Keto Brownies

by Jo Kenny

I’ve been living that low carb life again of late. Like for so many others I find it such a good way to drop a few pesky pounds and lose the bloat. Very handy for special occasions! But as always low carb means no sugar, and no sugar means me climbing the walls in need of something sweet. Nothing quite like a deprived sweet tooth to inspire some creativity!


This recipe makes tasty, dense brownies that not only ease a sugar craving but fill you up nicely too. Yay!

Chocolate Brownies

  • 150g unsalted butter
  • 100g dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 150ml coconut milk
  • pinch of salt
  • 150g ground almonds
  • 120g coconut flour
  • 45g unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2tsp baking powder
  • 100g blueberries
  • 3tbsp unsweetened peanut butter

Pre-heat your oven to 170c and grease and line a 30cm baking tray. In a heatproof bowl place the butter and chocolate (chopped into pieces) and microwave until melted. Stir and set aside to cool a little (if it’s too hot it will scramble your eggs!)

In another bowl whisk the eggs and avocado. Add the chocolate and butter mix, then fold in the ground almonds, coconut flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder.

Pour in the coconut milk a little at a time until fully folded in. Carefully fold in the blueberries.

Add to your baking tray and bake for 20 minutes.

In a bowl, stir up the peanut butter to loosen it and add a couple of teaspoons of coconut milk (you’ll have leftover from a can) until the mixture is loose enough to pipe. Once your brownies are cooked, cooled and cut into squares, use a piping bag to top with generous stripes of peanut butter.



Look pretty convincing huh? The peanut butter is a must as it adds a tasty Reese’s Pieces vibe! There’s minimal sugar in these brownies; only the natural sweetness of the blueberries, which as far as fruit goes is a very low sugar berry at just 10g per 100g. If you give these a try let me know what you think!


Rob July 4, 2016 - 2:45 pm

Avocardo? In a brownie? Surely that’s madness!!

Jo July 4, 2016 - 7:16 pm

Under normal circumstances, entirely bonkers. You’ve gotta get creative with this alternative baking business though ­čÖé It helps them stay moist!

jen July 8, 2016 - 4:40 pm

You could have saved plenty of carbs just using avocardos, egg, dark chocolate and kerry gold butter and taste softer and nice healthy keto version.
then make a frosting using avacardo butter dark chocolate.

Your other recipes are great thanks.

Lauren February 5, 2017 - 10:45 pm

Hey I love this concept, i was just wondering how many servings does this batch yield?

I just worked it out and if its 8 Servings Thats:
395 kcal per serving with a Macros Breakdown of
30.6g of fat
31.5g carbs
11.6g of protein…

Most peoples daily allowance for carbs is 20g or lower on the keto diet so that’s got to be wayyyyyy too high just for one slice. I really want to try this but i dont want come out of ketosis state if i have one of these ahah.

Amazing Job though, go girl!!!

karen May 23, 2018 - 4:12 pm

Awesome! I love that this recipe and your blueberry keto cake recipe doesn’t use the sweetners that are being substituted for sugar in many keto recipes. My hubby will have his birthday this weekend and I look forward to his bliss in chocolate again! Avocado is such a great substitute for fats. Many dairy free (another part of our family’s dietary needs) recipes use avocado with chocolate for puddings and popsicles so this is great to see it in a cake! Yum!!


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