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. Hi Elena,
    What do you think of agave as a sweetener? I can’t use the sweetener in this brownie recipe because of an allergy to corn. Also, what would happen if you substituted one of the sweetness you mentioned?
    Thank you.

  2. Hi can you use 100% cocoa powder instead of chocolate for those that don’t eat dairy in this recipe? Thanks Carol

    • Carol, I haven’t tried that, but I think it will be way too dry and ruin the consistency of the brownies. Either way, there’s no dairy in this recipe so you’re good to go with it as is :-)

      • Great I’m trying it but wasn’t sure what vanilla stevia is so added regular vanilla and 1 extra spoon of swerve

        • Carol, if you click the highlighted link in the ingredients portion of the recipe that says “vanilla stevia” you’ll be given that information :-)

  3. Hi Elana – What ideas do you have for making an SCD brownie with no cocoa/chocolate? I know dates play a role. but I am seriously looking for something that will offer a similar taste to chocolate that I miss so much :-))

    • Sandi, thanks for your comment! I think a brownie without the cocoa is a blondie. How long have you been on SCD and how are you doing on it? Such an incredible diet!

  4. Thank you for posting sugar free recipes.Wow…its looking so delicious and healthy. I am going to make it now.

  5. If I dont mind the “keto stuff” how can raplace the erythritol and stevia. Could I put brown sugar or honey?

  6. Absolutely love these brownies!! My dad, who is picky and complains that things are too sweet or just plain gross, loves them too. Thank you so much for always putting out great recipes.

  7. Hi Elana, I am wanting to eliminate inflamation in my body, is there any kind of sweetner that I can have? Do you eat any of your desserts? I am wanting to eliminate coconut sugar which I am pretty attached to, but would like a chocolate treat I can eat, any suggestions?

    • Rhianne, first thanks for your comment! Second, we’re all different because we’re bio-chemical individuals. I can’t digest any of the keto-friendly sweeteners, like the one in this recipe. I can have a very small amount of natural sweetener in my low-carb desserts :-)

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