I made brownies with Duncan Hines keto brownie mix from a box, overly ripe bananas, Earth balance butter, and water. It turned out fine!
My husband found this keto brownie mix for either $.50 a box or $.99 a box at grocery outlet, some months back. The grocery outlet label said it normally sells for an ungodly price, something like six or eight dollars.
The cake mix is at least 98% vegan, as it has a milk product listed in the less than 2% section of the ingredients. Whether it’s listed there for cross-contamination or because it’s an actual ingredient, I would proudly buy this in my role as an animal advocate.
Why? Because it doesn’t help dairy cows to fuss about such small amounts of animal product in our food.
I understand that it’s important for food allergies or other medical conditions. But not for helping animals.
I love that I could make a batch of Keto-ish (I guess ripe bananas don’t go with Keto?), 99.5% vegan brownies for $.99 or less, considering that the overly ripe bananas might have been tossed in the trash otherwise.
I do use regular (not Keto) cake mixes, as my normal thing, because i’m not into paying ungodly prices for a box of cake mix. However, since we scored it for cheap, this 98% vegan keto cake mix is nice as it’s a bit more diabetic friendly.
By the way, I’m calling these brownies 99.5% vegan because the brownie mix itself is at least 98% vegan, and the prepared brownies also include ripe bananas, Earth balance butter, and water (100% vegan) as more than half the weight. So when you average it out, the brownies made from at least 98% vegan box mix have got to be more than 99.5% Vegan.
They included some ideas here, substitutions for either that melted butter or the 2 large eggs. They didn’t mention mashed bananas, but now we know that those work, too! That is, if you like the chocolate banana flavor combo. I know I do!