Simple low-carb brownies

Brownies are not that hard to recreate without any flour or sugar.

We just need to use almond flour and a sweetener instead of sugar.

There are many low-carb brownie recipes out there. Here’s my version.

My inspiration was Pret-A-Manger brownies. I used to love them back in the day before going low-carb.

If you never tried them, they are very dense, fudgy and moist. I use a lot of chocolate and cocoa powder in this recipe, so the taste is very rich.

Sugar-free cocoa powder

I use Green & Black sugar-free cocoa powder in my recipes – I think it’s the best option if you are in the UK.

In the USA, good brands for high-quality unsweetened cocoa powder are Valrhona and Ghirardelli.

If you use a different brand, just make sure it doesn’t have any added sugar.

Choosing a sweetener

Upu need to use a granulated sweetener, like Truvia or Swerve. Both brands are a mix of erythritol and Stevia extract, which is ideal for low-carb baking.

Liquid sweetener drops would not work in this recipe.

Low-carb brownies

Low-carb brownies – moist, rich and intensely chocolatey

Prep time: 5 min | Total time: 25 min 

Yield: 10 brownies



  • Preheat the oven to 190C/375F/Gas Mark 5
  • Mix cocoa powder with sweetener, almond flour and baking powder
  • Lightly beat eggs and mix with softened butter and vanilla extract
  • Combine wet and dry ingredients, and mix thoroughly
  • Pour mixture into a greased baking tray or a cake tin
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes. The top of the brownies should be firm but the inside should stay moist, so take care not to over-bake them.

Nutritional information

Serving size: 1 brownie (1/10 of the mix using ingredients quantities above)

Per serving: 234 calories, 4g net carbs, 26g fat, 8g protein

For the total mixture, using amounts listed above:
2346 calories, 40g net carbs, 73g protein, 250g fat

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2 comments on “Simple low-carb brownies

  1. Hiya, am really interested in making these but obviously wont get through them all in one sitting! How long do they usually keep?

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