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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