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Keto Avocado Brownies (3.5g Net Carbs)

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These Keto Avocado Brownies are a delicious avocado dessert recipe with their delicious fudgy texture and crunchy pecans on the top.

Bonus, this is a one-bowl blender recipe ready in less than 20 minutes. A quick healthy avocado brownies recipe for low-carb chocolate lovers.

Avocado brownies

What Are Avocado Brownies?

Avocado Brownies are like regular brownies, except they are loaded with avocados to bind the ingredients and create the classic brownie texture.

If you are wondering how these keto brownies taste, you’re not alone! Baking with avocados is surprising but the outcome is marvelous.

Let me tell you this, baked avocado has no flavor.

As a result, these avocado brownies have no avocado taste at all. You won’t believe it, but avocados make the best fudgy brownies on earth!

low carb brownies with avocado

Is Avocado Keto-Friendly?

Avocado has only 3.5 grams of net carbs per 100 grams and 15 grams of healthy unsaturated fat. Without a doubt, this makes this recipe the best keto avocado brownies!

Avocado is an incredibly creamy ingredient to add fudgy texture to brownies. You don’t want to miss that, this is even better than butter.

How To Make Keto Avocado Brownies

On top of its amazing fudgy texture, these healthy avocado brownies are easy to make in a blender.

Ingredients

This avocado brownie recipe is made of less than 10 wholesome ingredients, including:

  • Unsweetened dark chocolate – sugar-free stevia-sweetened chocolate baking bars (or chips) or 85% cocoa chocolate.
  • Extra virgin coconut oil – or any vegetable oil you prefer, butter works as well.
  • Almond meal or almond flour – both options work and are keto-friendly flours.
  • Ripe avocado – avocado is a keto-friendly vegetable that adds fudgy texture to this brownie. Of course, you must use ripe avocado to succeed in this recipe to avoid lumps.  My tip for ripening an avocado fast is to store it near a banana, at room temperature. The ethylene that bananas release will ripe the avocado faster. Obviously bananas are not keto-friendly, but they are useful to ripen avocados naturally.
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder
  • Baking soda
  • Vanilla extract
  • Sugar-free crystal sweetener – Monk fruit crystal or erythritol is perfect. For other keto-friendly sweeteners, read my sweetener guide!

Making The Brownie Batter

Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (180°C). The recipe is so quick to do that your oven might not be at temperature by the time the batter is ready.

The first step consists in melting the dark chocolate. You can either melt it in the microwave with coconut oil, or in a saucepan over medium heat.

Both techniques work fine, pick the one you prefer!

Then, add all the avocado brownies ingredients to the just of a high-speed blender: avocado, eggs, crystal sweetener, almond flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, and salt.

Process at high speed until the batter is smooth and thick.

Line a 9-inch square pan with lightly oiled parchment paper and pour the brownie batter with a spatula.

Baking The Brownies

Bake the Keto Avocado Brownies for 25 to 30 minutes at 350°F (180°C).

You know it’s ready when a skewer inserted in the middle comes out clean or almost.

Let the brownies cool down for at least 10 minutes in the pan. This is essential to let the bottom finish cooking.

Then, transfer the avocado brownies to a cooling rack for another 30 minutes of cooling at room temperature.

Storage Instructions

These Keto Avocado Brownies can be stored for up to 4 days in the pantry in an airtight container.

You can also freeze individual squares in an airtight container for up to 3 months.

Thaw the slices in the fridge and pop them in the air fryer to reheat them.

Gluten free brownies with avocado

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I Bake With Frozen Avocados?

Absolutely, place the thawed avocados in the blender, it would work the same.

Can I Use Coconut Flour?

No, this recipe wouldn’t work with coconut flour. You can swap the almond flour for sunflower seed flour or oat flour though.

Oat flour isn’t keto-friendly so the carbs would be higher.

Can I Make It Vegan?

No, this recipe needs an egg. You can try my Vegan Keto Brownies instead.

Can I Use Ghee Instead Of Coconut Oil?

Yes, ghee or butter can be used as a substitute for coconut oil.

keto brownies

More Keto Avocado Dessert Recipes

Avocado in desserts is very popular on a keto diet as it brings you healthy unsaturated fat, few carbs, and lots of fiber.

Apart from these brownies with avocado, you can try these other delicious keto avocado dessert recipes.

Not only these dessert recipes are keto, and sugar-free but also gluten-free and paleo-friendly.

Keto Avocado Brownies

Keto Chocolate Avocado Brownies

3.5gNet Carbs
These Keto Avocado Brownies are the best keto avocado dessert recipe you'll ever make. They have a delicious, fudgy texture, a strong chocolate flavor, and crunchy pecan nuts. You'll love this easy one-bowl gluten-free blender recipe ready in a few minutes.
Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 25 mins
Total: 40 mins
Yield: 16 slices
Serving Size: 1 slice

Nutrition

Net Carbs 3.5g
Fat 6.4g
Protein 2.4g
Calories 82kcal
4.94 from 402 votes
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Glazing and toppings

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to fan-forced 350°F (180°C).
  • Line a square 9-inch brownie pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, add the dark chocolate bites and coconut oil. Bring to medium heat until fully melted. You can also place both ingredients into a bowl and microwave on high in 30-second bursts until fully melted. Set aside.
  • In your food processor with the S blade attachment, add all the brownie ingredients (except the glazing one): ripe avocado flesh, eggs, sweetener, almond flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla extract, and melted chocolate.
  • Process for 30 seconds to 1 minute or until all the ingredients come together and you obtain a thick brownie batter.
  • Transfer the batter into the prepared square pan. Spread the batter evenly in the pan using a spatula.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the middle of the brownie comes out clean.
  • Cool down for 10 minutes in the pan before pulling out the brownie from the pan using the parchment paper to pull out the brownie easily.
  • Transfer the brownie onto a cookie rack to cool down until room temperature.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the chocolate glazing and toppings. In a small saucepan, under medium heat, melt the sugar-free chocolate bites with coconut oil until fully liquid and shiny. Stir often to prevent the chocolate from burning.
  • Use a teaspoon to drizzle the melted chocolate on top of the brownie and decorate with crushed pecan nuts and sea salt – optional.
  • Cut the brownies into 16 squares and store the brownies in the pantry in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
Sugar-free sweetener: if your erythritol brand doesn’t dissolve well you can pre-dissolve the sweetener with 4 tablespoons of boiling water before adding to the food processor.
Sweetener replacement – not sugar-free: you can replace the erythritol with the same amount of unrefined sugar like coconut sugar or muscovado sugar. This will raise the carbs of this recipe, but if you can eat sugar it will make healthy and delicious fudgy avocado brownies as well.
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Nutrition Facts
Keto Chocolate Avocado Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 82 Calories from Fat 58
% Daily Value*
Fat 6.4g10%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2.5g10%
Sugar 2.4g3%
Protein 2.4g5%
Net Carbs 3.5g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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    145 Thoughts On Keto Avocado Brownies (3.5g Net Carbs)
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  1. 5 stars
    This recipe was easy peasy and is the best low carb brownie I have EVER made or had before. Only sub I made was xylitol as it was all I had on hand. Thank you.????

    • I am so happy to read that! I love to create tasty easy low carb recipes and I am glad you found my blog. Xylitol is a great sugar-free sweetener to replace erythritol. It should not change the brownies flavor or texture. Thanks for your comment. Enjoy the blog recipes. XOXO Carine.

  2. 5 stars
    Could one do a cream cheese swirl on top using the cream cheese, egg and Swerve method, would it change the baking time at all?

    • I never tried that sort of frosting, if it is a no bake frosting it won’t change the cooking time but as you mention eggs I guess you need to bake it so I am not sure. XOXO Carine.

  3. 4 stars
    These were the perfect texture of keto brownie I’ve been searching for! I am curious tho, my batter was much thicker than the video appears. I followed the recipe exactly but wondered if too thick is an issue? Also, would it be possible to use butter instead of coconut oil in the future?

    • I am not sure how it can be thicker if you use the same amount of ingredients, make sure you measure the amount of avocado in cups or grams for precision. Avocado differ in size a lot, here in NZ they are large that may explain why my batter is runnier than yours. It is not an issue if yours is slightly thicker the texture will simply be a bit different. Enjoy the low carb recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine.

      • My batter also turned out thicker but I left mine in the food processor for a bit longer and added a little more coconut oil to the chocolate. I also used lankanto granulated sugar because the first time I made these I used an erythritol sweetner and it was just way too overpowering sweet chemically tasting. I may use erythritol again but will only use 1/4 cup if I do. These don’t taste like a “normal” brownie but since I’ve gone keto it is the next best thing to a brownie that I’ve found.

        • The longer you process the thicker and dryer the brownie will be. All you need is to blend it enough to convert the avocado into a cream, that is all, not longer. I always use sugar free crystal sweetener made of blend of stevia and Monk fruit or blend of erythritol and stevia. Pure erythritol is over powering, minty and very sweet. I don’t recommend it. Enjoy the keto recipes on the blog and thanks for the lovely feedback. XOXO Carine.

  4. 5 stars
    Loved them! This is the first time I made something other than guacamole from avocado. I substituted 8 packets splenda + 8 packets truvia for erythritol. I think I will add more splenda/truvia next time.

  5. Hi! I’ve just been diagnosed with gestational diabetes so I’m desperately to find something for desserts that won’t send my sugars up. However, I’m allergic to avocado!!!!! Is there anything else you can think of that i could use? Or could I use eggs I stead of avocado and then bake the brownies????

    • This recipe really need some avocado but I can recommend another sugar free brownie recipe on my blog that shouldn’t spike your sugar level as it is made of coconut flour. The recipe is here. Enjoy the brownies and all the sugar free recipes on my blog. XOXO Carine.

    • No you can’t ! the chocolate bites are melted and it is part of the batter. The consistency will be very different if you omit this. However you can use any dark chocolate >85% cocoa or any sugar free chocolate chips you like. Enjoy the brownies. XOXO Carine.

  6. Hi Carina, these look amazing! I don’t have a convection/forced fan oven. Do I need to change the baking time or temperature to offset the lack of an oven fan?

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    • Not at all it will be fine with the same temperature and for the time, simply check your brownie every 5 minutes during the last 10 minutes of baking but should be fine with same timing. Enjoy the lovely brownie recipe and thanks for trying my recipes. Tag me on instagram with your creation, can’t wait to see your brownie !!! XOXO Carine.

  7. Hi. Just made these delicious brownies. I’m confused though. Are the carbs 6.1 total carbs per serve. As stated in the panel. So 3.7g net taking away the fiber. Or 1.7 as you state in one of the comments above. I’m going n Australia so used to having net carbs on the panels.

    • Sorry for the confusion my friend! The nutrition panel is perfectly correct you have got 3.7 net carbs per slice. It is a typing error on y comment reply – corrected this today! Thanks for spotting this for me. Enjoy the low carb recipe on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  8. Can powdered erythritol be used instead of granular eruthritol in this recipe? I’d love to make it today for a friend who is diabetic!

    • Yes of coure it should work. But the amount will vary as powdered is more dense you will need less – hard to say how much less as I never tried but try to decrease by 1/3 cup, taste the batter and adjust regarding taste before baking your brownie! Enjoy the sugar free recipes on my blog. Your diabetic friend is so lucky to have you baking lovely recipes for her. You are sweet! XOXO Carine.

  9. 5 stars
    Hi Carine,
    it seems there is a little fail in your recipe. It says: 1/2 cup erythritol (45g)

    but 1/2 cup of erythriol makes 105 g
    and 1/4 cup of erythriol makes 45 g

    So I believe you mean 1/4 cup, right? I made them with 45 g and they were amazing.

    Best regards, Carolin

    • Sorry for that mistake my dear Carolin! I always use 1/2 cup actually but you are right less is good too. It depends on how much you appreciate the avocado flavor into brownies. Some people prefer to add more sweetener to fully hide the avocado taste. I will correct the measurement right now! Thanks so much for sharing this amazing comment. I am happy to know th recipe works with less sweetener too. XOXO Carine.

  10. 5 stars
    I was interested in trying these brownies because I have cut back on added sugars and carbs but I have been craving desserts recently, so I made these brownies with monk fruit sweetener and they were amazing! They tasted almost exactly like regular brownies and were light and fluffy which I love! I will definitely be making these again!

  11. 4 stars
    I made these exactly as written. They came out quite good. However, I calculated the calories based on 16 servings and it came to 136, not 62. I used the Weight Watcher website and entered each ingredient and amount individually.

    • Hi, I am glad you loved the brownie recipe. Please note that nutrition panel is indicative. I am using a plugin calculator made by nutritionist, using ingredients sourced in New Zealand – where I live – different brand than what you may use in your country. Nutrition panel is always different based on brand specially when it come to sugar free chocolate for exemple.

  12. 5 stars
    Hi Carine,

    I’ve just made my second batch of these and they are absolutely delicious! I had just had a couple of brownies with strawberries, blueberries and 0% Fage Total yogurt. It felt so indulgent on my low carb eating plan. I took a photo but there’s nowhere to upload it.

    Thank you so much for the recipe. They are so incredibly easy to make!

    All the best,

    Rob

    • Thanks for your lovely comment Rob! I am so HAPPY when a recipe makes my readers feel great. Upload your lovely pic on instagram and tag my account ! I will share on my live story for sure! Enjoy the low carb recipe on the blog. XOXO Carine.

  13. 5 stars
    I made these last night and brought them to work. My co-workers had no clue and ate them all! They are seriously delicious and taste like a cross between regular dark chocolate brownie and a milk chocolate brownie. Soooo gooood!!!

    • You made my day !!! I love to hear when a recipe turn out SO great. I love those avocado brownies and my kids loves them too even if they are not crazy about avocados. Amazing right? Thanks for sharing such a beautiful comment. Enjoy the blog and recipes around. XOXO Carine.

    • Hi Carol, it very much depends on brands. I tried erythritol/stevia blend before. Some have a ration of 1:1 which ends up perfect in term of sweetness. Others are 3/4:1 which means they add more Stvia in the blend and you have to use less in the recipe or it will end up super sweet even bitter. Check your product instruction and go along with that. If it says 1:1, it is great go for 1/2 cup as recommended in the recipe. If it says 3/4:1 reduce to 1/3 cup maybe to make sure it is not overly sweet. Enjoy the recipe ! XOXO Carine

    • Hi ! I guess a blender will work well too, what you want is to create a smooth avocado paste with no lumps to make sure the batter comes together and get smooth. Enjoy the brownie, XOXO Carine.

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