Trader Joe’s Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cooking Baking Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cooking Baking Mix, reviewed

I always look forward to trying baking mixes from Trader Joe’s when they release new ones, since they not only tend to be tasty, but they tend to have short ingredient lists that mirror what you might use in a from-scratch recipe. Trader Joe’s Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cooking Baking Mix is …

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Trader Joe's Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cooking Baking Mix, reviewed

I always look forward to trying baking mixes from Trader Joe’s when they release new ones, since they not only tend to be tasty, but they tend to have short ingredient lists that mirror what you might use in a from-scratch recipe. Trader Joe’s Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cooking Baking Mix is a new mix from the popular grocery chain. The mix is gluten free, made with a blend of almond flour, coconut flour and tapioca starch. The mix can also be made to be vegan or non-vegan, as the box includes baking instructions for both. I love a good chocolate chip cookie, so I put this mix in the oven almost as soon as I got home from shopping!

The Almond Flour Chocolate Chip Cooking Baking Mix is easy to make. For the non-vegan version, you add butter and milk to the dry mix, which is chock full of chocolate chips. For the vegan version, you simply add oil and a non-dairy milk (or water). I tried both and the cookies were ready to go into the oven as soon as it has preheated. The non-vegan version tasted a little bit more buttery, but the vegan version was a standout compared to some other vegan mixes I’ve tried and I think the fact that it works as a vegan recipe is a huge plus for this mix.

Overall, this mix really exceeded my expectations. Although coconut flour is not the main component in this mix, I’ve previously found it very finicky to work with and worried that it might adversely impact the texture of these cookies. But my worries were unfounded because the cookies made with this mix were absolutely delicious! They were crisp on the edges and chewy in the center, delivering that classic chocolate chip cookie texture in every bite. They’re loaded with chocolate, too! The one downside of this mix is that the yield is relatively small: only 12 cookies. The cookies are a good size when baked, but you would still need two boxes to bake enough to serve a crowd. That said, when it comes to flavor and texture these cookies are well worth it and I wouldn’t hesitate to pick up a couple of boxes to keep on hand in my pantry.

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Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Pumpkin Crunch Cake is brimming with fall flavors. Top each slice with a dollop of whipped cream and chopped pecans to create the perfect pumpkin dessert. This post is sponsored by Fisher® Nuts. Thank you for continuing to support the brands that make My Baking Addiction possible. Every year, once the weather starts to turn […]

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Pumpkin Crunch Cake is brimming with fall flavors. Top each slice with a dollop of whipped cream and chopped pecans to create the perfect pumpkin dessert.

two pieces of stacked pumpkin crunch cake

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Every year, once the weather starts to turn cold, we play a game of “furnace chicken” at our house.

I hate finally having to cave and turn the furnace on. Having the heat on just really signifies winter to me, so we try to avoid it as long as possible.

Instead, we layer up and use the fireplace as the weather dips into the 60s. Honestly, I sort of love the excuse to cozy up with Elle, our favorite blanket and a cup of hot chocolate and a special treat.

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Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix, reviewed

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix, reviewed
Pumpkin seems to show up in everything in the fall, from lattes to cakes to cookie mixes. This Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix from Trader Joe’s is one of the store’s new product offerings for the season. Naturally, as a fan of almost all things with pumpkin and …

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Trader Joe's Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix, reviewed
Pumpkin seems to show up in everything in the fall, from lattes to cakes to cookie mixes. This Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix from Trader Joe’s is one of the store’s new product offerings for the season. Naturally, as a fan of almost all things with pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice, I had to give it a try.

The cookie mix is very straightforward to put together, simply add an egg, a softened 1/2 cup of butter and 2 tablespoons of water to the mix and stir until well-combined. I used a hand mixer, however you probably could to it by hand with a bit of muscle, too. The mix uses the same ingredients that you would find in a homemade cookie mix – sugar, chocolate chips, oats, unbleached flour, brown sugar, salt, and spices – but it seems to utilize dried pumpkin, since you can’t put canned pumpkin into a packaged cookie mix. The mix has a nice mix of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves in it.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookie Mix, reviewed

The mix yields 24 good-sized cookies, just as it promises on the box. I used an average sized cookie scoop to portion mine out. The cookies baked up evenly and smelled like pumpkin spice when they came out of the oven. They were chewy, but not too dense, and had a nice balance of pumpkin, spices and chocolate. They weren’t quite as buttery as homemade oatmeal cookies, nor were they quite as moist as cookies made with canned pumpkin, but they were still pretty tasty and did feel more homemade than most pumpkin cookie mixes I’ve tried. My only small complaint was the the cookies didn’t spread that much, so next time I would flatten them slightly before baking to give them a less domed appearance.

I also have to say that I really like the packaging for this cookie mix. The round shape seems to be a nod to the round packaging that a classic oatmeal brand (Quaker) uses, tying in nicely with the oatmeal in the mix. Aside from the oatmeal connection, it just has a great feel to it and I think it stands out from other packages. I filled it up with a few cookies after baking and used it to transport some treats to a friend, which gave it a touch of versatility, too.

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Caramel Apple Poke Cake

Caramel Apple Poke Cake is super simple to make. The caramel drizzle and toffee bits make it irresistible. So perfect for fall!

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Caramel Apple Poke Cake is super simple to make. The caramel drizzle and toffee bits make it irresistible. So perfect for fall!

Slices of caramel apple poke cake on plates next to the full cake

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