If you’re craving brownies while on the keto diet, then this keto brownies recipe is what you need. Instead of the regular flour, these brownies are made using inulin powder, a dietary supplement used by people looking to cut their carb intake.
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All the other ingredients are also keto-approved, such as whey protein powder, egg white powder, Xanthan gum, monk fruit blend sweetener, and sugar-free chocolate chips.
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This keto brownies recipe, created accidentally by Annie of Keto Focus, may be a modified version of the regular brownies you are used to, but they taste just as good. They are chewy, gooey, fudgy, and taste just like the regular chocolate brownies but without the sugar and carbs!
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Each serving contains only 2 grams of net carbs, so you can eat a serving or two while still staying in ketosis.
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Annie says she was testing a recipe for mochi cake for a company who make keto chocolate chips but ended up with brownies instead!
They are nut and nut flour free and can be made dairy free if you prefer by using coconut oil in place of the butter.
For a completely different brownies recipe you could try this Keto Chocolate Brownie Recipe with Coconut. They are made with coconut flour and cocoa and have a coconut filling with chocolate ganache on the top! They are unbelievably delicious.
Inulin is a natural non-digestible carbohydrate and dietary fibre found in many different plants. For supplements it’s usually obtained from chicory root.
It’s often used to improve the taste and texture of low carb and keto grain free or sugar-free recipes.
It acts as a prebiotic and helps support the beneficial gut bacteria. Because it’s not digested it also helps you feel fuller for longer helping with weight loss. It can be useful for diabetics as it keeps blood sugar stable.
Food manufacturers often replace unhealthy fat and sugar with inulin.
If you are having trouble finding it at the moment it’s because it is in short supply due to poor chicory harvests in Europe and South America. Also production and supply has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
Luckily there are other alternative source of inulin that have not been affected by the shortage such as artichokes and blue agave. They are slightly more expensive but worth it if you want to use it. A good one is this Bare Organics Agave Inulin Powder
Sugar free Chocolate Chips
Annie uses choc zero keto chocolate baking chips for this recipe but you can use your favorite make so long as they are low or zero carb. Choose from milk or dark chocolate.
Choc Zero use top quality cocoa liquor and cocoa butter. The baking chips are sweetened with monk fruit which has no aftertaste and no sugar alcohols.
Keto Brownies Recipe
- ½ cup inulin powder
- 1 tsp egg white powder
- ¼ cup low carb organic protein powder
- 1 tsp Redmond Real Sea Salt
- ½ tsp xanthan gum
- ½ cup coconut milk
- ¼ cup monkfruit blend sweetener
- 2 organic/pastured eggs
- ¼ cup golden brown monkfruit blend sweetener
- 1 tsp natural vanilla
- ¼ cup unsalted grass-fed butter, softened
- 7 oz. sugar-free chocolate chips, melted
1. Preheat the oven to 325°F (162°C approx). Spray a square baking dish with a good quality cooking spray and line it with parchment paper to include the sides.
2. Wisk all the dry ingredients together in a bowl using a hand wisk.
3. Slowly add the coconut milk and mix it in with an electric mixer on low speed, Mix until combined and forms a gooey texture.
4. Add in the remaining ingredients apart from the chocolate and mix well until fully combined.
5. Next, place the sugar-free chocolate chips in a small heat proof bowl. Place the bowl over a pan of just simmering water and stir until melted and smooth. Add the chocolate to the brownie mixture and mix in well.
6. Spoon the mixture into the prepared baking dish. Bake for about 30 to 35 minutes or until the brownies are set in the middle.
7. Allow to cool before cutting them into nine squares. Store any leftover in a covered container at room temperature or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Check out Annie’s video demo of how to prepare this delicious keto brownies recipe.
Brownie image by Miss Suki