Friday, April 20

low carb chocolate brownie a la delicious!

i've been craving chocolate. like a serious hankering. and, a plain old chocolate bar wasn't gonna cut it. i wanted a chocolate brownie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. yeah, that would do the trick!

i've been a long time fan of Candice's Low Carb Recipe's. i went with her Low Carb Almond Flour Brownies.

this brownie is made with almond flour and a sugar substitute. so, if you're paleo or low carb and looking for an any day treat, this is right up your alley.
now, these are a low carb version...not the wheat flour, sugar packed version. obviously something has to be sacrificed...some texture and little flavor. however, they hit the spot, for real! they're delicious! and, only about 12 g of carbs in each brownie.

the next time i make these, i'll add a tsp of baking powder for a cakey-er texture. Candice's recipe calls for 1 cup of sugar substitute. i used granulated truvia, and i used much less. i've also substituted half of the butter with coconut oil.

also, be sure to remove the chocolate from the heat once it's melted. this will help give the brownies a chewy texture. 

now, i didn't have a scoop of ice cream. but, i did make a super easy homemade whipped cream. once chilled and served atop your brownie, you won't think twice. 


whipped cream
1 cup heavy cream
1 tsp of vanilla extract (i like vanilla, so i use 2 tsp)
1 tbsp of granulated truvia (you can adjust for sweetness)

brownies (makes 12)

2 -100g 85% chocolate bars (coarsely chopped)
8oz (1 cup) unsalted butter
1/4 cup truvia (granulated)
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup unsweetened dutch process cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cup ground almonds

preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

start with whipped cream by adding the heavy cream and vanilla extract to a mixer bowl. mix on medium heat for about 2-3 minutes until cream forms peaks. be careful not to over beat or you'll have curdy, lumpy cream. 

put whipped cream in a bowl, cover, and place in fridge. allow to chill while you prepare the brownies.

grease a 9 x 9 baking dish.

place a heat safe bowl over a pot of simmering water. add butter and chocolate, and stir while it melts.

once the chocolate is 3/4 melted, remove from the heat and whisk until smooth. set aside to cool.

in mixer bowl, add eggs and truvia, and beat on high, with the whisk attachment, until frothy and doubled in volume.

whisk cocoa powder into the melted chocolate mixture until smooth. whisk in 1/3 of egg mixture until combined. gently fold in the remaining egg mixture, almond flour, and salt until combined. be careful not to over mix.

pour batter into prepared pan, and bake for 25-30 minutes.

allow to cool in pan before cutting. these need a about 15 minutes to set, otherwise they'll fall apart.

cut and top with whipped cream.

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  1. Dear Michelle,

    I'm so happy you have this recipe on your blog. Candice has taken down her blog :(

    I love your story! Thank you for sharing!!!

  2. I made these recently and am very disappointed in the dryness and the flavor. They are bittersweet at best and the texture is so dry I have to soak them in milk or something similar to soften it up. I'm going to try a coconut flour recipe next, as I hear that has a potential for a moist result.

    1. i'm sorry you didn't like them! a little dryness is to be expected considering there is no oil or butter. and the flavor, well, i love dark chocolate, and that's all it is. no milk chocolate in this recipe.

      after all, this is a low carb and low fat recipe.

      i have made them with a 1/2 cup of coconut oil. that moistens them up!

  3. Thankyou so much, just made these now and they are a godsend! Just what I needed for a nice treat xx

    1. i'm glad they worked out! love these! adding little spots of peanut butter through out the batter makes them super scrumptious too.

  4. Thank you so much for these, an absolute god send! Really needed a treat and these were perfect! Had to work it all out in English measurements as im in the Uk but was easy enough to do by eye really, keep up the fab work! blessings! x


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