Treat Your Valentine with New Chocolaty Gluten-Free Recipes From Marion’s Smart Delights®


Marion's Allergen-Free Recipes for Valentine's DayFebruary, 2011 – Chocolaty Chocolate Cookies, Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins and White Chocolate Mixed Berries Muffins recipes are sure to win the heart of your Valentine.

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, Marion’s Smart Delights® has developed three delicious new recipes, using Marion’s Smart Delights Gluten-Free Cookie and Muffin Baking Mix, with which you and your Valentine can rediscover your love of the rich, creamy taste of chocolate.

Dairy-Free Chocolaty Chocolate Cookies (pictured at left and below): Developed by popular demand is Marion’s Smart Delights Dairy-Free Chocolaty Chocolate Cookie recipe.  This decadent, chocolaty cookie tastes incredibly delightful!  Mix in a bit espresso, enjoy it with a little bit of powdered sugar on top, or make sandwich cookies filled with raspberry jam, chocolate, or chocolate hazelnut filling. These ideas and more are provided at, or use your own creative flair to show your favorite person how much you truly care.

Dairy-free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins (pictured below): No hard-core chocolate lover will be able to resist the taste of Marion’s Smart Delights Dairy-free Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin, which combines the sweet and tender flavor of banana with the lusciousness of chocolate in a fluffy, delectable, delicious muffin.  The recipe proposes using heart-healthy olive oil and offers additional suggestions on how to make this treat truly special for the ones you love.  It also works beautifully as an alternative to traditional banana bread or even as a cupcake.  You can add a little bit of white or rose-colored icing to contrast with the chocolaty color.  Add decorative sprinkles for fun, or consider lowering the sugar a bit by adding just a dab of chocolate.

Marion's Allergen-Free Recipes for Valentine's Day

White Chocolate Mixed Berries Muffins (pictured below):
Your Valentine will flip over the aroma of smooth white chocolate fused with fresh mixed berries in Marion’s Smart Delights Chocolate Mixed Berries Muffin recipe.  Dress these muffins up with a bit of white chocolate, add a gluten-free icing of your choice, or skip a topping all together – these muffins are delicious all on their own.  A mini-version will satisfy your pallet AND your waistline with less than 100 calories.
Marion’s Smart Delights recipes are perfect for all special occasions, including Valentine’s Day.  At, you’ll find recipe ideas to turn these recipes and more into delicious low-sodium treats with wholesome whole grains.

Marion's Allergen-Free Recipes for Valentine's Day


“My goal is for everyone to enjoy a healthier, happier relationship with food regardless of their diet restrictions,” says Marion Braswell, PhD, Founder and President of Marion’s Smart Delights.  “That’s why we provide nutritional information, diabetes exchanges, heart-healthy alternatives and ideas for keeping your calories in check on our website,” she adds.  “We also add a bit of decadent delight for special occasions, like Valentine’s Day.”

Marion’s Smart Delights returns the joy of baking and eating to people with celiac disease, food allergies, food intolerances, diabetes, and just about anyone seeking delicious taste AND wholesome nutrition.  Marion’s Smart Delights Cookie & Muffin Baking Mix and Lemon Bar Baking Mix are gluten-free, allergen-free, and Kosher certified, and are made with 100 percent natural ingredients including gluten-free whole grains.  Made in a dedicated gluten-free facility, Marion’s Smart Delights contain lower sodium and less sugar than other leading mixes.  They’re available in select stores and can be purchased directly online ($5.99 for the Cookie and Muffin Baking Mix; $6.49 for the Lemon Bar Baking Mix).

About Marion’s Smart Delights: Founded by Marion Braswell, PhD, Arlington, VA-based Marion’s Smart Delights is a small company dedicated to solving a big problem for people seeking a nutritious and safe way to bake delicious treats. The company’s ready-mixes contain gluten-free whole grains like quinoa and amaranth and include just enough sugar for luscious bakery-shop texture.  The mixes can be adapted for dairy-free, diabetes, vegan, and heart-healthy diets.  Products are packed at an allergen-free, certified gluten-free and Kosher-certified facility.  Visit their website at

Marion's Allergen-Free Recipes for Valentine's Day

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Alisa is the founder of, Food Editor for Allergic Living magazine, and author of the best-selling dairy-free book, Go Dairy Free: The Guide and Cookbook for Milk Allergies, Lactose Intolerance, and Casein-Free Living, and the new cookbook, Eat Dairy Free: Your Essential Cookbook for Everyday Meals, Snacks, and Sweets. Alisa is also a professional recipe creator and product ambassador for the natural food industry.

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