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

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  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.


195 responses to “The Best Keto Brownies”

  1. I just made these with raw cacao (rather than 100% dark chocolate) and substituted erythritol with 2 dessert spoons Vanilla Extract. Divine!!

  2. p.s. I left out the erythritol because I don’t like it and the brownies/cake turned out just fine… at least for our tastes. Yum….

  3. Excellent recipe! I made this in two 6-inch pans for a birthday cake for my husband. I used your peanut butter frosting recipe (just PB + shortening) between the layers and on top. He loved it! He isn’t a big fan of almond flour, so this recipe was a nice surprise for him. He can’t do any carbs or sweeteners except stevia, so I am definitely looking forward to a future keto cookbook from you. Thank you for your recipes! I love how simple and consistent they are.

  4. I love you recipes – unfortunately I cannot eat any form of sugars, sweeteners or fruit – occasionally a few berries thats all (along with gluten, grains and dairy)
    I really miss puddings and treats! Could you think about making some?


  5. I have a food sensitivity to eggs. Any ideas what I can substitute in this recipe that will work and not change the flavor and texture of your original recipe?

  6. I made this for my keto husband using what I had on hand- almond flour, stevia powder (3Tbs), vanilla (1/2 tsp) and cocoa powder (2.5Tbs). (I had the Rest of the ingredients.) Unfortunately, brownies came out bitter :( will try to salvage them using whipped cream on top. Any tips? (Totally new to this!)

    • Sa, I’m so sorry to hear your experiment did not work. These brownies are absolutely amazing if you use the ingredients and method called for in the recipe!

    • The stevia is the likely culprit. That’s too large an amount, unless you are using the granular that is a baking sub. Stevia tends to make chocolate very bitter unless it is mixed with another sweetener.

  7. Basically saying erythritol causes fat/weight gain. Good gravy, my pantry is full of Swerve, Just Like Sugar, and Monk Fruit (all containing erythriol). Wow! I Had to get your take on it . . . ??

    • Hi Monica, thanks for your question! I discuss my stance on erythritol in the fourth paragraph of this post :-)

  8. LOVE this keto brownie recipe! I subbed walnuts for the macadamia nuts & they were amazing! I have been following a ketogenics diet for a few months, so theses were a real treat. I also added 1/3 cup chopped walnuts on top before baking.

      • Elana, you are so generous to share so many recipes that have always turned out every time! I make the bagels once a month, making them like an “everything bagel” topping them wth seeds: chia, sesame, caraway & pumpkin. I was diagnosed with MS 25 years ago & my inflammation goes way down when I eat a keto or paleo diet. You have made grain free baked goods so satisfying, I don’t miss anything! Thank you. I have 2 of your books – the cupcake one is my favorite!

        • Jackie, thanks for your comment! I’m so glad you are enjoying my recipes and happy to hear they always turn out every time :-)

          • My doctor told me but less joint pain is a common indicator of low inflammation. Less migraines, sinus infection..etc.

    • I was wondering about the nuts. I’m going to make them with walnuts as I can’t get macadamia nuts where I live. Thanks :)

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