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If you are looking for a great sugar free, low-carb alternative to traditional cream cheese brownies, you’ve found it in these chewy, chocolate, keto cream cheese brownies. Curb your chocolate cravings without the guilt and still stick to your low-carb or ketogenic diet.

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If you are looking for a great sugar free, low-carb alternative to traditional cream cheese brownies, you’ve found it in these chewy, chocolate, keto cream cheese brownies. Curb your chocolate cravings without the guilt and still stick to your low-carb or ketogenic diet.

I have made these keto cream cheese brownies several times now. If you have been a reader for any length of time, you know that I love to bake. I would take baking over cooking, crafting, and even DIY any day. So when I started this thing called the Ketogenic Diet, I thought my baking days were over.

Well, luckily for me (and you!) they aren’t over but rather they take a little bit more trial and error. I’ve already learned how typical flours, leavening agents, and sugar behaves in traditional baking, but now I am learning a whole new way to bake.

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See, sugar alcohols like Erythritol and Xylitol** behave differently in recipes than sugar does. It took me making these keto cream cheese brownies a few times to learn that Erythritol needs time to soak in to a liquid. It also tastes much better and less gritty in a recipe if you use powdered. Even if you don’t have powdered, you can grind it up in a food processor or blender to get a powdered consistency.

I’ve also learned that coconut flour absorbs liquid like you wouldn’t believe! That’s why it’s best to add it in to a recipe in small increments rather than at once. A recipe also takes much less of it than it would of regular all-purpose flour.

All of these tips I’ve learned slowly from trial and error, but I know I have so much more to learn when it comes to keto baking. But in the meantime, we can all enjoy these delicious keto cream cheese brownies!

**I just want to add that if you use Xylitol in your household, please please PLEASE be sure that it is out of reach of your four legged friends. Let me go into a little bit of detail about how Xylitol affects our pets. For us, it’s a great sugar substitute and most people actually prefer the taste of it to Erythritol. For our pets though, if they ingest any Xylitol, even in a small amount, it can be fatal. Their bodies react to Xylitol like they would to sugar, secreting insulin to lower their blood sugar levels. The problem is though, that Xylitol doesn’t raise their blood sugar levels. So in fact, the body is producing insulin and lowering their blood sugar level, sending them into hypoglycemia. Hypoglycemia is deadly if not treated immediately. The scary part is that Xylitol is in our sugar free gum (which is easy for a pet to find on the ground)  and even some peanut butters. So please please be very careful with using this around your pets and never give your pet something that has Xylitol in it.

Looking for more low carb and keto desserts? Check out these recipes:

Low Carb Pudding Cookies
Low Carb Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars
Low Carb Snickerdoodles

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Keto Cream Cheese Brownies

A low carb, sugar free and keto friendly alternative to traditional cream cheese swirled brownies.

  • oz
    cream cheese softened

  • Large egg

  • tsp
    vanilla

  • cup
    powdered erythritol OR 12 drops liquid stevia

  • Large eggs

  • cup
    powdered erythritol
    (or swerve)

  • tbsp
    butter
    unsalted

  • oz
    unsweetened baker’s chocolate

  • tsp
    vanilla

  • cup
    coconut flour

  • tsp
    salt

  • tsp
    baking powder

  1. Preheat oven to 350 and butter an 8×8 pan. Set aside.

  2. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese until whipped. Mix in egg, vanilla and powdered erythritol OR 12 drops liquid stevia until well combined. Set aside.

  3. In a large bowl, beat eggs until they are frothy. Stir in powdered erythritol and let stand about 5 minutes.

  4. In a small microwave safe bowl, melt butter and chocolate for 30 second intervals stirring between heatings, until chocolate is completely melted.

  5. Add vanilla, salt, baking powder and melted chocolate to the bowl with the eggs and stir well.

  6. Slowly stir in coconut flour (in 1 tbsp increments works best)

  7. Once mixed, spread 3/4 of the brownie mixture into the prepared pan.

  8. Spoon the cream cheese mixture on top and smooth it around.

  9. Spread the rest of the brownie mixture on top of the cream cheese mixture to create a marbled look.

  10. Bake 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick insterted in the center comes out clean

NET carbs 2g Protein 4.4g Fat 18.8g Calories 210

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Keto cream cheese brownies are SO good. Totally my new go to low carb brownie recipe

  1. Do you have the nutrition facts for this ?

  2. Hi! Do these freeze well?

  3. Just took these out of the oven! Can’t wait to try, I used Lindt 90% dark instead of bakers chocolate. They look and smell amazing. I think your calorie count is off. 125 calories for 1/9th of the recipe is so low. Just the butter and cream cheese alone is 155 calories per serving . . .

  4. This recipe is out of the park amazing! My go-to for my sweet tooth. Thank you!!

  5. Can I substitute almond flour for the coconut? I just don’t like coconut flour. Seems to overwhelm the recipe when I use it.
    Thanks!

  6. I found these very salty and a bit ‘eggy’.

  7. Love these! I have made them 3 times now. I think it is important to make sure everything is whipped up very well. I also add a little heavy whipping cream to the brownie mixture to get it to spread…this is an excellent recipe! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. I am new to keto and this is my first sweet to attempt. I bought Lily’s chocolate chips that are sweetened with stevia, would that be okay? I sure hate to waste them because they were quite expensive. This just looks amazing and I want to try it right away!!

  9. Could you use the liquid stevia in the brownie portion as well? Thank you!

  10. Made them for the first time and I absolutely love them…… they are so delicious, I would make them even if I wasn’t keto….. thank you so much

  11. Tried this recipe also using my fitness pal app and he counts seen different than yours. I come up with 17 g carbs per brownie and 235 calories per brownie. Not sure what the problem is. But obviously at that carb count I won’t be able to have these on a Keto diet

  12. I tried these out yesterday, put powdered stevia instead of erythritol and cooked them for about 45 minutes. The brownie part turned out really bitter but the cream cheese part balanced the whole thing (kind of). Still, I would give my try of the recipe a 6/10 since i’m not throwing these out and could satisfy my craving of brownies. They look great, they just don’t taste that good. I’ll try to find a recipe that only uses Splenda next time.

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