Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Yummy Keto Friendly Brownies!!

I was craving 7-11 Brownies (If you have not tried them, immediately do so) and seeing as how eating them is not an option, I decided to make some from scratch. I Googled a basic brownie recipe, chose one, and then supplemented with Keto/Sugar/Starch free ingredients. These are also Gluten free. The original recipe is here, but I've listed it below so I could alter it with the ingredients I supplemented.

                                   Gluten Free Super Moist Brownie Recipe

1/2 cup coconut flour
1/2 cup almond meal (almond flour or ground almonds)
1 tablespoon of ground flax seed
1/2 teaspoon xanthum gum
1 teaspoon vanilla (GF)
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs

2 tbsp Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
1 tbsp baking powder
1/2 cups Erythritol/Truvia
1 1/4 stick butter, softened
1 cup, heaping, sugar free dark chocolate chips 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 8x8 ceramic brownie dish (I use butter to grease the dish for this recipe.) Next, in the microwave or double boiler (on the stove) melt the stick of butter, chocolate chips and salt.  Stir until just melted.  Remove from heat.

In separate bowl combine rice flour, almond meal, flax seed, xanthum gum and set aside.  In another bowl, pour chocolate mixture, add eggs, sugar and vanilla.  Mix well (I use a Kitchen Aid mixer for this).  Once well incorporated, add flour mixture.  Stir well. 

Pour into greased pan and bake at 350 degrees for 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

Serves 12-14.

The only thing I did differently as far as the preparation was that I used a circular pie dish instead of the 8x8. Also, I purchased the Almond and Coconut flour, as well as the Xanthum Gum, from Nuts.com. I also used parchment paper to line my pan instead of greasing the pan with butter, in my opinion the brownies slide out much easier that way and who needs the extra butter right? They came out DELICIOUS!! My son just finished his second, I haven't had a whole one yet, but I will be as soon as I post this. They came out moist and chocolate-y. I will definitely be making them again but will be playing with the recipe, like maybe adding creme cheese or different toppings. Try it out and if you like it as much as I did tag me in a photo to see



  1. Looks great! I'd love to make them over the weekend!! What are the macros?

  2. They were awesome, lemme do the numbers and get back to you tonight

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