Get Fueled with Molly | Love it, Like it, Hate it: Brownie Bake Mixes

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Let’s be honest, we’re typically not perusing the bake mix aisle with noble thoughts of nutrition and wellness in mind. But we may not be aware of two really big points: First, that some brownie mixes have double the sugar and calories of others. And second, that there’s actually a good-for-you option on shelves!

In today’s Get FUELED segment, Molly covers the best and worst s there’s two big  we probably don’t realize just how UN-nutritious some of the mixes can be, Decadently rich brownies that are also low in carbs, gluten-free and grain-free, and keto friendly? It’s a reality that’s easy to bring into your kitchen, thanks to key ingredients like almond flour, unsweetened cocoa powder and Swerve.


Swerve Sweets Brownie Mix

  • Box Mix + 2 Eggs + ½ Cup Oil + ½ Cup Water => homemade brownies in minutes!
  • Ingredients include: Blanched almond flour, Swerve, cocoa, tapioca starch, organic coconut flour, sea salt
  • Per Brownie: 160 calories, 13 grams fat, 2 grams saturated fat, 16 grams carbs (5 net carbs), 3 grams fiber, 1 gram sugar (0 added sugar), 4 grams protein


Simple Mills Brownie Mix

  • Ingredients include: Almond flour, organic coconut sugar, chocolate chips, cocoa, tapioca starch, sea salt
  • Per Brownie: 100 calories, 6 grams fat, 1.5 grams saturated fat, 13 grams carbs (11 net carbs), 2 grams fiber, 9 grams added sugar


Traditional Brownie Mix – e.g. Duncan Hines, Betty Crocker

  • Ingredients include: sugar, white flour, palm oil, cocoa, corn syrup, corn starch
  • Per Brownie: 180 calories, 1.6 grams fat, <1 gram saturated fat, 40 grams carbs (40 net carbs), <1 gram fiber, 28 grams added sugar

Betty Crocker Mug Treats Hot Fudge Brownie Mix

  • Ingredients include: sugar, sweetened condensed milk, corn syrup, high fructose corn syrup, hydrogenated oil, white flour, chocolate chips
  • Per Serving: 380 calories, 9 grams fat, 3.5 grams saturated fat, 72 grams carbs (70 grams net carbs), 2 grams fiber, 50 grams added sugar


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