Low Carb Brownies

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Happiness is a 9 X 13 pan of fudgy brownies. My daughter told me not to put this picture, but it made me so happy I couldn’t resist. I think she didn’t want people to see my stained baking pan.  I hope you don’t notice, or you aren’t offended, or that you feel better because your baking pans are stained too. If you normally prefer your brownies to be cake like, you may not enjoy these. My husband said they were a cross between a brownie, fudge, and frosting. That can’t be bad.

 

Brownies:

1 stick butter- softened

1  1/2 cups powdered erythritol

24 drops of EZ Sweetz OR 1 cup Splenda

2 teaspoons vanilla

4 eggs- room temperature

1/2 cup almond milk

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate syrup (Use Hershey’s, Torani, or another brand that does NOT use maltitol.)

1/2 cup milled flax seed/flax meal

1  1/2 cups almond flour

3/4 cup cocoa

1 tsp xanthan gum

1 tablespoon baking powder

3/4 tsp salt

 

Allow all ingredients to reach room temperature first.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a 9 X 13 pan.

Mix all dry ingredients in a medium bowl and set aside.

Cream the butter, erythritol, EZ Sweetz (or Splenda), vanilla, eggs, almond milk, and heavy cream. Add the dry ingredients in two batches and mix well. This is a very thick batter. Spread in your greased pan and bake for 23-25 minutes.

Allow to cool before slicing and store in the refrigerator.

Makes 32 servings for people who eat normal sized brownies, or 16 for my family.

NET Carbs for entire pan is about 34 grams if you use EZ Sweetz instead of Splenda.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


11 Responses to Low Carb Brownies

  1. I think Hershey’s syrup does contain maltitol. You can’t find the ingredient list on their website (sneaky, huh? what are they trying to hide?), but I remember my husband bought the syrup to make our daughter’s chocolate milk, and am pretty sure that I saw maltitol when I read the label.

    • Yeah, they’re all pretty sneaky. I appreciate your question and I must admit I went straight to the frig to double-check myself. The bottle I have does not have maltitol in the ingredient list. It does have erythritol and sucralose. I do remember that the Great Value/Wal-Mart version of the same type of chocolate syrup does have maltitol. It’s definitely an ingredient to avoid like the plague.
      I wish some of the candy companies would realize this and make some good options with other sugar alcohols.
      Thanks for your comment!

      • I had to check this out myself – you are right, there is no maltitol listed on the label! But it also looks like they’ve redesigned the front label – I distinctly remember the label being light blue on the front, but this is brown. Maybe they listened to public feedback? Maybe there’s hope for low carbers after all. : )

        Thanks for the good news. I bought a bottle and am looking forward to a drizzle on my lc ice cream.

        • I wish they would listen more. I saw a new type of candy in the store that said it was sweetened with splenda and erythritol on the front, but when I looked on the back I saw maltitol syrup. Arggh! I believe they can make good products without it. I just wish they would.
          Take care!
          Anna

          • Absolutely. I have recently read a lot about the evils of aiaifitrcl sweeteners and the only good alternative to sugar that is out there (right now) is Stevia. If Splenda packets can make it into restaurants and coffee shops as the good for you variety, Stevia should be able to do the same thing easily as long as costs are comparable. Investing in Stevia production to achieve scale and lower costs would allow this natural alternative to become much more widely consumed which will be great for the industry and even better for the health of the US and other countries. Good luck and keep us posted! Beth

  2. You had me at browni,fudge, frosting. they sound awesome! ill be making them when i end up finding some of the sugar free syrup in the uk!

  3. I made these to have some sweets for Valentine’s day. They remind me of the chocolate pound cake that Mom used to make. (For others, this makes more sense if you know Anna is my sister.) Do you think it would work as a pound cake?

    • You know, I totally see that now that you mention it. I think that just might work. We should give it a try.

    • Totally trying this! I don’t mind panyig top dollar for basic foods like bread, milk, eggs, etc. But I have such a hard time plunking down $5 a bag for the Enjoy Life chocolate chips I love so much. Much as I hate to admit it, chocolate chips aren’t *exactly* a dietary need, so I go without them most of the time. :) I think these would be fantastic with the coconut oil!