Best Keto Brownies

Best Fudgy Keto Brownies

Simply the best fudgy keto brownies!

You might not want to believe me before you try with your own taste buds, but these little chocolate squares might very likely be among the best brownies you’ve ever tried, either on or off keto!

These are the shapes of chocolate I adore the most … Forget all of the vanilla craziness I stress about in some of the other recipes. This is the one recipe in which chocolate absolutely wins. The brownies are the fudgy type – a bit crunchy on the outside and soft in the middle. They’re a little crumbly, but that’s the way we like them! Actually, I can’t express how much I love them, let me just admit, that I really have to keep myself from eating the whole batch …




The chocolate I use in this recipe is not just any chocolate.  It’s dark Belgian, 85% cocoa, and it has no sugar added, only stevia and erythritol. Most of the carbs inside are fiber and polyols. If you can’t get to it, I’m sure some other variant of dark no-sugar chocolate will do the job.

Too boring? Why not try making chocolate brownie cupcakes? Just use your favorite cupcake molds, and shorten the baking time for 5 minutes.

Anyways, what are you waiting for, this is the recipe you should’ve tried last weekend!

Best Keto Brownies

When done, why not top the brownies with this chocolate mousse, and go a little bit over the edge in this sweet low carb indulgence. I’m sure you can find a good reason for tampering yourself a little bit (well, a lot).

An update: When I found myself in a short budget situation, I used hemp seed flour instead of relatively expensive almond flour and found the brownies equally delicious. What is more, cutting back on the flour a bit results in even fudgier brownies. Drool … 😉




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Best Fudgy Keto Brownies
One brownie comes out to be approximately 110 Calories,

Fat: 9.2g (of which Saturated: 5.2 g),
Total carbs: 5.4 g,
Fiber: 3.7 g,
Net Carbs: 1.7 g ,
Protein: 3.3 g
Best Fudgy Keto Brownies
Votes: 83
Rating: 4.05
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25-30 minutes
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Ingredients
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25-30 minutes
Servings
brownies
Ingredients
Best Fudgy Keto Brownies
Votes: 83
Rating: 4.05
You:
Rate this recipe!
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 320°F (160°C), and line an approximately 9 x 9-inch baking pan with some parchment paper.
  2. Cut the butter and chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl.
    Cut the butter and chocolate into a microwave-safe bowl.
  3. Let both melt in a microwave for a minute and a half. Take the bowl out, stir the mixture until blended and there’s no lumps left. Set aside to cool.
    Let both melt in a <a href="http://amzn.to/2qwcIb5" target= "_blank">microwave</a> for a minute and a half. Take the bowl out, stir the mixture until blended and there’s no lumps left. Set aside to cool.
  4. Using a hand electric mixer, mix together the eggs, erythritol, vanilla extract, and salt (to taste). Mix for 3 minutes. Btw, salt brings the best out of chocolate in chocolate desserts.
    Using a hand electric mixer, mix together the eggs, <a href="http://amzn.to/2sKUGHP" target= "_blank">erythritol</a>, vanilla extract, and salt (to taste). Mix for 3 minutes. <i> Btw, salt brings the best out of chocolate in chocolate desserts. </i>
  5. Carefully whisk in the chocolate mixture until just combined.
    Carefully whisk in the chocolate mixture until just combined.
  6. In a small bowl, stir together almond flour and baking powder.
    In a small bowl, stir together <a href="http://amzn.to/2rwj0bP" target= "_blank">almond flour</a> and baking powder.
  7. In the end, mix the flour into the brownie mixture, using a rubber spatula.
    In the end, mix the flour into the brownie mixture, using a rubber <a href="http://amzn.to/2sPueMv" target= "_blank">spatula</a>.
  8. Put the mixture into the prepared baking pan, and spread it out evenly, using a spatula.
    Put the mixture into the prepared <a href="http://amzn.to/2sKSgZC" target= "_blank">baking pan</a>, and spread it out evenly, using a <a href="http://amzn.to/2sPueMv" target= "_blank">spatula</a>.
  9. Sprinkle with crushed walnuts. You can skip this step, or use any other type of nuts if you wish.
    Sprinkle with crushed walnuts. You can skip this step, or use any other type of nuts if you wish.
  10. Put in the oven and bake for 25 - 30 minutes (the less the fudgier). When a toothpick is inserted in the center, it shouldn’t come out too clean. You want the brownies to stay sticky in the middle, but the outside should already be kind of crunchy. Don’t over-bake.
    Put in the oven and bake for 25 - 30 minutes (the less the fudgier). When a toothpick is inserted in the center, it shouldn’t come out too clean. You want the brownies to stay sticky in the middle, but the outside should already be kind of crunchy. Don’t over-bake.
  11. When done baking, take the whole batch out of the pan, together with the parchment paper, and let it cool down. When cooled, cut into 20 more or less equal size brownies.
    When done baking, take the whole batch out of the pan, together with the <a href="http://amzn.to/2qoVpgS" target= "_blank">parchment paper</a>, and let it cool down. When cooled, cut into 20 more or less equal size brownies.
  12. Leave them as they are, or top them with some chocolate mousse. In any case, before you serve the brownies, be prepared to experience some pure chocolate heaven! 😉
    Leave them as they are, or top them with some chocolate mousse. In any case, before you serve the brownies, be prepared to experience some pure chocolate heaven! ;)

Best Keto Brownies

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48 Comments

  1. Do u know how many carbs these have? Thanks

    • My Sweet Keto

      One brownie (if you make 20) comes out to be approximately 110 Calories,

      Fat: 9.2g (of which Saturated: 5.2 g),
      Total carbs: 5.4 g,
      Fiber: 3.7 g,
      Net Carbs: 1.7 g,
      Protein: 3.3 g

  2. I’m so confused on the almond flour, if converted from OZ I get 4 1/2 tablespoons?

    • I’m not sure how you’re converting but it is possible your almond flour has a slightly different mass than mine. In my case, I would use 6 to 7 T of almond flour. Mind that this recipe works with less flour, too, or even without. The less flour, the fudgier.

  3. These are incredible, topped mine with marscapone mixed with more melted chocolate! 2batches in 1week,feeding to sugar hooked colleagues tomorrow

  4. Can splenda be used instead of erythritol?

  5. Can I use xylitol instead of stevia? Also could I use double cream instead of coconut cream. Thanks. First time I have seen your site!

    • My Sweet Keto

      You don’t have to use stevia at all. Xylitol should work just fine instead of erythritol, but it is a little bit sweeter. In your place, I’d try using xylitol instead of erythritol but would use a Tbsp less of it. Still, the sweetness of the brownies will also depend on the bitterness of the chocolate you use. Keep following. 🙂

  6. I don’t have any erithrytol, could I use stevia? And how much would I need to use?

    • My Sweet Keto

      Hi. Stevia will probably not be the best solution as only little amounts are used (depending on the taste) which will result in too little dry ingredients. That’s my guess but I don’t want to turn you away from trying out. However, a lot of people dislike the taste of stevia if it is not combined with erythritol or some other sweetener.

  7. THANK YOU!!! This is the best recipe HANDS DOWN I have made since going grain and sugar-free. HUGE hit with the kids and extended family. I used silicone molds and went 27 minutes and they are still very fudgy, but I do think I will cut that to the 25 or 26 to make them even more so. I also used a T of coconut flour and 1.2 oz of almond flour. I used Sukrin brown sugar and Zsweet sweetener combined. They were just fabulous!! I sent your link to several of my friends who had equally amazing results! We can’t thank you enough! I look forward to trying all your recipes now!

  8. This recipe looks wonderful! I want to make them in cupcake form for easier portion control and serving. How many do you think it will make and how long would I bake them?
    I follow you on Instagram and am so glad I looked up your web site!!
    Kind regards,
    Lori

    • My Sweet Keto

      Hi, Lori!

      Thank you for following! I hope you get the enjoy the results of this and maybe some other recipes on here. 🙂

      As for the number of cupcakes, it partly depends on the size of the molds, but I think you should get at least 12. And as far as the timing goes, that depends on wether you use tin or silicone molds. With tin molds, I would bake for 20 minutes or so, and with silicone molds, I’d go up to 25 minutes. As long as they don’t burn, every minute over the optimal time only means a lower degree of fudginess. But one needs to figure the optimal time, taking into account factors like the type of the oven, the kind of the molds, and so on. 🙂

      Enjoy!

  9. Ah-maz-ing!
    Mine came out tasting just like the real deal and same texture too! I love love love these! I usually don’t participate in baking events from the event committee at work but I will definitely be bringing these next time!

    Thank you!

    • My Sweet Keto

      Thank you, Tania,
      I am happy that the recipe turned out so well for you and that you are about to win over the sweet tooths of your non-keto co-workers! 😉
      All the best!

  10. I’ve never commented on a receipe in my life but these were hands down the best brownie! The most real tasting too! I went with 90% dark lindt, 1/3 cup Almond meal & 25 mins baking.
    I added my crushed walnuts into the mix instead of on top and chopped up 3 bars of no sugar added milk chocolate too. Which adds just under a further 10g carbs (not net) for the whole receipe.
    Delicious!

    • My Sweet Keto

      Thank you, Amy! I am pleased that you have enjoyed the recipe so much! 90% dark Lindt is my go to chocolate most of the times.
      Keep following! 🙂

  11. Oh my goodness! I followed the recipe and they were fabulous! My family can’t believe it is keto! I’ve tried to fool them many times but never works – except for now. Will definitely be making these again. Thanks for the recipe.

  12. I found it hard to tell when it is fully cooked. When my timer went off, the center was still a little jiggly, so I kept adding 5 minutes until it was firm–about 20 extra minutes. Even then, the toothpick didn’t come clean. I think the amount of fat in them soaked the toothpick. They tasted really good, but they are very crumbly. I keep them refrigerated to keep them from falling apart, and they are very firm. I wouldn’t say fudgy, even when I hold a bite in my mouth to warm it up. Did I overlook them, or is this just how they are? I often like to use a thermometer to test my baked goods. Can you tell me what temp this would be when it is time to pull out of the oven?

    • My Sweet Keto

      Hi Marilyn,
      I’m sorry the brownies didn’t turn out too well for you. It might have been a type of chocolate you’ve used or something else; I can’t say from a distance. But the whole point of brownie making is that they stay fudgy. They might be a bit jiggly when done baking to remain fudgy instead of crumbly when cooked. So yeah, I think you are right, and you have overcooked the brownies. If you put pieces of chocolate inside, that might be the reason why a toothpick doesn’t come out clean (because of melted chocolate when warm).
      I rarely use a thermometer when baking so I can not be of much help with this one.
      I hope you try this recipe out again with better results, though.
      All the best!

  13. Mandy Slack

    I have some unsweetened baking chocolate. Would that be okay, or do I need to get some dark chocolate? Could I just add a but more sweetener? I plan on using swerve, as it’s what I have on hand. I also have some stevia glycerite if that helps. Thanks! Look forward to trying these!

    • My Sweet Keto

      Sure, try the chocolate and sweeteners of your choice. I cannot promise the same results but maybe you can share your outcome with us. Baking chocolate might be higher in carbs (don’t know which one it is?). Add the sweeteners gradually to taste to avoid over-sweetening.

  14. Maria Christakis

    Is almond meal ok to substitute the almond flour with??

    • My Sweet Keto

      Hi, Maria!
      With this recipe the replacement should not be a problem. Keep in mind, though, that almond meal is fattier and will result in higher calorie count.

  15. I don’t actually have almond flour on hand. Could I use coconut flour? What do think would be a good substitution since coconut flour is super absorbent?

    • My Sweet Keto

      Hi, Dana.
      Yes. Just use about half the amount. I’ve even made these brownies with no flour at all and they were still great, fudgier. So, when using more absorbent flours, just use less.

  16. Could you post recipe for the choc mousse topping?

  17. Amazing recipe!!!! It tastes exactly like actual brownies except with a different texture. Thank you for this recipe!

  18. Can I use alkaline cocoa?

    • My Sweet Keto

      Hi, Shellah.
      As this recipe doesn’t call for cocoa, I am not sure what you mean. If you want to use it in place of melted chocolate, you can give it a try, but at this moment I cannot say how to balance out the ingredients. I am soon posting a recipe for a fudgy chocolate cake that uses cocoa powder. You might want to consider that recipe.
      All the best!

  19. How many cups of almond flower i dont to oz. Please help.

    • My Sweet Keto

      Letitia,

      That would be approximately 1/2 cup and 2 Tbsp of the almond flour I use. Beware that different brands can differ in density, mass, and so on. I usually prefer weighting because it is a more reliable technique, especially when baking. So a kitchen scale is a handy piece of equipment.

      Anyways, in this recipe, I prefer using as little flour as possible. Even tried the brownies w/o the flour and they were still amazing.

  20. Is the chocolate used sugar free?

    • Nevermind, I see it in the instructions. Thank you!

      • That’s right. And the macros listed reflect the sugar-free chocolate I used in the recipe. Anyways, sometimes I go for 90% Lindt (which contains a little bit of sugar), and I love the results as well. Cheers!

  21. I don’t see the salt listed as an ingredient. How much?

    • My Sweet Keto

      Hi, Nichole. Here you go, the salt is now listed. I clearly missed it as it is not a necessary ingredient (some people dislike chocolate-salt combination), but I do believe in it. 😉 You add a pinch or two, according to taste.

  22. Love this recipe…..ave recooked this for many times……e and my friends love it. Thank you

  23. Please correct fat information. I’m calculating around 12g fat per brownie, 45 is way off (that would be about 400 calories alone!).

    Otherwise the recipe came out quite nicely, thanks for sharing!

    • My Sweet Keto

      You are welcome!

      Thank you for noticing the weird typo mistake! With the chocolate I use, the fat count is around 10g per brownie. Makes much more sense. 🙂

  24. I just found your website and you have a lot great recipes!.

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