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Keto Brownies Recipe (Flourless!)

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This dark chocolate Flourless Keto Brownies Recipe is an utter delight! They are light and moist, thanks to a secret ingredient that replaces the need for any flour. Each bite will taste so good, no one can tell they are sugar-free! Easy keto recipes like this one are great ways to introduce yourself and others to the variety available on a keto diet.

Flourless keto brownies recipe easy steps

Sugar-Free, Low Carb, and Gluten Free

This keto brownies recipe is 100% dairy-free, keto, sugar-free and gluten-free! With only 2 g net carbs per serving, it’s a great low-carb dessert for any day of the week.

Enjoy these after a nourishing meal of protein and fats and you’ll satisfy your desire for a chocolatey dinner dessert.

There’s no reason to feel restricted on keto, with great recipes like this, all your favorite foods can be remade to fit keto macros.

This recipe was originally published Feb 13, 2018, and has since been updated with additional tips and images.

This post may contain affiliate links. Primal Edge Health LLC may receive a small commission at no extra cost to you for any orders made through these links. All thoughts and opinions are our own and we never promote something we wouldn’t use ourselves.

Can I eat a brownie on keto?

Choose the brownie wisely and you’ll be ok.

The nature of a keto diet is low-carb. You usually want to cap daily intake of carbs at a maximum of 30 g net carb or 50 g total carb. This is a limit, not a goal.

A standard brownie made from wheat flour and white sugar isn’t going to do you any favors with this. According to CalorieKing a 2-inch square could have 12 g carb, which is nearly half the allotted daily intake in just a few bites of food.

Furthermore, the sugar can raise blood sugar levels, negatively affect cognition and trigger unhealthy patters of eating.

Once you know when you’re in ketosis you will be able to clearly feel and identify the consequences of eating off-plan food. You can make the choice if the decision to eat off-plan is worth it or not.

Food choices are important on a keto diet and cooking simple meals at home will help build healthy habits long term. Fortunately, there are so many great recipes to try!


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No Coconut Flour, No Almond Flour

Too many ketogenic brownies are dry, dense and bitter. Not these!

Adding psyllium husk powder to the batter is the secret ingredient that makes these brownies flourless while still being light and moist. I love the perfect bread-like texture of The Best All-Purpose Keto Bread and wanted to bring that same wheat-based consistency to a brownie.

Psyllium is hydrophilic, meaning it loves water, which makes it the ideal way to achieve a delicious low-carb homemade brownie that won’t crumble when you serve it.

For more sweet and savory keto baked goods, check out The Ultimate Guide to Low-Carb Baking for healthy keto bread, muffins, cakes, crackers, and more!

Flourless Keto Brownies Recipe

This recipe is great for families, pool parties and picnics. It’s easy to make in the morning before an event, set aside, and take it on the go later in the day.

What you need for keto brownies
  • Coconut oil
  • Cacao paste
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Sweetener
  • Cacao powder
  • Psyllium husk powder
  • Salt
  • Baking soda
  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Boiling water
How to make keto brownies

Begin by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Then get out a double boiler or rig up a DIY version with a bowl inserted in a small saucepot with a few inches of water in it. Melt the coconut oil and cacao paste.

You’ll be working with three bowls now. One for the eggs and vanilla which are whisked together and set aside. A second for the dry ingredients: sweetener, cacao powder, psyllium, and salt. Finally, a third bowl for the baking soda and vinegar.

Now that like is mixed with like, add each combination into the eggs, one at a time and stirring in-between.

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Continue mixing until the batter is completely smooth.

Pour it into a greased 8×8-inch baking dish and bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Once done, the center will be set and the edges will separate slightly from the pan. Test by poking a toothpick or knife into the center and remove it. If the object is clean, the brownies are done.

Let cool before cutting and serving or storing.

Use optional powdered sweetener to dust the brownies. Hold a fine mesh strainer over the cooked brownies, gently place a few tablespoons of sweetener on top of the mesh and tap the side with your finger so that the sweetener falls through the holes. Sprinkle it evenly across the square surface area.

As an alternative to dusting, Dairy-Free Ketogenic Icing is also very nice to decorate with!

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Make Keto Brownies Fudgy in One Step

Enhancing the fudge factor on these brownies is as simple as letting them chill in the fridge. As they cool off, the cacao paste and coconut oil solidify and alter the texture from a light and fluffy brownie to a gooey, fudgy one.

You can test this with leftovers and see which way you like best.

The brownies store very well. If kept in an airtight container, in the fridge, they can easily last up to a week if not longer. Freezer for long-term storage.

Dairy Free Keto Brownies

Coconut oil makes these brownies completely dairy-free. If you prefer to cook without dairy, I highly recommend stocking up on coconut oil.

Use equal parts of oil to replace butter in any recipe. Coconut oil is almost exactly the same consistency as butter and is a flawless alternative.

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My favorite place to buy coconut oil in bulk is at Wildly Organic. They offer a variety of sizes from 16 ounces up to a 5-gallon tub. It’s very convenient to have a large tub of oil tucked in your pantry and will last a very long time without spoiling.

I prefer to shop in bulk whenever possible. Not only do I tend to get the best deal this way but it also ensures I have what I want when I need it.

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Flourless Keto Brownies Recipe

This dark chocolate Flourless Keto Brownies Recipes is an utter delight! They are light and moist, thanks to a secret ingredient that replaces the need for any flour. Each bite will taste so good, no one can tell they are sugar-free!
4.78 from 22 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 16 pieces
Calories: 90kcal

Ingredients

To Decorate

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350° F (175° C).
  • Melt the coconut oil and cacao paste together in a double boiler over medium-low heat.
  • Whisk the eggs and vanilla extract in a medium mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, combine Lakanto, cacao powder, psyllium husk, and salt.
  • In an additional bowl, mix the baking soda and vinegar. Let it fizz up and set aside.
  • Combine the melted oil and cacao into eggs. Mix in the dry ingredients. Add the baking soda and vinegar. Continue mixing, smash out any lumps. Finally, add the boiling water and stir until the batter completely smooth.
  • Grease an 8 by 8-inch glass baking dish. Transfer the batter in the pan, make sure it is evenly spread. Bake for 30 minutes, until the center is firm and the edges pull away from the pan. Test by placing a toothpick in the center and check that it comes out clean.
  • Cool before cutting. You may dust with powdered sweetener if desired.

Macros and Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Flourless Keto Brownies Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 piece)
Calories 90 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 108mg5%
Potassium 98mg3%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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47 Responses

  1. Marie
    | Reply

    Thank you! ?
    I love your book, recipes and videos… please keep doing what your doing.
    You are both inspiring me ❤️

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Thank you Marie!

  2. Bear
    | Reply

    What is Lakanto? It looks like a business name, not a product name. They carry multiple items.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I refer to the Lakanto “Classic” – I’ll be more specific next time 🙂

      • Nathan
        | Reply

        I don’t see any product named ‘classic’ is it the monk fruit and erythritol powder?

  3. Shari E
    | Reply

    These look so delicious! Perfect timing for Valentine’s Day.

  4. Judy
    | Reply

    What exactly is cacao paste and where do you buy it? Thanks! Recipe looks yummy.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      You’ll be able to find cacao paste in a health food store, look in the “superfood” or “raw”. It is 100% pure cacao. You can use bakers chocolate as an alternative. I hope you make the recipe – these are delicious! I had an “I can’t believe it’s keto!” moment.

  5. Cyntia
    | Reply

    Jessica Haggard, thanks so much for the post.Really thank you! Keep writing.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Thank you for the honest encouragement! You gave me a boost 🙂

  6. Jim S.
    | Reply

    Thanks for these Recipes! I’m craving Brownies so want to give these a try. Would Cacao Nibs work in place of the Cacao Paste?

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Hope you like them! Let me know how they come out. You can use baking chocolate instead of paste but not nibs. Nibs would be good in the batter as an extra addition, maybe 2 tbsp for the whole recipe… like chocolate chips.

  7. Hillary Adams
    | Reply

    Can Stevia Extract be used in place of the lakanto? if so what would your recommended amount be?
    thank you so much your family is such an inspiration!!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      The lakanto is also useful for bulking up a recipe. You can use stevia extract, I don’t know the amount – that is going to depend on your preference. You can also use plain erythritol (make sure it’s organic and of good quality)

  8. cindy gonzales
    | Reply

    Hi Jessica,
    I have never been a fan of the taste of psyllium husk powder but this recipe is a game changer…really good brownie recipe. The texture is spot on for a brownie and the taste is so good. No aftertaste from the psyllium powder. I used my stand mixer and batter blended very smooth and used swerve as sweetner. (equal amount that you used with lakanto) Very Good recipe…thank you. Cindy

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I’m so glad you liked it! Thanks for giving it a try and being open to a new recipe.

  9. Deb
    | Reply

    The timing of this post couldn’t be any better. I’ve been searching for a keto brownie recipe that *looks*like the kind of brownies I want to eat (as opposed to the dry, cakey ones that claim to be fudgy). I have a question about the vinegar though. Can you taste it at all? And can it be omitted, or is it needed for the reaction with another ingredient (baking soda?)? Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I totally understand what you mean about “looking” fudgy vs actually being fudgy. That was a HUGE reason why I wrote The Ultimate Guide to Low-Carb Baking, I was tired of trying other peoples recipes that didn’t work! There are too many recipes that look good but taste like cardboard. I cannot taste the vinegar, it is meant to mix with the baking soda and act as a leavening agent. Let me know if you try these – I’d love to see a picture on instagram, or you can join our Ketogenic Baking Group on facebook 🙂

  10. Frances
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    Thank you, Jessica.
    Your bread recipe is the best I’ve tried in 11 months of my new keto lifestyle. Its also lasted a couple weeks in the fridge. Finally, I can have a liverwurst sandwich again. Grateful to you. Happy Mother’s Day, btw. Its M’s Day here in the USA.

    Is cacao paste similar to the cocoa butter?

    Frances in San Francisco

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I’m so happy you like the bread! Cacao paste is very different than cocoa butter. Check out the descriptions on the product pages 🙂 Those will give you a clear understanding of when and how to use each product. Happy Mother’s Day to you as well!

  11. Frances
    | Reply

    Oops, the boiling water is listed in ml. How much of a cup should we use?

    Thanks.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Look up a quick conversion… 100 ml is slightly less than 1/2 cup

  12. Skip
    | Reply

    Jessica,could i use cacao powder in brownies,maybe add come coconut cream for dry ness?? I got a huge bag that i havnt been eating need to use. thanks ,i make your all purpose keto bread twice a week.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      You can certainly do some experimentation! I haven’t tried that approach out yet myself. Let me know how it goes.

  13. Therese Bizabishaka
    | Reply

    Hi Jessica. Just made this for new year and its perfect. Had it with cream and strawberries. Definitely a winner.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Great timing 🙂 So glad you like them!

  14. GAIL SUNDE-CLARK
    | Reply

    I don’t have coconut vinegar. Could I use white, apple cider vinegar or white wine vinegar?

    • Tristan
      | Reply

      Certainly! ACV would be my choice

  15. Annie @ Annie's Noms
    | Reply

    5 stars
    These look fantastic! Brownies are one of my favourite things ever and I love that these are Keto friendly too! I am trying to be healthier right now, so I need to try these as I’m not prepared to give up brownies!!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I’m so happy to bring you the good news that you can still enjoy brownies on a keto diet 🙂

  16. Erika
    | Reply

    5 stars
    These brownies look delicious. Pinning for later!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      Thanks for coming by Erika, I’m so glad you found something you like!

  17. Angela
    | Reply

    5 stars
    I am always craving chocolate. This recipe will be a great addition to my keto diet.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      You and me both 😉 These are so fast to make, the recipe is a great choice!

  18. Veena Azmanov
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Love the healthy option to these yummy Keto Brownies. Delicious and special too.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      You are right – they are so yummy!

  19. Emily Liao
    | Reply

    5 stars
    This brownie recipe is the best! Especially since this is keto-friendly. Definitely a go-to chocolate craving.

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I’m so glad you like it, Emily! Come back again soon for more delicious recipes 🙂

  20. Megan Stevens
    | Reply

    5 stars
    I love psyllium husk powder, such a magical Keto ingredient! Thanks! Some in our house can’t have coconut flour, and we don’t prefer to use almonds. 🙂

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      I’m with you there – we skip almond flour because it’s pretty processed, not so great for the environment, and crazy high in oxalate!

  21. Erin
    | Reply

    I’ve never used pure cacao paste but definitely will be trying it now!

  22. Jean Choi
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Can’t wait to try this. I love keto chocolate desserts!

  23. Stacey Crawford
    | Reply

    5 stars
    I’m saving this recipe to make with my son this week. Trying to keep him busy & I have some leftover psyllium husk.

  24. ChihYu
    | Reply

    5 stars
    Yum! So fudgy, full of healthy ingredients and delicious!

  25. Heather
    | Reply

    5 stars
    This recipe really passes the test, delicious and healthy for all with food restriction!

    • Jessica Haggard
      | Reply

      It’s healthy but shhh… no one needs to know!

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