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Low carb almond flour brownies – Sugar free + Vegan

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Carine Claudepierre - May 2, 2019
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Low carb almond flour brownies are an easy healthy sugar-free vegan brownie recipe with a deliciously fudgy texture.

Low carb almond flour brownies

What are low-carb brownies?

Low carb brownies are sugar-free and gluten-free brownies sweetened with sugar-free sweetener, usually Monk fruit stevia blend or erythritol. They use low carb flour like almond flour or coconut flour. They usually contain eggs or low carb friendly egg substitutes like chia eggs or flax eggs.

Low carb almond flour brownies

Low carb almond flour brownies – easy, healthy 7 ingredients

I am a brownie lover! My favorite recipe to fix my chocolate cravings is usually my low carb fudgy avocado brownie recipe but avocado is pricey right now in New Zealand so this low carb almond flour brownie is an excellent alternative.

Low carb almond flour brownies

All you need to make this simple low carb brownies are :

  • Sugar-free dark chocolate, stevia-sweetened, I love to use stevia-sweetened sugar-free baking chocolate or 85% chocolate.
  • Extra virgin coconut oil or any vegetable oil with low flavor like canola oil, flaxseed oil, or almond oil.
  • Sugar-free sweetener – I am using Monk fruit stevia blend in this recipe but erythritol works well too.
  • Eggs or chia eggs – I tested both recipes, with or without eggs. I honestly prefer the vegan option using chia seed eggs – see the recipe for details it is a simple combo of water and ground chia seed as the brownie is way fudgier. It is up to you to use eggs or chia seed eggs. Both are keto low carb approved!
  • Almond flour – I recommend fine almond flour not an almond meal for perfect results
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking soda or baking powder if you don’t like the flavor of baking soda. If you use baking powder, double the amount.

Low carb almond flour brownies

Eggs or no eggs you choose

I first made this recipe using eggs as I love eggs and I have no reason to avoid them in my low carb diet. Then decided to try an egg-free version as my husband is vegan and I thought it will be amazing if you could share a piece of these delicious low carb brownies together.

I was surprised but the amazing texture the vegan option created, way more dense, fudgy than the version with eggs! I chose to share both recipes, my favorite is clearly the vegan one as I love fudgy brownie. Up to you to use chia seed eggs or regular eggs, both ways are keto-friendly, low carb, and delicious.

low carb almond flour brownies ingredients

My recommendations:

  • For a cake-like brownie texture – use regular eggs.
  • For a fudgy brownie texture– use chia seed eggs, see recipe card for details. The pictures in this post are the ones from the vegan low-carb brownie using chia egg.

Low carb almond flour brownies

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Recipe Card

Low carb almond flour brownies

Low carb almond flour brownies vegan

Low carb almond flour brownies - an easy healthy sugar free Vegan brownie recipe with a delicious fudgy texture. 
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 25 mins
cooling down 25 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
16 brownies
4.77 from 38 votes
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Ingredients

Dry ingredients

Wet ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 180C (350F). Line a 8 inches x 8 inches square baking dish with baking paper. Set aside.

Prepare your chia seed egg - if you use regular eggs, skip this part !

  • In a small mixing bowl, add 2 tablespoons of chia seed flour (or ground chia seed) with 6 tablespoons of lukewarm water. Stir, set aside 10 minutes until it forms a gel-like consistency.

Brownie batter

  • In a large mixing bowl, add almond flour, sugar-free sweetener, unsweetened cocoa powder and baking soda. Set aside. 
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add sugar-free chocolate chips (or chopped sugar-free baking chocolate) along with the melted coconut oil. 
  • Microwave by 30 seconds burst, stir and repeat until fully melted. It shouldn't take more than 1 minute 30 seconds. Set aside for 5 minutes to cool down, then stir in eggs or the chia seed eggs you prepared before.
  • Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the dry ingredients and stir to form a shiny consistent brownie batter.
  • Transfer the brownie batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the top and middle is set.
  • Cool down 10 minutes in the pan, then pull out the brownie from the pan using the piece of parchment paper.
  • Place on a plate or cooling rack and fully cool down - about 1 hour - before slicing. This avoid the brownie to crumble and create a lovely fudgy texture.
  • Fudgy texture boost: I recommend placing the brownie in the fridge for 1 or 2 hours after it cool down to create an extra fudgy texture! 
  • Slice in 16 squares, store in airtight container for up to 3 days in the pantry, 5 days in the fridge or freeze. Defrost the day before.
To make 2 chia seed eggs: combine 2 tablespoons of chia seed flour (ground chia seed) with 6 tablespoons of lukewarm water. Stir well. Set aside 10 minutes and use instead of eggs in the recipe.
Nutrition panel per square if you use regular eggs: Calories: 77 kcal, Fat: 5.9 g, Carbs: 1.4 g, Fiber: 0.5g, Net carbs: 0.9g, Protein: 1.6g
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Nutrition Facts
Low carb almond flour brownies vegan
Amount Per Serving (1 brownie)
Calories 76 Calories from Fat 52
% Daily Value*
Fat 5.8g9%
Carbohydrates 2.1g1%
Fiber 1.1g5%
Protein 1.1g2%
Net Carbs 1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    34 comments
  1. Hi 🙂
    I would like to double or triple the recipe, what size dish should I use? And same temperature and cooking time?
    Thank you 🙂

    • I wouldn’t recommend this option, keto baking recipes are very sensitive to size/temperature, it will take ages to bake and the texture may be too moist or wet if you double or triple the recipe and the top will burn as you will have to increase the baking time too much. Instead, if you double the recipe, bake it in two pan, one at a time. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  2. Have tried this, but the brownie never baked so much that I could properly cut into pieces. Tried reducing the amount of oil,still there is oil oozing and the brownies have become with texture like halwa. Is it cos of flax eggs?

    • If you are using flax egg the brownie is definitely on the oily side simply because there is no starch in the keto flours. Usually eggs balanced the missing starch in keto baking that ‘s why flax egg provide different results. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  3. Hi…

    1. I want to try this recipe with flax eggs. What are the proportions you suggest for glad eggs and how will the texture turn out in your opinion?

    2. I will be using a 12 cavity Wilton brownie pan, so what are your suggestions if I want to make taller brownies (at least 2 inches), and how long would I bake for?

    Thanks so much!

    • The proportion for flaxegg is shown in the recipe card, the texture will be the one on the picture. If you bake it in smaller size it will bake faster so reduce baking time, checking often after 15 minutes to see how it goes. Enjoy, XOXO Carine

  4. I love the recipe since I’m vegan!! But can I replace Stevia with anything else? I’m not so concerned about raising the carb or sugar in this recipe but the batter consistency might change if I alter the recipe! Please suggest

  5. 5 stars
    I’ve never used chia seeds before as an egg substitute but it was so amazing. The recipe with this tastes like a molten lava cake, it’s super decadent.

    • Sure, on top of the ingredients list you can now click on the metric link. This will convert the recipe in grams immediately. Enjoy, Carine

  6. Hi! Is there anyway to sub the cooking chocolate (wet ingredient) with cacao powder altered in some way?

  7. How did you come up with the nutrition calculation? When I put the ingredients in myfitnesspal, I’m getting 6.5g carbs and 1.8 grams of protein. I assume most is coming from the Monkfruit, which would come out in net carbs, but how did you get the original carb calculation?

    • On a keto low carb diet you count net carbs. Net carbs are total carbs takeaway fiber and sugar alcohol! Your fitnesspal calculation seems to includes the sugar alcohol from the sweetener resulting in 6.5g carbs – in fact one piece of brownie has abou 2 tsp sugar alcohol which is about 4 g carbs but all those carbs are sugar alcohol! Our nutrition panel doesn’t shows the sugar alcohol from sugar free sweeener in the carb row as those are not assimilated carbs and not counted on keto low carb diet. Then, we show fiber and you do the maths to get the net carbs (total carbs – fiber). In the recipe note, we always do the net carbs calculation per serve to help you. Regarding your slight difference of protein, it can come form size of eggs you enter or the almond flour brands. Brands you are using slightly impact nurition panel by +/-15%. I hope it helps. XOXO Carine.

    • There is no sugar used in my recipes. I am using ugar free natural crystal sweetner like erythritol, monk fruit, allulose. You can probably use honey in this recipe but I didn’t try so I am unsure how it will come out. Enjoy! XOXO Carine.

  8. 5 stars
    Carine, You have “hands down” the BEST site for KETO/VEGAN recipes I’ve ever seen, and I am ALWAYS searching for good things to eat. Your recipes are simple, easy to make & are always consistently excellent. THANK YOU so much for doing the hard work of experimenting so those of out here have some great options! You’re the BEST!!!!

    • Yes, stevia is 100 times sweeter and the result will be extremely bitter if you swap sugar free crystal blend like erythritol or Monk fruit for pure stevia. You will also lose texture in the brownie and I don’t recommend this option. I hope you will try the brownies they are delicious, XOXO Carine.

  9. 4 stars
    Hi, I just tried to make it tonight-I just tried a tiny bit as it is cooling down- it tastes good, but it was super thin. Half the size compare to your picture -I used a silicon mold that does 16 squares. Is it really 2 third of a cup of flour? How many grams would it be?
    Any idea what I could have done weong?

    • The recipe is correct, I make this all the time. Your pan might be bigger than mine, they are thin on the picture not big, 1 cm height. If your pan is bigger and you like tick brownies simply double up the proportion! Enjoy the recipe on the blog. XOXO Carine

  10. 5 stars
    My first time making these. I decided to make them for a bake sale as a vegan and diabetic friendly offering. I also wanted to avoid nuts. I substituted soy and chestnut flour. I also put in A very small amount of dark brown sugar and used some coconut flower “sugar”, which has a very low GI rating.

    • Thanks for sharing my recipes with your friends it makes me so happy. I love all your ideas to tweak this recipe. Thanks for sharing with us. XOXO Carine.

    • Step 3 of the recipe tell you to add the eggs or chia eggs. The recipe ingredients provide amount for regular eggs or chia eggs (vegan option). Enjoy! XOXO Carine.

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