Keto Fudgy Brownies (Paleo, Dairy Free)
Keto Fudgy Brownies Recipe + Video – Only 3 net carbs! No flour, butter or refined sugar! Paleo, dairy free, gluten free, grain free, clean eating.
After eating so healthy in January, as soon as February comes around I’m ready to make a sweet treat or two. Especially with Valentine’s Day coming up, I love a rich, chocolate dessert. And these keto fudgy brownies are hitting the spot.
Ingredients in Keto Fudgy Brownies
These brownies are made with almond flour and unsweetened cacao powder, and sweetened with monkfruit (or you can use coconut sugar for paleo!). You would never guess these brownies are so healthy! They taste like the regular brownies you’re used to.
My husband came home from work and ate one, and couldn’t believe these were paleo. Surprise! No flour or refined sugar in these brownies. He could not tell the difference. Because there is nothing worse than a healthy dessert that tastes gross. These keto brownies are the real deal!
They’re very easy to whip up. No mixer needed. Everything is made in a bowl. I start by sifting together all the dry ingredients. Sifting is important since cacao powder and almond flour often has lumps that you want to avoid.
I like adding in a keto friendly dark chocolate chips (like Lilly’s Chocolate Chips), but you could also use dark chocolate chips, chopped dark chocolate or nuts instead.
Of course these brownies are best fresh out of the oven after cooling for about 20 minutes. I love them when the chocolate is still melty and gooey. But they’re great room temperature also!
I enjoy mine with a glass of my homemade almond milk.
No surprise my 2 year old loves these brownies. One day he asked for one after breakfast and I thought, “why not!?” They’re so healthy I felt a-okay giving them to him for breakfast. Keto, paleo, gluten free, grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free and clean eating.
Watch Brownie Recipe Video (58 seconds)
- 2 cups super fine almond flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cacao powder
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup coconut oil, melted and cooled to room temperature
- 1 cup monkfruit
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup chocolate chips (I love Lily’s for keto), divided (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350º. Line an 8×8 baking pan with parchment paper, then spray with coconut oil spray.
- In a large mixing bowl, sift together the almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
- In a medium size mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut oil, monkfruit, eggs, almond milk and vanilla extract.
- Pour the wet ingredients into the dry ingredients and stir to combine. Add in 1/2 cup chocolate chips to the brownie batter and stir to combine.
- Pour the brownie batter into the baking pan, and spread in an even layer. Top with the remaining 1/4 cup of chocolate chips.
- Bake for 40 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature. Use the parchment paper to lift the cooled brownies out of the pan, cut and serve. Delicious with some homemade almond milk.
Sweetener: My favorite keto friendly sweetener is monk fruit. You could also use stevia, but I personally don’t like the taste of stevia. If using stevia, you may only need 1/2 cup since it’s much sweeter. Taste the batter and adjust to your taste. If you don’t need it to be keto you can use any sweetener! Coconut sugar, maple sugar, maple syrup, honey, date paste, or even regular sugar. Same quantity for all sweetener substitutions.
Nut Free: If you need this to be nut free, you should be able to use tiger nut flour. I’ve never used it, but heard it’s a great substitute. Same quantity.
Almond Milk Substitution: In place of almond milk you can use canned coconut milk, any other dairy free milk (hemp milk, cashew milk, etc) or if you’re ok with dairy you can use heavy cream or whole milk. Same quantity.
Coconut Oil Substitution: You can use ghee in place of coconut oil, or if you’re ok with dairy grass fed butter. Same quantities.
Nuts Instead of Chocolate Chips: Instead of chocolate chips, you could substitute chopped nuts such as pecans, walnuts of almonds.
Chocolate Chip Substitutions: The chocolate chips are optional! You can leave them out if you don’t have them. Or, you can chop up your favorite keto friendly chocolate bar. If you don’t need this to be keto, any chocolate chips or chocolate bar would work.
Egg Free: To make this egg free, a reader successfully substituted a chia egg. For one egg use 1 tbs of chia seeds (grind them in coffee grinder to make a powder) + 3 tbs of water. Mix it, wait 5 min and then use as an egg.
Cacao Powder: You can also use unsweetened cocoa powder in place of cacao powder. I prefer the deeper flavor of cacao powder, plus it has more antioxidants! Give it a try if you’ve never baked with it before.
Nutrition: Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary. Always best to go off your own calculations based on the ingredients and measurements you use.
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