These Keto Brownies are made with just 8 ingredients and are a fantastic low-carb dessert. Yes, you can follow a low-carb diet and still satisfy your chocolate cravings! This no-fuss flourless brownie recipe calls for macadamia nuts, baker’s chocolate, eggs, coconut oil, erythritol, stevia, salt, and baking soda.
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 it has been incredibly helpful in dealing with the health issues that I outlined in my “A Piece of Me” post.
- In a food processor pulse macadamia nuts, salt, and baking soda until the texture of gravel
- Pulse in chocolate and coconut oil until smooth
- Pulse in erythritol, eggs, and stevia
- Transfer mixture to a greased 8 x 8 inch baking dish
- Bake at 350°F for 22-27 minutes, batter will set up when cooled
- Cool 1 hour
I tested this 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 do so during baking, and so 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!
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 of the sweetener they are not something I can eat.
The good news is that my taste testers loved these fudgey brownies, and none of them are on any diet at all! I haven’t tried making these brownies 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.
Here are some of the keto diet recipes that I can eat, and that I think you’ll love too!