The Best Keto Brownies

Made with 8 ingredients total, this Keto Brownies recipe is a fantastic low-carb dessert. Yes, you can follow a Low-Carb Diet AND satisfy your chocolate cravings! This no-fuss, sugar-free, flourless brownie recipe calls for macadamia nuts, baker's chocolate, eggs, coconut oil, erythritol, stevia, salt, and baking soda.

The Best Keto Brownies Recipe

I created this Keto Brownies recipe because of your incredible response to my Keto Diet Recipes page. Have you seen that page? If not, take a look because according to readers it's simply amazing! I've been following a very low-carb diet (VLCD) since 2014 and finding that along with HBOT and removing radio frequency radiation from our home, it has been incredibly helpful for me in dealing with Multiple Sclerosis.

The Best Keto Brownies

Ingredients
Serves:
16brownies
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Instructions
  1. In a food processor pulse macadamia nuts, salt, and baking soda until the texture of gravel
  2. Pulse in chocolate and coconut oil until smooth
  3. Pulse in erythritol, eggs, and stevia
  4. Transfer mixture to a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish
  5. Bake at 350°F for 22-27 minutes, batter will set up when cooled
  6. Cool 1 hour
  7. Serve
Excellent recipe!

Sugar-Free Brownies Recipe

I tested this sugar-free Keto Brownies recipe more than a dozen times. During the process of perfecting it, I noticed that erythritol bakes differently than other sweeteners such as honey or maple syrup. While those sweeteners caramelize, erythritol does not during baking. I found that the brownies were just a tad jiggly when I took them out of the oven. They set up beautifully once cooled for a full hour!

The Best Keto Sweeteners

If your digestion is at all compromised, be careful with this recipe, because erythritol, like other sugar alcohols, can be very challenging to digest. These brownies are a labor of love for my readers on high-fat, low-carb diets, or the keto diet. Sadly, because erythritol is also a corn-based sweetener they are not something I can eat. I gave up corn and all corn by-products in 2001 since corn can be inflammatory. For more information on gut dysbiosis and low-carb sweeteners, check out my post called The Best Sweetener for the Keto Diet.

Fudgey Keto Brownies Recipe

My taste testers loved these fudgey Keto Brownies, and none of them are on any diet at all! I haven't tried making this sugar-free recipe with an alternative sweetener as I don't often eat sweets anymore, so I'm not sure if it will work without the erythritol. If you experiment please leave a comment and let us know how it goes! I did make these Keto Brownies with butter instead of coconut oil once and the results were just as amazing.

More Low-Carb Keto Diet Recipes

Here are some of the keto diet recipes that I can eat, and that I think you'll love too!

This post is an oldie but goodie from the archives. I first shared this recipe in 2016.

Comments

201 responses to “The Best Keto Brownies”

  1. Hi Elana,
    Great recipe. I just made brownies using 100% cocoa powder (3 tbs) instead of dark chocolate, and Lakanto sweetener.

  2. Whenever we have chocolate cravings while following weight-loss routine,
    this is the answer!!! super delicious

  3. I made this recipe this weekend. Unfortunately it did not work out great. Came out dry and not sweet enough even though I added 1 extra TB swerve. and only cooked it for 30 min at most. Not sure why? Seemed like it needed more flavor and more of a gooey brownie type of taste.
    Help ?

    • Carol, thanks for your comment! If you use the ingredients and brands called for in the recipe it will turn out perfectly (and very gooey too) :-)

  4. Wonder Keto treat. I swapped out 3 Tbsp of 100% bakers cocoa powder for the 3oz listed in the recipe, and these turned out just perfectly. Thank you!

    • Dear Elana,

      I love your recipes and use your website since 2011 when I found out that almost all carbs make me sick also have gluten intolerance and corn allergy. Thanks to you I feel I can eat like normal person again without restrictions.
      Is there a chance swapping Macademia nuts for something else? These are incredibly expesive where I come from.
      Whenever recipe calls for Stevia or Erythritol, I always swap it for something else and it works well.
      Everyone enjoys my healthy baked good.
      Thank you,

      • Petra, thanks for your wonderful comment! I haven’t tried that so not sure, but here’s a recipe that might be more along the lines of what you’re looking for:

        https://elanaspantry.com/paleo-brownies/

        If that’s not exactly what you’re looking for LMK and we’ll find you one that you love.
        Elana

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