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Veganized & Banan-ized BRM GF Vanilla Yellow Cake Mix

Yesterday afternoon, my 4-year old, Todd, said, “Let’s bake”!

He promptly pulled open the pantry door, and the first thing I spotted was our recently purchased BRM GF Vanilla Yellow Cake Mix. Todd likes to gather ingredients, so I instructed him to take the cake mix bag to the kitchen…

We read the ingredient list on the bag…

1 package BRM GF Vanilla Yellow Cake Mix
3 eggs
1/2 C melted butter or vegetable oil
1/2 C water

My veganized & “banan-ized” recipe looks is this:

1 package BRM GF Vanilla Yellow Cake Mix
(+add 1/2 t cinnamon)
3 ripe bananas
1/2 C Earth Balance
1/2 C organic soy milk (EdenSoy Extra Original)

BRM GF Vanilla Yellow Cake Mix package

Standing on a chair at the counter, Todd helped peel the bananas. He “Hulk-smashed” them with a potato masher. Next, he “Hulk-smashed” the (not melted) Earth Balance (EB) into the bashed bananas. He spooned the banana-EB mash into one mixing bowl, and he helped pour the soy milk into the same bowl. Meanwhile, I added cinnamon to another mixing bowl containing the dry cake mix. Finally, Todd helped stir the batter as I gradually added the dry mixture to the wet mixture.

I greased 2 glass loaf pans with coconut oil, and baked the cakes at 325 degrees for 40 minutes. The cakes sat in their pans for ~5 minutes, then I flipped them out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.

Cakes out of the oven

The resulting “banan-ized” cake had a subtle caramelized outer coating, and a spongy, dense inside. 3 bananas = excellent binding!

Frequently, Todd won’t even try the baked goods he makes, but this time he ate most of a slice!

 

BRM Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies

VEGANIZED BRM GF CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES

I recently went on a BRM shopping spree because Vitacost had a deal going on where you received a free BRM GF Pizza Crust Mix for spending $15 on BRM products [as of 8/26 the deal is still current].

What I needed from Vitacost was the GF Pancake Mix, but my cart ended up containing GF Pancake Mix, GF Brownie Mix, GF Yellow Cake Mix, GF Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix, and GF Pizza Crust Mix. Obviously, I’m attracted to these BRM mixes because they are vegan / dairy-free / egg-free! (Before now, the only one that I’ve tried was the pancake mix.)

The ingredient list on the bag looks like this:

1 package BRM GF Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
1 large egg
3 T water
1 stick (1/2 C) butter, very soft

Dry ingredients

Instead, I veganized the recipe like this:
(Notice that I made a half recipe! Although I used more liquid, the batter didn’t seem too wet.)

 1/2 package BRM GF Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix
1 flax egg (= 1 T ground flax + 3 T water)
3 T non-dairy milk (I used my homemade oat/cashew milk)
1/4 C Earth Balance, soft

I followed the baking instructions on the bag. That’s it!

I made an ice cream sandwich using 2 cookies and some ice cream (made from frozen bananas!) in the middle…YUM!

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