These are simply the best and easiest keto brownies that you can make at home with cupboard ingredients. These will melt in your mouth and satisfy keto and non-keto eaters alike. Feed these to your children and they will never know that they are not the sugar-filled alternatives.
Can I eat Brownies on keto?
A coffee shop brownie will have in excess of 50 grams of carbs in them. As delicious as they are this means that not only are they NOT keto-friendly due to the ingredients, they would soon knock you out of ketosis.
That’s why you need to get creative in the kitchen and whip up these beauties. They compete with any shop bought brownie.
These are firm on the outside and spongy in the middle, they just melt in your mouth and are perfect with a cup of tea. Or why not go double chocolate and eat these with a warm mug of keto-friendly hot chocolate? With keto-friendly ingredients, these keto brownies can become a staple within your diet, without any guilt or risk of being knocked out of ketosis – sounds good right?
Keto Brownie Ingredients
Let’s move onto the keto ingredients for these delicious keto brownies.
If you have been living a keto lifestyle for any period of time you will probably have these ingredients in your kitchen cupboard anyway.
Almond flour forms the base of these keto brownie, as it does a lot of keto baking. I haven’t tried these yet with coconut flour. This would offer a nut free alternative. As soon as I have I will let you know the outcome!
You can buy almond flour in most supermarkets in small packets. These are perfect if you haven’t tried almond flour or keto baking before and want to give it a go but do not want to spend too much money experimenting.
Once you are happy that keto is for you and that keto baking is going to be part of your life, you can buy almond flour online. It’s a lot better value than what you can buy in the supermarket and in my opinion, a lot better quality.
What sugar should I use in my keto brownies?
Erythritol is the perfect sugar to use in these keto brownies. I have experimented with other sugars, but I always go back to erythritol.
What chocolate is keto friendly?
A typical 40g chocolate bar has 20g of sugar and 25 grams of carbs; meaning you would already be over your carb count for the day!
Not only that they are full of non-keto sugars which will spike your GI levels meaning that you will get a brief ‘rush’ of energy, followed by a massive sugar crash.
This cycle will leave you wanting one thing – more sugar, so you can start the cycle again. That’s the roller coaster that sugar (carbs) will take you on and that a keto way of eating breaks.
If you are in the supermarket, you need to be looking for at least 85% coco chocolate that is made with keto-friendly sugars.
Lindt do 85% and 90% cocoa chocolate. They are often on offer – two bars for £3; this is clearly the best time to buy them. If they are not on offer you can always get them off Amazon at roughly £1.35 per bar.
The 90% coco one is slightly more expensive. I personally do not think that it tastes as nice – it’s a bit bitter for me, but try both and make up your own mind!
How many carbs are in a keto brownie?
These specific keto brownies have approximately 2g of carbs meaning that they can easily fit within your macros.
Not only are these great for keto-ers – they are also great if you want to feed them to children. They have all the taste of a brownie with none of the sugar to send them wild and then deal with the tantrums during the sugar crash!
The most important thing?
Enjoy your keto brownies!
Perfect Keto BrowniesCourse: DesertsCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
70g almond flour
60g dark chocolate (min 85% coco)
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
3 eggs, at room temperature
35g cocoa powder
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat the oven to 175C.
- Grease the baking pan with 2 tablespoons of butter, or line it with parchment paper or, easier still, use a silicone baking tray
- Mix almond flour together with baking powder, erythritol, cocoa powder in a bowl, until the clumps have been whisked out.
- Add butter into a microwavable bowl along with chocolate, and then microwave until just melted. After melting, whisk into the eggs and vanilla, and then whisk into the dry ingredients until well mixed, taking care not to over mix
- Place the formed batter into the prepared tray, and then bake until cooked through – check by placing a skewer through the middle and ensure that it comes back out clean.
- When baked through, put the brownies into the fridge for at least 30mins to-2 hours until nicely cooled, and then slice them into small squares.
- Enjoy your perfect keto brownies on their own, or warm with keto ice cream, fresh double cream or keto custard.