Just because you’re doing keto, doesn’t mean that you have to sacrifice dessert! That’s right, imagine being able to eat a fudgy, so chocolatey, delicious brownie, all while being on the keto diet?
It’s totally possible with this amazing, easy to do keto brownie recipe. This recipe will give you the best keto brownie that you can find.
What is Keto?
The popular keto (ketogenic) diet is a diet that is high in fat and protein, with little to no carbohydrates. This kind of diet forces to body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates. This diet has been effective in all sorts of conditions, such as epilepsy and diabetes, but most people choose to try the keto diet because it burns off fat very quickly. While there is some adjustment period to get used to how your body reacts to the keto diet, after a few weeks, many people state to have more energy, a clearer mind and start to see the pounds of fat fly off.
Pros and Cons to Keto Diet
While the keto diet may not be for everyone, there are a few pros and cons that you can weight out to see if it’s worth trying out for yourself.
- Burns fat quickly
- Promotes better mental focus
- Promotes mental clarity
- Can give you more energy
- May result to sluggishness in some
- Can be expensive
- Not a balanced diet
Keto Brownies VS Regular Brownies
So, what makes keto brownies better than regular brownies? Well, if you are following a strict keto diet, you know that this diet restricts any sugar intake. These brownies are completely keto friendly which means they won’t kick you out of ketosis and you can continue with your diet successfully.
Whether you think the regular brownies are better or not, these keto brownies are delicious whether you’re following the keto diet or not. These brownies have no sugar, but instead, a low-calorie substitute such as granulated erythritol. These brownies are also made of whole ingredients such as almond flour, cocoa powder and coconut oil or butter. You can easily tailor these brownies to be keto or non-keto by substituting in regular sugar and regular flours. It’s entirely up to you as to how you want you brownies prepared, this is just a basic, simple recipe that can work wonders for those following the keto diet when they start to feel like they need something sweet.
How to Make Keto Brownies:
Without further ado, here is the recipe for these amazing keto brownies. You can pair these brownies with a glass of your favorite full fat milk, or simply eat them all on their own.
Ingredients for the Keto Brownies:
- 1 cup of fine almond flour (feel free to make your own with fresh almonds and a food processor!)
- ¼ cup of cocoa powder
- 2 tbsp of Dutch cocoa or rich cocoa powder
- 1 tsp of baking powder
- ½ tsp of salt
- 1/3 cup of melted butter or coconut oil
- 3 tbsp of water or vegetable oil
- 2 whole eggs or you can use flax eggs (which can be made by combining 1 tbsp of flax with 2 tbsp of water)
- 2/3 cup of granulated erythritol or regular sugar
- 1 tsp of pure vanilla extract
How to prepare the Keto Brownies: step by step instructions
Following these simple instructions will get you well on your way to enjoying some of the best keto brownies you’ve ever tasted. These soft, fudgy brownies will definitely be able to curb that sweet tooth and will keep you on track in your keto diet.
Step 1: Heating the Oven
Preheat your kitchen oven to 350 degrees F. Then proceed to grease an 8-inch baking pan or simply line it with parchment paper. This will ensure your brownies won’t stick on when baking.
Step 2: Mixing
Mix all of your premeasured ingredients well. Make sure that all ingredients are combines and that not lumps are visible. Be sure not to overmix your batter, just mix it until if forms a smooth, pliable mixture.
Step 3: Pour It In
Spread your mixture evenly into the pan, making sure it spreads out into all of the corners of the pan. Since this mixture will be thick, you may need to help the mixture along by smoothing it own with your hands or by using another sheet of parchment at the top to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands. Make sure it is even and remove the parchment before popping it into the oven.
Step 4: Bake It
Once your mixture is smoothed out, place your pan into the preheated oven and bake for 20 minutes. You will know your brownies are ready by their firm texture and toasted appearance. If the mixture seems too wobbly in the center, bake for an additional five minutes.
Once your brownies are out of the oven, let them cool completely as letting them cool will also make the brownies firmer.
Step 5: The Firming Process
Your brownies will firm up the longer you leave them alone, so if you can wait even longer, try leaving your brownies overnight to get to their complete firmness. You can keep them in the refrigerator to get more firm before you cut into them.
Step 6: Cut the Brownies
Once your brownies are at the firmness you prefer, you can cut them into squares and start to enjoy! There are other things you can add to them like keto frosting or whipped cream. Enjoy!