This is another hold-all-calls low carb dessert recipe. SERIOUSLY!
When I tell you how many net carbs only ONE square of brownie goodness is, you are going to call me a liar. But I kid you not. Cross my heart!
I sent a text to my sweetheart this afternoon asking if he wanted anything special from the market. When he said back to me “I need something sweet” I knew exactly what I would bake up for him. At my stop to the market I got the necessary ingredients we didn’t have back at the apt and then headed home. The majority of these ingredients you can find a your local grocery store but for the items that you don’t want to go on a scavenger hunt for, you can get them at netrition.com. It’s my go-to site and there are TONS of low carb foods and ingredients.
You know the chewy chocolate brownie recipe you made when you were younger (or just last week)? I tell you, these are so fabulous that I would chose these over the “other” brand any day. This is a totally legit low carb dessert you are going to be telling all your friends about.
Preheat oven to 350 F and grease a 9X13 pan.
Cream the butter until fluffy. Add the erythritol (make sure it’s powdered and not granular) to the butter and cream them together until fully combined. Add the vanilla and beat the eggs into the mixture, one at a time. Then add salt and cocoa, beat well.
Melt the unsweetened chocolate and add to batter then beat until fluffy. Follow by adding 1 of the cups of flax seed meal then pour cream, beat, add the other cup of flax seed meal, granular sugar, and baking powder followed by the water. I like to alternate between the two. Dry then wet, dry then wet. Mix well to combine.
Pour into a pan and bake for 35 to 40 minutes until top springs back. You can also test if they’re ready by sticking a toothpick in the brownies. If it comes out clean, or almost-so, they’re done.
Recipe: Chocolate Brownie Recipe
Makes 32 squares
1/4 lb butter (1 stick)
2 cups erythritol (powdered, not granulated)
1 Tbsp vanilla
4 eggs (room temp is best)
1/2 cup cocoa
1 tsp salt
4 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted
2 cups flax seed meal
1 Tbsp baking powder
1/3 cup cream
2/3 cup water
1 cup granular sugar (Splenda)
1 net carb per square – yes ONE
Cool, then cut into 32 squares. If you cheat and eat one warm, know that the texture will be different (don’t be afraid) once completely cool. That’s when they become the best chocolate brownies.
After the brownies cooled, my honey darlin’ and I could not wait to taste. We both took a square and adding one of the most genius foods ever invented – READY WHIP – but not the plain but CHOCOLATE Ready Whip! Oh YEAH!!! Chocolate on chocolate! We enjoyed every single bite. We might have licked our plates. Please no judgment. After about 2 hours we decided we had to have just ONE more. This time we added a scoop of no carb and no sugar ice cream. That combo should really be illegal. The ice cream has NO CARBS, no sugar and the brownie has only ONE net carb. ONE! Can you believe it? It sure doesn’t taste like it.