Fudgy Brownies (Keto/Low carb)

IMG_3337These brownies are delicious. They are chewy, fudgy and moist. The key is to not over-bake them. They will still look wet when it’s time to take them out, but they will continue to cook when out of the oven.

They also have a secret ingredient. It’s chia seed or flax seed!

Adapted from: Low Carb Maven

Ingredients:

  • For the batter:
    • Chocolate mixture: 1 bar of dark chocolate (85-90% cocoa) plus 4 1/2 oz. of butter, coconut oil or ghee
    • 3 large eggs
    • 1/2 tsp stevia extract powder
    • 1/4 cup erythritol (measure this and then grind it into a  powder using a Nutribullet, Magic bullet, coffee grinder, etc.) (This is optional)
    • 1 cup almond flour
    • 3 T. whole flaxseed (measure this and then grind it into a powder) or chia seed
    • 1/4 cup cocoa powder, unsweetened
    • 1/2 tsp baking soda
    • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
    • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • For the frosting:
    • 1/4 cup heavy cream, organic (or coconut milk for dairy free)
    • 2 T. butter, coconut oil or ghee
    • 1/2 bar of dark chocolate (85-90% cocoa)

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F degrees. Prepare an 8″x8″ pan with coconut oil or olive oil spray. You may put parchment paper down as well.
  2. Make the chocolate mixture first: Place the chocolate bar in a microwave safe dish and add the butter, coconut oil or ghee. Place in the microwave for 45-60 seconds and stir. Place back in the microwave for 30-45 seconds if the mixture is not completely melted and stir again.
  3. Place the eggs, stevia and erythritol (powdered) in a large stand mixer or mixing bowl and beat until combined.
  4. Slowly pour in the chocolate mixture and continue mixing until combined.
  5. Add the dry ingredients and begin to beat slowly. Gradually speed up the mixture until the batter no longer looks grainy.
  6. Pour the brownie mixture into your prepared pan and bake for 20-25 minutes. The brownies are better if you cook them for a shorter amount of time and leave them fudgy, however you don’t want them to be too under baked. If your oven is really hot, it may only take 15 minutes!
  7. Make the frosting: Prepare the chocolate and butter by breaking up the chocolate bar into small pieces and add it to a heat safe bowl. Add the butter, coconut oil or ghee. Pour the heavy cream in a small saucepan and place over the stove on medium to medium-high heat. Bring the cream to a simmer and let simmer for about 1 minute while stirring frequently. Turn the burner off and take the saucepan off. Let cool for a few seconds and then pour over the chocolate mixture. Stir until combined
  8. Let the brownies cool for 10-15 minutes (or longer) and then spread the frosting over them.
  9. Place in the fridge until ready to serve. You may let them come to room temperature before consuming or enjoy them cold!
  10. Keep them in the fridge until they’re gone! 🙂

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