Stuffed Low Carb Brownies

9 Brownies144 cals

So I’ve been doing the low carb thing to change things up while cutting and lately I’ve been craving brownies like crazy! Side note…yes, I’m one of the 13 people in the world who choose to lean out during the winter (if you’re doing the same throw some love in the comments so we can do this thing together). Anyways BROWNIES! Today we’re not just gonna remix them into low carb brownies we’re gonna stuff them as well!!!

This recipe is super easy. All you need is 3 bowls and something to mix your ingredients with. Start with a large bowl and add in 4 tablespoons of semi-sweet chocolate chips that you’re gonna melt. To melt them as quick as possible just throw them in the microwave for :15-:20 seconds at a time and stir it until they’re smooth. Another option here is to use a lower sugar, dark, bittersweet, or whatever chocolate you prefer instead of semi-sweet. Continue with 2 large eggs, 1/4 cup of a sweetener, 1 table of melted butter, 1/4 cup of unsweetened apple sauce, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Mix those together.

Next take out another bowl and mix together in that one 3 tablespoons of cocoa powder (by the way cocoa powder is high in fiber with 2 grams in every tablespoon), 1/2 cup of almond flour, 2 tablespoons of coconut flour, 1 scoop of protein powder, 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder, and 1/4 teaspoon of salt. Add that mix into your large bowl and lightly mix them together.

Coat a baking dish or pan with some non-stick cooking spray and pour 3/4 of your mix in into it. Smooth it out then take out a small bowl. In that small bowl mix together 8 ounces of fat free (or reduced fat but make sure to adjust the macros accordingly) cream cheese, 2 tablespoons of a sweetener, 1/2 scoop of protein powder, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. Spread that mix over your brownie mix and then add on top of that the 1/4 of your brownie mix you left off to the side. I prefer to cut everything in with a knife for the swirl effect but you don’t have to. At the very least make sure the top is flat so everything cooks evenly! Last bake your brownies on 325F/162C for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle.

First and foremost with the ingredients I used here the total net carbs (carbs minus fiber) is only 70 grams for all of them!!! How do they taste? Well…you’ll have to watch the video to find out!

Stuffed Low Carb Brownies Recipe

Stuffed Low Carb Brownies

BROWNIES!? LOW CARB!? What you thought wasn’t possible is NOW POSSIBLE with this Low Carb Brownies recipe! With only 70g of net carbs you can't complain!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, cream cheese, low carb, stuffed brownies
Servings: 9 Brownies
Calories: 144kcal
Cost: $3.50
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brownies, cream cheese, low carb, stuffed brownies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 9 Brownies
Calories: 144kcal
Cost: $3.50

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 4 Tablespoons Chocolate Chips60g Semi-Sweet or Sugar Free
  • 2 Large Whole Eggs
  • ¼ Cup Sweetener
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • ¼ Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce61g
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder15g
  • ½ Cup Almond Flour56g
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour14g
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder30g Vanilla
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt

Filling

  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese240g Fat Free or Reduced Fat
  • 2 Tablespoons Sweetener
  • ½ Scoop Protein Powder15g Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • Melt your Chocolate Chips and Butter
  • Take out a large bowl and mix together your Chocolate Chips, Butter, Eggs, Sweetener, Apple Sauce, and Vanilla Extract
  • In another bowl mix together the rest of your brownie ingredients
  • Add the mix in that bowl into your large bowl and lightly mix everything together
  • Take out a baking dish or pan (mine is an 8×8) and coat it with some non-stick cooking spray
  • Pour ¾ of your mix into it and smooth it out
  • In a small bowl mix together all of the ingredients for your filling until it begins to fluff
  • Evenly distribute your filling on top followed by the rest of your mix
  • Smooth it out so that the top is flat and if you want to, cut it into your brownies using a knife to give it a swirl effect
  • Bake them 325F/162C for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of them comes out clean

Video

Notes

Melt your chocolate as quick as possible by putting it into the microwave for :15-:20 seconds at a time and stirring it until it’s smooth!
Use white chocolate, bittersweet, dark, or anything else you like to switch it up (or throw it on top)!
Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 1301
  • Fat: 65g
  • Saturated Fat: 21g
  • Sodium: 1540mg
  • Carbs: 84g = 70g NET CARBS!
  • Fiber: 14g
  • Sugar: 45g
  • Protein: 95g
 
Calories in each brownie (if you cut 9):
  • Calories: 144
  • Fat: 7.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.3g
  • Sodium: 171.1mg
  • Carbs: 9.3g = 7.7g NET CARBS!
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 10.5g

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.3g | Protein: 10.5g | Fat: 7.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Sodium: 171.1mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 5g

Ingredients

Brownies

  • 4 Tablespoons Chocolate Chips 60g Semi-Sweet or Sugar Free
  • 2 Large Whole Eggs
  • ¼ Cup Sweetener
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter
  • ¼ Cup Unsweetened Apple Sauce 61g
  • 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder 15g
  • ½ Cup Almond Flour 56g
  • 2 Tablespoons Coconut Flour 14g
  • 1 Scoop Protein Powder 30g Vanilla
  • ½ Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • ¼ Teaspoon Salt

Filling

  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese 240g Fat Free or Reduced Fat
  • 2 Tablespoons Sweetener
  • ½ Scoop Protein Powder 15g Vanilla
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Instructions

  • Melt your Chocolate Chips and Butter
  • Take out a large bowl and mix together your Chocolate Chips, Butter, Eggs, Sweetener, Apple Sauce, and Vanilla Extract
  • In another bowl mix together the rest of your brownie ingredients
  • Add the mix in that bowl into your large bowl and lightly mix everything together
  • Take out a baking dish or pan (mine is an 8×8) and coat it with some non-stick cooking spray
  • Pour ¾ of your mix into it and smooth it out
  • In a small bowl mix together all of the ingredients for your filling until it begins to fluff
  • Evenly distribute your filling on top followed by the rest of your mix
  • Smooth it out so that the top is flat and if you want to, cut it into your brownies using a knife to give it a swirl effect
  • Bake them 325F/162C for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center of them comes out clean

Video

Notes

Melt your chocolate as quick as possible by putting it into the microwave for :15-:20 seconds at a time and stirring it until it’s smooth!
Use white chocolate, bittersweet, dark, or anything else you like to switch it up (or throw it on top)!
Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 1301
  • Fat: 65g
  • Saturated Fat: 21g
  • Sodium: 1540mg
  • Carbs: 84g = 70g NET CARBS!
  • Fiber: 14g
  • Sugar: 45g
  • Protein: 95g
 
Calories in each brownie (if you cut 9):
  • Calories: 144
  • Fat: 7.2g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.3g
  • Sodium: 171.1mg
  • Carbs: 9.3g = 7.7g NET CARBS!
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Protein: 10.5g

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.3g | Protein: 10.5g | Fat: 7.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.3g | Sodium: 171.1mg | Fiber: 1.5g | Sugar: 5g

19 Comments

  1. Rachel on October 19, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I’m one of those crazy 13 people doing a winter cut, so now I don’t feel so alone after your post, lol. Halloween candy is everywhere so it’s got me craving chocolate — can’t wait to try this recipe out. Should put a dent in these cravings. Thanks!

    • Derek Howes on October 20, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Haha, you know it! I have a 10 pound bag of candy staring at me every time I walk in the kitchen…those trick or treaters need to get here ASAP!

  2. Terry on October 20, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I’ve been doing the low carb sine early july and I’m down 43 pounds. And my snacks include your awesome pickled egg recipes. Especially the Sriracha ones. Good luck to us all.

    • Derek Howes on October 21, 2016 at 12:00 am

      Keep up the awesome work Terry! Woohoo!!!

  3. Tamara on October 21, 2016 at 12:00 am

    These sound delicious! I’m on Weight Watchers and am down 30 lb so far and it’s recipes like these that help keep the snacking to a minimum. Would these be ideal post-workout? I would probably leave out the filling, just to save calories, but will definitely try this. Thanks! 🙂

    • Derek Howes on October 21, 2016 at 12:00 am

      These would be ideal anytime!!! Personally I prefer a piece with my coffee but post-workout is great too. It’s all about your macros!!!

  4. Kat Varley on October 24, 2016 at 12:00 am

    I would say ‘healthier option’. Especially for the kids who only know store bought or store processed high sugar options. I am going to make for me and my girls without telling them that they are getting more protein and less sugar without sacrificing a decedent treat.

  5. Carlotta on November 6, 2016 at 12:00 am

    Hej, baking from Germany here and LOVE your recepies!
    The newer baking ideas nearly all require the baking protein which is not that possible to purchase here.
    That makes 2 questions for you:
    1. Any plans to get the stuff here?
    2. Substitute it with “vanilla” of which kind? Kasein? Whey?
    Multicomponent protein?
    Thanks! Carlotta

  6. KMD on January 10, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Have made these many times in a row the past days – bf and I both love them, this may be one of our favourites so far, thank you for this recipe!

  7. Kortney on February 15, 2017 at 12:00 am

    I’m a winter “lean-bean” too. I have a nut allergy-any suggestions for substituting the almond flour?

    • Derek Howes on February 18, 2017 at 12:00 am

      Love it! You could do a combo oat/coconut flour if you’re not worried about carbs!

  8. Teresa Lees on March 22, 2017 at 12:00 am

    Wanting to try these but I can not have dairy so do you think they will be okay with vega protein powder? This is the only protein powder I have found w out dairy that my stomache can handle.

    • Derek Howes on March 23, 2017 at 12:00 am

      Hi Teresa! I think you would be fine with that powder! 🙂

  9. Jeremy on July 31, 2018 at 12:00 am

    Derek,
    What is your sweetener of choice?

    Thanks in advance

  10. Khat on May 23, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Hi! Are the macros based on fat free cream cheese or reduced fat? Also what brands of fat free do you recommend (I can’t find it anywhere)

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