The Best Low Carb Keto Brownie Recipe

the best keto brownie recipe

The Best Keto Brownie Recipe

This just may be The Best Low Carb Keto Brownie Recipe ever.

These are gooey, fudgey, moist, chocolatey..

They offer everything you love about traditional brownies yet are gluten free, sugar free and grain free. 

I don't know about you but I've always loved fudgey, almost undercooked brownies. 

Cakier brownies just seem like chocolate cake to me! Don't get me wrong, I also love chocolate cake…

But I believe brownies should be thick, rick and decadent. Not light and fluffy.

That's why this keto brownie recipe contains minimal leavening ingredients and minimal flour in it's base.

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To start with a dry ingredient blend of almond flour, cocoa powder, arrowroot starch, espresso powder, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt. 

Almond flour helps thicken the brownies while not taking away from their rich flavour. We use 1 cup because almond flour is much less absorbent than traditional white flour. 

The cocoa powder is of course there to add chocolate flavour. Quality matters. I really enjoy using the Costco Rodelle cocoa powder as I find it has a nicer flavour.

As you'll see later though, these brownies also contain melted chocolate to intensify the rich chocolate flavour.

Next we add arrowroot starch. If you haven't heard of it, it's extremely similar to cornstarch except it comes from a root rather than corn. It's so similar though that you can sub cornstarch 1:1 if you do not have arrowroot starch

The point of adding arrowroot starch is that it gives the brownies an almost pudding-like consistency in the center (but not to the extreme).

It helps keep them soft and gooey while the outside bakes. 

Next we add espresso powder.

Espresso powder is always optional but it helps to intensify the chocolate flavour. Even if you aren't a big coffee lover, I'd suggest adding this ingredient just to see how you like it! 

The xanthan gum in this fudgey keto recipe is also optional but highly recommended. I use it in almost every keto dessert.

This ingredient helps improve the batter's texture so that it can thicken and become more elastic like batter that contains gluten. This is super important in creating that signature “chewy” brownie texture. 

The last ingredients in our dry blend for this low carb brownie recipe include baking powder and salt.

Baking powder is used in a small quantity to help give a little rise to the brownies. This recipe also only contains 1/4 tsp salt but if using unsalted butter, you'll want to increase that to 1/2 tsp. 

In terms of wet ingredients in this fudgey keto brownie recipe, we use most of the basics…eggs, butter, vanilla extract and melted chocolate.

The chocolate chips I use in this “The Best Low Carb Keto Brownie Recipe” are called Krisda Chocolate Chips and are just 2g of NET carbs per tablespoon but you can also use Lily's Chocolate Chips, Choc Zero Chocolate Chips OR 90% dark chocolate if you prefer. 

Finally, we have our sweeteners. Sweeteners I think can make or break a recipe. That's why I highly recommend picking up one or both of my recommended sweeteners for this recipe (if you can). 

I've made this recipe with both a powdered monkfruit erythritol sweetener blend AND a combination of the powdered monkfruit erythritol sweetener blend + a sweetener called Allulose

My favourite is the combination of the two sweeteners together but if you can only get one, the powdered monkfruit and erythritol blend is still delicious on it's own!

Allulose simply adds a chewiness to the brownies that you don't get with using the Lakanto sweetener on it's own.

They work well in combination because allulose offers a light sweetness while improving the texture of the brownies while the powdered monkfruit erythritol blend adds more sweetness similar to that of sugar.

All of these ingredients together are what make up these delicious fudgey and moist keto brownies.

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Ingredients In The Best Low Carb Keto Fudge Brownie Recipe

Almond Flour – I use the Kirkland Costco brand of almond flour (I buy it in bulk on Amazon or at Costco itself occasionally) for this recipe. As I’ve noted in many of my past recipes, the brand of almond flour can affect the final outcome of the recipe because absorbency can vary depending on how the flour has been processed.

Cocoa Powder – I use the Rodelle brand again from Costco. I find it to taste better than other brands!

Xanthan gum This is used to create a batter more similar to that of white flour. It helps give the brownies a chewier texture.

Arrowroot Starch – Optional. Arrowroot Starch makes your brownies a bit more soft and silky. It does have 7g of carbs in a tablespoon but when spread throughout a recipe like this one it adds less than 1g of carbs to each brownie. If you leave it out, be sure to replace it with 2 extra tablespoons of almond flour. You can also substitute it with cornstarch!

– Powdered Monkfruit Erythritol Sweetener  –   I use the Lakanto brand currently. This sweetener tastes the closest to regular white sugar and blends seamlessly into baked goods.

Allulose – Optional, I use this in combination with the Powdered Monkfruit Erythritol Sweetener to create what I believe to be the best possible flavour and texture for these brownies. Allulose bakes more similarly to real white sugar and creates a “chewy” texture but it's also less sweet than regular sugar so the Powdered Monkfruit Erythritol blend is used to make up for the lack of sweetness.

Krisda chocolate-chips are what I use for the chocolate in this keto fudge brownie recipe as they are just 2 NET carbs per tbsp.. but you can also use 90% dark chocolate, Choc Zero Chocolate Chips or lily’s chocolate-chips.

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Tools I Used To Make These Low Carb Fudge Brownies

  • Low Carb Substitution Guide – This is totally optional but if you like my recipes, I now have a $5 guide available with all of the substitutions I use to create every recipe on my site. You can use this to convert old traditional recipes and create new keto recipes! You can purchase it here and/or read more if you are interested. 🙂 I appreciate your support so much guys!

  • Nutritional Food Scale – AKA my best friend. This little buddy has been with me for over 4 years and never fails. Perfect measurements and only needs the batteries replaced maybe once a year!

  • Spatula

  • 8 x 8 Inch Pan

  • Parchment Paper

  • Mixing Bowls

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Tips For Making The Best Keto Fudge Brownies

  • You can use any dark chocolate or sugar free chocolate for this recipe.
  • Make sure not to over-bake these brownies. If you are really unsure if they are done, turn the oven off and leave the door open with them inside for another 5min.
  • Feel free to add walnuts or chopped pecans to this recipe. These are also great served with low carb ice cream or sugar free whipped cream!

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How to Store Low Carb Keto Brownies

  • Store these brownies in an airtight container between layers of parchment or wax paper.
  • Store them at room temperature for up to 5 days OR in the fridge for up to 7 days.
  • You can also freeze these for a future snack!

the best keto brownie recipe

The Best Low Carb Keto Brownie Recipe

Serves: 16 fudge brownies

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350*F.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together your almond flour, cocoa powder, arrowroot starch, espresso powder, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt. Set aside. almond flour, cocoa powder, xanthan gum, arrowroot starch
  3. In another larger bowl, whisk together your melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract and sweeteners until smooth. Set aside.butter, eggs, vanill extract, allulose sweetener
  4. In a microwavable bowl, melt your chocolate-chips and 1/2 tbsp butter in 30s increments, stirring each time until completely melted and smooth. melt Krisda chocolate chips and coconut oilmelted sugar free chocolate
  5. Pour your dry ingredients into the butter and egg mixture and stir until partially combined.
  6. Add your melted chocolate and stir again until everything is combined and the batter becomes thick.
  7. Stir in an extra 1/4 cup of chocolate chips (optional). keto brownie batter
  8. Line an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper and press your mixture evenly into the pan using a spatula or your hands to help. keto brownies
  9. Bake for 16-20min. The brownies will still be soft but will have risen slightly. Don't over-bake! 
  10. Let the brownies cool completely before lifting them from the pan. Slice into squares and serve! Enjoy The Best Low Carb Keto Brownies! (*Pro tip: these are great with a scoop of low carb ice cream or homemade sugar free whipped cream!)

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Nutrition for 1/16th of recipe (1 brownie): 133 calories | 10.8g fat | 3.2g NET carbs | 3.4g protein | 5.2g fiber

Store these brownies in an airtight container between layers of parchment or wax paper. Store them at room temperature for up to 5 days OR in the fridge for up to 7 days.

You can also freeze these for a future snack!

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The Best Low Carb Keto Brownies

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Cooling Time30 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: keto brownies, low carb brownies
Servings: 16 keto fudge brownies
Calories: 133kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Pre-heat oven to 350*F.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together your almond flour, cocoa powder, arrowroot starch, espresso powder, xanthan gum, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In another larger bowl, whisk together your melted butter, eggs, vanilla extract and sweeteners until smooth. Set aside.
  • In a large microwavable bowl, melt your chocolate-chips and 1/2 tbsp butter in 30s increments, stirring each time until completely melted and smooth.
  • Pour your dry ingredients into the butter and egg mixture and stir until partially combined.
  • Add your melted chocolate and stir again until everything is combined and the batter becomes thick.
  • Stir in an extra 1/4 cup of chocolate chips (optional).
  • Line an 8x8 inch pan with parchment paper and press your mixture evenly into the pan using a spatula or your hands to help.
  • Bake for 16-20min. The brownies will still be soft but will have risen slightly. Don't over-bake!
  • Let the brownies cool completely before lifting them from the pan. Slice into squares and serve! Enjoy The Best Low Carb Keto Brownies! (*Pro tip: these are great with a scoop of low carb ice cream or homemade sugar free whipped cream!)

Notes

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Tips

  • You can use any dark chocolate or sugar free chocolate for this recipe.
  • Make sure not to over-bake these brownies. If you are really unsure if they are done, turn the oven off and leave the door open with them inside for another 5min.
  • Feel free to add walnuts or chopped pecans to this recipe. These are also great served with low carb ice cream or sugar free whipped cream!
 

Storage Instructions

  • Store these brownies in an airtight container between layers of parchment or wax paper.
  • Store them at room temperature for up to 5 days OR in the fridge for up to 7 days.
  • You can also freeze these for a future snack!

Nutrition

Serving: 1keto fudge brownie | Calories: 133kcal | Carbohydrates: 3.2g | Protein: 3.4g | Fat: 10.8g | Fiber: 5.2g

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