03 Feb Recipe: Wendy’s Chocolate Brownies
This delicious recipe was originally sourced by my mother-in-law from LaurenRabadi.com. I have tweaked it slightly to make it sugar-free using a product found at any of our local supermarkets. This is a tasty one to make when you feel like cake or brownies yet are avoiding sugar.
Gluten, grain and sugar free. Low carb, keto and vegetarian friendly.
Preparation time: 40 mins: 10mins prep time, 30 mins cooking time
Makes: 8 serves
Approximate calories per serve: 273
Healthy Fat – 25g Net Carbs-3g Protein – 9g
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 3 eggs, room temperature
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 8 tbsp butter, softened
- 115g softened cream cheese; I like Philadelphia 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or cacao powder
- 50g sugar free dark chocolate (I use Well Naturally– sold at Woolworths and Coles)
- 3/4 cup stevia
- Optional: 30 dark chocolate chips (or more sugar-free chocolate chopped into chunks) or macadamia nuts (whatever takes your fancy!
- Preheat oven to 150C. Melt the butter in a bowl over boiling water on the stove top, then add in the sugar-free chocolate broken into pieces– stir until all is melted together.
- Cream together the butter/ chocolate mixture, cream cheese and stevia with either a hand or stand mixer.
- Add eggs in one at a time, waiting until the eggs are fully incorporated into the mixture before adding more. Add the vanilla extract. Mix together the dry ingredients in a separate bowl (baking powder, almond flour & cocoa). Slowly add the dry ingredients until fully incorporated. If adding more chocolate or nuts, stir them in here using a spoon or rubber spatula.
- Coat your baking pan with a coconut oil spray for clean removal of brownies (I also lined mine with backing paper). Pour in your mixture and smooth with a spoon or spatula.
- Bake for about 30 minutes (Give it a toothpick test at around 20-25 minutes to double check). Remove from oven and let cool for about 20 minutes.
Hint: Don’t be fooled if you think it isn’t cooked. When you take almond meal out of the over it tends to harden up once cooled! I made a double batch of this and layered two brownies with sugar-free cream cheese icing with added cacao in the middle and on top (find the recipe in the PDF download – I only made a half batch of the icing)