Baking your own low carb treats is easy with this keto coconut flour brownies recipe. The dry mix can even be made ahead and given to friends and family as gifts by layering in a pint sized mason jar!
Can you have too many recipes for easy keto brownies? I don’t think so. In fact, this is the tenth recipe I’ve created. However, it’s another adaptation of a recipe that I used to make often before eliminating sugar.
My original recipe used a lot more sugar and it’s something that I used to layer in mason jars and give as gifts. But you can also layer this recipe into a jar if you want to make it ahead for gift giving.
The great thing is that once all the dry ingredients are measured and ready to go, you’ll only need to add butter and eggs to make the brownies. So it’s the perfect gift to give to someone who doesn’t normally have low carb sweetener or keto friendly chocolate chips in their pantry.
Another thing I love about the recipe is that it’s nut-free and gluten-free. It can also easily be made dairy-free by replacing butter with butter flavored coconut oil. You can even make keto cream cheese brownies by adding a cheesecake topping.
How to make brownies with coconut flour
- In large bowl, combine sweetener, coconut flour, unsweetened cocoa powder, and chocolate chips.
- In a separate bowl, cream one stick of butter in a large bowl and then beat in five eggs, one at a time.
- Add the dry mix to the egg mixture and beat until smooth.
- Spread batter in a greased or lined an 8x8-inch baking pan.
- Bake at 325°F (165°F) for 20 to 25 minutes or until cooked to desired doneness.
Substituting coconut flour for regular flour
It’s not difficult to use coconut based flour in place of wheat flour. The general rule is that you’ll only need ¼ to ⅓ cup of coconut flour for a cup of all purpose flour. However, you’ll need to up the eggs and liquid used in the recipe, otherwise the end product will likely be dry.
Making coconut flour brownies moist
When baking with coconut flour, you need to ensure you use plenty of eggs and adequate liquid. The liquid in this recipe comes from the butter.
If you find the brownies to be dry, the best remedy is to up the butter next time.I also used the new Lakanto Baking Sweetener in the recipe. It retains moisture better than other low carb sweeteners that I’ve used. Therefore, I find it works really well when baking with coconut flour like in this keto brownies recipe.
How many carbs in coconut flour brownies?
I bake the brownie batter in a square pan and then cut it into 16 squares after baking. For each one square serving, I’ve calculated the total carbs as 5 grams. But if you subtract the fiber, it comes out to be only 2 net carbs per square. Therefore, you can easily enjoy two squares without guilt!
Brownie Mix Mason Jar Gift
To make a quick and easy gift using the recipe, simply layer the following in a pint sized mason jar:
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup low carb baking sweetener
- ½ cup keto friendly chocolate chips
Brownie Mix Instructions
- ½ cup butter
- 5 large eggs
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease an 8x8-inch pan. Add mason jar brownie mix into large mixing bowl and stir to combine. Stir in melted butter. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each addition. Spread batter into prepared pan an d bake 20-25 minutes until desired doneness is reached. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
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Other Coconut Four Keto Desserts
- Keto German Chocolate Cake is a moist low carb cake topped with a caramel like frosting with coconut and pecans.
- Chocolate Chip Cookies with Coconut Flour are perfect when you want to take along some treats on the road.
- Keto Coconut Cake is another moist cake that uses a secret healthy ingredient in the batter.
- Paleo Blueberry Cobbler has a light coconut flour topping over a sweet berry filling.
- Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies go well with a tall glass of low carb milk for a little afternoon treat.
- Paleo Chocolate Mug Cake is great for those times when you need to whip up a quick snack!
For more ideas, check out my collection of low carb recipes with coconut flour on Parade.com.
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Keto Coconut Flour Brownies
- ½ cup coconut flour
- ½ cup cocoa see note
- ½ cup Lakanto Baking Sweetener see note
- ½ cup sugar free chocolate chips
- ½ cup butter or butter flavored coconut oil
- 5 large eggs
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease an 8x8-inch pan.
- Mix sweetener, coconut flour, cocoa, sweetener, and chocolate chips in large bowl. Set aside.
- In a large bowl, cream butter. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in dry mix until smooth.
- Spread into prepared pan and bake 20-25 minutes in the preheated oven until desired doneness is reached.
Low Carb Sweeteners | Keto Sweetener Conversion Chart
Array ( [serving_size] => 1 [calories] => 119 [carbohydrates] => 5 [protein] => 4 [fat] => 10 [saturated_fat] => 6 [cholesterol] => 81 [sodium] => 85 [potassium] => 100 [fiber] => 3 [sugar] => 1 [vitamin_a] => 273 [calcium] => 19 [iron] => 1 [serving_unit] => square )
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So I made one batch of these and the husband said they were a little bitter. Made a new batch with a bit less cocoa powder and a bit more sweetener. Now he said they're much better! Not sure if it depends on the type of cocoa powder you use, as I read that on a few other recipes too. But still great! And low carb. He needs that low carb sweet treat to hold him over and to not eat carbs! Thank you for a simple recipe. Some keto recipes have SO many ingredients...it's a bit much.
Thanks for sharing that! I think it's more of an individual taste preference, but I will add the info in the recipe notes. Glad he liked the 2nd batch much better.
The best keto brownies I have ever made! My kids love them also! Thank you!
Yay! So glad you all enjoyed these coconut flour brownies!
I used half monk fruit and half swerve for the sugar substitute... not sweet enough for my family. I will have to up the amount. I also added 2tbs of avocado oil, another egg, and 1/4 cup of water because it was so sticky.
They smell really good but seemed to take longer to bake. Your instructions say 325, but I noticed the mason jar directions say 350. I'm hoping they taste as good as they smell!
There's not a big difference in the temperatures. But I'm pretty sure I baked at 350°F so I can fix that.
Carol Little R.H. @studiobotanica
Love using coconut flour and these sound SO good!
I love using coconut flour - so much cheaper than my normal almond flour! These look so easy and tasty that I have to try them.
I love a good brownie and love these even more because they're keto friendly!
I've been trying to reduce my intake of almond flour recently, and these are just perfect! So decadent and delicious
I received a mason jar mix gift one year and I love it! It's a really thoughtful gift.
You're instruction on these is so great I just know they are going to turn out perfect!
What a great gift idea for someone on a keto diet, or even just gluten free, for that matter!
Lovely recipe, love the Mason Jar Gift idea.
I recently discovered lankanto and now I use nothing else!