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low carb brownies paleo

Maple Tahini Low Carb Brownies

  • Author: Lindsay Cotter
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 9-10 1x


Maple Tahini Low Carb Brownies are made with healthy substitutes for butter, sugar, and carbs, so it’s a healthier brownie recipe!


  • 2 small ripe avocados
  • 2 eggs (room temp is best)
  • 1/4 c unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 6 tbsp almond flour
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch or coconut flour
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 c xylitol sugar or other sugar substitute (see notes)
  • pinch of Cinnamon
  • 1/3 c tahini
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (optional)
  • 1/4 c dark chocolate chips (to melt)
  • optional chopped  nuts to top


  1. Pre-heat oven to 350F.
  2. Line a square 8×8 baking pan, with parchment paper. Set aside
  3. In a mixing bowl or food processor, blend together your avocado, eggs, cocoa. This will create a fudge like texture.
  4. Next add in your flours and sugar blend or mix again until batter is smooth. use a spatula to scrape down the mix and mix again if needed. Just be sure not to over mix or the batter they will not be fudgy.
  5. Transfer to mixing bowl.
  6. Next mix in your  vanilla, baking soda, salt, and pinch of cinnamon.
  7. Pour batter into baking pan and smooth out to edges.
  8. In another small bowl, melt your dark chocolate chips, either by stove top or in microwave.
  9. Mix in your maple syrup and tahini and gently swirl together.
  10. Spread this on top of the brownie batter. Optional nuts to top.
  11. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until center comes out clean with tooth pick
  12. remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes on counter then 5 minutes in fridge to set.
  13. Slice and serve. Freeze or keep in fridge for best storage.


  • Feel free to use raw sugar, coconut palm sugar, or date sugar instead of xylitol. Calories and carb count will vary.
  • If you are baking at altitude, check brownies at 22 -25 minutes. Oven times vary.
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 160
  • Sugar: 1.2 g
  • Sodium: 127.2 mg
  • Fat: 12.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 10.5 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 4.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 37.3 mg

Keywords: brownies, low carb, sugar free, healthy, tahini, gluten free, dairy free

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