Moist, chewy and fudgy on the inside with a crisp crinkle layer on the top making these the world’s BEST keto brownies. They’re rich and delicious and will satisfy your chocolate cravings with just 1 net carb per brownie! I’m not exaggerating when I say these are the world’s best keto brownies because they certainly are. I’ve tested this recipe over a dozen times and made loads of batches until I finally found the BEST version. These brownies are super fudgy and moist and have a crispy outside layer that melts in your mouth. They’re so good my husband and kids had no idea they were keto and liked them much better than “regular” brownies.
If you’re like me and you have no self-control, I suggest only baking a small batch or give some away because I went through batches of brownies this week because of how good they are! At just 1 net carb per brownie, They’re perfect for a midnight snack or anytime your craving something sweet or chocolatey.
How to make fudgy keto brownies:
The chocolate: I can’t stress this enough but good quality chocolate is what makes or breaks brownies. For this recipe, we will be using BOTH cocoa powder and chocolate chunks to get the perfect texture. I suggest getting the best kind of chocolate you can get your hands on. For the chocolate chunks, I prefer to use 100% dark BAKING chocolate but anywhere from 85-99% dark baking chocolate should work. I also like to add chopped up chocolate chunks or sugar-free chocolate chips into the batter to make the brownies extra fudgy. For the chocolate chips, Lilly’s sugar-free chocolate chips are perfect because they are made with stevia.
The flour: Almond flour works great for keto desserts and is my favorite option and I highly recommend sticking with it. If you’d prefer to use coconut flour, I suggest substituting 1/4 the amount of almond flour with coconut flour. For example, this recipe calls for 1/2 cup almond flour so about 2 tablespoons coconut flour should be enough.
The Sweetener: Keto sweeteners can be tricky and sometimes complicated. To keep things simple and delicious, I like to use Powdered Erythritol Sweetener. It melts well into the batter and adds the perfect amount of sweetness and moisture to the brownies. Powdered Swerve, powdered Xylitol or Lakanto Monkfruit sweetener are also good options and can be used in the recipe instead of erythritol with a 1:1 ratio.
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World's Best Keto Brownies
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 3/4 cup erythritol
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tablespoon instant coffee optional
- 10 tablespoons butter (or 1/2 cup + 2 Tblsp)
- 2 oz dark chocolate
- 3 eggs at room temperature
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line an 8x8 inch or 8x9 pan with parchment paper, aluminum foil or grease with butter.
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk almond flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, erythritol, and instant coffee. Be sure to whisk out all the clumps from the erythritol.
- In a large microwave-safe mixing bowl, Melt butter and chocolate for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until just melted. Whisk in the eggs and vanilla then gently whisk in the dry ingredients just until mixed through. Be careful not to over mix the batter or it will become cakey.
- Transfer batter into a baking dish and bake for 18-20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out moist. cool for at least 30 mins to 2 hours in the fridge and slice into 16 small squares.
Nutritional info per brownie (batter makes 16 brownies):
Use aluminum free baking soda to avoid bitter taste.
You can also make your own single-acting baking powder: for 1 teaspoon of baking powder, mix 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar with 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda and 1/4 teaspoon cornstarch.
Looked nothing like the picture. I even substituted Lily’s semi-sweet chocolate in place of the 2oz of 100% chocolate because I knew that would be terribly bitter. These taste like crap and are light in color and have a very strange texture. I don’t know how you fooled you’re husband because my dad spit the first bite out!
I made these and they are the absolute best keto brownies I’ve ever eaten!
I have tried this recipe many times.Always done double recipes and it is definitely the best keto brownie recipe I have come across.So easy to make and so tasty which is why I always make double as it is gone very quicky.
I have tried this recipe many times.Always done double the recipe and it is definitely the best keto brownie recipe I have come across.So easy to make and so tasty which is why I always make double as it is gone very quicky.
Completely agree, but maybe some people have lower standards for their food.
Cheryl W says
This is a great recipe by any standard, keto or not. I followed the recipe with one exception: I used 1/2 cup of a granulated monk fruit/erythritol sweetener. And I added some extra chocolate chips to the batter, which always makes everything better. I don’t usually eat keto and I can say I would not know these are keto brownies unless somebody told me. The texture was decadent and the flavor was fantastic, even though I probably overcooked it by a minute or two. Thanks for this wonderful recipe! I highly recommend trying it, it’s so easy.
These are a hit, even with my sugar friends!
I make a few changes:
– add another oz of chocolate or so (I use semi-sweet Lily’s chocolate chips)
– bake for an additional 10 min…
– add a layer of melted white Lily’s chocolate chips as frosting
Maureen Sinclair says
And butter in tablespoons?? How on earth do you know the weight of that? How high would you fill them? PLEASE give accurate weights for the recipe.
Many recipes in the US use tablespoons as a standard of measurement for butter, in fact most individual sticks of butter are marked in increments of tbsp. If in doubt you can always Google ‘1 tbsp butter in grams’ for a quick conversion(14 grams)
Maureen Sinclair says
PLEASE give quantities in grams not cups – we don’t use cups in UK and every converter seems to give different quantities. Looks a good recipe but I can’t use it unless you give accurate amounts.
Yes these are v good. I used Lindt 90% cocoa for the chocolate. Used converter chart to convert to grams as we don’t much use cup measures in UK. I’m not keto this time round but low carb-ing, and usually low fat-ing too! I’ve lost one stone in 6 weeks but craving something chocolately and indulgent. This worked tho eaten two today instead of my planned one! I’m wondering if poss to substitute 0 fat yoghurt for butter next time ( may experiment)?
Loved it. I added 1/4 cup of walnuts and they tuned out amazing.
Love these! Easy to make. If they have no flavor then you’ve messed up. These are super rich, not crumbly like a lot of recipes with almond flour. I made the recipe as called for the first time. Left my baking pan at friend’s house, so this time put the batter evenly into a 12 cup cupcake pan and baked at 350 for approx 15 minutes, checking often. Will be making these often!
Suzanna Evans says
Can this use decaf coffee and use 3 x medium or large ?eggs?
Michelle McHugh says
No taste. The second time I made this, I added dried cherries, still bland. Too much butter, as I took it out of the oven, butter was bubbling all over the top & 4 sides.
Dry and crumbly
I’m not someone who bakes cause my wife is an exceptional Baker. Tried ur keto brownie with my kids and it was simple and turned out really well. Thanks for the recipe.
Mrs James says
Omg! Just tried these and they turned out amaaaazing. I used the monk fruit sweetener instead and only had 1/2 cup instead of 3/4. I cooled it in the fridge, but I’m not sure how to store it.