Flourless Brownies

By Avera

These delightful flourless brownies will satisfy your chocolate craving in under 15 grams of carbs.

 Flourless Brownies
photographer: Nikki Sheriff
  • 1 cup finely shredded zucchini

  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil, melted

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/2 cup Splenda Sugar Blend

  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract

  • 3/4 cup peanut flour

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

  • Optional: 4 squares Lindt 90% chocolate, cut into small chunks

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Line a 8x8" baking pan with parchment paper, or lightly grease with oil spray.

  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together the zucchini, butter, oil, egg, sweetener, and vanilla until well combined.

  4. Add the peanut flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt; folding through slowly until just combined. The batter will be thick but shouldn't be dry. (If too dry, add 1-2 tablespoons of water).

  5. If adding Lindt chocolate, fold in the chocolate chunks and pour batter into prepared pan.

  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until the brownies spring back when gently touched.

  7. Allow to cool completely then cut into squares and chill to semi-set.

  8. If storing at room temperature they're best eaten within 2 days. If refrigerating, they last 3-4 days.

Nutritional Facts

Calories - 122
Total Fat - 7g
Saturated Fat - 5g
Sodium - 59mg
Carbohydrates - 14g
Fiber - 1g
Sugars - 8g
Protein - 2g

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26 replies

bigfoot16m 2014-09-29 23:24:36 -0300 Report

I didn't have any unsweetened chocolate squares, so I added 4 more tbsp. of cocoa and another 3/4 cup of baking Splenda. The brownies are FABULOUS! They're obviously not as sweet as regular brownies. However, they taste a little like chocolate cake. This is definitely a recipe keeper. Thank you.

SeaWaSue 2014-09-22 02:07:40 -0300 Report

This came out dry and brittle. Awful. Went right into the trash. And, I followed the recipe to a tee. Should have read the reviews first.

Renokeoni 2014-07-22 17:33:32 -0300 Report

So many critics! I am sure there is some valid points you are making but it is tough enough being a diabetic, I don't need to read all the negativity over a brownie recipe. I was hoping to see some suggestions on how to make it better or alternatives to the sweeteners (like some people took the time to talk about). Please people, let us know how to better the recipe and I will happily make some for my little family and myself. Thank you

Anonymous 2014-07-16 12:46:11 -0300 Report

I can't believe after a year and with all of the negative comments this recipe is still being shown and at the Diabetes Connect web site!!!!! And there are many more recipes that have yielded the same negativity still being shown after a year and in connection with Diabetes Connect, makes me wonder who is monitoring it? Is this the kind of reputation Diabetic Connect wants for itself and its followers????

evaziem 2014-06-20 11:36:23 -0300 Report

There is no REPLY button so I cannot reply to gepe53.
gepe53, YOU ARE SO CORRECT!!!!!
I see that many comments are negative.

Those who know better are OK. They will not try to eat this dish.
What about those who do not know any better? They may think: "It's OK to eat this. The experts at Diabetic Connect say so."
This web site may have legal liability from those people.

I am asking, too, who is accepting these recipes for publication at this Diabetic Connect web site?

gepe53 2014-04-02 05:35:08 -0300 Report

From all the bad results,who ever runs this website or the webmaster needs to take this ucky recipe down ASAP!!! I have NO plans of making this!

SleeplessinOR 2014-01-10 05:32:04 -0400 Report

You don't mention anywhere in the instructions if the egg whites and yolks are to be seperated or not. According to the way that I am reading your instructions I believe that one is to use 4 whole eggs and beat them a bit then add the Spenda. I would use Splenda as I like it. I am hopeing that for the chocolate squares you meant to just use 2 ounces worth of it (at least that is the way that I am reading it). I am not a real chocolate fanatic but I do like some good chocolate brownies once in awhile. I will at least give these a try before I judge them. If I had all the ingredients on hand I would make some in the morning but I don't so it will have to wait awhile. I live about 20 miles out of town and I am not going in to town for just a couple of things for one recipe. Yes, there is a grocery store about 5 miles from me in Sunriver, OR but it is rather expensive for some items so I don't shop there all that often.

Lovemusic2 2014-01-10 00:55:28 -0400 Report

for those of you concerned with the artificial sweeteners, use the Truvia baking blend. it's a natural version of an artificial sweetener. I use 1/2 of what it calls for if it's real sugar. So if it calls for a cup I use a 1/2 cup. I love the trivia and I won't use anything else! Hope this helps, happy baking!

jinjelle 2013-10-31 19:48:34 -0300 Report

I have concerns about Splenda, which contains allergens that I cannot have. What to use? I guess my Pure Cane Sugar, and then check for the amt of carb bump. I am QUITE leery of artificial sweeteners.

GoldieP 2013-07-23 03:05:35 -0300 Report

Your recipe is way off. The chocolate amount is too high. It should only read 2 oz of chocolate or 1 1/2 squares. The vanilla needs to be mixed in with the eggs. You didn't make clear that it is 4 eggs + 4 egg yolks separated from the rest of the egg and the splenda should be baking splenda. Unsweetened cocoa can also be replaced for the chocolate.

Miz T
Miz T 2013-06-26 22:12:01 -0300 Report

This recipe makes way too much for me to even try it, especially with all the negative comments. However, it's sort of similar to a smaller recipe I have used and liked many times, only I use cocoa powder without chocolate, half Splenda or Truvia and half sugar, and a small amount of cornstarch (but could probably just use more cocoa). It comes out to 16 carb grams, which is "a serving" of carb grams on my diet.

kimmy1968 2013-06-25 21:43:23 -0300 Report

I made this and they were horrible. Don't waste your time or money however the peanut butter swirl brownie recipe was great :)

Anonymous 2013-06-25 06:07:50 -0300 Report

Please don't rate a recipe unless you have actually made it!. I have made several of the desserts on this website. I have yet to find one that actually tastes good, or where the ingredient or nutritional info is correct!

Kaitlyn's Dad
Kaitlyn's Dad 2013-06-16 22:21:38 -0300 Report

I made these last night along with the Pineapple upside down cake…these went into the trash! They are terrible…wouldn't even let the dog sniff them! Hard, dry, brittle, bitter! I followed the recipe to a "T"…never again…a lot of wasted money for the ingredients…

Kaitlyn's Dad
Kaitlyn's Dad 2013-06-16 22:21:31 -0300 Report

I made these last night along with the Pineapple upside down cake…these went into the trash! They are terrible…wouldn't even let the dog sniff them! Hard, dry, brittle, bitter! I followed the recipe to a "T"…never again…a lot of wasted money for the ingredients…