Keto Brownies Recipe: Fudgy, Delicious, and Irresistible
This easy Keto Brownies Recipe is perfectly delicious and fudgy. You can whip up a batch in minutes to enjoy a yummy low-carb dessert with a few ingredients.
Keto Brownies Recipe
People who say that you can’t have sweets on the Keto diet are mistaken. You can, but it just takes a minor modification with simple keto-friendly substitutes. Not only can you enjoy these low-carb brownies, but they are an amazingly delicious keto dessert. I’ve been trying to create a good keto brownie recipe for a long time. Before I made the perfect fudgy keto brownie, it took lots of trial and error.
You’ll love how easy these brownies are to make, even if you aren’t a baker, and I can’t rave enough about how delicious these brownies taste. I love the added Lily’s sugar-free chocolate chips; they give these keto brownies a fun and unique texture, an added surprise of dark chocolate in every bite. You could also add pecans, walnuts, or stir in a bit of cream cheese for a little added flavor.
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Specialty Ingredients for Keto Brownies:
Gather all your ingredients, and you’re well on your way to making some of the most delicious low-carb brownies ever! There are a couple of keto specialty ingredients you will need to get started that I’ve listed below.
- Coconut Flour
- Lakanto Monkfruit Powdered
- Lakanto Monkfruit Golden
- Lily’s Chocolate Chips
- Xanthan Gum
How to Make Homemade Keto Brownies:
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease an 8 x 8 pan.
Step 2: First, melt the butter. Then, in a large mixing bowl, beat together the eggs and add monkfruit golden, monk fruit sweetener powdered, melted butter, cocoa, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract.
Tip: Make sure that your butter has cooled before adding the eggs to the mixture. Otherwise, you could scramble the eggs.
Step 3: Add the coconut flour, baking powder, and xanthan gum and beat until combined.
Tip: When you add the dry ingredients to the batter, I find it mixes easier if I use a hand mixer.
Step 4: Stir in Lily’s chocolate chips.
Tip: The batter will be very thick because coconut flour is absorbent; it continues to thicken if you leave the batter sitting out before baking. Once the low-carb brownies begin to bake, the butter and eggs will make the brownies mouthwatering and soft.
Step 5: Spoon the brownie batter into your baking dish and bake for 25-28 minutes or until the keto brownies reach desired doneness. These Keto Brownies are best served warm and topped with some whipped cream.
How do you make keto brownies less dry?
Keto-friendly flours are a bit challenging. Most low-carb dessert recipes use more eggs than traditional desserts to make keto desserts less dry. The secret to moist keto brownies is butter and eggs to balance the flour.
What Can I substitute for Monkfruit?
As long as you are using the same variety, you can substitute Besti Wholesome Yum sweetener or Swerve in place of Lakanto Monkfruit. I’ve included the brand conversions below to reference my favorite sweeteners that have the least aftertaste. I do not use Stevia as it is often quite bitter in baking recipes.
The following can be substituted for Lakanto Monkfruit Powdered:
The following can be substituted for Lakanto Monkfruit Golden
I’ve had a couple of people ask if you can use powdered erythritol for the Lakanto Monkfruit Powdered. Yes, you can, but you’ll still need to use a sugar-free brown sugar substitute for the Lakanto Monkfruit Golden. I don’t personally use erythritol but have used the other options listed above.
Is Baking Cocoa Keto Friendly?
Yes, baking cocoa or cocoa powder is unsweetened and low carb, so it fits perfectly into a keto lifestyle.
Can I Sub Almond Flour for Coconut Flour?
Yes! The conversion is 1/4 cup of coconut flour equals 1 cup of almond flour. Although it isn’t an exact science, this conversion generally works well in most recipes. Also, if you are looking for gluten-free, all the ingredients that I used in my pantry made these brownies gluten-free, but you’ll want to check the exact ingredients you use.
What kind of pan is best for this Keto Brownies Recipe?
An 8-inch pan works best with this recipe. You can line the pan with parchment paper to keep the pan clean. If you don’t have an 8 X 8 pan, I would probably go for a slightly smaller one rather than a somewhat larger one. These keto brownies are thinner, so they probably wouldn’t do well in a bigger pan. If you use a smaller baking pan, you will likely need to bake them for a tad longer.
In our family, there are a few that like the end pieces and those that prefer the middle. As long as I get one of these low-carb brownies, I’m a happy camper, although end pieces are my favorite.
With a baking time of only 25-28 minutes, these fudgy keto brownies will be an extra special keto treat. Did I mention that once you subtract the fiber and sugar alcohols, the carb count is only 1 net carb? Yes, these sugar-free brownies are worth it!
What can I top these Keto Brownies with?
Sometimes, adding a fun topping to your brownies makes them extra delicious. One of the most simple toppings for these low-carb brownies is a simple sprinkle of Lakanto powdered sweetener, which is the perfect balance and combination for these brownies. Another excellent option for a delicious topping is homemade keto-friendly whipped cream, sugar-free Rediiwhip, or a few berries. These Keto Brownies are best served straight out of the oven or rewarmed.
How Many carbs in a Keto Brownie
This recipe has 3g of carbs and 2 g of fiber, making it 1g of net carbs per serving.
Note: The sugar alcohol from the sweetener and sugar-free chocolate chips are not included in the nutritional info as most subtract to calculate net carbs.
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Best Keto Brownies Fudgy Brownies
- 2 eggs
- 1 egg white
- 5 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled
- 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
- 3/4 cup Lakanto monkfruit golden
- 1/4 cup Lakanto monkfruit powdered
- 1/3 cup cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup coconut flour
- 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup lily’s chocolate chips
- 1/4 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350. Grease 8 x 8 pan.
- Beat eggs in a large mixing bowl; add monkfruit golden, monkfruit powder, melted butter, cocoa, heavy whipping cream, and vanilla extract.
- Next add coconut flour, baking powder, and xanthan gum and beat until combined.
- Stir in Lily’s chocolate chips. The batter will be thick.
- Spoon batter into a baking dish and bake for 25-28 minutes or until the keto brownies reach desired doneness. These Keto Brownies are better served warm.
Hi! Could you use Swerve instead of monkfruit?
Is it possible to skip or replace the Xantham Gum?
I have only made as is. I am not sure you would be able to leave it out.
Hi, instead of using the 2 different types of monkfruit sweetners, can I use only one of the 2? I have GRANULAR monk fruit sweetner but of a different brand. Do you think that will work the same? Sorry, if the question seems silly. I am very new to keto (this is my second week) and have only just started using monk fruit sweetners.
I have only tried as is. If you use different sweeteners and/or types, it could change the taste and/or texture. Let me know how it turns out!
These were so delicious! Thanks!
Love all your recipes! How necessary is the powdered monk fruit? Just wondering because I have all the other ingredients on hand.
I’ve only test this recipe as is so I’m not sure how it would turn out with a different sweetener.
I don’t have any choc chips but do have 100% cacao baking bar. Can I substitute and how much?
In cronometer it says 1.88 net carbs,?
Hey Glenn, the recipe card was based on the exact branded ingredients I used in my kitchen. So, there is a chance there could be slight variation depending on what you used.
I’ve got to have them brownies!!!
Glad you enjoyed them, Tom!!
How do you store these? Should you store them in the fridge?
They were delicious and I could eat the whole pan BUT I know I shouldn’t haha!
Hi! In my opinion This is not a carb friendly recipe. I have calculated it many times and it shows that for a 12th of a pan of brownies there is 19 carbs. Your nutrition says 3carbs. Am I missing something?
Did you subtract the sugar alcohols? Most apps do not automatically subtract the sugar alcohols to calculate net carbs. They have to be backed out manually.
Just made these! OMGoodness put my husband put some whip on his I just ate mine out of the pan! It is all I can do to not go back and eat the whole pan
Just made these! OMGoodness my husband put some whip cream on his. I just ate mine out of the pan! It is all I can do to not go back and eat the whole pan
Haha! I understand wanting to eat the whole pan!!!
It was ok. I used classic monk fruit and it didn’t melt properly. Also there is weird bitter aftertaste that I can’t get over
Yes, classic monkfruit wouldn’t melt properly. I would suggest next time popping it in a blender first to make it powdered as the recipe calls for. Anytime you change out an ingredient it will change the outcome of the recipe. Keto sweeteners do take getting used to as they can have an aftertaste.