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I have a confession to make: I’m a total chocolate addict. I eat something chocolate almost every single day. The silver lining is that I strive to make the most of it by making my chocolate creations
healthy healthier. They do not have to be sugar-laden and filled with empty calories. And, what tops my list of The Best Chocolate Things? Low carb brownies, of course.
Especially my fudgy low carb brownies made with almond butter.
Truth be told, I eat flourless brownies for breakfast with my coffee sometimes. That’s right, starting the day with chocolate makes for a happy rest of the day. People have muffins and scones for breakfast, so why not brownies? With autumn setting in, a hot cup of coffee and a warm brownie is the perfect way to start a crisp, cool morning.
You may be thinking, Brownies for breakfast? This girl must be out of her mind.
Or maybe you’re wondering, How does she get any nutrition?
Actually, the low carb brownies I’m sharing today are quite nutrient-dense. They are packed with calcium, iron, and healthy monounsaturated fat. They are a great source of fiber and protein, meaning you’ll actually stay full after eating them. Best of all, they are sugar-free and each one has only 2 grams net carbs! They also happen to be paleo-friendly, which of course means gluten-free and dairy-free, too.
Aside from the obvious awesome fact that they are brownies, what also makes this low carb brownies recipe one of my favorites is how easy it is. There are only six ingredients, all of which are simple and are usually on hand in my pantry. I love that I can throw together this dessert (or, ahem, breakfast?) in just a few minutes and have it ready in under half an hour. They store well, so you can prepare them over the weekend and enjoy them all week long… or for whatever length of time they last you.
If I didn’t know better, I would have a hard time believing that a paleo, low carb brownie can still taste good. My family and friends are certainly surprised when I tell them that these flourless brownies are both. To me, they are even better than their unhealthy, sugar-filled counterparts. The almond butter gives them an amazingly decadent, fudgy texture. Knowing that they actually have nutrition benefits makes them that much more wonderful.
So go ahead, have low carb brownies for breakfast. I won’t tell – but you can, because they offer plenty of benefits to smile about.
Low Carb Brownies Recipe with Almond Butter (Paleo, Gluten-free):
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Want to use a different sweetener? Check the natural low carb sweeteners guide & conversion chart!
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