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Keto Chocolate Brownies

Seriously the best keto chocolate brownies. Only 2g net carbs per slice (and a big one too), so fudgy and delicious!

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I think a lot of us a fan of a good chocolate brownie. So, why not enjoy a guilt-free keto chocolate brownie every now and then. Who is with me?

Rich, gooey and so easy to make. Let me show you how to make these low carb brownies in less 30 minutes from beginning to end. Oh, and in two ways! Thermomix recipe fans you are going to love how easy this recipe is for you too.

Why we Love this Recipe

Personally, I love how easy this recipe is. A flourless keto chocolate brownie is virtually foolproof and a real crowd-pleaser.

The one thing I get asked as a recipe developer over and over is for recipes that suit the whole family. I know you hate having to cook different meals for other members of the family or missing out on your favourites.

These keto chocolate brownies take less than 30 minutes from opening the fridge to open to the oven door and taking them out. You are going to love them. Don’t forget your keto ice cream too!

tray of brownies on baking paper.

Ingredients Tips

bowls full of brownie ingredients
  • chocolate – use a bittersweet chocolate for the best results. I use 95% cacao Lindt but anything for 70% up is best.
  • gold sweetener – I use Sukrin Gold sweetener. Other brands available are Lakanto, Natvia or So Nourished to name a few. Alternatively, use any keto sweetener that has a ratio of 1:1 with sugar and is also of a similar weight to sugar. If using something like Splenda you will need to adjust the sweetener as the weight measures are different.
  • unsweetened cacao – please don’t use the sweet stuff. It is loaded with carbs. My favourite brand is Cell Squared.
  • almond flour or almond meal – it doesn’t matter in this recipe. Either one will do for your keto brownie recipe to work out just perfect.

Step by Step Instructions

bowl of melted chocolate.
Step 1.
  1. Melt the butter, chocolate and sweetener. This can be done in a saucepan or in the microwave.
bowl of cake batter.
Step 2.

2. Mix together the remaining keto brownie ingredients in a separate bowl. If preferred use a hand mixer or stand mixer.

brownie batter in a glass bowl.
Step 3.

3. Fold together all the ingredients in one bowl until you have a smooth batter.

chocolate batter in a baking pan.
Step 4.

4. Pour into a 20 x 20 cm baking pan and bake 15-20 minutes in a preheated oven 170°C/350°F fan forced.

Baked brownie in a pan.
Step 5.

5. Allow to cool in the pan. Mix the very tasty sugar free chocolate buttercream and frost your brownie.

iced brownie on baking paper
Step 6.

FAQs and Expert Tips

Can I make this nut free?

Yes, you can! Simply swap the almond flour for lupin flour or 3 tablespoons of coconut flour.

How do I store it?

simply keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or pack in a ziplock bag in the freezer.

Can I make this dairy free?

Simply swap the butter for a plant-based spread or coconut butter. I prefer coconut butter as it also adds more flavour to the brownie.

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a chocolate brownie with ice cream on top

Keto Chocolate Brownies

Seriously these are the best keto chocolate brownies and so easy to make too!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 8 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 23 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 281kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 16 serves
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Equipment

  • Breville Hand Mixer
  • 20 x 20 cm 8" brownie pan

Ingredients

OPTIONAL CHOCOLATE FROSTING

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 170 ̊C. Line a 20cm x 20cm brownie pan with baking paper.
  • Combine half of the chocolate, salt, butter and sweetener in a saucepan and simmer over low heat until mixture is smooth. (Alternatively, do this step in the microwave).
  • In a large bowl add the eggs, and remaining brownie ingredients including the cooled chocolate mixture. Stir well to combine. Fold through the remaining chocolate chunks and nuts, if using.
  • Spoon into the prepared tray and smooth over the top.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Brownie should still be very soft and fudgy. It will firm up upon cooling.
  • For the buttercream; place all ingredients into a mixer bowl. Using a stand mixer or hand mixer mix until the frosting is creamy and well combined. Spread over the brownie and cut into bars to serve.

THERMAL METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 170 ̊C. Line a 20cm x 20cm brownie pan with baking paper.
  • Grate half the chocolate 7 sec/speed 7. Add salt, butter and sweetener and cook 3 minutes/90℃/speed 1.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix 30 seconds/speed 4. Fold through the remaining chocolate chunks and nuts, if using.
  • Spoon into the prepared tray and smooth over the top.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes. Brownie should still be very soft and fudgy. It will firm up upon cooling.
  • For the buttercream; Mix all ingredients 1 min/speed 5. Scrape down sides of the mixer bowl. Mix for further 1 min/speed 5 or until smooth and fluffy. Spread over the brownie and cut into bars to serve.

Notes

  1. Chocolate – I use Lindt 95% cacao for this recipe. It is very low carb and sugar and has a delicious bitterness that balances with the sweetness. Use whatever chocolate you prefer.
  2. Almond Flour – use almond flour or almond meal. For a nut free brownie swap lupin flour or three tablespoons of coconut flour.
  3. Sweetener – I use Sukrin Gold sweetener in my brownies. Any white granular sweetener can be used as long as it is a 1:1 ratio of sweetness to sugar and check that the weight is the same as regular sugar or granulated sweetener before using.
  4. Storage – keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one week. Alternatively freeze in a ziplock bag.
  5. Alternative topping – if you do not want to make the buttercream simply dust with extra cacao and serve with cream or ice cream if preferred.
  6. Salt Flakes – I use sea salt flakes in this recipe. If using fine ground salt, table salt or Himalayan salt reduce to just a pinch as they are far saltier.
  7. Nutritional values include both the brownie and frosting.
 
 
 
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 281kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 276mg | Potassium: 60mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 488IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 6mg | Net Carbs: 2g
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    6 Comments

  • Rachael says:

    Hi Megan, another yummy recipe I can’t wait to try. I may need to hide this one from the family though. Has the frosting been included in the carbs count?

  • Lynda says:

    5 stars
    I was lucky and got to test this awesome brownie. It is everything a brownie should be and it tastes like the real deal . My family loved it even the non keto family members. I don’t tell them anymore that it’s sugar free . Even the grandkids asked for more . I haven’t had it with the icecream on top but that is my next goal . It looks divine.
    Keto brownies are delicious . Make these and you won’t be disappointed.

  • Dianne says:

    Is the frosting in your recipe included in carb count

  • Dale Hoffman says:

    5 stars
    I have made many low carb/keto brownies in seven years. Megan’s new recipe takes keto brownies to a whole new level. Moist, gooey in the centre with a frosting that is divine. Definitely not too much nut meal and the big test MOORISH 🙂

  • Diana M Ferguson says:

    l love your recipes. I would like to use gelatin instead of collagen but I’ve never used before. For the gelatin would I use the powdered gelatin that you buy in packets here in the States. Thanks.

  • Kristin Von Rump says:

    Love this recipe. I have tried numerous keto brownie recipes and this by far is the best…very chocolatey and moist.

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