Low Carb Peanut Butter Pecan Brownies


 

Delicious Low Carb Brownie Recipe

I’m eating low carb fudge brownies for breakfast while I write to you. πŸ™‚ YUM!!! I am so excited to share this one with you. You’re going to love it!

 

Keto SnacksBefore I dive in (not to the brownies lol, too late for that!) I want to be totally upfront with you about a few things.

I received Good Dee’s Low Carb Brownie Mix free as part of my relationship as an affiliate with Keto Krate. The mix came in the August box. All of the links in this post are my referral links, including my refer-a-friend link to Good Dee’s site. You can refer friends to her site for credits too!

I think I covered all that in previous posts, but in case you’re new here… I like to be upfront about things like that. πŸ™‚ I buy & order TONS of things on my own, but I love reviewing new products and services for you when I get the chance too!

Otherwise, there are two other ordering options for the mix:


 

I gave you all three options in case you’re already placing an order with Amazon or Netrition and want to add this to your cart, or so you can shop by your preference.

About Good Dee’s Low Carb Brownie Mix:

* 1 NET Carb per brownie
* Gluten Free, Low Carb, Sugar Free, Soy Free and made with Sunflower Seed Flour
* You can make it cake like or fudge like-your choice

I decided to make fudge brownies instead of cake brownies. You have the option of using butter or coconut oil in the recipe – that plus 2 eggs is all it takes! I chose to use MCT Grade Unrefined Coconut Oil for the additional health benefits. That’s the one I buy & use – I get it on Amazon.

If you prefer to order from Netrition, get Nature’s Way: Coconut Oil, Organic Extra Virgin.

TIP: It’s important to use MCT Grade UNREFINED coconut oil for the mega health benefits. Otherwise you might as well just use lard. Refined coconut oil is useless. πŸ˜›

They are not sickeningly sweet like most low carb dessert recipes or mixes. I cannot stand a strong artificial sweetener aftertaste. πŸ˜› Blech! These are not like that AT ALL. They have more of a “dark chocolate” natural flavor, and the texture is amazing!

Low Carb Fudge Brownies

Like I said, I made “fudge brownies” instead of cake-like brownies and you can see the texture in the photo above. I also added peanut butter and pecans to the brownie mix to make them like “super power” brownies. πŸ™‚ lol… More healthy foods, more healthy fats, pretty much turning a simple brownie into a MEAL. πŸ™‚

I’ll show you exactly how I made mine.

First, here’s the package – and what’s IN the package…

Good Dee's Low Carb Brownie Mix

Good Dee’s Low Carb Brownie Mix is made in a dedicated gluten free facility.

It’s vegetarian, gluten free, wheat free, soy free and sugar free.

I can’t find a bigger picture of the back of the package to share with you, but the sweetener used is Erythritol – which is a sugar alcohol, not an artificial sweetener (yes, there’s a difference). It also contains Stevia extract.

Good Dee's Brownie Mix Label

Erythritol is different from other sugar alcohols, by the way: “Due to its unique chemical structure, our bodies don’t break it down. It goes pretty much unchanged through our system, without causing any of the harmful metabolic effects of excess sugar… or the digestive issues associated with other sugar alcohols.” –source

 

I almost hated to waste coconut oil, pecans and peanut butter making these brownies in case they tasted gross (lol). I was tempted to make the mix as-is and test them first. I’m so glad I went ahead though. The mix is GOOD as it is, but the Peanut Butter Pecan Brownies I made were totally mind blowingly delicious. πŸ™‚ lol – YUM!

I used 1/2 cup of coconut oil (melted) and 2 eggs (beaten) as called for in the directions. I added that straight to the brownie mix. Then I measured out pecan peices. If I don’t have those on hand, I just break up pecan halves. That works too.

I had 3.25 ounces of crushed pecans left so that’s what I used, along with 1/2 cup (8 TBSP) of Peter Pan Natural Creamy Peanut Butter.

Low Carb Brownies (Ingredients)

I lined an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper. The directions say to use a non-stick spray (too!) but I don’t like sprays – so I took a butter stick (real butter of course) and just smeared a light coat on the parchment paper.

I stirred the pecans into the brownie batter, then spread the peanut butter on top after I poured the mix into the baking dish.

I just sort of swirled it in across the top (before baking) with a rubber spatula.

Low Carb Brownie Batter & Baking

The parchment paper was brilliant!

I let the brownies TOTALLY COOL OFF before attempting to get them out of the pan, but then I was able to move the entire batch of brownies over to a plate by lifting it out by the edges & sliding it right off the parchment paper.

Baking With Parchment Paper - No Stick!

No stick. πŸ™‚

How did they turn out?

Beautiful. Delicious. Perfect. Fudgy.

Basically… amazingly awesome!

Low Carb Brownies

I’m glad I went with the fudge-like version on these brownies.

I absolutely LOVE the texture! Add in the creamy peanut butter and pecan crunch, and it is a crazy good experience in your mouth! πŸ™‚

Low Carb Fudge Brownies

 

I ate brownies for breakfast with NO guilt! πŸ™‚ haha

With MCT grade organic coconut oil, pecans, peanut butter, eggs… these are the healthiest brownies I’ve ever put in my mouth.

I’ve tried other low carb brownie mixes in the past, even adding things to it they tasted BLECH – like eating straight Sweet ‘N Low packets or something. πŸ˜› Yuck!

These are not like that at all. They have a rich dark chocolate flavor, but not overly strong or bitter in any way. They are PERFECT.

I walked into this experiment thinking I was going to hate the brownie mix. I expected to hate it, and to end up throwing them away. I’ve had to do that before with other low carb mixes. I was wrong. Good Dee has this one nailed!

Carb Count & LCHF Macros For My Low Carb Brownies

Keep in mind that I added extra ingredients. I used the brownie mix plus 1/2 cup coconut oil, 2 large eggs, 1/2 cup peanut butter and 3.25 ounces of pecans.

I put all of this into the MyFitnessPal Recipe Calculator and set it up as 9 servings, as I cut 9 large squares instead of 12 smaller ones.

My brownies are large and thick, and 3.5 net carbs each.

Low Carb Brownie Macros

 

I just ate two for breakfast, as you can see above. πŸ™‚

That was 7 net carbs for both, and 85% fat. A perfect delicious FILLING low carb dessert for breakfast with plenty of healthy fat to kick start my day!

Where To Get Dee’s Low Carb Brownie Mix

Good Dee’s low carb mixes are gluten free, keto friendly, low carb and very versatile! You can get them on her website, on Netrition and also on Amazon. These are my referral links:

Sugar Free, Low Carb Cookie Mix and Brownie MIx

I gave you all three options in case you’re already placing an order with Amazon or Netrition and want to add this to your cart, or so you can shop by your preference.

If you’ve tried Good Dee’s low carb brownie mix, or got yours from Keto Krate too, I would love to hear how you made yours – and what you thought of them!

Leave a comment and let’s discuss…

Best,
Lynn Terry,
aka @LowCarbTraveler

 

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44 Responses to Low Carb Peanut Butter Pecan Brownies

  1. Jennifer Rossi says:

    My Keto Krate should be arriving today and this is the first thing I’m making! I’m drooling!
    Thanks for the review & recipe!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Lucky you!! I am THRILLED with this low carb / sugar free brownie mix, and in love with the recipe. πŸ™‚ YUM! Definitely make the fudge brownies. Assuming you prefer a good fudgy brownie. And adding in walnuts or pecans and peanut butter – Mmmm! πŸ™‚

      I’m glad you already have one arriving today. There are ONLY 20 left (last time I checked, an hour ago) and they are shipping daily until those last 20 boxes are gone. Which will be soon, lol.

      Let me know how you make yours, and how they turn out! Oh, and let them cool ALL THE WAY before you try to cut them or take them out of the pan. Then use the parchment paper to lift them out VERY carefully. Mine are fudgy and yummy, but I only got the big beautiful squares by being super careful with them and letting them cool off first. πŸ˜‰

  2. Jofoto says:

    Expensive ! 11.99 for mix price of the nuts ,peanut butter and coconut oil !

    • Lynn Terry says:

      I think the mix is high priced too, which is why it’s better to get things like that in the Keto Krate. As for the nuts, peanut butter & coconut oil – I already had those low carb staples on hand.

      I save SO much money not binge eating at Dairy Queen, or on pints of Ben & Jerry’s, and all the other junk food I used to eat… that things like this are nothing compared to what I used to spend on food. πŸ˜‰

      I have so little of an appetite on a healthy ketogenic low carb diet, so I eat A LOT less and actually save money.

      Before, I would have eaten this whole pan of brownies in a day or day and a half. These will take me awhile, lol. And yeah… my health is totally worth it. πŸ™‚

      • Jofoto says:

        i agree that saving on non low car junk food is a plus….
        but eating low carb and re-inventing our low carb pantry is expensive
        it’s been a challenge for me to find things at affordable prices
        like almond flour, coconut oils and nuts
        thankfully my mother installed in me the capacity of frugalness
        and it helps that my hubby is a cheff
        ( wait… wait …. i know… i know i’m lucky but converting to low carb with him had it’s own challenges and considering he is Belgian as well)
        any how this seems for me an ocasional treat
        thxs

        • Lynn Terry says:

          That’s all true. I’m still spending less than I was though. And I find things like Almond Flour and coconut oil go a LONG way. I’m surprised how long a bag of Almond Flour lasts me!

          Of course I’m not eating as much as I used to like I said, so that makes a BIG difference. πŸ™‚

      • Traci says:

        I agree a little pricey,, but I will totally pay $$ for things that keep me on track and satisfied! πŸ™‚ I don’t look for anything cheap and always plan to pay for it.. because it is more expensive to eat healthy but worth it! ha ha funny about the drive thru… when I used to eat fast food,, I would create a whole buffet in my car and easily spend $20 lol

        • Lynn Terry says:

          LOL Me too πŸ˜›

          This is definitely a nice treat. My brownies were huge and thick, and have lasted for DAYS. I still have one left and I’ve been eating them every day, lol.

          It’s definitely a better alternative for me than going off plan…

  3. Roye says:

    They look amazing! Brownies are my all time favorite, only problem is I have a hubby and son living with me, they’ll gobble them up LOL. If it were only me, I could let them stretch for days. Are you keeping them in the frig or can you freeze them?

    Oh and I got my Kitchen Scale and my Bathroom Scale just now, woohoo, I love them. I did think though that the Bathroom Scale had other indicators like Fat% and/or water retention or sorry I don’t remember what, but thought I’ve read where you liked it because it showed you why you were gaining or losing? Oh Well, I love it anyway ;).

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Oh! Oops Roye – that’s a different one. I have two. πŸ™‚ This one is the Body Fat Scale with all the fancy stuff: http://www.travelinglowcarb.com/6603/body-fat-scale-and-body-composition/ I should have given you both links so you could decide. But the eatsmart scale is the one I weigh on every morning. πŸ™‚

      I have my brownies in the refrigerator. I thought about freezing them, but I think I’m just going to eat them. πŸ™‚ haha. My advice: make cheap “crap brownies” for the family – save these for yourself!

      The cheap boxed brownies are fine for everyone else. And you can tell them “these have erythritol and stevia in them, they’re diabetic brownies, you wouldn’t like them.” πŸ™‚ Those words scare most people off, lol – especially if you have the other ones made for them.

      • Roye says:

        awww I kinda wanted the other one, I should have known it wouldn’t have been that inexpensive :). I’ll think about getting some other time.

        And giggggggling at you and telling them they’re diabetic brownies, although my husband is diabetic too LOL, he still will turn his nose up.

  4. Gina says:

    The brownies sound fabulous! I love that they are only sweetened with erythritol and stevia. I have done my research on sweeteners and erythritol is one of the lowest glycemic sugar alcohol and does not raise blood sugar at all. It is sweeter and less bitter than stevia. I read that the combination of erythritol and stevia make for the best cooking sweeteners. I cannot wait to try this
    thank you for the link and 10% off to Dees brownies. I am ordering them today
    Do you think the organic coconut oil i bought from Aldis is good to use?

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Sure, Gina – if it’s unrefined it’s totally fine. πŸ™‚

      It was really cool of Dee to set up the discount code. She’s super low on stock, but I can’t wait to order the cookie mix next!

      And you’re right – she got the combination just right. Totally nailed it with this mix and the sweeteners used. It doesn’t make your mouth tingle OR your tummy rumble like other “sugar free” stuff. πŸ™‚

  5. Roye says:

    Well darn, I tried to order the brownies from Good Dee’s and when I logged in it said Lynn Terry gave you a 10% discount and it gave me a code. When I entered the code, I get this message: “This code did not match any active gift card or discount. Was it entered correctly?” It was entered correctly?

  6. Tracey says:

    I tried to use the discount code and it said it was invalid.

  7. Gina says:

    I am having trouble with the code too. I wonder when the code is to be entered? At final check out?

  8. Tammy says:

    They look YUMMY Lynn! I have not had brownies in a long time. I think maybe since Christmas!! Lol Thank YOU! πŸ™‚ =)

  9. Lynn Terry says:

    Dee fixed the discount code issue. It works now: http://i.refs.cc/9Cfl5keL πŸ™‚ Yay! I just tested it to make sure, and the discount applied. So if you want the brownies – I know she is low on stock, so order quick. πŸ˜‰

  10. Gina says:

    I am loving these flackers too. I love that they are super healthy and low carb. I am eating those with cream cheese today. Yum

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Did you get the Rosemary flavor, Gina? I didn’t like them the first time I tried them, or I didn’t LOVE them I should say. Now I kinda feel drawn to them, lol. They’re really growing on me! I’d love to try other flavors though…

      • Gina says:

        I bought the tomato basil or savory flackers
        i like them or should i say i am getting used to them. It’s nice to have something quick and easy to eat with creme cheese or laughing cow cheese wedges or peanut butter.
        I thought of trying the rosemary but after reading your review i decided on the savory
        i like rosemary to cook with in certain recipes but the flavor can be overwhelming at times. I just was not sure how “rosemary” these flackers would be….a mild light rosemary flavor would be ok though i think i will stick with the savory ones. πŸ™‚

  11. Betsy says:

    I must have waited too long because now she’s out of them πŸ™

    • Lynn Terry says:

      They sold out fast. I knew she was low on stock. I read she’ll be restocking in a couple of weeks though, so I’ll be keeping my eye out for that! I want to try her cookie mix next. πŸ™‚

  12. Judy Lehman says:

    Oh no, Terry. Since March, have I been pumping lard into my body? Your message about unrefined coconut oil made me look at mine. I’ve been using Crisco ORGANIC coconut oil. I went online and guess what? It’s refined. Seems organic is not the same as unrefined, folks. I was puzzled about why my triglycerides were up last month on my labwork I had done. Was this the reason? I’m buying some more coconut oil tomorrow and using this for beauty purposes only. Anyone else in this boat? I’m just sick about this!

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Judy! Don’t fret too much. It’s no different than using bacon grease or butter in your cooking. It simply doesn’t have any nutritional value or health benefits like unrefined MCT grade coconut oil. That’s all!

      As for your labwork, google that one. I think the first 3-6 months of eating a healthy low carb diet consistently your numbers might bounce a bit – then settle into great levels after that. I can’t recall the details on that but I’ve heard it discussed a lot.

      You see how I eat daily… and my levels were PERFECT across the board. They tested everything from cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, thyroid, you name it – and it all came back IDEAL. πŸ™‚ That made my day, and of course made my doc happy lol.

      • Lynn Terry says:

        p.s. Obviously if you “cheat eat” on a low carb HIGH FAT diet, your numbers will not be all that great. πŸ˜‰ I thought I better throw that in there, because bouncing in and out of ketosis – or back and forth between high fat and high carb – is NOT good for your health or labwork. πŸ™‚

  13. Jenni O says:

    Just baked the brownies and they are still totally liquid in the middle. Putting them back in for 15 mins. Fingers crossed.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      How did they turn out Jenni?? πŸ™‚

      I had to bake mine longer too, but I did add a lot of stuff to them…

      • Jenni O says:

        Delicious! I had to bake them another 15 mins. For those wondering, I followed Lynn’s recipe exactly except that I had reduced fat peanut butter on hand. The coconut oil seems pretty prevalent in the taste, but I still think they are really good. My husband wants me to try butter instead next time. I put them in the fridge overnight because the middle section was still very moist and peanut buttery. They looked really good this morning. I think adding the nuts made a world of difference.

        • Lynn Terry says:

          I think I cooked mine about that much longer too. I also have mine in the fridge. They are soooo good warmed up in the microwave for a few seconds. πŸ™‚

          I have ONE left. Now I’m going to eat it, lol…

  14. Kim says:

    I made them and they were ok. I wish I hadn’t put in the peanut butter. Should have added cream cheese cinnamon mixture instead!

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  16. Carmen says:

    Lynn, I just made the brownies adding to the dry mix 2 eggs, 1/2 cup coconut oil, 1/4 cup chopped pecans, and 1/2 cup Almond Butter. When I manually figure out the net carbs, it comes out to 1.666, or 2 net carbs each brownie (cutting onto 9 servings). When I try to put the ingredients into MFP recipe link, it doesn’t come up to the correct net carbs, so therefore I can’t log it. Grrrrr. I can’t figure out what I am doing wrong. Help!

    BTW, they were to die for.

    • Lynn Terry says:

      Hi Carmen,

      Double check each of your entries, and the number of servings, and figure out which number isn’t right. This is the name of the entry I used for the brownie mix, btw:

      1 container (216 grams ea.), Dry Brownie Mix (Sugar Alcohols Removed)

      Try searching MFP for this:

      Good Dee’s brownie alcohols

      That search should bring up the “Dry Brownie Mix (Sugar Alcohols Removed)” entry that is accurate – then double check it by your label to make sure.

      • Carmen VanVliet says:

        Lynn, I did use the Dry Brownie Mix (Sugar Alcohols Removed) in the equation.

        If I figure it out manually, this is how I did it:

        When I figure it out manually, the total net carbs for the complete package of Brownie Mix ;

        BROWNIE MIX
        168 total carbs
        – 60 Fiber
        – 96 Sugar Alcohols

        12 total net carbs

        12 total net carbs Brownie Mix divided by 9 = 1.333 net carbs

        1 net carb = 1/4 C. Pecans divided by 9 = 0.111 net carbs

        12 net carbs = 1/2 C. Almond Butter divided by 9 = 1.333 net carbs

        0 net carbs = 1/2 C. Coconut Oil = 0 net carbs

        1 net carb = 2 eggs divided by 9 = 0.111 net carb

        2.888 or 3 net carbs per brownie

        —————————————————————————————————-

        Here is what I am entering – the ingredients were matched. Is it the servings that are screwing it up? As you can see, I put in 9, and the total net carbs per brownie is 6.

        Servings 9calories per serving
        291

        Log It

        from

        Here’s what I put in and they were matched
        5 IngredientsEdit Recipe

        0.50 cup(s), Cashew Butter
        2 oz (28g), Naturals Chopped Pecans
        0.50 cup(s), Coconut Oil
        2 large, Egg
        1 container (216 grams ea.), Dry Brownie Mix (Sugar Alcohols Removed)

        Here is how it came out:

        Nutrition Facts
        Servings 9.0
        Amount Per Serving
        calories 291
        % Daily Value *
        Total Fat 25 g 39 %
        Saturated Fat 12 g 62 %
        Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
        Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
        Trans Fat 0 g
        Cholesterol 41 mg 14 %
        Sodium 136 mg 6 %
        Potassium 15 mg 0 %
        Total Carbohydrate 13 g 4 %
        Dietary Fiber 7 g 29 %
        Sugars 0 g
        Protein 5 g 10 %
        Vitamin A 1 %
        Vitamin C 3 %
        Calcium 2 %
        Iron 6 %

        As you can see, each brownie is 6 net carbs by their calculation.

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