Being on a keto diet doesn't mean that you need to miss out on all of the good things. There are many amazing recipes out there that allow you to eat healthy and flavor-packed meals, while still keeping in ketosis.
This is true for desserts too. Various keto authors have developed recipes that recreate conventional treats so that they are entirely suitable for the keto diet. The keto brownie recipes featured in this list are all examples of that pattern. Check them out to find some new options that you can enjoy.
Keto Brownie Recipes
PPS. If you like the flavor of brownies, what about chocolate smoothies?
Easy Keto Brownies
Don't be fooled by the simple name of this recipe, Idriss from brokefoodies.com is fantastic at creating delicious recipes. The brownies are easy to make, taking just 20 minutes from start to finish.
Idriss also provides some notes about how you can make the brownies exactly right for you. This includes paying close attention to the cooking time and thinking about the amount of sweetener.
These brownies are perfect for anyone who misses sweet treats on a keto diet. The recipe comes from ketosizeme.com and was designed with kids in mind. This helps ensure that the finished brownies are family-friendly and are still good for you.
As part of her discussion, Shasta highlights the fact that the nutritional content is going to vary depending on the brands of ingredients that you use. For example, canned coconut milk tends to be higher in fat, making it the preferred choice for keto recipes. This means that it’s worth calculating the nutrient details yourself to be sure that the brownies fit into your macros.
Velvety No Bake Brownie Bites
These brownie bites could also be considered fat bombs and Uliana from hungryforinspiration.com even uses the term. There isn't that much difference between a fat bomb and a keto brownie anyway. Regardless, this recipe is a fun one to try out.
An interesting feature is the servings. This recipe only produces six fat bombs and these aren't very large. The style is perfect if you don't want too many treats in the house at any one time, but could be a problem if you plan to serve a crowd.
Two-Layer Keto Brownies
This recipe comes from myketokitchen.com and it follows an unusual style. I love the two-layer effect on the brownies. This helps to make them much more interesting. It's a particularly good idea if you plan to serve these to others. The lighter topping has a cheesecake-like style that contrasts perfectly with the rich chocolate flavor of the brownie.
Chocolate Cinnamon Skillet Brownie
This skillet brownie recipe is a fun style to try. It comes from ketodietapp.com and it is even paleo friendly. The recipe also gets the texture exactly right. The brownie doesn't end up too dry or dense. The skillet style makes it easy to create too.
Fudgy Double Chocolate Keto Brownies
Why stop with regular brownies when you can have double chocolate ones? That's precisely what you get with the brownies from peaceloveandlowcarb.com. The brownies have fudgy quality too, making them an absolutely perfect treat.
Peanut Butter Brownies
Carolyn from alldayidreamaboutfood.com offers these brownies. Her recipe shows that brownies don't need to be limited to chocolate. The combination of chocolate brownie, peanut butter fudge and chocolate glaze works exceptionally well.
Fat Bomb Sea Salted Chocolate Brownies
What about these chocolate brownies for something a little bit different? The recipe comes from Amanda at wickedstuffed.com and uses sea salt to give the brownies a more interesting flavor profile. The brownies also act as fantastic fat bombs, with only two grams of net carbs each.
Instant Pot Molten Brownie Cups
This recipe is one of many amazing treats from beautyandthefoodie.com. It's also a little unusual, as you're not making traditional brownies at all. Instead, the recipe is more similar to a brownie mug cake. You do need an Instant Pot to make the brownie cups, but they're truly worth the effort.
Flourless Avocado Chocolate Brownies
This recipe from staysnatched.com relies on avocado to create a moist and rich snack – one that contains only three grams of net carbs per serving. You don't need anything like almond flour either. The effects of the avocado are more than enough.
Brandi uses a brownie pan for this recipe, which is why all of the brownies have edges rather than being cut. This type of pan isn't necessary to make the brownies, but it can make them turn out better (if you like edge pieces that is).
Super Fudgy Cocoa Brownies
These fudgy brownies aren't just keto friendly, they're also perfect for the paleo diet. The recipe is also simple, relying on just five ingredients. The brownies come from Paola at gnom-gnom.com.
You're not just getting details about how to make the brownies either. The post includes information on rules that you can follow to make the brownies turn out perfectly every time. The same rules would apply to many other brownie recipes too.
One Bowl Brownies
If you like simple recipes, check out these one bowl brownies from ketovale.com. They're a variation on the idea of a mug cake, except that the taste and texture is that of a brownie. You can actually choose how you bake these. So, you might use muffin cups, small bowls or even a conventional baking pan. Just make sure you adjust the cooking time accordingly.
Pecan Pie Brownies
Here's a recipe that follows its own style. The sweet treats are somewhere in the middle between pecan pie and chocolate brownies. This is done by having a brownie layer on the bottom and a pecan pie layer on the top.
While the style isn't common, Brenda from sugarfreemom.com has clearly created a winner. After all, regular chocolate brownies can sometimes be a little boring.
This recipe, from keto-daily.com, is a fast and easy brownie approach. Like many recipes, this one relies on dark chocolate, so you do need to be a fan to enjoy the brownie. The recipe is fast because it basically acts like a mug cake. As such, you're just making one serving at a time. The style is perfect if you want to quickly satisfy a craving for something sweet.
Keto Paleo Fiber Brownies
These brownies come from thenourishedcaveman.com and they're packed full of fiber. This approach is important, as keto dieters often don't get enough fiber in their diet. Fiber is critical for many aspects of wellbeing, such as promoting gut health.
While they are high in fiber, these brownies remain a tasty treat. They're also low in carbs, making them ideal for keto.
Avocado Chocolate Brownies
Here's another recipe that uses avocado as a key ingredient. This time, the brownies come from blog.paleohacks.com. The brownies are also interesting, as the avocado isn't entirely mixed in. Instead, you end up with flecks of lime green, which look simply amazing.
Chocolate Brownie Cheesecake Squares
This recipe, from lowcarbyum.com, combines brownies and cheesecake to create squares that have both aspects. The idea is a powerful one. You end up with a delectable dessert that has contrasting textures and flavors. Besides, why choose between a brownie and a cheesecake when there are recipes like this out there?
Fudgy Vegan Brownies
These brownies are perfect for keto dieters and for any vegans. Despite the limitations on ingredients, you still end up with fudgy brownies that taste just as good as regular versions. As Amber from compassionateketo.com mentions, you won't even know that you're eating a healthy brownie.
Peanut Butter Brownies
Here's another recipe to consider. It comes from lowcarbsosimple.com and really is simple to make. In fact, there are only four ingredients in the entire recipe. Despite this, the brownies taste fantastic and even have a cool dark and light brown marbling style on the top.
Protein Low Carb Brownies
Keto is often considered a moderate protein diet, which makes these brownies a particularly good choice. They contain 2.5 grams of protein per serving, along with a similar amount of fiber. The brownies also just total to 107 calories per serving, making them good for weight loss too. You can find the full recipe at foodfaithfitness.com.
The Fudgiest Keto Brownies
If you want fudgy brownies, then this is the recipe for you. It comes from Lindsey at thelittlepine.com and won't disappoint whatsoever. As Lindsey points out, a key trick for making fudgy brownies is to focus on adding in more fat than dry ingredients. Her post also provides details about mix ins and how you can make brownies that are cakeier.
Sheena from noshtastic.com mentions that these brownies passed ‘the teenager test’, meaning that they taste good to teenagers that aren't at all interested in a keto diet. The finished brownies end up only containing around two grams of carbs per serving. That's a perfect amount for a keto snack.
Keto Brownie Bites
The recipes from ketogasm.com are always spectacular and that's certainly true for these keto brownie bites. One of the best aspects is the size of these treats. They're much smaller than regular brownies. In fact, they're a little like fat bombs, except with the taste and texture of a brownie.
Another aspect of note is the carb content. These brownie bites only contain one net gram of carbs per serving (as long as you skip the optional toppings). This might mean that you could have a few of them and still keep to your macro goals for the day.
Sugar Free Avocado Brownies
These keto brownies are gluten free, dairy free and sugar free, while still being fudgy and tasting decadent. You can even make them nut free with a tweak or two. The recipe comes from mypcoskitchen.com, where you can find plenty of images and details. Mira even has a list of her favorite toppings that you can include on the brownies.
The Best Fudgy Brownies
Here's a recipe from thismomsmenu.com. This set of brownies are vegan, gluten free and keto, which is always a good combination. I love how the brownies still end up looking moist and chocolaty, just like brownies should. Sabra also includes a list of substitutions. You can use these to tweak the brownies so that they match your own personal preferences.
The Perfect Healthy Fudge Brownie
This keto brown recipe comes from fatforweightloss.com.au and has many characteristics in common with other brownies on this list. Once again, the brownies look and feel like conventional brownies. They're also healthy, at least when compared to non-keto brownie recipes.
There is one aspect that makes these brownies different. They include cashew nuts, which you can see in the image. This is a nice extra touch that adds to the overall taste and texture.
The Best Keto Brownies
Megha from ketoconnect.net calls these the best keto brownies. They're one of two keto brownie recipes on the site and Megha says that they are the best she has tried, by far. Unlike many other recipes, these brownies don't rely on avocado at all. That makes them perfect for anyone who isn't an avocado fan. Besides, let's face it, including avocado in absolutely everything can get a little boring sometimes.
Simply Skillet Brownies
Here's an unusual way to make brownies – in a skillet. The recipe comes from yurielkaim.coṃ and creates a fudgy and delicious brownie. Yuri mentions that you need to jiggle the pan to see whether the brownie is done or not. The common approach of using a toothpick won't work in this case.
Chocolate And Hazelnut Brownie
This recipe shows that brownies can use more flavors than just chocolate. The dessert uses chocolate and hazelnuts, which creates a flavor that is similar to nutella. The recipe comes from havebutterwilltravel.com. As that site name suggests, this isn't a dairy free recipe. Still, it would be perfect for many different situations.
This brownie recipe comes from castironketo.net and is another recipe that takes advantage of a cast iron skillet. It's an easy recipe to make too. The entire thing can be made just using a skillet and a spoon. That's much simpler than most other brownie recipes. The balance of macros also makes the brownies perfect as fat bombs.
Chocolate Chip Brownies
These chocolate chip brownies are a nice alternative to plain chocolate brownies. The brownies remain a good keto choice, with around three grams of net carbs per serving. They also keep well. You can store them for roughly a week in the fridge or as long as three months in a freezer. Full details can be found at twoluckyspoons.com.
The topping on these brownies is really what makes them stands out. Tisa from mysweetketo.com also mentions that you can make the brownies in cupcake molds if you want them to look a little more unusual. She also mentions that you can use hemp seed flour instead of almond flour if you want to save a little money.
Low Carb Brownies Recipe
This recipe, from spinachtiger.com, might look typical but it has a few interesting features. One is that the recipe just uses cocoa for the chocolate flavor, rather than low carb chocolate. There is also coffee included in the recipe. This helps to give it an extra kick. Finally, Angela mentions various ways that you can tweak the recipe to change the flavor and/or texture.
Coconut Flourless Chocolate Brownies
These brownies actually don't use any flour at all. The coconut part of the name simply refers to the use of coconut flakes on the top of the finished brownies. The approach makes them simple to create, while ensuring that you end up with a fudgy consistency every time. The recipe is hosted at simplysohealthy.com. You can find all of the details there.
Cold Brew Brownies
Here's a great recipe for anyone who loves their coffee. It is an interesting recipe, featuring a variety of ingredients, including one that is very unexpected. The brownies are a little more complicated than many others on this list, but they are worth the effort. You can find out more at healthyfitfabmoms.com.
Katie from chocolatecoveredkatie.com doesn't normally create keto recipes, but she does have a few amazing ones, like these brownies. The recipe relies on coconut flour, although Katie does also link to a recipe that uses almond flour, if you would rather that. As she points out, these brownies are appealing regardless of your diet type. Many of her readers still enjoy the brownies, even though they don't follow a keto diet.
Chocolate Brownie In A Mug
This recipe, from theketoqueens.com, is a great choice if you don't want to keep a large number of brownies in the house. After all, treats can be tempting and you can still eat too many healthy brownies. I particularly love the way these brownies look. They're very appealing, while still having the taste and texture that you would expect from a brownie.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies
These brownies take a different approach to the chocolate and peanut butter style. They offer a chocolate brownie base and a peanut butter top. You end up with a fantastic contrast of texture and flavor. The brownies also look really cool, which is an added bonus. You can find the recipe over at seasonlycreations.com.
Michelle’s Rich Brownies
These rich chocolate brownies really do live up to their name. The recipe comes from fittoservegroup.com and is a converted version of a popular regular brownie recipe. The keto brownies end up tasting just as good as the non-keto version, if not better.
Fabulously Fudgy Brownies
Here's a great recipe, from sugarfreelondoner.com. In the post, Katrin mentions that you need to choose your chocolate carefully. Chocolate is a key ingredient in the recipe, so getting the right product will make a huge difference to the finished treat. Another interesting thing is that this is a fairly simple recipe. As such, the brownies are easy to make. You probably have most of the ingredients at home already.
World’s Best Keto Brownies
Don't these brownies simply look amazing? They come from gimmedelicious.com and they only have one net gram of carbs per serving. Lalya suggests that some people will need to make just a small batch of the brownies at a time because they can be very tempting.
Caramel Macchiato Brownies
The caramel on these brownies makes them look so cool. It also creates a fantastic contrast of flavors. It's always nice to see recipes like this, which are just a little bit better than conventional versions. Plus, as the name suggests, there is coffee present too – helping to make these brownies even more unusual.
You can find the full recipe at joyfilledeats.com. It is a little more complex than normal, but the finished product is worth the extra effort.
Chocolate Banana Brownies
Speaking of interesting flavors in brownies, here's a recipe from lowcarbmaven.com. This time, the brownies have banana added in. While, banana is a rare choice on a keto diet, you can still include it as long as the quantities are right. They are in this recipe, making this a good way to still enjoy bananas every so often.