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 3g 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.
I also like to add chopped nuts, which are optional. My nut of choice is Brazil nuts, which are delicious and protein rich and loaded with selenium which has so many health benefits. A trace mineral that Brazil nuts pack in high quantities, Selenium, plays a crucial role in maintaining our overall health, particularly in supporting a healthy metabolism. Only one Brazil nut per day is all you need to get your daily requirement of selenium! It’s an essential component of various enzymes and proteins, known as selenoproteins, which are vital for diverse bodily processes including the regulation of thyroid function. The thyroid gland, a key regulator of metabolism, relies on selenium to produce hormones that dictate the speed of our metabolic processes. Adequate selenium intake ensures that the thyroid functions correctly, thereby maintaining a balanced metabolism. Additionally, selenium’s antioxidant properties are significant in protecting cells from oxidative stress and inflammation, which are factors in chronic diseases. It also bolsters the immune system, aiding in the body’s defense against infections and illnesses.
Keto Brownie Recipe
- 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
- 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!
@lowcarblolita Low Carb, Superfood Brownies 🍫Chewy, chocolate-y, good-for-you brownies! Sugar-free and only 3g of net carbs per serving. * 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. I use a combo of Lakanto brown monk fruit and granulated Swerve * 1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled * 2 large eggs * 2 tbsp avocado, mashed * 1 tsp pure vanilla extract * 1 tbsp sugar free chocolate chips * 2 - 3 tbsp chopped nuts, I like Brazil nuts (optional) Full recipe on my blog - link in bio. #healthyrecipes #brownies #lowcarbbrownies #lowcarbbaking #sugarfreedessert #easyhealthyrecipes #easyhealthydessert #ketorecipes ♬ original sound - Lolita - 50+ Wellness