In the last few months Stonewall Kitchen has rolled out some gluten-free products and they are absolutely delicious. I have always been a fan of Stonewall Kitchens products, especially before being diagnosed with celiac disease. They have always had the best jams, sauces, dips and mixes so when I heard that they were coming out with gluten-free mixes I got very excited. I wasn’t sure how they would taste compared to their regular mixes but they exceeded my expectations.
I was sent some complimentary gluten-free mixes form Stonewall Kitchen to try. They sent me their Chocolate Brownie Mix, Chocolate Cupcakes and Pancake/Waffle Mix. Of course I started with the cupcake mix which comes with a chocolate frosting mix in the box. The cupcakes mix has a hint of coffee too it, which balanced very well with the chocolate flavor, not too over powering. The cupcakes were very flavorful and moist and the frosting was just perfect, not too sweet and the perfect amount to cover all of the cupcakes. These cupcakes were so good you couldn’t tell that they were gluten-free – no one could!
Next up were the brownies (not in the same day!) and I have said many times before I’m not a huge brownie fan but slowly I am becoming one. I decided to make some peanut butter brownies with this mix. I made the brownies according to the package and poured the mix into a prepared pan. I then I took about 1/4 – 1/2 cup peanut butter and softened it a bit in the microwave, then dropped tablespoons of peanut butter onto the prepared brownie mix and using a sharp knife made figure eights to incorporate the peanut butter into the brownie mix and baked according to the package instructions. Absolutely delicious. I love chocolate and peanut butter together and these brownies came out perfect. I had to give most of them away so I wouldn’t eat them all :)
When we had our great friends Warren and Joyce up one weekend I thought instead of going out to eat for breakfast we would have them over, I would make a big meal and then we would be off on our little adventure. Perfect time to try the pancake mix…most people wouldn’t want to try a new product when you are having guests over especially if they aren’t gluten-free. But, seeing as we both enjoyed the cupcakes and brownies so much I had confidence in the pancakes as well. Talk about delicious and fluffy pancakes, wow are these good. Bryan who absolutely loves the pancakes I make with the gluten-free Bisquick loved these even more. They have a slight hint of sweetness also. I can’t wait to make some waffles next with this mix. Everyone loved these and we didn’t have any left overs.
If you haven’t tried Stonewall Kitchen’s new gluten-free mixes you really should. You can order them online and also check your local stores for them. I honestly don’t think you will be disappointed. In addition to the three mixes I reviewed above they also have a chocolate chip cookie mix and a vanilla cupcake/frosting mix. Stonewall kitchen got it right with these mixes. I’ll be sure to let you know if they come out with anything else that is gluten-free. Well done Stonewall Kitchen – fantastic job on making these mixes and keeping the prices reasonable to your normal mixes.