I have not made brownies in YEARS, but something got me super stoked to make them a few weeks ago and OMG, these sugar free brownies are maybe some of the best brownies I’ve ever tasted. I know that’s a lot of bragging on my own recipe, but really, they are delicious.
WHY ARE THEY THE BEST?
If you eat sugar free, grain free desserts, you know that its sometimes hard to completely replicate the naughty versions. You may get the texture right, you may get the flavor right, but it’s really (really) difficult to get both flavor and texture right at the same time.
These sugar free brownies have beaten the odds and in my husband’s words taste “exactly like a real brownie”. Well, I mean, they are “real” brownies, they just don’t have all the junk that makes ya’ feel yuck.
WHAT’S THE SECRET?
I have no clue. I wish I had some crazy secret that made these brownies as awesome as they are, but the truth is, I just kinda came up with the recipe in my mind and crossed my fingers in hopes they wouldn’t taste atrocious.
Traditional brownies typically include butter, sugar, eggs, vanilla, cocoa powder, baking powder and a little salt. I switched this sugar free brownie recipe up, by adding a 1/4 cup of avocado oil (for moisture and healthy fats) and some brown sugar substitute (for added depth and moisture). Other than that, I switched out regular flour for almond flour and…like I said….crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.
I BAKE WITH SALTED BUTTER
The other trick I use when baking is that I always (ALWAYS) use salted butter. And, most of the time, this is just the right amount of salt needed to balance against the sweetness, meaning I don’t need to add any more.
Some recipes call for a bit more, but I find baking with salted butter the best method for my recipes. I choose grass-fed butter because it’s filled with heart-healthy nutrients and I like to keep my recipes on the healthy side (especially desserts!).
ONLY 1.4 NET CARBS!!
Best part about these sugar free brownies is that one (filling) serving is only 1.4 net carbs. You could technically eat the entire pan and still be under your net carb count for the day (if eating Keto).
I’m not condoning eating the entire pan – but, I mean we’ve all had those days. At least these ones won’t kick you out of ketosis 🙂 But seriously….just eat a serving. It’s all you need!
I LIKE A SQUARE BROWNIE PAN
I’ve made brownies in rectangular pans before, but I prefer a square baking dish because I like the size of the brownies once cut. A square baking dish will get you exactly 9 good size brownies, and with all the healthy fats in this recipe, you will absolutely be full on just one serving. Here are a few of my other baking must haves:
Baking Must Haves
SUGAR FREE BROWNIES RECIPE
If you’re ready for all your brownie eating dreams to come true, you can grab this sugar free brownie recipe below. They are easy and perfect for the entire family (my daughter is in love with these things and I love that they have ZERO sugar!).
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