Low-carb high protein peanut butter brownies

Low-carb high protein peanut butter brownies

This is the ultimate low-carb treat. Rich and decadent, but also healthy! Light and moist brownie with crunchy peanut butter swirls. You will love these nutritious over-the-top brownies.

Low-carb high protein peanut butter brownies

This is the ultimate low-carb treat. Rich and decadent, but also healthy! Light and moist brownie with crunchy peanut butter swirls. You will love these nutritious over-the-top brownies.
USMetric
6 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 9 oz. (1 cup) 260 g (250 ml) ricotta cheese
  • 2 2 large egglarge eggs
  • 1 tsp 1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
  • ½ cup (2 oz.) 120 ml (55 g) almond flour
  • ½ cup (323 oz.) 120 ml (110 g) erythritol
  • ¼ cup (¾ oz.) 60 ml (22 g) cocoa powder
  • 2 tsp 2 tsp baking powder
  • 13 cup 80 ml peanut butter, crunchy with salt
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Instructions

Instructions are for 6 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F (150°C) and set aside an 8 x 8" (20 x 20 cm) baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  2. In a big bowl, add the ricotta, eggs, and vanilla. Whisk until combined.
  3. Add the almond flour, erythritol, cocoa powder, and baking powder. Mix until smooth and combined.
  4. Pour the batter into the baking dish and smooth the surface with a spatula if needed. Add dollops of peanut butter on top. Use a knife to swirl the peanut butter into the brownie batter by dragging the tip through the batter.
  5. Bake for 20 minutes, or until the filling has set but is still soft. Set aside to cool.
  6. Cut into pieces and serve warm and eat it with a spoon or let it cool completely if you want a firmer brownie that you can eat with your hands.

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8 comments

  1. Christine
    Delicious and decadent-tasting. And I liked the fact that you actually get a decent size portion for your 7g of carbs.
  2. Jacolyn
    Not a fan.Didn't like at all. I haven't found many desserts that are KETO that I actually like.
    Reply: #3
  3. Crystal Pullen Team Diet Doctor

    Not a fan.Didn't like at all. I haven't found many desserts that are KETO that I actually like.

    A taste for these treats may come with time or you may decide they just won't be part of your keto life. Either is okay as long as you are happy with your journey and seeing progress.

  4. Jordan
    Looks very good! Does it freeze well, and can I reheat it in the microwave? I suppose so, but maybe it breaks the texture? Thanks!
    Reply: #5
  5. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Looks very good! Does it freeze well, and can I reheat it in the microwave? I suppose so, but maybe it breaks the texture? Thanks!

    These should freeze and thaw well. We have not tried microwaving them.

    Reply: #6
  6. Jordan
    Thank you!
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  8. Jordan
    These are very good! The taste is relatively "light", not uber-chocolatey like some brownies can be. The texture is also relatively light and fudgy, not dense or thick (I still have to taste it once completely cooled, though). The peanut butter ratio is just perfect : you can taste it, but it's not overwhelming. I microwaved mine a bit to facilitate the pouring and swirling. I had to cook it almost twice as long as indicated; maybe using a glass baking dish and skim-milk ricotta cheese did make a difference.

    It's an absolute treat. Congratulations to Jill and Diet Doctor!

    Reply: #9
  9. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    These are very good! The taste is relatively "light", not uber-chocolatey like some brownies can be. The texture is also relatively light and fudgy, not dense or thick (I still have to taste it once completely cooled, though). The peanut butter ratio is just perfect : you can taste it, but it's not overwhelming. I microwaved mine a bit to facilitate the pouring and swirling. I had to cook it almost twice as long as indicated; maybe using a glass baking dish and skim-milk ricotta cheese did make a difference.
    It's an absolute treat. Congratulations to Jill and Diet Doctor!

    Thanks for sharing that tip. I'm glad you enjoyed these so much!

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