Let’s be real here, any low carb food blog worth its salt has to have a recipe for keto brownies. Because that’s really what people want. Recipes for low carb and Keto desserts.
Like a fudgy keto brownie recipe.
All chocolatey. And fudgey. And Keto-y.
I’m sorry, I got lost in thought there for a second. What was I saying?
Oh yeah, everyone wants the sweets. Because lets face it, even though we want to cut the carbs we’re human beings who crave things. And we should be able to have those things, am I right?
Want more Keto desserts? Try my Keto Red Velvet Cupcakes!
Researching recipes for low carb brownies
My search for the perfect Keto brownie recipe took me all across the internet. It helped a lot that I already had an idea of what I didn’t want the recipe to contain.
I knew I didn’t want:
- any flours, coconut, almond or other.
- complicated ingredients or ingredients that I could only use for one recipe.
- avocados. Just…no.
One day I was scrolling my feed on Instagram when yet another post from one of my favorite Keto pages appeared on my screen. I mean, it seemed like this was the 3rd time she’d posted about the recipe in the past week or two.
I did make a couple of changes to the original recipe so let’s go over those real quick.
This is also a gluten free brownie recipe 🤸🏽♂️
Since these brownies don’t contain any flours at all they’re also gluten free. Could you make them with flax eggs to make them vegan? I have no idea. But if you try this recipe using flax eggs or other vegan alternative, let me know in the comments how it turned out!
Tweaks I made to these sugar free brownies
Probably the biggest change I made to the original recipe was that I used two different sweeteners, liquid stevia and erythritol. To me, that gives the most “realistic” sugar taste without that cooling effect of using erythritol entirely.
If you’re not sensitive to the cooling effect or you just can’t stand stevia then you should probably just use Swerve or something like that.
The original recipe also called for water instead of the coffee I used. I’m always looking for opportunities to add more flavor to recipes so swapping water out for something more flavorful whenever possible was a no brainer.
Instead of using water I added some strongly brewed coffee, which helps bring out more of that chocolatey flavor. If you don’t already have coffee brewed a shot of espresso will have the same effect. Have neither of the two? Water it is!Print
Truly the best Keto/Low Carb brownie recipe online! No strange or specialty ingredients, these sugar free brownies will be one of the best low carb desserts you’ve ever had. Top with homemade whipped cream, nuts and your favorite sugar free syrup for a decadent keto dessert.
- 256 g Natural creamy almond butter*
- 1/3 cup Granulated erythritol
- 1 tsp Liquid Stevia
- 2 large Eggs
- 1 Tbs Butter, melted
- 2 Tbs Cocoa powder
- 2 Tbs Peanut butter powder
- 2 Tbs Strongly brewed coffee or espresso
- 1/2 Tbs Vanilla extract
- 1 tsp Baking soda
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- Your chocolate of choice**
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine all ingredients except for the chocolate chips together in a large bowl using a hand or stand mixer.
- Fold in chocolate chips or pieces.
- Pour batter into an 8×8 baking pan lined with parchment paper or sprayed with baking spray.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, checking for desired doneness at the 15 minute mark. Allow to cool in the pan for about 5 minutes. Cut into 8 pieces and enjoy!
*The original recipe calls for one cup of almond butter but if you’ve ever tried to scoop any nut butter out of the container…ugh. This is why I included the weight but if you don’t have a scale the measurement is 1 cup.
**Some people prefer sugar free milk chocolate but I like using 100% cacao or Bakers chocolate. Just use whatever you prefer here!
Keywords: keto, gluten free, low carb, chocolate