Compliments Gluten-Free Line Review & Recipes

By Megan Stulberg.

NOTE: This was originally created by one of our writers for Fat Girl Food Squad. Click here to view the original article.

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You know what’s guaranteed to make my day? Coming home from an exhausting day of exam writing to find a neatly wrapped box (complete with pretty green ribbon) of goodies waiting for me on my front porch, ready to sample.

The thoughtful people at Sobeys sent me a variety of products from their new Compliments gluten-free product line to review. Compliments now offers a variety of ready-to-eat treats, such as brownies and quinoa muffins. Ah, delicious! Totally up my Celiac alley!

I’m a vegan, though, so I couldn’t try all the products Sobeys sent me, so I sent a few home with my friend Erin over at The Cinnamon House. She, along with fellow writer Alex at Vegan Girlfriend helped me test out the Compliments Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour Blend and Gluten-Free Cookie Mix!

I am so thankful to have friends who love food as much as I do. Together we created two mouthwatering recipes to share with you:

~*DOUBLE CHOCOLATE COCOA WALNUT BROWNIES*~

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Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup raw almonds
  • 3 tbsp ground flaxseed (or chia seed) meal
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup unrefined sugar
  • 1/4 cup agave nectar
  • 3 tbsp Earth Balance soy-free vegan spread
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup Compliments Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour Blend
  • 3/4 unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 100g bar Green & Black’s Organic Dark Chocolate with 70% Cocoa
  • 1/2 cup crushed raw walnuts
  • 1 tsp raw salt (e.g. pink crystal Himalayan salt)

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Directions:

  • 1) Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly oil a shallow 9-inch baking dish.
  • 2) Using a food processor, chop almonds into a fine meal about 2 minutes. Be careful not to over process or else the mixture will be too creamy! Set aside.
  • 3) In a small bowl, combine flaxseed meal and water. Let stand for about 5 minutes until thick, then whisk together and pour into bowl.
  • 4) Beat the flaxseed mixture with sugar and agave nectar, then add vegan spread and vanilla extract. Beat for 30 seconds at low speed.
  • 5) Mix in the Compliments Gluten-Free All Purpose Flour, almond meal, cocoa powder and baking soda. Blend on low for 30 seconds, stirring regularly.
  • 6) Break up the dark chocolate into chunks and add it to the mixture along with walnuts and a pinch of salt.
  • 7) Pour into greased square baking dish and bake in oven for 40-45 minutes. Let cool, and then slice. Makes about 16 brownies.

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~*COCONUT ALMOND CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES*~

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Ingredients:

    • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
    • 3 tbsp flaxseed meal
    • 1 cup water
    • 1/4 cup coconut oil
    • 1 400g package Compliments Gluten-Free Cookie Mix
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
    • 1/2 cup dairy-free chocolate chips
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

Directions: 

  • 1) Preheat oven to 350F.
  • 2) Using a food processor, chop almonds into a fine meal about two minutes and set aside.
  • 3) In a small bowl, combine flaxseed meal and water. Let stand for about 5 minutes until thick, then whisk together and pour into bowl.
  • 4) Add coconut oil and Compliments Gluten-Free Cookie Mix and beat at low speed about 1 minute. Scrape down sides of bowl.
  • 5) Add shredded coconut, chocolate chips, vanilla extract, almonds and almond milk. Blend ingredients in by hand, using a spoon.
  • 6) Using your hands, roll the dough into small balls and place on greased baking sheet about 4 cm apart.
  • 7) Bake for about 15 minutes until browned. Let cool before serving. Makes 16 cookies.

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Needless to say, everything was delicious! The cookies were delicious, the brownies were moist, and I couldn’t have been happier with the results. Compliments has created a great line of gluten-free flours and mixes that work! Everything held together just as well as standard wheat-based products would. For more information about the Compliments Gluten-Free product line, click here.

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