Thursday, June 2, 2016

Try Out Thursdays: Bob's Red Mill #GlutenFree Flour Review & Giveaway - BONUS Recipe

By now, you are probably sick and tired of hearing me moan and groan about being allergic to wheat.  It hasn't been too bad except lately, I have been wanting a cookie or a brownie or a blondie or some rick wheat treat.  So when Bob's Red Mill said they would send me a bag of their Gluten Free 1-1 Flour to try, I jumped at the chance to make my sister's famous blondies!


My old neighborhood has a block party every year for Memorial Day and this year, I decided I was going to make my sister's blondies.  It is a super easy and rich recipe and I figured it would put the flour to the test.

It is a super quick recipe because you don't have to wait for the butter to melt.  Just throw 1/2 cup of butter in a saucepan and let it melt.  Then add in 2 cups of brown sugar and get the whole mixture wet.


Then mix your vanilla with two eggs.  Mix up your dry ingredients.  Add the eggs to the mixture in the saucepan.  Stir quickly to make sure you don't have scrambled eggs in there.  Then mix in the dry mixture also into the sauce pan.  Add in whatever you would like.  I added chocolate chips.  


Spread it on a pan lightly sprayed with coconut oil.


Use a 13x9 pan.  This batter really rises.


Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.


And then quickly get some alone time with a small piece before the ruckus of the block party starts.


OH and make sure you look super patriotic while you are at it!


I was so happy with how these blondies turned out.  They were a tad grainy but the flavor and the comfort I was looking for were totally there.  


I think I am going to make chocolate chip cookies next!  Now, a little bit about Bob's Red Mill.    I love that it is an employee owned company.  They offer over 400 non-GMO products, many of which are certified organic or gluten free.  They have a dedicated gluten free facility meaning that you have peace of mind that your flour never touched wheat.

So, in typical SD Mom fashion, I am giving away a 22 oz bag of the same flour I was sent!  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Here are the Rules for the Giveaway:
Contest runs 6/2/2016 to 6/8/2016 at 11:59 P.M. PST
No purchase necessary.  Void where prohibited. 1 winner will be selected via the Giveaway widget.  Open to Residents of the US only 18 years of age or older.  Must have a non P.O. Box mailing address.  Winner must have a valid email address.  
Winner will be notified via email (if available) and/or blog post and/or Rafflecopter display, and will have 24 hours to claim prize.  If original winner does not claim prize within 24 hours, an alternate winner(s) will be selected.
Contestants must enter on the Giveaway widget in order to win.
All winning entries will be verified. If a winning entry cannot be verified as completed, a new winner will be drawn.  SD Mom not responsible for the failure of sponsor to deliver product.  

And now, it's time for the Try Out Thursdays Link Up!  



Link up your product reviews here.  If you need a refresher on the rules, check them out here.  

So please share your favorite gluten free recipes with me!  A whole new world has opened up thanks to this flour!  I was sent a bag of flour for review and giveaway purposes but all text and opinions are my own!

As always, I wish you Happy Feet,
SD Mom


55 comments:

  1. I am both gluten and dairy intolerant. It's not always easy to eat quick, but it does make you more aware of what you consume.

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  2. YUMMMM these look so good!!!

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  3. I really like making eggs with cinnamon and PB for breakfast for a gluten free recipe! Thanks for the chance to win!

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  4. I have Celiac Disease‎, so I am gluten free. I love making flaxseed chocolate muffins, especially for breakfast.

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  5. I recently made a gluten free, grain free biscuit. It was so delicious, I made it again after a few weeks! And I rarely make the same thing twice!

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  6. i don't pay too much attention I guess. Looks good

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  7. This sounds amazing! Blondies are like a cookie brownie - the perfect combo.

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  8. I adore Bob's Red Mill! And that gooey goodness you made with it!! :-)

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  9. I always forget how much I like Blondies until I see someone else make them!

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  10. I've never tried any gluten free recipes; but this one sounds delicious!

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  11. My son has tree nut allergies and my sister has gluten allergies and I have lactose problems.
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  12. The only allergy I can think of in my family is my step dad's allergy to coconut. We keep that far away when he comes to visit.

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  13. I made a gluten free salad recently. Super yummy!

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  14. not gluten free, but love me some blondies!

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  15. I don't really know if I have a gluten free recipe. We don't have any food allergies, but do have other medical challenges that may benefit from a gluten-free diet.

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  16. I have various gluten-free cookie recipes. Everyone enjoys them. A family member has a child with celiac disease and others are diabetic but everyone can still share.

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  17. I am trying to eat less wheat and this flour sounds amazing.

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  18. My fav gluten free flour is almond meal

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  19. One of my fave GF dishes is loading lots of fresh veggies on my recipe for Cauliflower Pizza Crust. Always something different but delish!

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  20. I do not have a recipe but being diabetic I feel better when I go gluten free. I think little changes like this helps everyone feel better.

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  21. I tried some gluten free brownies once that were pretty good. I'm new to this so I'm not yet sure if I'm allergic to anything.

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  22. I love Gluten Free Brownies because it's one of the few recipes that doesn't taste chalky and gritty.

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  23. I dont have a favorite recipe yet. I am just learning how to bake and cook for a gluten free diet and a vegan diet.

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  24. i haven't actually made gluten free brownies, but this looks like its worth a try. I love anything I can put chocolate in!

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  25. we love making gluten free pizza crust with cauliflower!! so good! my son has a gluten allergy

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  26. My son has a gluten allergy so we're always trying new gluten recipes!

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  27. We just recently found out my husband has Celiac. We don't have a favorite GF recipe yet, but are actively trying a ton of new things!

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  28. we love making pizzas and the allergies in our family are lactose, red dies, and gluten free diet

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  29. Bob's Red Mill is one of my fav GF brands!!!

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  30. YUM!!! These look so amazing! I will definitely be giving these a try!!

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  31. love using bobs to make gf treats!

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  32. I'm trying out different GF recipes for a friend's birthday cake.

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  33. We avoid gmos. I feel a lot of problems people have is not from the gluten but from glyphosate. We love to make chia seed jam and coconut flour banana bread.
    Morrighan Crowe

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  34. My son and I are lactose intolerant so a gluten-free meal would definitely benefit us.
    I have tried some gluten free cookies that were pretty good. I still have that sweet tooth.

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  35. I'm allergic to spinach & raw potatoes. Which means the older kids have to to any prep or handling of potatoes.

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  36. I just made a gf chocolate fudge cake to celebrate one of my son's achievements! Haha--it is sitting on the kitchen counter right now. I can't be sure it is my favorite---I'll know when we cut it later :)
    Mary Beth Elderton

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  37. I like gluten free chocolate cake

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  38. Our youngest daughter is allergic to Peanuts and Tree nuts.

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  39. I have an allergy to both wheat and dairy.

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  40. I like items that are naturally gluten free like cornbread.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  41. My favorite GF dish is Chicken Biryani!

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  42. I would like to make gf pizza crust
    Claire
    eclairre at ymail dot com

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  43. pancakes made with banana flour and cocoa

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  44. I have a banana bourbon bread recipe that's amazing

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  45. My husband is lactose intolerant

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  46. This isn't really a recipe but I have learned to substitute veggies for pasta. For instance I use zucchini from my garden in place of pasta in my lasagna. I have thyroid problems and even after medication I was still very swollen and achy. My knees would hurt so bad that I could barely walk. I was in my late 20's at the time and knew I couldn't live the rest of my life like that. So I started doing research on my own and discoverd my gluten intolerance. I feel so much better now.

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  47. My son has to eat gluten-free food because of allergies. Sherri J

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  48. I love making blueberry muffins!

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  49. My favorite gluten-free recipe is One Bowl Gluten Free Banana Bread! So, so yummy!

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