Wednesday, July 27, 2011

A sweet tooth, a giveaway and a discount!

A sweet tooth, a giveaway and a discount! 

I admit two things...
1.  I have a sweet tooth. 
2.  I was skeptical of Wildtree's Gluten Free line. 

My sweet tooth...let's just say it's not about all about baked goods. Brownies...donuts...cupcakes...cookies...and all made with chocolate.  Its severity comes and goes, but I am never one to turn down a baked good...or two...and I pretty much never feel guilty for it as I try to eat healthy the rest of the time. 

One day things changed. I could no longer eat eggs, dairy, wheat or yeast. Have you ever tried to make brownies from scratch, let alone from a box, without these major ingredients?
I have. It wasn't easy at first. Some are good and some are just awful! Never in my life did I imagine I would ever throw away a frosted chocolate cake with vanilla frosting. But I did. It was inedible! So my quest for delicious baked goods made without gluten, eggs or dairy carried on.

Babycakes does not disappoint, but I can't always get to their bakery so I mastered making their donuts at home!
Sun In Bloom's Carrot Cupcakes are divine, but again, I am not often in Brooklyn. 
Real Food Daily's Chocolate Mousse is amazing but doesn't always sate my desire for a baked good.
Bob's Red Mill Mix is actually pretty good but it is very dense and has a slightly off-chocolate flavor. 

And then there's Wildtree. Their Gluten Free line is launching on August 15, but as a Rep, I got a sneak peek...or taste that is. I was worried, but my first taste (at my leader's team meeting) put all my fears to rest - they were delicious! However, they had been made with eggs and milk so they were not safe for my family. I tried baking them at home, making a few substitutions and voila! Simple, delicious, safe brownies for my family. And, like all products from Wildtree, nutritionally dense. Made with amaranth, quinoa, millet, sorghum and teff. Stay tuned for more information about these powerhouses of nutrients! In the meantime, enjoy the recipe, enter the giveaway and pre-order your Gluten Free Brownies for a 10% discount! (see below)

GLUTEN FREE Brownie Giveaway
Just because these are that good...I am inspired to get you baking!

There are 4 ways to enter the contest:
***Place an order before midnight on Saturday July 30th. You can pre-order the any of the Gluten Free items and receive a 10% discount. You must contact me via email or phone to do so.

***Leave a message on my Wildtree Cooking with Jen Facebook Fan Page stating that you would like to try the brownies.

***Leave a note here on this blog stating that you would like to try the brownies. 

***Join my team. I'll even reimburse you for the shipping when you qualify.

My Recipe for Gluten, Dairy & Egg Free Brownies

1 package Wildtree Gluten Free Brownies
4 TBSP Wildtree Butter GSO
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
2 tsp baking powder
2 TBSP rice milk

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9x9 inch baking pan with Butter GSO. Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl occasionally. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 40-50 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean and the edges start to come away. Cool and serve. 
Serves 16 (or one if you are me!) 

Cook's Notes
If you can eat eggs, use 2 of them instead of the applesauce and baking powder. I find I need to add extra baking time when I swap out the eggs for applesauce.  If you use 2 eggs instead, you will only need to cook 30-40 minutes.


  1. I'd love to try the brownies!

  2. I love the brownies Jen! Thank you so much for this wonderful post and the dairy and egg free recipe. If it is ok, I will share it with my Wildtree customers! I really appreciate your blog. You always have the best ideas and info.
    Thank yoU!

  3. Of course I want brownies!! Can you deliver them to painting class??

  4. With my mom recently being diagnosed with Celiac.. I would love to give these a try!

  5. you won julien!!!! please send me your email so i can contact you and get your info.