Keto brownies

Keto brownies

Want a decadent keto chocolate treat? Well, there's no such thing as too much chocolate with this keto double chocolate brownie, featuring cocoa and dark chocolate. It's a great dessert for a party, but they'll go in a flash so be sure to save a few for you!

Keto brownies

Want a decadent keto chocolate treat? Well, there's no such thing as too much chocolate with this keto double chocolate brownie, featuring cocoa and dark chocolate. It's a great dessert for a party, but they'll go in a flash so be sure to save a few for you!
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24 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 6 oz. 170 g butter, softened
  • 13 cup 80 ml almond butter
  • 3 3 large egglarge eggs
  • ¾ cup (5½ oz.) 180 ml (160 g) erythritol
  • 13 cup (1 oz.) 80 ml (30 g) cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) 240 ml (110 g) almond flour
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp water
  • 1 tbsp 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ½ tsp instant coffee powder (optional)
  • 1 oz. 28 g dark chocolate with a minimum of 80% cocoa solids, chopped
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Instructions

Instructions are for 24 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) degrees.
  2. Line a 9” by 13” (23 x 33 cm) baking dish with parchment paper.
  3. Use a hand mixer or stand mixer to combine the butter, almond butter, eggs, and sweetener. Mix well until the sweetener is thoroughly incorporated.
  4. Add the cocoa powder, almond flour, baking powder, salt, water, vanilla extract, and instant coffee powder and stir until smooth. Lightly mix in the chopped chocolate bar.
  5. Pour the mixture into the baking dish and smooth with a spatula. The batter will be thick.
  6. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until just set. Do not overbake or the bars will be dry.
  7. Let cool for 20 to 30 minutes before cutting.

Tips

For a less sweet brownie you can reduce or eliminate the erythritol sweetener.

For an even more decadent dessert, serve with unsweetened whipping cream, beaten to soft peaks.

Store covered in the refrigerator to prevent drying out.

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45 comments

  1. Mati
    Can I make these without the erithrol or will they not come out any good? as I don’t use any type of sweetness. I know they may not taste as sweet but I’m okay with that
    Reply: #2
  2. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor
    These have not been tested with no added sweetener.
  3. YL
    They’ll be fine without the sweetener. That’s how I’d make them - the almond butter and 80% chocolate will add enough sweetness for those used to eating keto. Might not be so palatable for those who eat a ‘normal’ diet if you’re sharing.
  4. YL
    They’ll be fine without sweeteners. That’s how I’d make them. The almond butter and 80%+ chocolate will add enough sweetness for anyone accustomed to eating keto. May not be so palatable for those eating an ‘normal’ diet if you are sharing.
  5. reeny
    What size pan and do you oil it or use parchment paper?
    Reply: #6
  6. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    What size pan and do you oil it or use parchment paper?

    Please read step 2 of the Instructions.

  7. Fiona
    Beautiful cakes with a perfect fudgey texture
  8. Debbie
    Yum! I have made these twice now & are now in my favourites. I doubled the dark chocolate. I found that they are better to be cut after the tray is put in the fridge and cold. They are also yum heated up and topped with a little cream for dessert 👍😊
  9. Noita
    about how many carbs per square inch of brownie lol plz someone do the math
    Reply: #10
  10. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    about how many carbs per square inch of brownie lol plz someone do the math

    If you get 24 servings, they are 2g carbs each.

    Reply: #32
  11. Leanne
    Just made these and they are delicious! Will probably lessen the amount of sweetener next time but overall, yum 😋
  12. Colleen
    Can you just use extra butter or do you have to have almond butter?
    Reply: #13
  13. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can you just use extra butter or do you have to have almond butter?

    Dairy butter and almond butter are very different in taste and texture.

  14. anonymous
    we don't have almond butter in my country. what can I use instead?
    Reply: #15
  15. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    we don't have almond butter in my country. what can I use instead?

    You could try peanut butter.

  16. Teresa
    I just made these and they are very good! I added 1/4 cup of chopped pecans and they were a great addition!
  17. Amanda
    These turned out very well for me. I froze them and microwave them one at a time. Very decadent with whipped cream on them. I used crunchy almond butter as it was what I had, and it replaced the need for chopped nuts in the brownies. I really liked the coffee overtones. I used a little less erythritol than called for, plenty sweet for me.
  18. kevin.edward.path
    I found these to be very dry, felt like something was missing but double-checked the recipe and can’t see anything I missed. Definitely improved served with some cream for moisture
    Reply: #19
  19. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I found these to be very dry, felt like something was missing but double-checked the recipe and can’t see anything I missed. Definitely improved served with some cream for moisture

    Is it possible they were overbaked?

  20. Joanna
    I Followed the recipe exactly the mixture was very thick, it wouldn’t pour into the tray is this normal. I ended up adding more water to loosen the texture as it looked more like sponge texture.
    Baked for 20 mins and they were still dry
    Reply: #21
  21. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    I Followed the recipe exactly the mixture was very thick, it wouldn’t pour into the tray is this normal. I ended up adding more water to loosen the texture as it looked more like sponge texture.
    Baked for 20 mins and they were still dry

    As shown in the video, this should be a very thick batter.

  22. jruth29
    These are delicious. Brought them to a dinner party to share for dessert. They were very well received - both adults and kids loved them. We enjoyed ours with Keto icecream and a sliced strawberry on top. Thanks for the recipe.
    Reply: #23
  23. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    These are delicious. Brought them to a dinner party to share for dessert. They were very well received - both adults and kids loved them. We enjoyed ours with Keto icecream and a sliced strawberry on top. Thanks for the recipe.

    Great! So glad everyone enjoyed them!

  24. donna
    Hi just made these and are fab but too much for 2 person household to eat at once. Could these be frozen ??
    Reply: #25
  25. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Hi just made these and are fab but too much for 2 person household to eat at once. Could these be frozen ??

    Yes, these will freeze well! You can let them thaw on the counter when you are ready to enjoy them.

  26. Jonathan
    Should this recipe read 1 tsp of vanilla extract rather than 1 tbsp?
    Reply: #27
  27. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Should this recipe read 1 tsp of vanilla extract rather than 1 tbsp?

    Hi, Jonathan! I just confirmed with our recipe team that 1 tbsp is correct! :)

  28. Christopher
    How long do they last and how should they be stored?
    Reply: #29
  29. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    How long do they last and how should they be stored?

    Hi, Christopher! They should last about a week or so, and they should be stored covered in the refrigerator to prevent drying out.

  30. Heather Nowlin
    Can I use pure monk fruit powder instead of erythritol? If so, how much would I use?
    Reply: #31
  31. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Can I use pure monk fruit powder instead of erythritol? If so, how much would I use?

    Yes, but as they have different levels of sweetness, that amounts won't be the same. There may be a conversion chart on the bag.

  32. Rey
    But how come it says on the recipe that you get 1g carbs from 20 servings?
    Reply: #33
  33. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    But how come it says on the recipe that you get 1g carbs from 20 servings?

    The nutrition panel shows the nutrition information for one serving.

  34. Bluegirl
    Thank you for awsome super yummy Brownie recipe,followed the recipe,however just added 1 Tbsp of coconut oil super moist, did use 8×8 work great! Thank you again don't have to starve for sweets that aren't beneficial for our bodies.
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  36. Torriel
    What is an alternative for almond butter and almond flour? I see a lot of recipes that ask for these, but I have a nut allergy.
    Reply: #38
  37. Charlotte Zwart Team Diet Doctor

    What is an alternative for almond butter and almond flour? I see a lot of recipes that ask for these, but I have a nut allergy.

    You can replace it with coconut flour but not in equal amounts. 1 cup of almond flour can be substituted for ⅓ cup of coconut flour. You might also need to add additional eggs.

  38. john.jd.dawson
    Fabulous! Our go-to Keto treat & yummy - we have with cream and a few blueberries.
  39. Jim
    Instead of using almond flour which is one cup how much coconut flour do I use is it 1/3 or 2/3 cups
    Reply: #41
  40. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Instead of using almond flour which is one cup how much coconut flour do I use is it 1/3 or 2/3 cups

    Hi, Jim! 1 cup of almond flour can be substituted for 1/3 cup of coconut flour. Find more info here! https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/recipes/baking

  41. Charlotte Hughes
    The math of this recipe doesn’t add up. If you use 160g of erythritol that’s 160g of carbs from the sugar substitute alone. Not to mention the carbs (although low) from other ingredients.
    This means if you decide the recipe by 24 each brownie square will be at LEAST 6/7g per square?
    Am I missing something?
    Reply: #44
  42. Charlotte Hughes
    *divide the recipe
  43. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    The math of this recipe doesn’t add up. If you use 160g of erythritol that’s 160g of carbs from the sugar substitute alone. Not to mention the carbs (although low) from other ingredients.
    This means if you decide the recipe by 24 each brownie square will be at LEAST 6/7g per square?
    Am I missing something?

    For our recipes, we deduct erythritol as part of the net carbs. Erythritol is generally safe and does not affect blood sugar for most people.

  44. wplogin-dece362d-6044-453b-923e-b5a88b9c9ac7
    Can l add buter lactose free?
    Reply: #46
  45. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Can l add buter lactose free?

    Lactose free butter (or ghee) should work well in this recipe.

  46. natacha
    I just made this. I was very good not dry, very moist

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