Keto Brownies: Chewy, Dense and Low Carb Goodness

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Lolita Carrico
A certified nutritionist and self-taught chef with a love for entertaining and experimenting with food, Lolita Carrico created Ketology after struggling for years with her own hormonal changes and weight gain. After having two children, she found that managing her weight and moods became more and more of a struggle. After researching the ketogenic diet thoroughly and understanding the science and nutritional aspects, she began her keto journey in 2018. Within three months, she shed 25 pounds and her mood improved, focus sharpened and her energy was through the roof. Three years later, she has maintained a 55-pound weight loss and has learned to intuitively follow a balanced keto lifestyle without sacrificing a thing!

Brownies a la mode – a warm, gooey brownie with a scoop of ice cream on it – is a classic dessert that typically seems too decadent to be enjoyed on any diet or keto lifestyle, however I’m here to tell you the rich chocolate brownies are more than possible on keto. This keto brownie recipe yield delicious, chocolate-y squares of goodness and at 5g of net carbs each, are practically guilt-free!

I made this keto brownie recipe a few weeks ago and topped them with a scoop of Halo Top’s keto ice cream for myself and some guests – no one could believe they were low carb and sugar free! Of course, we can’t make indulging in desserts like this a daily habit…it’s still a treat however you can satisfy that sweet tooth or craving without the guilt! Don’t balk at the avocado in this recipe, it not only adds healthy fats but also adds a richness and creamy quality that is essential for dense, chewy keto brownies.

If you aren’t into baking, Swerve has a to-die-for brownie mix that is delicious and takes minutes to whip up OR FatSnax brownies have less than 1g of net carbs each, are already made and delicious!

Keto Brownie Recipe

Don't balk at the avocado in this recipe, it not only adds healthy fats but also adds a richness and creamy quality that is essential for dense, chewy keto brownies.
5 from 2 votes
Course Dessert
Servings 12 brownies
Calories 80 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup almond flour I use the Bob's Red Mill superfine
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp pink salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sweetener we use Swerve or erythritol
  • 1/3 cup butter melted and cooled
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tbsp avocado mashed
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp Lily's dark chocolate baking chips optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350?.
  • Line an 8x8 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the almond flour and cocoa powder together until combined.
  • Add in the baking powder, salt and sweetener. Mix well.
  • In another bowl, whisk the butter, eggs, mashed avocado and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until just combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips, if using.
  • Pour mixture into prepared baking dish and smooth out the top.
  • Bake for 20 minutes. Turn off the oven and keep brownies in the warm oven for another 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and place on a cooling rack until completely cooled.
  • Cut and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 4gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 69mgFiber: 2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 56IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 55mgIron: 1mg
Keyword brownies, dessert
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