Fudgy Keto Brownies

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I'd like to thank the amazing Kim of Low Carb Maven for reviewing my KetoDiet Cookbook and for sharing one of my recipes. Most of the 150+ keto recipes in my cookbook are savoury, but this one is for all of us chocoholics :-)

When I was working on this recipe, my partner took two batches to work and gave them to his colleagues to try them. Most of them don't even follow a low-carb diet and they loved them. In fact, it was one of the most popular treats they've tried from my cookbook!

You can find Kim's review and my paleo-friendly Fudgy Keto Brownies at Low Carb Maven. They are based on the Fudgy Grasshopper Brownies included in my cookbook - without the mint layer.

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Nutritional values (14% RDA)

Net carbs3.7 grams
Protein4.6 grams
Fat18.3 grams
Calories196 kcal

Calories from carbs 7%, protein 9%, fat 84%

Total carbs6.8 gramsFiber3.1 gramsSugars2.1 gramsSaturated fat9.5 gramsSodium53 mg(2% RDA)Magnesium55 mg(14% RDA)Potassium187 mg(9% EMR)

My brownies without the mint layer are only 3.8 grams of net carbs per serving. If you make the brownies with the mint layer, the net carb count will add up to 5.1 grams.

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (14% RDA)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Dark chocolate, 85% cocoa (cacao)
1.3 g0.7 g2.9 g33 kcal
Butter, unsalted, grass-fed
0 g0.1 g6.3 g56 kcal
Eggs, free-range or organic
0.1 g1.2 g0.9 g13 kcal
Stevia extract (SweetLeaf or NuNaturals, natural low-carb sweetener)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Erythritol (natural low-carb sweetener)
0.4 g0 g0 g2 kcal
Almond flour (blanched ground almonds, almond meal)
0.5 g1.3 g3.3 g37 kcal
Cocoa powder, raw (cacao)
0.6 g0.6 g0.4 g6 kcal
Chia seed meal (ground chia seeds)
0.1 g0.4 g0.6 g10 kcal
Baking soda, raising agent (bicarbonate of soda)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Cream of tartar, raising agent
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Dark chocolate, 85% cocoa (cacao)
0.6 g0.3 g1.4 g17 kcal
Coconut oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g1.7 g15 kcal
Coconut milk (full-fat, unsweetened)
0.1 g0.1 g0.8 g7 kcal
Total 14% RDA
3.7 g4.6 g18.3 g196 kcal
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I changed the way I ate in 2011, when I was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. I had no energy, and I found it more and more difficult to maintain a healthy weight.

That’s when I decided to quit sugar, grains, and processed foods, and to start following a whole-foods-based ketogenic approach to food.

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Comments (18)

Sadly, I am a ketoer that can't handle any erythritol or xylitol, only stevia, is there a way to sub out the erythritol in this recipe with additional stevia? Or is it required for bulk? I'm really craving a brownies.... 😊


Hi Krista, it's not an issue for the texture so if you don't mind using just stevia go for it (to taste). Or you could try a monk fruit based sweetener: Top 5 Keto Sweeteners and Low-Carb Sweetener Conversion Chart


Is the mint version available on the app? I see it mentioned but couldn't find the recipe. Thanks!


Hi Adwoa, this recipe is in the App but only as Kim shared it (without the mint filling). If you want to make the filling, here's what you'll need for the middle layer:
7.1 ounces (200 g) coconut butter, softened
1 cup (75 g/2.6 oz) dried shredded coconut
¼ cup (40 g/1.4 oz) erythritol or Swerve, powdered
¼ cup (60 ml/2 fl oz) coconut milk or heavy whipping cream
10 to 15 drops liquid stevia
¼ cup (24 g/0.9 oz) fresh mint or more to taste
1 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon sugar-free mint extract (to taste)
To make it, blend everything and spread on top of the brownie, then top with the ganache. To create this meal in the app, tap to clone the Fudgy Keto Brownies recipe and then add the ingredients for the mint layer. I hope this helps! 😊


Can you tell me the sugar count
We are diabetic and concerned about the sugar per serving or / 100g


Hi Rosie, sugar is only a part of "net" carbs - it is better to count net carbs or total carbs (sugar will be less than 3.8 g).


Can you use gelatin as an egg substitute for someone who does not eat eggs


Hi Aurora, I think that flax egg or chia egg may be better replacements but I haven't tried them in this recipe (use 1 tbsp flax or chia + 3 tbsp water for every 1 egg). I hope this helps!


Followed instructions to the punctuation, baked for 20 minutes but after cooking they were still just gooey inside.  What a waste of time and money.  


I'm sorry but I find it hard to believe that you followed the recipe to the punctuation. They are exactly as shown on the photos - not gooey at all. And don't take my word for it - Kim of Low-Carb Maven and many others made them with no such issues. Having said that, you may be living in high altitudes which has an effect on baked recipes.


Hi can you make these brownies ahead and freeze them. I am thinkung of making them for a Christmas treat.


Yes, they can be frozen! I'd freeze them (sliced) for up to 3 months.


This recipe is perfect! I've made it 3 times since I got the book in May and I can't believe how easy it is to make. My husband loves it so much, he said I can bake this every weekend... he would love having a brownie every single day! Thank you so much for another fantastic recipe!


Thank you so much!!


Hi Martina,
A quick question. I don't have powdered sugar substitute, only the granulated kind. If I put it in a coffee grinder to powder it would I adjust the amount I put in the recipe? Or do you think the recipe would work with granulated sugar (substitute of course )
Thank you!


Yes, that will work too! This recipe will work with granulated sweetener too - I'd use slightly less or go by the weight. For recipes that require only powdered sweetener, I often use homemade. It's better if you powder it as you need it, because it tends to clump up.


I don't get it, this all sounds so great but where is the recipe for them??


Hi Madison, this is my recipe from the KetoDiet Cookbook reviewed by Kim of Low Carb Maven - full recipe is on her website (please, see the link in this post above).