, thanks, we had the most fun baking, it’s our favourite thing to do together x

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  26. Lizzy

    Wow! They sound delicious. How lovely to see the boys so clearly enjoying themselves too xxx
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  27. Kate Orson

    I’ve never used a cake mix before, partly because I don’t use wheat flour, but these brownies look too delicious to resist! #BrilliantBlogPosts
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