Keto Brownies

Low Carb Brownies


Delicious And Healthy, Low Carb Brownies

Have you ever wanted a healthy brownie that actually tasted good? Maybe what I wanted was something that wasn’t humanly possible, but this girl was determined. I knew that it would just be a matter of time before I would create a healthy low carb brownie that was also delicious.

It was about time I attempted to make a healthy low-carb brownie. Frankly, it had become a bit of nemesis. I wanted a good flourless brownie but I didn’t want it to me overly complicated with a bunch of ingredients I rarely used. Just because I was now on a low carb diet, didn’t mean I was willing to toss ingredients in the name of trying to create a healthy recipe.

Does A Healthy Brownie Even Exist?

Am I the only won who just can’t understand the idea of putting avocados or beans in a brownie recipe? Maybe it’s just me that finds it a bit, dare I say gross?  Please forgive me if I have offended you by saying this. Truth be told, I never had the guts to try one of those recipes. So I really can’t judge them fairly.

But honestly, every time I would stumble on one of these recipes it would only convince me that a healthy brownie was just something of a unicorn. That the only place a healthy delicious brownie existed, was in a fair-tale and was simply not possible.


My aversion to the odd ingredient brownies is the reason I think I was so reluctant to attempting to make a healthy low carb brownie. In my mind a healthy brownie was not going to mean a delicious one. Sure it was going to have some good for you ingredients but that meant I had to trade flavor this option. Which is why I just kept putting off the idea of creating a healthy low carb brownie.

Do understand that back when I considered myself a full on carb addict, I used to make a really delicious brownie. Don’t believe me? Ask my friends and family. Ugh having to say goodbye to brownies was not an easy thing for this girl. So I had a bit of pressure. After all, I had a reputation to keep.

A Brownie Transformation

Ok so I am being a little dramatic but just wanted to give you a few reasons why I didn’t even try to make healthy low carb brownies.

However, one day after a very strong craving for brownies, I went into my kitchen and began working on a healthy low carb brownie.  Knowing that my regular brownie recipe had been permanently shelved meant that I had no choice but to finally make this happen.

After all, if I felt this way about some of the odd brownie recipes out there, I knew some of you also shared my hesitation.

All I can say is that I was super pleased with how this recipe turned out. What’s more I decided to make my healthy low carb brownies to also be nut-free.  This girl is fear-less. Because, not only did I create a low carb brownie but I also made it nut-free. You all low carb bakers know that took some real guts. So I hope you appreciate my willingness to go on a ledge for you.

So I knew I had a winner when our seventeen year old son said they tasted like my original recipe. You need to know my Matthew to understand what a huge compliment that was.  After so much trepidation I finally conquered and made a healthy low carb brownie.

Looking back my biggest regret was not trying sooner. Baking low-carb does not have to be complicated, it just takes a little more practice.

UPDATE:

Since my first healthy brownie recipe, I have created other praise worthy brownie recipes. I encourage you to give these a try to and let me know which one is your favorite.

Low Carb Cream Cheese Swirled Brownies

Michelle’s Low Carb Keto Brownies 

Low Carb Mocha Blackout Brownie

 

Low Carb Brownie Shortbread Cookies

Serving Size 1 slice of cake

Low Carb Brownies

10 minPrep Time

18 minCook Time

28 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 1 stick of unsalted butter melted
  • 6 eggs
  • 1 cup of sugar-free chocolate chips (I used the Hershey’s brand)
  • 1 cup of sugar substitute
  • 2 ounces of unsweetened chocolate (roughly chopped)
  • ¾ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup of coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven 350 degrees
  2. Melt the butter and the two ounces of unsweetened chocolate, and sugar free chocolate chips.
  3. Stir and allow to cool to room temperature.
  4. In a stand-up mixer add the now cooled chocolate mixture and beat in the six eggs one at a time into the batter.
  5. Next add the sugar substitute, unsweetened cocoa powder, coconut flour, baking powder, salt and vanilla extract.
  6. Make sure the batter is well blended, before pouring into a 12x10 well-greased baking pan.
  7. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes. Allow to cool then cut into squares.
Cuisine: Dessert | Recipe Type: Low Carb Chocolate Flaxseed Cake
7.6.7
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https://fittoservegroup.com/2016/04/14/low-carb-brownies/

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 12
Servings Per Container 1 slice

Amount Per Serving
Calories 137 Calories from Fat 117.9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.1g 20%
Saturated Fat 7.5g 38%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 102mg 34%
Sodium 88mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 4.7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2.7g 11%
Sugars 0.3g
Protein 4.6g 9%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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34 Comments

  1. Hello. I'm from Denmark. How Munch is a stick of butter?
  2. can u use unsweetened coco powder instead of chopped coco ?
    • Hi Renee, you really can't swap it out because unsweetened cocoa baking bars add a lot more richness and doing so will also make the brownie drier and you would basically change the recipe. You are always welcomed to try but I can't guarantee the same results
  3. Hi, can you tell me how many grams a stick of butter is? Here in Europe we have no sticks...
  4. I'm curious how many net carbs these have?
    • Hi Kristen, unfortunately I am leaving the task of finding the carb count to the readers. I have not found a simple solution to do so. I have had to make a decision to blog more frequent or add the net count to my recipes. I have chosen the to let my readers do the task. I am confident that none of my recipes. go over 6 carbs based on my constant baking. I hope this does not disappoint. If a reader takes the time to do so for me I always add it. 💞
  5. These look delicious! I'm going to try making these brownies this weekend. Despite going low carb, I still have cravings for sweets that I can't ignore!
  6. Just made and turned out good, Unrelated Question_ I miss my toast in the morning with my bacon and eggs what would be a good substitute for toast bread has way to many carbs for my 20 gram a day diet
    • Hi Jeff, glad you enjoyed the low carb brownies. I have several recipes that can help you. Just type low carb bread in the search engine and you should get a few. One of my favorites is my low carb "corn" bread. Obviously it has no corn but it makes a great option. Enjoy in good health Jeff! Follow our blog via email and never miss a post.
  7. I used truvia and almond flour instead of coconut flour. So good! Baked in an 8x8 at 350 and it took 35-40 min. Well worth the time and effort!
  8. How do you store these? Can the be frozen or refrigerated ?
  9. Mine were dry! 🙁
  10. Is each brownie 2.5 grams of carb? If not do you know the number of carb grams per brownie?
  11. Are the sugar free chocolate chips necessary? I live in South African and don't have access to any.
    • Hi Stephanie, if you leave the chocolate chips you will need to up the unsweetened choc from 2 ounces to 4 and add 1/2 a cup more of sugar substitute. Let me know how it turns out. Follow our blog and never miss a post 😜
  12. Christian Mayer
    Would coconut sugar work as the substitute? I have been using that more lately. Thanks!
    • Hi Christian, Coconut sugar bakes well and you should be able to substitute easily. Do note that it's still has plenty of carbs so the net carbs would not be the same. I also find it has a brown sugar taste and in fact I have been known to add a couple of tablespoons into my cookie recipes when I am looking for this flavor. Do let us know how it turns out. How about you follow our blog and never miss a post? Thanks for stopping by and commenting.
      • Christian Mayer
        It was fun to find this group! I did sign up for the blog and will let you know. My wife doesn't feel good when I use Swerve so I have been trying other substitutes.
  13. Hilda, Where do you find Swerve?
    • I order mine from Amazon but some whole foods etc. also carry it. If you are not opposed to using Splenda this will also work. It needs to Splenda for baking. Enjoy my good friend! Love your scope this morning. 💞
  14. Sounds delicious....what is the net carbs per brownie?
  15. What do you use for a sugar substitute? I am trying to get into baking low carb but am trying to figure out what to use as a sugar substitute.