Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent. —-Epictetus

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Low Carb Brownies

My job has done a number on my hips! I started working full time last fall. I tried to stay true to the diet but I slipped a number of times. I stopped exercising daily and found it difficult to have time to cook the low carb food that I needed. Yikes!

Here is my plan.....
Go back on the low carb diet, exercise daily and relax for a few days. I have so many planned projects that I can only relax for this week, then re-do the wood floors, clean out the basement so we can put away the food storage, clean about five cars so Spike can sell them, go on a family reunion, get the kiddo to basketball camp, oh yes...keep working about ten hours a week for a continuing education summer program.

Jacob thought today would be a great day to make brownies from scratch. Great idea for Father's Day. Not a good idea for my new low carb commitment. So I modified my recipe into a low carb brownie treat.

Here is what you need.
2 eggs
1 cup almond flour
1/2 cup truvia baking blend which has 47 carbs per 1/2 cup. Next time use pure stevia in the amount recommended.
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder

I cooked this at 350 degrees for 35 minutes. 

I can usually eat a whole pan of brownies by myself but eating two of these made me full. Again, mark this up as a positive for low carb baking!

7 comments:

  1. Instead of using truvia, which has carbs, or stevia, which usually has a bitter aftertaste, you can use Xylitol or Swerve Sweetner. Both have very few carbs.

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  2. Do you think I can use Splenda baking sugar? Sometimes I replace Splenda for real sugar and it messes up the whole recipe!

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  3. Claudia I think you could use the Splenda baking blend. I bet it will be comparable to,the truvia baking blend. Just check the package for the carb count.

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  4. Wow...just pulled these out of the oven.....best and easiest Low carb brownies I have ever made....THANK YOU!!!!

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