These delicious Almond Flour Brownies are easy to make, and they’re perfect for a chocolate treat during the holidays! The brownies are Keto, low-carb, and gluten-free, and check the tips for a dairy-free option for this recipe.

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I do have a category for Desserts and Baking on my blog, but even though I’m getting a pretty good variety of recipes there it’s probably obvious to most readers that I’m not someone who loves to bake. And when I do decide to try a recipe that involves baking, it usually takes me several tries to make it work.

But I’m glad I kept trying through four attempts with Kara for these low-carb, sugar-free, and gluten-free Almond Flour Brownies, because the final version of these brownies were deliciously chocolatey and loaded with just enough sugar-free chocolate chips and almonds to make them amazing.

And along the way we also tried a variation if you want to make delicious dairy-free brownies; see the tips below for that. I hope I’m sharing this recipe just in time for you to make them for a holiday treat, but these brownies are seriously so good If you love brownies I’m betting you’ll want to make them over and over!

What ingredients do you need?

How can you make these almond flour brownies dairy-free?

If you need a dairy-free version of Almond Flour Brownies, use coconut oil to replace the butter, use almond milk to replace the milk, and be sure to chose Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chips 55% Cocoa, which are dairy-free.

What kind of almond flour did we use?

We tested this recipe with Costco Brand Kirkland Blanched Almond Flour (affiliate link) and also with Anthony’s Unblanched Almond Flour (affiliate link), and both worked fine. We slightly preferred the more textured unblanched almond flour, but there wasn’t a huge amount of difference so use either kind that you have.

What kind of sugar-free chocolate chips did we use?

We used the milk chocolate version of Lily’s Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips for the brownies you see in these photos. But if you want to make dairy-free brownies, be sure to choose the Lily’s Dark Chocolate Chopcolate Premium Baking Chips 55% Cocoa which are also dairy-free. There are other good brands of sugar-free chocolate chips, so use the brand you prefer if you don’t have Lily’s.

Which Monkfruit Sweetener did we use?

We made the brownies with Lakanto Classic (white) Monkfruit Sweetener which dissolves a bit better in recipes that don’t have much liquid. But if you have the Lakanto Golden Monkfruit that will also work.

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How to Make low-carb, sugar-free, and gluten-free Almond Flour Brownies:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. I know almond flour can be a pricey ingredients, which is why I love this three pound bag of Kirkland Almond Flour from Costco. Keep it in the freezer if you buy a big size like this.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F/175C and spray a 9 x 9 inch baking pan with non-stick spray.
  3. Coarsely chop the slivered almonds and measure out 3/4 cup. Measure 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips.
  4. Beat together the softened butter (or coconut oil), sweetener, eggs, milk (or almond milk) and vanilla.
  5. In a smaller bowl mix together the almond flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.
  6. Add the liquid ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  7. Stir in 1/2 cup slivered almonds and the chocolate chips.
  8. Put the batter into the baking dish and top with the other 1/4 cup chopped slivered almonds.
  9. Bake about 30 minutes, or until the brownies are firm.
  10. Allow brownies to cool slightly before cutting apart to serve.
  11. I kept the leftovers in the fridge, and they might have lasted for a few days if we hadn’t kept eating them! 

Almond Flour Brownies stacked on serving plate, farther away view

More Low-Carb Treats with Chocolate:

Check out The Best Low-Carb Chocolate Desserts for a great collection of chocolate desserts from Kalyn’s Kitchen and blogs around the web.

Almond Flour Brownies stacked on serving plate, farther away view
Yield: 9 brownies

Almond Flour Brownies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

These delicious Almond Flour Brownies are low-carb, sugar-free, and gluten-free, and there are tips in the recipe if you prefer a version that is dairy-free as well. No matter which way you make them, these brownies are a delicious chocolate treat!

Ingredients

  • 3 T soft butter (see notes)
  • 6 T classic Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 2 eggs
  • 5 T whole milk (see notes)
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 5 T cocoa powder (see notes)
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 3/4 cups slivered almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Lily's sugar-free chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F/175C and spray a 9 x 9 inch baking pan with non-stick spray.
  2. Coarsely chop the slivered almonds and measure out 3/4 cup. Measure 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips.
  3. Beat together the softened butter (or coconut oil), sweetener, eggs, milk (or almond milk) and vanilla.
  4. In a smaller bowl mix together the almond flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder.
  5. Add the liquid ingredients to the bowl with the dry ingredients and stir to combine.
  6. Stir in 1/2 cup slivered almonds and the chocolate chips.
  7. Put the batter into the baking dish and top with the other 1/4 cup chopped slivered almonds.
  8. Bake about 30 minutes, or until the brownies are firm.
  9. Allow brownies to cool slightly before cutting apart to serve.
  10. I kept the leftovers in the fridge, and they might have lasted for a few days if we hadn't kept eating them! 

Notes

For Dairy-Free version replace the butter with coconut oil, replace the milk with almond milk, and be sure to use Lily's Sugar-Free Dark Chocolate 55% Cocoa Chocolate Chips.

We used whole milk, but you can use reduced fat milk or half and half if that's what you have.

We used regular cocoa powder, not dark.

This recipe was adapted from a recipe on the package of almond flour, with a lot of experimenting by Kalyn and Kara.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

9

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 272Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 6.5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14.5gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 147mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 4.5gSugar: 2.5gProtein: 8.3g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
These Almond Flour Brownies should work for low-carb or Keto diets and they’re also gluten-free. Almond flour is permitted for Phase 2 or 3 of the original South Beach Diet, but these brownies are pretty high in fat for South Beach.

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