World’s Best Fudgy Keto Brownies Recipe

by Joanna

These keto brownies are super moist, fudgy, perfectly rich and chocolatey. Make the world’s best brownie recipe and enjoy an incredibly sugar-free 6 ingredients dessert with only 1g net carb per serving!

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I’m not afraid to call these the world’s best keto brownies because they indeed are my family’s favorite dessert – and they aren’t even on a keto diet.

Finding the best recipe was a long road of trial and error. However, I am proud to share with you these insanely fudgy and moist brownies that have a crispy top. On top of that, these melt in your mouth brownies are entirely grain-free and sugar-free. I can honestly say that I would choose the keto version over the “regular” brownies at any time.

Watch the recipe video below to see exactly how to make the brownies.

Should I stop talking about how amazingly fudgy and chocolatey these keto brownies are and start sharing the recipe with you? Well, I just finished shooting the brownies, and I hope the pictures express their deliciousness well enough. Needless to say, I’m eating one right now as I write this blog post and my keyboard is full of chocolate goodness -the kind of mess I love.

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Ingredients for World’s Best Fudgy Keto Brownies Recipe

Hopefully, you’ll try these keto brownies, friends, because they are my absolute favorite dessert and I could eat them every day.

ingredients for the brownies

To transform the “regular” brownies into a keto version we have to ditch the sugar, the wheat flour and milk chocolate (suuuuper high in sugar).

  • 1/2 cup almond flour or 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 3/4 – 1 cup Erythritol – This is the best sweetener to use in this recipe as it has no funky after taste!
  • 3 eggs, room temperature
  • 10 tbsp butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3.5 oz dark chocolate (or unsweetened chocolate chips)
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Tips for choosing the best ingredients

The quality of the ingredients is crucial for the best keto brownies. I’ll share with you some of the tips I think truly make a difference in this recipe.

  1. Chose high-quality chocolate. Use the highest cocoa percentage you can find – not 100% necessary to use 100% dark chocolate because it’s very expensive. Any chocolate with a percentage of 85-99% is perfect. My favorite brands are Lindt, Baker’s Chocolate and Lilys’s Chocolate Chips (completely sugar-free).
  2. Use a super fine almond flour. The almond flour combined with cocoa powder helps a lot with the texture. If you want to use coconut flour, reduce the quantity of almond flour to about 2 tablespoons and adjust if necessary.
  3. The sweeteners I recommend and don’t give that cooling effect ( no aftertaste ) are Lakanto Monkfruit (1:1 sugar substitute) and the powdered Monk Fruit Erythritol Blend from SoNourished. The second favorite brands are Swerve, Erythritol, and Xylitol. Using a powdered sweetener keeps the brownies moist (at least that’s what I’ve noticed). Stevia isn’t a favorite of mine in baked goods as it tends to get bitter and overpowers the chocolate goodness.
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How to make the best keto brownies

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a 9×9 square baking pan with parchment paper or grease it with butter. Set aside.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, add the softened butter and chocolate. Melt in 30 seconds rounds and stir until they are well incorporated.
  3. In other bowl combine the dry ingredients: almond flour, cocoa powder, erythritol, espresso powder, baking powder.
  4. Beat the eggs for 30 seconds, then add the melted chocolate and continue mixing.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Try not to over mix the batter, to get the fudgiest brownie in the entire world.
  6. Pour the keto brownies batter into the pan and spread evenly with the back of a spatula
  7. Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until a crispy thin layer forms and the brownie is moist in the middle. Let it cool for a few minutes then cut it into 16 square. Enjoy! BONUS TIP: Make sure you don’t overbake the brownie because it will be cakey and not fudgy.
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World’s Best Fudgy Keto Brownies Recipe

4.63 from 16 votes

Prep time 10 mins
Cook Time 18 mins
Yelds 16 brownie square

Description
 

These keto brownies are super moist, fudgy, perfectly rich and chocolatey. Make the world’s best brownie recipe and enjoy an incredibly sugar-free 6 ingredients dessert with only 1g net carb per serving!

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1/2 cup almond flour or 2 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3 eggs room temperature
  • 3.5 oz dark chocolate or unsweetened chocolate chips
  • 10 tbsp butter softened
  • 3/4 – 1 cup Erythritol powdered
  • 1 tsp espresso powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Line a 9×9 square baking pan with parchment paper or grease it with butter. Set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl, add the softened butter and chocolate. Melt in 30 seconds rounds and stir until they are well incorporated.
  • In other bowl combine the dry ingredients: almond flour, cocoa powder, erythritol, espresso powder, baking powder.
  • Beat the eggs for 30 seconds, then add the melted chocolate and continue mixing.
  • Add the dry ingredients and mix until well incorporated. Try not to over mix the batter, to get the fudgiest brownie in the entire world.
  • Pour the keto brownies batter into the pan and spread evenly with the back of a spatula
  • Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until a crispy thin layer forms and the brownie is moist in the middle. Let it cool for a few minutes then cut it into 16 square. Enjoy! 

Notes

Depending on the desired sweetness use more or less sweetener. I find that 3/4 cup sweetener is more than enough. 
Nutrition Facts
Amount per serving.
Calories
135kcal
Total Carbs
2g
Net Carbs
Protein
2g
Fat
12g
Fiber
1g
Sugar
1g

How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword brownies, gluten free, grain free, keto
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World’s Best Fudgy Keto Brownies Recipe

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13 comments

Diane February 1, 2019 - 10:31 pm

5 stars
Thanks So much…delicious and really satisfied my chocolate craving. I also appreciate that this recipe uses less chocolate and cocoa than others but still provides the richness. This is a keeper!

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Joanna February 2, 2019 - 8:40 pm

Wow, that’s fantastic. I’m thrilled you liked the recipe.

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Melanie March 3, 2019 - 11:42 pm

Have these baking in the oven now. Thank you for the recipe. It does not say when to add the vanilla so I just put it in with the chocolate mixture. Hopefully they turn out as amazing as they look and smell.

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Joanna March 4, 2019 - 10:23 am

That’s great Melanie! Let me know how these keto brownies turned out!

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Jennifer June 10, 2019 - 2:06 am

Is it just almond or coconut flour or both?

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Joanna July 19, 2019 - 6:59 am

I tested the recipe with both flours, and I love the almond flour brownies more because they are way fudgier. I gave the coconut flour alternative in case people with allergies want to make the recipe.

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A July 13, 2019 - 11:50 pm

Made these today, super yummy!!!

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Melissa Green August 30, 2019 - 12:20 pm

5 stars
This is my second time making these AMAZING brownies and they are TRULY DELICIOUS! My baking dark chocolate of choice is “Lilly’s Dark Chocolate Baking Chips”. PLUS I never use instant coffee; I just put one tablespoon of my medium roast coffee in the batter. This time around I’ve added 1/2 cup I’d chopped pecans which will had about 4 net carbs to the whole batch. This is the BEST Keto brownie recipe I’ve ever had and it’s a SOLID keeper. Make sure you use room temperature large eggs and pure vanilla extract.

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Janet February 23, 2020 - 11:56 pm

5 stars
Finally, I found a Keto recipe that didn’t flop and tasted wonderful. I used coconut flour and was very pleased with the results. Even though I liked the brownies, I was wondering how to reduce the chocolate. They were just a little too dark chocolate for me. Could I eliminate the 1/4 c cocoa powder or reduce the dark chocolate?

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janet cochenour February 26, 2020 - 1:53 am

5 stars
I’m so glad to finally find a Keto recipe that wasn’t a flop and tastes wonderful. The brownies are just a bit to chocolaty. I’m wondering if I could cut out the 1/4 cocoa powder or decrease the melted chocolate? I definitely will be making these again.

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Doug w April 30, 2020 - 12:57 am

5 stars
These were absolutely amazing!

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Cindy June 18, 2020 - 11:26 pm

Can we substitute some eggs for egg whites?? I have tons of egg whites. Thank you

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Joanna July 13, 2020 - 6:56 am

In this recipe, I recommend using the whole egg. I haven’t tried it myself self, and I can’t recommend using only egg whites. If you try it, let me know how it turns out.

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