Keto frosted brownies

I’ve recently seen lots of noise about the Keto diet, whereby people stay in ketosis to lose weight by eating very little carbs and lots of fat based foods. Being the geek that I am I wanted to know about it, so did a little research to see what it was all about. I’d had some requests as well for keto recipes, so I figured where better to start than brownies!

Keto recipes use low carb sweeteners such as erythritol to sweeten instead of higher carb alternatives like dates or maple syrup. So I got myself some from Planet Organic (where HOLLINGSWORTH15 gets you 15% off) and came up with these. The erythritol is a little too sweet for my taste if I’m honest, but if I was limited to a keto diet I would definitely be making these to satisfy my dessert cravings. They’re just a few ingredients and all natural too, plus super easy to whip up as always!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 5 tbsp cacao powder
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • 1/3 cup melted coconut oil
  • 3 tbsp almond milk
  • 2 flax eggs
  • 2/3 cup granulated erythritol

For the frosting

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup erythritol
  • 1/4 cup cacao powder

Preheat your oven to 160C.cFor the brownies, mix the ground almonds, cacao powder, erythritol and salt in a bowl and stir well. In another bowl, combine the other ingredients and stir, then fold this into the dry ingredients. Spoon it into a small baking dish, and bake for 20 minutes, then leave to cook while you make the frosting.

To make the frosting, add the ingredients to a high speed blender and whizz for a minute or so until it is smooth and chocolatey. Spoon this on top of the brownies and top with extra low sugar chocolate if you like! Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 2 months.

Love, Mrs H xx

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