These chocolate keto brownies are perfect to pair with a sugar-free ice cream. Low carb and keto friendly dessert for a late night sugar craving.
I am obsessed with chocolate!
My top 3 cakes are all chocolate based:
It’s something about that cocoa flavor. So for those that don’t know red velvet is based around cocoa. There’s just not as much in there as your typical chocolate cake. Yet, stay tuned around Valentine’s Day because they are coming.
Due to me food blogging now I needed a base chocolate keto brownie recipe. There are others to come, but we need a starting point.
Difference between cocoa or cacao?
First, cacao is the most nutritional. The process separates the fat (cacao butter) by way of cold pressing leaving the nutritional enzymes behind. For those that don’t know enzymes are what help your stomach break the food down.
Pure cocoa on the other hand is still cacao. Yet, it was roasted and a super high temperature. And we know what extreme heat does to things. Which in turn why cocoa is cheaper.
Both tend to cook the same if you’re budget friendly keto though.
Chocolate Keto Brownies
Firstly, we have cake-like brownies, fudgy keto brownies, it’s rather hard what to choose from.
Well? These are neither!
I knew fudginess wouldn’t be the fudge I wanted. In addition cake-like really isn’t a brownie to me. More like a chocolate cake in my opinion.
More of a chewy, slightly undercooked brownie to me is a optimal indulgent low carb treat. That can be achieved by pulling them out slightly early. Fudgy keto brownies can be done the same way but the ingredients play a part as well. This is great for those dark chocolate lovers were you toss in some bakers chocolate.
I used strictly almond flour in this one due to wanting to create a coconut flour version later. So if you have a nut allergy you have the option to sub the almond flour for coconut flour. Use anywhere from 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup of coconut flour. Judge off how thick you want the batter. Go for a thinner batter using coconut flour due to the dryness.
Keto Brownies Conclusion
In conclusion, these chocolate keto brownies get the job done. I feel paired with a sugar free ice cream they’d work wonders. On their own they produce a slightly chewy, brittle texture. They aren’t crumbly but not extra moist either. I topped my with sugar free chocolate syrup and that helped as well.
One of you should give Choczero syrups a shot too. I even tasted one with their caramel syrup and pecans for more of a turtle brownie feel.
Chocolate craving? Sugar craving? Give these a try and see if they can’t fix that minor issue you’re having.
makes 9 brownies, Only 2g net carb!
Net carb 2g
Done via My Fitness Pal
Chocolate Keto Brownies (Low Carb, Sugar-free, Grain-Free)
- 1/2 cup blanched almond flour
- 2 tablespoon Coconut flour
- 1/4 cup dutch process cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon beef gelatin powder (or regular gelatin)
- 1/3 cup granulated sweetener
- 1/8 teaspoon Salt
- 7 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
- 1 teaspoon Liquid stevia (or liquid monk fruit)
- 2 large Eggs
- Preheat oven to 350ºF. Melt butter in microwave
- combine blanched almond flour, dutch process cocoa powder, coconut flour, granulated sweetener, beef gelatin powder and salt
- Grab melted butter and mix in eggs and liquid stevia
- combine dry and wet then spread in a greased 9x9 inch baking pan or line it with parchment paper
- bake for about 15 minutes using a toothpick in the center for doneness. Cook them completely under-cooking will not make them anymore "gooey"
Net carb 2g