Keto Dessert Recipe: Almond Fudge Brownies
Because carbohydrates turn into sugar, many new low-carb dieters struggle with sweet-tooth cravings in the first three weeks as they transition into ketosis. Depending on what your sugar intake looked like before launching your keto diet journey, this could be a pretty significant testing ground for self-control and sticking to your meal plan and macros.
The good news is that your keto diet foods don’t have to avoid sweets — you just have to be very intentional about how you approach them and which recipes you use. With natural sweeteners that are actually healthy — such as stevia, monk fruit, and erythritol — now readily available, you can easily adapt a number of recipes to fit your requirements on the ketogenic diet.
Also try Creamy Cookie Dough Mousse.
Almond Fudge Brownies
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 12 minutes
Yield: 12 brownies
1 cup almond butter
3/4 cup powdered erythritol
10 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 cup stevia-sweetened dark chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 325 degrees and grease a 9-x-9-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a food processor, combine the almond butter and erythritol and blend until smooth.
- Add the cocoa powder, eggs, vanilla, and baking powder to the blender.
- Pulse several times and then blend until smooth.
- Spread the batter in the prepared pan and sprinkle with dark chocolate chips.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until set; then cool completely before slicing to serve.
Per serving: Calories 155 (From Fat 115); Fat 13g (Saturated 2g); Cholesterol 47mg; Sodium 35mg; Carbohydrate 8g (Dietary Fiber 5g); Net Carbohydrate 3g; Protein 7g.
If you’re looking for dark chocolate chips, Lily’s is a great brand to try.