5-Ingredient Keto Brownies

Low carb keto brownies made with only 5 ingredients
5 ingredient keto brownies recipe
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The best low-carb keto brownies are made with only five simple ingredients! And, they have an amazing soft fudge-like texture.

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I’ve found the best low-carb brownie recipe ever thanks to the folks over at Tasteaholics. They’ve just added the latest edition to their Keto in Five cookbook series.

This eBook is a must for those of you who crave sweets on a low-carb diet. All the recipes in the Dessert in Five eCookbook have up to 5g net carbs, 5 easy steps, and 5 ingredients!

Just one taste of these fudgy keto brownies and you’ll be amazed. I could not believe how simple they were to make and how delicious they tasted.

If you want to simplify your low-carb cooking, my 5-ingredient keto cookbook has even more great recipes. It’s unbelievable how you can transform 5 simple ingredients into amazing low-carb foods.

Ingredients Needed For Keto Brownies

Here’s a bit more information about the 5 simple and healthy ingredients in these fudgy brownies.

Almond Butter

Whether you use crunchy or creamy almond butter is entirely up to you. I used creamy, but if you use crunchy, you’ll get the bits of nuts in the brownies, which some people really enjoy.

Always make sure you are using all-natural almond butter without any added sugar.

If you can’t find almond butter, simply make your own. Here’s how to make almond butter at home when you can’t find it in the store!

Powdered Erythritol

To get the fudge consistency, I used ½ a cup of Swerve Confectioner’s substitute. If you use any other kind of sweetener, you might want to use a little bit more.

Tip: Check out this guide on different low-carb sugar substitutes to find the one that works best for you!


Eggs are very important. They bind all the ingredients together. You could try to replace the eggs with flax, but that will also alter the taste slightly.

Cocoa Powder

Of course, brownies need cocoa powder! If they aren’t rich enough for you, go ahead and use dark chocolate cocoa powder. Just make sure that you always use unsweetened cocoa powder.

You’ll also want to use a good quality unsweetened cocoa in the recipe. I used Ghirardelli, which has a wonderful flavor.

Baking Powder

The baking powder helps the brownies rise a little bit so they don’t come out super flat.

Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.

Quick Tips:

  • Use a food processor to mix the sweetener and almond butter. The blades on the food processor cut through the thick almond butter and really help it mix together the best.
  • If you are allergic to nuts, you can use a seed butter (like Sun Butter) as a replacement.
  • Instead of a 9×9 brownie pan, make brownie muffins by baking them in a muffin tin.

How To Make Keto Fudge Brownies

All of the exact steps are in the printable recipe card a little further down in this post. First, I have some photos of the process along with additional tips.

Sweeten The Almond Butter

The very first step is to sweeten the almond butter. Use a food processor to completely mix up the almond butter and the powdered erythritol.

You could use an electric mixer instead of a food processor. Just make sure that it is completely mixed together.

Mix In The Rest Of The Ingredients

After you sweeten the almond butter, mix in the rest of the ingredients. Again, make sure all of the ingredients are completely dissolved so that they distribute evenly throughout the batter.

preparing the brownie batter in food processor

Bake The Brownies

Now you are ready to bake the brownies! Just grease your brownie pan and put the batter in the pan. Make sure you spread it out evenly so that it bakes at the same rate.

The toothpick test won’t work on these brownies because they are so fudgy. Just follow my time and temperature and they will be completely baked.

bake 5-ingredient brownie batter

What To Serve With Keto Brownies

These brownies are the perfect after-dinner dessert or as a quick post-workout snack. Serve them with a scoop of low-carb ice cream or a keto copycat Frosty!

I personally like to enjoy brownies with a hot cup of coffee. You might also enjoy them with a bowl of your favorite fruit or a strawberry freezer pop.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Keto Brownies

The printable recipe card is just a little bit further below. First, here are some questions people often ask about making easy keto brownies.

How do you store leftover brownies?

The best way to store leftover keto fudge brownies is in an airtight container or food storage bag in the refrigerator. They will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.

Is chocolate keto-friendly?

This depends on the type of chocolate you are referring to. Unsweetened cocoa powder – like the kind I used in these brownies – does not have any sugar in it. It is a keto-friendly ingredient.

Watch out for chocolate bars or chocolate chips that are sweetened with sugar or corn syrup.

Can I add walnuts to the brownies?

Yes, if you enjoy the taste of chopped walnuts in your brownies, fold in about ¼ cup of walnuts into the brownie batter. They add healthy fats and protein without adding very many carbs.

If you’re on the fence about buying this inexpensive recipe series, I urge you to give these simple keto brownies a try. I guarantee that you will be sold after one bite.

5-ingredient keto fudge brownies on plate

More Keto Chocolate Recipes

If you enjoyed these keto brownies, here are some more low-carb desserts with chocolate in them. They are rich and low in carbs!


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Almond Fudge Keto Brownies

Author: Lisa MarcAurele

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The best low carb brownies are made with only five simple ingredients! And, they have an amazing soft fudge-like texture.

Prep Time5 mins

Cook Time11 mins

Total Time16 mins

Course: Snack

Cuisine: American

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Servings 16 people
Calories 118



  • Use a food processor to blend together the almond butter and erythritol.

  • Then, add in the eggs, cocoa powder, baking powder, and a pinch of salt.

  • Transfer the batter into a greased 9×9-inch baking pan. Smooth with a spatula.

  • Bake for 11 minutes at 325°F. Cool completely to firm up before cutting.

Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart

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Serving: 1square | Calories: 118 | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 15mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 0.9mg

Additional Info

Net Carbs: 2 g | % Carbs: 6.3 % | % Protein: 15.7 % | % Fat: 78 % | SmartPoints: 4


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Nutritional information for the recipe is provided as a courtesy and is approximate only. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of the nutritional information given for any recipe on this site. Erythritol carbs are not included in carb counts as it has been shown not to impact blood sugar. Net carbs are the total carbs minus fiber.

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First published on September 27, 2017. Post updated on August 31, 2021, with new images and additional recipe information.