These Pecan Praline Brownies are my absolute favorite brownie ever. They are fudgy, full of chocolate chips, and covered with a layer of pecan praline.
Pecan Praline Brownies – Low Carb, Keto, Grain-Free, Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free, THM S
Not my favorite low carb, gluten-free, sugar-free brownie. My favorite brownie of any brownie.
They beat all those wheat and sugar brownies in any competition. A couple of years ago my husband brought home some big name famous brownies from work and I cheated on my current diet to try one. Not worth the calories. They claimed to be the best brownies ever and they were just a disappointment.
These keto brownies, however, will not be. I promise. This makes a family-sized batch of 24 brownies in a 7 x 10 pan. You can half it and make it in a smaller pan if desired.
How to make from Scratch Brownies
If you’ve never made homemade brownies before you’ll be surprised how easy it is. Simply melt the unsweetened chocolate and butter and then stir in the other ingredients. That’s it!
Ingredients in Homemade Keto Pecan Brownies
Unsweetened Baking Chocolate – unsweetened chocolate is naturally low carb because it has such a high percentage of cocoa
Almond Flour – I’ve really come to prefer almond flour in baked goods. It gives a tender crumb in cakes, cookies, and biscuits.
Coconut Flour – Just a little bit of coconut flour goes a long way. Coconut flour helps to balance the oiliness of almond flour since it is naturally drier and absorbs more liquid than other alternative flours.
Ground Golden Flax – Flax has a ton of fiber and the golden variety has a very mild taste. You can use the golden flax or sub in additional almond flour for this ingredient.
Sugar-Free Sweetener – I like to use a blend of xylitol, erythritol, and stevia in my recipes. You can purchase this pre-mixed from the Trim Healthy Mama website or mix your own according to my recipe. By using a combination of sugar alcohols and stevia you can use half the amount required of regular sugar. Since these sweeteners can be more expensive this helps with my food budget.
Vanilla – With the price of vanilla being astronomical I decided to try a Mexican vanilla extract and have been happy with the results. It is much much cheaper than other vanilla extracts. I got 5 oz for under $6.
Sugar-Free Chocolate Chips – Amazon has had a great price on Lily’s Chocolate Chips at the time of posting. Switch the seller to Amazon and the price goes down to about $5-6 a bag.
How to Make Pecan Praline Topping
My pecan pralines start out just like caramel. You cook down butter, sweetener, and cream. Then you add vanilla and the pecans.
This is delicious on top of brownies or just on its own as candies.
Tips and Substitutions
If you’d like to switch out the pecans for another nut go ahead.
You may omit the chocolate chips in the brownie base if you are trying to cut back on calories or expense, I know sugar-free chocolate chips can be pricey.
Make sure to line the pan so these are easy to remove.
How to store Pecan Praline Brownies
The praline topping will firm up like toffee after a few days in the fridge. It is divine! These are very rich so I keep the servings small. Having one after dinner with a cup of coffee is perfect for me. My kids love these too.
The perfect fudgy bite! Make sure you try these Sugar-Free Nutella Brownies too!
- 4 oz unsweetened chocolate
- 3/4 cup butter (1.5 sticks)
- 1 cup Trim Healthy Mama Gentle Sweet or my sweetener
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbsp almond flour
- 3 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 tbsp ground golden flax (or additional almond flour)
- 1 cup sugar free chocolate chips
- One recipe of my Creamy Pecan Pralines , cooled to room temperature in the saucepan
- Preheat oven to 350. Line a 7 x 10 baking dish with foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Melt the chocolate and butter in a glass bowl in the microwave. Add the next four ingredients and stir until smooth. Add the chocolate chips.
- Pour into the prepared baking pan and spread evenly. Bake for 30-35 min until no longer jiggly. Cool for 10 minutes.
- Spoon the prepared pecan praline on top. Refrigerate until set and cut into squares.
To sub in Swerve use 1.5 to 2 times the amount of sweetener called for.