Dairy-Free, Low-Carb, Keto Brownies
These Low-Carb Keto Brownies are the perfect sweet treat to satisfy your chocolate cravings. Not only are they crazy delicious, but they’re also perfect for both paleo and keto dieters. As a bonus, this is the easiest low-carb recipe I have ever made. It is so simple! Just stir, pour, and bake. That is my kind of low-carb treat. The whole family can have a wonderful chocolate treat without the mom-guilt with these low carb brownies.
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These low carb brownies need no chopping, grating, mixing, blending, or any of those tedious tasks associated with healthy food.
These keto brownies are every bit as easy and delicious as box brownies and much better for you since they have no added preservatives or “extra” hidden ingredients lurking in processed foods.
Ingredients for Low Carb Brownies
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Erithrytol (Swerve)
- Vanilla Extract
- Almond Flour
- Cocoa Powder
- Baking Powder
- Xanthan Gum
- Chocolate Chips(optional)
I use Lilly’s Stevia Sweetened Dark Chocolate Chips. They are usually available at any health food store, but if you can’t find them in your area, you can always order from Amazon.
If you can’t find them, or if the price makes you wince, they can be left out completely.
They are completely an optional topping, but they sure do add a little excitement to these low carb brownies.
Note: You don’t have to get this brand, but make sure you are getting sugar-free. Also, try to check the carb count on whichever chocolate chips you use.
Usually, even sugar-free chocolate chips are high in carbs. So, make sure that you are getting a low carb brand.
Also, watch out for a lot of sugar alcohols that can cause stomach pain.
Step 1: Butter the Pan
I use real butter for the bottom of my pan. It gives a nice flavor, and I avoid processed oils used in many cooking sprays.
Now they have some awesome cooking sprays made with real olive oil, but I still really love using real butter on the pan for these brownies.
What Constitutes as Butter?
If you’re using Country Crock, you are not using butter. Now this comes from a southern mama who spent YEARS cooking with Country Crock.
When I went keto, I realized that anything with “margarine,” “butter spread,” “butter flavored,” or “less fat” on the label is not butter and is likely made with vegetable oil.
Vegetable oils are man-made oils that contribute to carb-cravings, inflammation, and overall poor health. You can read about the effects of
Step 2: Stir and Pour Low Carb Brownies
First, melt the butter in the microwave.
Then, stir all the ingredients together, and pour into the pan.
Step 3: Bake Low Carb Brownies
Finally, bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes, until a toothpick comes out of the center clean.
- 1 stick(1/2 cup) melted butter
- 3 eggs
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 tsp xanthan gum
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup erythritol (Swerve)
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup stevia sweetened chocolate chips (optional topping)
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans (optional topping)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Butter bottom of the pan.
- Stir all ingredients together except pecans and chocolate chips.
- Pour into pan.
- Top with pecans if you choose.
- Bake for 25-35 minutes or until the center is firm.
- Top with chocolate chips once you remove the brownies from the oven if you choose.
Nutrition InformationYield 12 Serving Size 2 oz
Amount Per Serving Calories 144Total Fat 13.2gTrans Fat 0gCholesterol 67mgCarbohydrates 2(net)gProtein 3.7g
*always double check your nutrition facts.
This is my go-to quick and easy keto sweet recipe. I try to have a keto dessert on hand at all times to help with my cravings. (This is super important in the first week or so of going keto.)
These low-carb brownies are so easy to make that I keep the ingredients for them on hand in case a craving strikes.
My favorite thing about this recipe is how common the ingredients are. They are made with ingredients that are pretty much staple in every keto pantry.
The nuts, chocolate chips, and xantham gum can all be left out in a pinch. Without those items, you can grab these ingredients in almost any grocery store.
I hope you enjoy these brownies! Let me know in the comments what you think.
Some delicious nuts, extra chocolate chips, or keto whipped cream topping would be a perfect addition to these keto paleo brownies.
What are some of your ideas for low-carb brownie toppings? Let me know below.
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