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You’re craving brownies, but you don’t want the blood sugar drama — what’s a keto low-carb dieter to do?

Even healthier recipes using gluten-free flour and coconut sugar can send your blood sugar sky-high and kick you out of ketosis.

Finding your go-to low-carb dessert recipes is a crucial part of following the ketogenic diet. You have to have your favorites on hand in case of a sweet tooth emergency.

This keto-friendly brownie recipe not only provides an abundance of healthy fats, but it also keeps the total carbs low.

Have food allergies? No worries here — it’s gluten free and dairy free as well.

These low-carb brownies are:

  • Gooey
  • Chewy
  • Sweet
  • Delicious

The main ingredients in this brownie recipe are:

  • Almond flour
  • Avocado
  • Cocoa powder

Optional additional ingredients

Optional additional ingredients

  • Lily’s sugar-free chocolate chips
  • Melted peanut butter or nut butter
  • Cacao powder
  • Chopped walnuts
  • Vanilla extract

3 Health Benefits of These Keto Low-Carb Avocado Brownies

#1: Rich In Fiber

You can probably tell that these keto brownies are far from your typical gluten-free flour-based brownie. Aside from the fact that they have zero grams of sugar per serving, they’re loaded with fiber that you would never find in a regular brownie.

With 6.6 grams of fiber per serving, these brownies take your net carbs down to only 2.4 grams per piece.

There are two main types of fiber; soluble and insoluble. Both types of fiber are crucial for the health of your gut and play essential roles in your digestion.

Soluble fiber can be fermented by your gut bacteria and may lower LDL cholesterol. Insoluble fiber, on the other hand, slows the emptying of your stomach, allowing you to feel full longer[*].

Avocados are a great source of fiber with 25% soluble fiber, and 75% insoluble fiber[*].

#2: Boosts Heart Health

One of the major risk factors for heart disease is high blood pressure. When your blood pressure is high, it can damage the walls of your blood vessels and arteries.

These sensitive tissues don’t do well under pressure, and once damaged you may potentially experience blood clots, ruptures, or leaks.

As you can see, managing your blood pressure is one key component to maintaining a healthy vascular system.

One way to help manage your blood pressure is by making sure you’re getting enough nitric oxide (NO). NO helps your blood vessels to dilate, which in turn allows the pressure of your blood to slow down.

Cocoa is rich in antioxidants called flavanols, which exert beneficial effects on your nitric oxide system. They not only stimulate the NO pathway, but they also decrease the degradation of NO so there’s more available[*]

#3: Anti-Inflammatory

Avocados are loaded with monounsaturated fats (also known as omega-9s), a type of fat that can be hard to find in the diet.

Having a proper ratio of saturated fat, omega-9, omega-6, and omega-3 fatty acids is essential to the health of every cell in your body. Omega-9s are particularly helpful in calming inflammation.

Why does this matter?

Inflammation is at the root of many Western diseases like diabetes and heart disease. When people consume more omega-9 fatty acids, they experience a decrease in an important inflammation marker called c-reactive protein[*].

The anti-inflammatory effects of omega-9s may even assist in the suppression of cancer genes. In vitro studies have specifically shown the cancer suppression activity of omega-9’s in breast cancer cells[*].

Keto Low-Carb Avocado Brownies

Keto Avocado Brownies

You may not think of ripe avocados when you think of sweets or other baked goods. But it’s the avocado, along with the monk fruit, cacao powder, and almond flour that makes these into the creamiest, fudgiest avocado brownies you’ve ever had.

And because they’re made with almond flour instead of coconut flour, you won’t get that coconut flour taste with these brownies — something that’s all too familiar in gluten-free and keto baking.

Making the brownie batter couldn’t be easier. First, start with your dry ingredients, and then add your wet ingredients to either a large bowl or food processor.

If you’re using a bowl just make sure to mix everything really well, mashing up the avocado so it becomes smooth.

And don’t forget the melted chocolate chips!

Pour your brownie batter into a baking pan and bake at 350°F degrees for about 35 minutes.

Check that the brownies are cooked through by inserting a toothpick into the center of the pan, if it comes out clean they’re ready.

You can serve these brownies warm or at room temperature.

A little tip — find a low-carb recipe for vanilla ice cream to pair with this chocolatey keto dessert.

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Keto Low-Carb Avocado Brownies

Keto Avocado Brownies

These keto-friendly avocado brownie recipe provides an abundance of healthy fats. Best avocado brownie to keep the total carbs low. Learn the recipe here!

  • Author: Corina Nielsen
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 12 brownies

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° degrees.
  2. Peel avocados, remove the pit and place into a medium to a large bowl.
  3. Mash up until they’re a similar texture to mashed potatoes.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl until mixed well.
  5. Cover a 30cmx20cm baking dish with parchment paper.
  6. Pour ingredients from the bowl in the baking dish.
  7. Place in the oven and bake for 35 minutes.

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 brownie
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Carbohydrates: 9g (2.4 g net)
  • Fiber: 6.6 g
  • Protein: 3.8 g

Keywords: Keto Avocado Brownies

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  1. I want to try this recipe, but I don’t have any monk fruit and there’s a bewildering variety on Amazon. What kind did you use? Powdered, pureed, a specific brand?

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