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Best Fudgy Keto Brownies

4.58 from 26 votes
I was able to create the Best Fudgy Keto Brownies that are high in healthy fats, but very low in carbs — and best of all, 100% sugar-free.
Delicious Keto Brownies!

Hi Bold Bakers!

As Bigger Bolder Baking‘s resident alternative baker, I am here to show you guys how to take those classic sweets we all love and make them your way. Lots of people are trying a ketogenic diet and having great success, feeling satisfied and fit at the same time thanks to a high-fat, low carb and low sugar diet.

The thing is, whether you’re giving a keto diet a try or not, these are some of the best brownies around. These babies are beyond decadent with a deep chocolatey flavor, thick fudgy center, and big chunks of melted chocolate. By using some staple sugar substitutes I swear by, and lovely coconut oil, I was able to create the Best Fudgy Keto Brownies that are high in healthy fats, but very low in carbs — and best of all, 100% sugar-free.

If you are keto and think you need to cut out all sweets and indulgence, you are wrong! These brownies are here for you!

How to make a brownie Keto

So, while you might think making a fudgy brownie keto (that also tastes great) is hard to do, with the right ingredients it really is foolproof. My Best Keto Fudgy Brownie recipe is made with no sugar whatsoever as it uses an all natural sugar alternative and sugar-free vegan chocolate.

My favorite sugar-free chocolate brand for baking and just snacking is Lily’s Sweets. That said, any sugar-free chocolate brand will work! The other component to making the Best Fudgy Keto Brownie is making sure they are high in healthy fat. Brownies already lend themselves to a high-fat content, so 1/2 cup of coconut oil used in this recipe was the perfect fit. This keeps the brownies moist and super rich and makes sure you stay full and satisfied.

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How to make almond flour?

What makes these Fudgy Keto Brownies low in carbohydrates is almond flour instead of a wheat-based flour. Gemma has a great method for how to make your own almond flour. For those that don’t know, almond flour is simply made by grinding almonds into a fine powder. The almond flour keeps these brownies low carb and also adds additional healthy fat and lots of texture to the brownies.

[ Learn How To Make Homemade Almond Flour! ]

What is Lakanto MonkFruit Sweetener?

The secret ingredient in my Best Fudgy Keto Brownies is Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener. This is my absolute favorite sugar substitute. This article isn’t even sponsored, this is just honestly a staple ingredient I use in all of my baking and cooking.

Whether you’re trying a ketogenic diet or not, it’s always good to have a sugar substitute handy. This one is the only one I have baked with that has the exact same result as sugar. This Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener can replace sugar in all of your baking with a 1:1 ratio, it has no aftertaste, and caramelizes just like sugar would!

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Will these keto brownies crumble?

These brownies really live up to their name. What makes these the Best Fudgy Keto Brownies is that they have an identical texture and flavor to a classic brownie made with sugar and flour. These keto brownies come out so rich, thick, and decadent. I really want to encourage everyone to give this recipe a try as it’s not just for people who are keto but anyone who is a chocolate lover looking for new ways to try the quintessential brownie!

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Best Keto Fudgy Brownies

4.58 from 26 votes
I was able to create the Best Fudgy Keto Brownies that are high in healthy fats, but very low in carbs — and best of all, 100% sugar-free.
Author: Olivia Crouppen
Servings: 16 servings
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
I was able to create the Best Fudgy Keto Brownies that are high in healthy fats, but very low in carbs — and best of all, 100% sugar-free.
Author: Olivia Crouppen
Servings: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup (2 ⅔ oz/76g) almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 1 cup (6oz/170g) sugar free chocolate roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup (4floz/115ml) coconut oil or butter melted
  • 3/4 cup (6oz/170g) Lakanto or Swerve brand sugar substitute
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (3oz/85g) Sugar free chocolate chips or roughly chopped chocolate

Chocolate Sauce (optional)

  • 3 tablespoons cocoa powder, sifted
  • 1/4 cup (2 ½ oz/71g) Lakanto brand maple syrup, or another sugar free-syrup
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

Instructions

For the Keto Fudgy Brownies

  • Pre-heat your oven to 350°F (180°C) then line an 8x8 inch baking pan with parchment paper, set aside. 
  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl combine the chocolate and coconut oil. Microwave for 30-40 seconds until melted, then whisk to combine. Set aside to cool slightly
  • While the chocolate mixture is cooling combine the almond flour, cocoa powder and a pinch of salt if liked, salt in a large bowl.
  • Add the eggs and sugar to the melted chocolate mixture then whisk until combined.  Then add the chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix until a thick even batter is formed. Lastly, fold in the chopped chocolate or chocolate chips, reserving some for the top of the brownies. 
  • Transfer the brownie batter to the prepared baking tin and top with the reserved chocolate. 
  • Bake for 28-30 minutes.
  • Allow to cool to room temperature before removing from the tin and cutting into 16 squares. Drizzle the finished brownies with the optional sauce if desired fore and extra rich brownie.
  • Cover and store the brownies in the fridge for up to 4 days. 

Chocolate Sauce:

  • Combine all the ingredients in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds then remove from the microwave and whisk until combined into a shiny chocolate sauce.*
  • Cover and store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks. 

Recipe Notes

  • *If you are not subscribing to a ketogenic diet this sauce can be made with regular maple syrup. 
  • The eggs in these brownies can be substituted for flax egg
  • If you do not subscribe to a ketogenic diet you can replace the sugar substitute with, coconut sugar or regular granulated sugar. 
Nutrition Facts
Best Keto Fudgy Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 Brownie)
Calories 144 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 23mg8%
Sodium 82mg4%
Potassium 19mg1%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 4g17%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Bushra Shamim
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Bushra Shamim
25 days ago

Can I use jaggery sugar coz I can’t find the mentioned substitute

Caryn
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Caryn
2 months ago

For everyone getting a grainy texture try using super fine almond flour or buzz it in a bullet..also used powdered sweetner..you can buzz swerve or monkfruit in a bullet as well. Also do not over bake..if they are a little jiggly in the middle it’s all good they will set up as they cool..hope that helps

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Sandy Nortman Putnam
7 months ago

Hi Gemma – I’m new to Keto baking and am doing this for a friend’s son going through cancer treatments. I used blanched almond flour and the Lakanto monk fruit sweetener, but thought the brownies had a powdery type of texture in the mouth..they crumbled as you ate them. I baked for 27 minutes – I had checked at 25 and they still seemed too soft on top. Did I over bake? They were chocolatey, but definitely not fudgy texture. I thought kind of grainy – but my husband thought powdery – kind of dissolved in the mouth into powder!… Read more »

Missy
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Missy
7 months ago

Hi, Gemma! Thanks for the recipe! I’m starting Keto for neurological reasons and I LOVE that my fav site for baking offers this diversity. Quick question- do the nutrition facts include the chocolate sauce?

Glenda
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Glenda
7 months ago

Hello Gemma,
My brownies weren’t so good.. I made almond flour using the directions on your website, flax eggs & I used pure non-sweetened chocolate from Ecuador. The top & sides were really crumbly, flavor – not so good. Suggestions?

C
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C
8 months ago

Hi Gemma, noted that this should not be overbaked as it’s texture will be dry, im using a convection oven, do I need to adjust the temp and baking time?

I don’t have lakanto and swerve, which do you think could work best – Erythritol or stevia Or sucralose? Thank you so much.

Jenny
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Jenny
8 months ago

I made this recipe after I saw the video. I followed the directions to the “T.”

While the flavor is chocolatey, the texture is extremely grainy. The inside is moist, but in more of a wet sand type of way. I baked for 24 minutes.

C
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C
8 months ago

Hi Gemma, Id like to have a Keto Brownies. I first encountered your Best Ever Brownies recipe and planning to try it using Almond Flour (+1 egg per your answer on the comments) and Erythritol as sugar subs. Then I saw this Keto Brownies recipe. Do you think my 1st plan will work? Or better if I’ll just apply this Keto B recipe? How about the taste? I saw that this should not be overbaked as it’s texture will be dry, im using a convection oven, do I need to adjust the temp and baking time? Thanks so much.

Lynda miranda
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Lynda miranda
9 months ago

Hi,

Planning on making these brownies, fo you use unsweetened cocoa powder or sweetened? I also have Lakanto and xylitol, which one is best to use for this recipe?

Thank you

Candy
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10 months ago

Hi! I was wondering if you use the regular Lakanto monkfruit or the Lakanto golden monkfruit? Also is sugar free chocolate the same as unsweetened or bitter chocolate? Thank you so much.

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