If you have been looking for the perfect sugar free, gluten free, and keto friendly blonde brownie, then look no further! These brownies are one of the easiest keto desserts to make on here on bonappeteach.com and can be made and out of the oven in 30 minutes flat!
If you’re a blonde brownie fan then chances are you’re also going to fall in love with my Keto Pumpkin Bread Bars and my Low Carb Gingerbread Cookie Bars too. Save those for later by bookmarking or by following along over on Pinterest!
For a keto dessert these are truly a stand out favorite in my house. I bring them to parties and events because they are fool proof. I often share them with my non-keto friends and family who would never know the difference in quality compared to the carb heavy classic version of this treat.
What I love most is definitely the texture of these keto blondies. They’re soft and tender, and yet still slightly chewy (if you combined a cake and cookie you’d get these keto blondies).
The recipe is easy and can be assembled and baked in under 30 minutes too! Jump to recipe below for these keto almond flour blondies and read through for some helpful keto baking tips too!
- Mixing Bowl
- Hand Mixer
- Measuring Tools
- 9×9 Inch Pan
- Rubber Spatula
This gluten free blondie recipe is made with almond flour as a base. I often get asked about baking substitutes with other gluten free flours, like coconut flour as well. Typically, I find that almond flour and coconut flour are not really interchangeable because their properties in baking are entirely different.
Meaning, coconut flour absorbs liquid much differently than almond flour does and would result in a very different outcome. Subbing with it will more than likely make a drier product that is probably going to crumble quite a bit as well.
If you’re not worried about staying keto, a regular gluten free flour is a better swap here! If you’re looking for a good keto friendly coconut flour baked good, check out my recipe for the best keto cinnamon rolls instead!
Start by creaming your softened butter (not melted butter), softened cream cheese, and low carb granulated sweetener (I love the Lankto white sugar but you can sub for their brown sugar as well) together in a large bowl with a hand mixer.
Mix in the vanilla and the eggs. Finally, add in the dry ingredients (almond flour, baking powder, and xanthan gum) and then fold in the sugar free chocolate.
Other baking tips to note are in regards to the xanthan gum. Xanthan gum is not a crucial component to the outcome of the recipe, however I do highly recommend it for aiding in the overall texture of the bars.
Xanthan gum acts as a binding agent when combined with almond flour. This is what helps the cookie bars hold together well and not become too crumbly. You can also sub in arrowroot powder or cornstarch if you prefer but you will need to adjust the nutritional information provided below.
Pour the mixture into the greased square pan and spread it evenly. Bake the Keto Blonde Brownies until a toothpick comes out clean (they will still be soft and tender to the touch but should be cooked). Cut into bars and serve warm, or add a scoop of your favorite low carb ice cream over the top too!
Looking for additional ways to add flavor and diversity to this delicious treat? Try mixing in a little peanut butter, maybe bacon, or some Keto caramel sauce over the top with coconut could be delicious too. Each keto blondie above is only two net carbs as well and you cannot beat that!
- 1/4 cup Softened Butter (NOT MELTED)
- 4 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Vanilla
- 1 3/4 cups Almond Flour
- 3/4 cup Low Carb Sweetener (granulated or brown sugar)
- 2 tsp. Baking Powder
- 1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
- 1/2 cup Sugar Free Chocolate or Dark Chocolate Chips
- Optional: Sea Salt
- Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease an 9x9 baking pan.
- In a mixing bowl combine the butter, cream cheese, and low carb sweetener together and beat with a hand mixer until smooth.
- Mix in the vanilla and the eggs.
- Combine the almond flour, baking powder, and xanthan gum into the mixture. Fold in the chocolate.
- Pour the mixture into the 9x9 baking pan and spread evenly. Bake for 20-25 minutes until the mixture is set and a toothpick comes out clean. NOTE- Glass baking dishes may need slightly more time to bake vs. a darker non-stick pan.
- Allow the bars to cool before cutting and serve.
Store the keto blondies in an air tight container for up to 5 days.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 109Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 38mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g