These keto peanut butter brownies are fudgy and oh so delicious! Perfect for enjoying with a glass of almond milk or a scoop of keto ice cream.
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These keto peanut butter brownies are the perfect mix of chocolate and peanut butter. They’re perfect for anyone that loves that popular flavor combination! Always a crowd-pleaser, my kids absolutely love it, especially my youngest.
The good news is, not only are they delicious, but this peanut butter brownie recipe is gluten-free AND sugar-free as well. They are actually pretty good for you – without sacrificing flavor!
So if you are craving the classic chocolatey dessert, these keto-friendly peanut butter brownies made with ChocZero chocolate chips should do just the trick.
These brownies are very easy to make and do not require too many ingredients. If you bake keto recipes often, you probably already have almost all the items on hand.
Almond flour makes up the base of this recipe and acts as a flour substitute, making these brownies both low-carb and keto-friendly.
Unsweetened cocoa powder is the perfect way to achieve dark and rich brownies. This ingredient lends a touch of bitterness as well, which helps to balance out the other sweeter flavors.
Salt is a small but crucial ingredient if you want a balanced flavor in your baked good. It has a magical ability to balance out flavors, complementing the sweetness of the dish.
So, don’t forget to add it!
Baking powder is another important ingredient that is going to give the almond flour a hand. It acts as a leavener that will help these brownies be light and fudgy and not overly dense.
Butter adds richness to this peanut butter brownie recipe and helps everything to come together as it should. The fat content helps the brownies to be crispy on the outside and fudgy on the inside.
Eggs help to give the brownies structure and lift and keeps them from becoming dense and dry. They are an important ingredient if you want them to be soft and fudgy.
You will want to use your favorite keto sugar substitute to sweeten these brownies. Depending on how much sweetness you want, you can always change up the measurements slightly.
Tip: Check out this guide on the best low-carb sweeteners to find the one that works best for you!
Vanilla extract really works well with peanut butter and chocolate in this recipe. It adds a bit of softness to the flavor profile and enhances the sweetness.
You can use your favorite keto friendly-baking chips in these low-carb brownies. I love ChocZero chips because they are sugar-free, high quality, and delicious!
Chocolate chips add extra chocolatey goodness to these brownies, while peanut butter chips bring that nutty flavor everyone loves. Both make this recipe richer, adding a bit of sweetness too.
With their flavors combined, these brownies will be extra decadent!
Keto Peanut Butter
You will want to use your preferred brand of keto-friendly peanut butter for this recipe. Any keto brand will do and yield the same results.
Xanthan gum is an optional ingredient that you certainly do not have to use if you don’t want to. If you do have it on hand, however, I would highly recommend using it. It helps a lot with the texture, creating a better end result.
Please note: Check out the recipe card at the bottom for a full list of ingredients used to make this low-carb recipe.
These keto peanut butter brownies are a very quick and easy dessert to whip up in a pinch. For the full list of instructions, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. First, here is a quick overview of the process.
Start by preheating your oven to 350°F and start making your brownie batter.
Combine all of the ingredients together until everything is just combined. Try not to overmix, or the brownies won’t have as nice of a texture.
Prepare Peanut Butter Brownie Mix
Set aside about ⅓ of a cup of brownie batter, and mix in the peanut butter and chocolate chips into the remaining batter. Pour the remaining batter into your baking dish. Spread the batter out evenly.
Next, add dollops of the remaining batter on top with peanut butter and swirl them together with a knife, creating a marbled pattern. Add extra baking chips on top if you’d like.
Bake The Brownies
Bake your peanut butter brownies for 20 to 25 minutes until you are happy with how they are cooked.
Allow to cool down for 10 to 15 minutes before cutting into squares.
🍽️ Serving suggestions
These peanut butter brownies are rich and flavorful- the perfect twist on traditional brownies. They are also perfect for peanut butter and chocolate lovers alike and are surely decadent enough on their own.
However, if you’d like to pair it with something, here are a few ideas!
A classic addition to any brownie is a scoop of ice cream, so try this keto vanilla ice cream recipe. Or, you could buy a keto-friendly variety in stores. If you’re an absolute peanut butter fanatic, top the brownie with sugar-free whipped cream and pour on some low-carb peanut butter sauce.
Really, you can serve this brownie with whatever you’d like!
Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about keto peanut butter brownies.
How long will peanut butter brownies last?
The brownies can keep fresh for up to a week or a week and a half when you store them in a container that is airtight. If you keep that container of brownies in the fridge, they can even last up to two weeks.
What can I do if I don’t have peanut butter chips?
If you don’t have peanut butter chips, you can just add a bit more peanut butter to maintain the flavor.
It is better with the chips, but they will still taste amazing without them!
📚 Related recipes
If you loved this keto brownie recipe, you should try these other chocolatey desserts. These are some of my favorites to make when I need something sweet!
- Keto Peanut Butter Chocolate Bark is rich and creamy and tastes just like a peanut butter chocolate bark should.
- Gluten-Free Chocolate Zucchini Muffins are the perfect healthy muffin option that is sweet and slightly chocolaty.
- Chewy Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies are chewy and crisp while still having that traditional gooey center!
- Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Truffles are the perfect dessert – not too sweet, not too rich, but just right.
- Chocolate Donut Recipe With Sugar-Free Glaze is great for when you are craving both chocolate and donuts!
Keto Peanut Butter Brownies
- 1 cup almond flour
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ cup butter melted
- 2 large eggs
- ⅔ cup low carb sugar substitute
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum optional but recommended
- ⅓ cup keto chocolate chips
- ⅔ cup keto peanut butter chips
- ⅓ cup keto peanut butter with no added sugar
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease or line an 8×8-inch baking pan.
- Blend together almond flour, cocoa powder, salt, baking powder, butter, eggs, sweetener, vanilla extract, and xanthan gum in a medium mixing bowl just until combined.
- Set aside ⅓ cup of the brownie batter. Stir in chocolate and peanut butter chips. Spread evenly in prepared pan.
- Spoon small scoops of the reserved brownie batter and peanut butter over the top. Swirl the brownie batter and peanut butter together with a butter knife. Sprinkle on additional baking chips on the top, if desired.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until desired doneness has been reached.
- Allow brownie bites to cool in pan on rack for 10 to 15 minutes then remove from pan and cool completely. Cut into squares.
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