I’m entering these Gluten-Free Pecan Pie Brownies in the Krusteaz Gluten-Free Blogger Bake Off! Krusteaz sent me samples of their baking mixes and a gift, but all content and opinions are my own.
If there is anything more dividing than the pie vs. cake debate, it could be pumpkin pie vs. pecan pie. I’m sure there are some people who like them both equally, but I think most of us strongly favor one over the other. I am firmly on the pumpkin team. I have only made pecan pie once and eaten it a handful of times. It is just too sweet for me, basically a sugar pie with some nuts in it. I would choose creamy, spicy, lightly sweet pumpkin pie over sugar pie any day. That being said, I do love pecans. My grandma had pecan trees around her house, and my cousins and I would gather the nuts off the ground when we were kids. I have a definite fondness for the nut, so I wanted to figure out how to incorporate them into a dessert that wasn’t overwhelmingly sweet. Enter these brownies. Let me talk for a minute about the brownie part of these pecan pie brownies. It is made with the new Krusteaz Gluten-Free Double Chocolate Brownie Mix. The hardest part of going gluten free for me has been baking. Gluten-free flour just doesn’t act the same as wheat, so whipping up a batch of cookies or brownies is a lot harder than it used to be. The brownies from this mix taste incredibly rich and delicious, and you’ll never miss the wheat. Krusteaz now has gluten-free honey cornbread, buttermilk pancake, and blueberry muffin mixes too, which are going to make my life a lot easier! They can make your life easier too, especially if you win a prize package including two of each mix in a lovely burlap bag with a cute spatula! You can enter right here: a Rafflecopter giveaway OK, so anyway, we were talking about pecan pie. It occurred to me that I could get a taste of pecan pie paired with one of favorite desserts: Brownies. These rich, gooey brownies are GOOD, y’all. They have the distinct pecan pie flavor combined with rich chocolate. I hope you love them!
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