Senin, 15 April 2019

The Best Keto Brownies Ever

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!

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.


You’ll Need:


  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon instant coffee optional
  • 10 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup + 2 Tblsp
  • 2 oz dark chocolate
  • 3/4 cup erythritol
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract optional


Instructions:


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Transfer batter into baking dish and bake for 20-22 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.


NOTES:

  • 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.
  • Sweetener substitutes: replace Erythritol Sweetener with a 1:1 ratio of Powdered Swerve, powdered Xylitol or Lakanto Monkfruit sweetener.
  • Flour substitutes: replace almond flour with 2 tablespoons coconut flour if desired.
  • Optional Add-ins: Stir in 1/2 cup chopped chocolate, chocolate chips or nuts of choice into the batter after it is completely mixed through.
  • Do not overbake the batter. If the batter looks jiggly, remove it from the oven after 25 minutes and it will set at room temperature. It is normal to see butter pooling ontop the brownies.