14 Keto Brownies Recipes Under 5 Net Carbs
By: Amanda Suazo
Who says you need flour and sugar to make delicious brownies? These recipes for keto brownies capture the same dense, moist, and fudgy texture of conventional brownies, all without fog-inducing grains, or sugar. Best of all? Each serving is under 5 net carbs.
Plus, these keto brownies pack health benefits into every bite, thanks to wholesome ingredients like cacao. While some rumors claim chocolate is bad for you, new research proves otherwise: Studies link cacao consumption with improved cardiovascular health, reduced appetite, and even better mood.
If you want to collect all the perks of cacao in these keto brownies, choose your chocolate wisely. For best results, try finding a variety without mold and added sugar (since they can cancel out the benefits) that contains at least 85% cacao.
From simple fudge-style recipes to brownies with hidden veggies, these recipes for keto brownies will slash your chocolate cravings — without the sugar crash.
Basic Keto Brownies Recipes
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The recipe makes the perfect starter brownie for keto newbies: A blend of creamy butter, almond flour, and xylitol bakes into an ultra-tender bar with a fudgy mouthfeel. Each brownie is also 1 net carb, so this recipe is keto-friendly enough to enjoy every night of the week.
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A cast iron skillet creates the crisp crust and gooey center in this keto brownie recipe. Get the freshest walnuts you can (and shell them yourself if possible), and swap the peanut butter drizzle for fresh almond butter to make your brownies more Bulletproof. Top with melty keto ice cream for a restaurant-worthy dessert at only 3 net carbs per serving.
Nutty Keto Brownies Recipes
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The oils from almond butter add extra moisture and chew to these keto brownies, and you can make them in about 20 minutes. Since they contain low-carb ingredients like coconut flour and erythritol, they’re the perfect keto dessert at 2 net carbs per serving. Grind up your own almond butter from high-quality nuts to keep this brownie recipe more Bulletproof.
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High-fat macadamias are one of the most keto-friendly nuts around, and they add a delicious crunch to this brownie recipe. And since each serving contains about 26 grams of fat (and under 3 net carbs), they make a good alternative to fat bombs when you’re looking to switch up your snacks. Get high-quality nuts and coffee for this recipe for the most Bulletproof results.
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These nutty keto brownies come with the skin-smoothing, joint-supporting benefits of collagen peptides while keeping the brownie taste and texture you’d expect. No special extra steps, either: Just mix wet and dry ingredients, add to your baking dish, and bake. For more Bulletproof brownies, choose almond flour over gluten-free baking flour and swap almond milk with full-fat coconut milk — you’ll still get keto-friendly results at 3 net carbs per brownie.
Keto Brownies With Hidden Fruits and Veggies
In classic keto fashion, this brownie recipe proves that you can sneak fat-filled and fiber-rich avocado into just about anything — and in this recipe, you won’t trade off on chocolatey flavor and fudgy texture. At under 4 net carbs apiece, these keto brownies are an easy way to satisfy a chocolate craving (and your macros).
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Don’t worry, you can’t taste the veggies! Shredded zucchini keeps these keto brownies perfectly moist without adding any green flavor. Plus, with a fudgy texture and 2 net carbs per brownie, you won’t even miss boxed brownie mix. Pick up an organic zucchini and use erythritol or birch xylitol as sweetener to get a more Bulletproof brownie.
Bite-Size Keto Brownies
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These little bites are perfectly portioned so you’re not tempted to eat the whole pan. And since each bite has 1 net carb, they’re also easy on your macros. No substitutions needed for more Bulletproof results — just make sure you’re using grass-fed butter or ghee when the recipe calls for it.
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With these keto brownies, you won’t even need to wait for the oven. Just throw ingredients into a food processor, press keto brownies into a dish, and slice for chewy chocolate perfection. Make sure you’re using high-quality raw nuts and nut butters to keep this recipe Bulletproof.
Flourless Keto Brownies
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Fool your friends with these flourless keto brownies: Since they use a small amount of gluten-free arrowroot powder to soak up the wet ingredients, you’ll still get a perfectly fudgy texture without conventional or nut flours. While portion sizes are small, each brownie is only 3 net carbs. Choose birch xylitol or erythritol as your sweetener to make this keto dessert Bulletproof.
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No flour needed for these keto brownies — not even almond or coconut flour. With a rich blend of cocoa powder, espresso powder, and baking chocolate, this recipe bakes up into a sweet mocha-flavored dessert with under 2 net carbs per serving. (Bonus: They’re also nut-free.) Find espresso powder made from mold-free coffee beans for the most Bulletproof brownie.
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Thanks to extra fiber from whole psyllium husks, these keto brownies hold up well without any kind of flour. Plus, that fiber cuts net carbs down to 2 grams per serving while still delivering a sweet and chocolatey taste. Psyllium can be harsh on your GI system, so enjoy in moderation to stay Bulletproof (and get more fiber from veggies instead).
Keto Brownie Cookies
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Like crisp edges on your keto brownies? These brookies are for you: this recipe marries crisp cookies with chocolatey brownies, all with 2 net carbs per serving. And since this keto dessert includes gut-friendly pastured collagen and gelatin, you can sidestep the stomach ache that regular brookies can cause. For a Bulletproof brookie, choose organic raspberries and a high-quality almond butter.
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This keto dessert is made for soft brownie lovers. Scooping batter thick onto the baking sheet keeps these cookies fudgy while only setting you back about 4 net carbs. To keep these keto brownie cookies Bulletproof, use grass-fed butter and very dark chocolate chips (at least 85% cacao).
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