Maple Tahini Low Carb Brownies are made with healthy substitutes for butter, sugar, and carbs, so this is a healthier brownie recipe! These fudgy paleo friendly avocado brownies are low carb, refined sugar free, grain free, and delicious!
You have been warned. The next 2 recipes posts are baked treats, healthier refined sugar free treats, but still —> baked treats. What can I say? Fall baking mode has hit me hard already. Well, and Fall Air Frying Food. that’s a thing, right? Kidding. Anyways, let’s all pretend it’s a crisp 55F out and crank on the oven some more. Mmm k?
You see, when it comes to making brownies, there are certain things that, IMHO, shouldn’t be messed with. For example, brownies should always be fudgy. If I want cake-like brownies, I’ll bake a chocolate cake, or make any of my no bake chocolate cake bites; I don’t usually mess with perfection.
But, I admit that I wouldn’t be your favorite place to get dessert recipes if I didn’t make them HEALTHIER desserts, amiright? That’s why I took a vegan avocado brownie recipe and made some simple, healthy substitutes for butter, sugar, and grains, so these Maple Tahini Low Carb Brownies are even healthier for you!
You’re about to get mesmerized by the swirly chocolatey tahini goodness. Ohhh and ahhhh…
Well the tahini chocolate swirly topping was the easy part! Finding the right balance of fudgy and not too cakey was hard part. First world problems here ya’ll. But alas, 3rd times a charm on these bad boys! But phew, I did it! Finally. Low Carb Brownies… so worth it! You’ll see why in a minute.
The Making of Healthy Chocolate Brownies
To make this a gluten free, grain free, refined sugar free, and low carb brownies recipe, a few healthy ingredient swaps were needed. Here’s what we did.
Healthy Substitutes for Butter
We use avocado instead of butter. Avocado brownies are extra fudgy anyway, and leaving the butter out of the recipe makes them dairy free avocado brownies! Don’t worry, I have a vegan avocado chocolate sugar cookie recipe too. All bases covered here ya’ll!
Other healthy substitutes for butter in dairy free and/or vegan dessert recipes:
- coconut oil
- unsweetened applesauce
More Healthy Swaps in the Low Carb Brownies
Using melted dark chocolate instead of milk chocolate pumps up the antioxidant properties and lowers the sugar.
Okay, who’s hangry? *Raises hand, both hands* One for a brownie, one for high fiving you for reading all the way through to the recipe. LOL!
Want to try another great dark chocolate brownie recipe? Make a batch of Dirty Chai Dark Chocolate Flourless Brownies, and then try not to eat them all in one sitting.
You see, these are so healthy you can have them for breakfast. Or did I take that too far? Possibly, but either way you’ve got a low carb brownies recipe that is easy to make, delicious, fudgy, refined sugar free, and better for you! That’s winning in my book.
Favorite Brownie Recipe? Avocado/oil free or real butter? You decide!