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
Print Recipe
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

195 responses to “The Best Keto Brownies”

    • Vivian, I haven’t tried that so not sure, but I doubt it would work, altering the integrity of the recipe significantly :-)

  1. Hi! I made these but they tasted very bitter. I tried the batter and it was bitter, too but I thought it would cook out. I had to throw the batch out. Any idea why? Or is that how they are supposed to taste?

  2. Elana,

    I love your site and have recommended it to many people with food allergies. I have been keto for 6 months now but have not made any treats as I’m leery of the sweeteners after I read what you wrote about them and auto-immune diseases.

    What are your thoughts on Monk Fruit sweetener? From what I have read it seems to be a better option that the others but I’m still not sure. Would appreciate your thoughts.

    These brownies look great! Thank you!

  3. Elana,

    Thanks for all the wonderful recipes!! I actually met you at a demo/signing in Boulder a while back. You said I was the fist person to bring all 3 books. Yep, I’m still carrying around that honor. Hahahaha!

    Quick question for you: if you can’t eat erythritol, what do you use for the occasional sweet treat? I really don’t like the taste that erythritol leaves so I just use honey or maple syrup and “forget Keto” on the evenings we entertain or I feel like I just want a little treat. I’d love to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

    Thanks and hope you are in good health.
    Patti

    PS, we have a little podcast and gave you a mention a couple weeks ago. Hope our 20-ish listeners (?) checked our your stuff. If you’re ever interested in being a guest, we would LOVE to have you!!
    https://phoodmoose.libsyn.com/episode-22-thanksgiving-prep

    • Patti, thanks for your comment! I’m using maple syrup and honey in my dessert recipes but in very low amounts. The dessert recipes in my third book are mostly keto given their fat/carb ratios :-)

  4. Hi. I’m allergic to eggs and dairy. Do you have any Keto recipes for brownies without those ingredients?
    Thanks

  5. No one has mentioned Splenda, is there something not good about it. Tried stevia and do not like it and can’t find erythritol or monkfruit in my small town. Couldn’t you use Splenda?

    • Nancy, thanks for your comment! Splenda is another sugar alcohol made from corn that I do not eat, similar to erythritol :-)

      • Splenda now makes “Splenda Natural,” which is a blend of erythritol and stevia – the same ingredients in Truvia.

        • Thanks Gayle! Just a quick note to other readers –both Truvia and Splenda are sugar alcohols made from corn.

  6. Hi can’t find the answer anywhere
    can you use gluten free flour and xylitol to make a normal cake , using a basic recipe i.e. Victoria sandwich
    my husband is diabetic
    kind regards Nicky

  7. Nutritional info? I really want to try this recipe but since kept involves tracking macros it is just too time consuming to make recipes that don’t include that information. I know Paleo is against tracking calories, etc. If you are going to late a recipe Keto it would be great to include.

    • Sue, thanks for your comment! I provide nutrition information for all of the recipes in my books. I think you’ll like this one because it is very low-carb. You can check out the nutrition information for all of the recipes here:

      http://bit.ly/2vJVyOx

      Have a wonderful day!
      Elana

  8. I did these brownies with Swerve Granulated and thought they worked out beautifully. The nuts make them a little crunchy. Is there too much of a trade off if I used almond flour instead? What I love about these brownies is that they absolutely do not make my blood sugar bounce.

    Thanks again, I appreciate what you do to help us. Mary Ann

    • Mary Ann, if you pulse the macadamia nuts until they’re super fine these won’t be crunchy. I haven’t tried making this with almond flour so not sure about that. I’m so happy to hear you love these brownies and that your blood sugar doesn’t bounce when you eat them :-)

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