This keto brownies recipe is a modified recipe from my friend Megan Kelly. She has an incredible site Renewing All Things – Biblically Based Health, Nutrition and Lifestyle specializing in neurobiology, healing, and mental health.
Chocolate Chip Keto Brownies
Yield 8 brownies
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin coconut oil, plus more for greasing
- ½ cup coconut almond butter or creamy almond butter
- ½ cup mashed avocado
- 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
- ½ cup sugar-free chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoons chocolate monkfruit syrup or chocolate stevia syrup
Step #1: Preheat the oven to 325°F. Grease a 9 by 5-inch loaf pan with coconut oil or line it with parchment paper.
Step #2: Place the 1 tablespoon coconut oil, coconut almond butter, avocado, cacao powder, and sweetener in a food processor or high-powered blender and blend on high until smooth. Using a spoon, stir in the chocolate chips.
Step #3: Transfer the batter to the prepared loaf pan (it will be very thick). Using the back of the spoon, do your best to level out the batter across the pan.
Step #4: Bake for 20 minutes. To test if it is done, stick a toothpick inside. It should come out fairly clean. If it has a lot of chocolate on it, try baking for another 5 minutes and then try the toothpick again. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
Step #5: Cut into squares and serve or store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
**The nutrition info for this recipe is based on the linked ingredients above**
**Nutritional info does not include optional ingredients.
Serving Size 1 brownie
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 18 g
Total Carbohydrates 13 g
Dietary Fiber 8 g
Sugars 2 g
Protein 5 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Dr Jockers Comments:
The combination of dark chocolate, coconut oil and avocado provides healthy fats, fiber and anti-oxidants to help the body produce good hormones that optimize your metabolism.
Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fat and fat soluble anti-oxidants such as vitamin E and carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. It is also a great source of fiber, potassium and magnesium.
Chocolate is rich in PEA’s which boost up our endorphins and support dopamine and serotonin production. This combo lifts up our mood and gives us more energy, drive and focus. Chocolate always works best when it is combined with healthy fats like avocado and coconut.
Stevia and monk fruit are our favorite natural sweeteners because they are one hundred times sweeter than sugar and have no effect on blood sugar.
Try this recipe out and let us know how you like it!