Can you actually eat brownies while staying on a ketogenic diet?
Yes, you certainly can!
This tasty recipe is sweetened with stevia and erythritol. Erythritol is a sugar substitute that has a sweet taste but is not absorbed by the body so has zero effect on the blood sugar. Most sugar alcohols are made with hydrogenation. However erythritol is different. This sugar alcohol is made from the fermentation of corn and is therefore much safer to use.
Loaded with nutrition, this grain-free recipe provides fiber from the chia seeds, healthy fat from coconut and grass-fed butter, and quality protein from pasture-raised eggs. All this while being low-glycemic to boot!
2 ¼ cups organic almonds, roasted
½ cup Living Chia Seeds, ground
¼ cup grass-fed butter, melted
¼ cup organic chocolate powder
¼ cup erythritol, powdered
10 drops organic liquid stevia
3 large pasture-raised organic eggs
1 teaspoon baking powder
3 tablespoons organic coconut butter
1 pinch salt
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. Measure out 2 1/4 cup of almonds and bake for about ten minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
3. Use a spice or coffee grinder to powder 1/2 cup of Living Chia Seeds. Set aside in a mixing bowl.
4. Grind 1/4 cup of erythritol and add to the bowl of chia.
5. Add the roasted almonds to a food processor and process until a smooth buttery texture is formed.
6. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix thoroughly.
7. Pour batter in to a 9×9 baking tray.
8. Bake for about 20 minutes or until a fork comes out clean.
9. Allow brownies to cool for about ten minutes before cutting and serving.
How did your brownies turn out? Let us know in the comments below!
Adapted from ruled.me