Low Carb Double Chocolate Walnut Brownies

Total Time:
2 hr 10 min
30 min
1 hr
40 min

25 servings

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons wheat bran, or oat bran
  • 1 1/4 cups plus 1/2 tablespoon soy flour
  • 4 ounces unsweetened baking chocolate
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar substitute (recommended: Splenda)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon no sugar added vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • Low Carb Chocolate Frosting, recipe follows
  • Special Equipment: 8-inch square baking pan
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

  • Spray pan with nonstick vegetable oil cooking spray. Set aside. Mix wheat bran and 1/2 tablespoon soy flour together and sprinkle evenly over the inside of the greased pan, also coating the sides.

  • Place the unsweetened chocolate and butter in a steel bowl and melt over a saucepan of simmering water. Whisk in 1 cup sugar substitute and 1/4 cup heavy cream. Once thoroughly blended, turn off heat and keep warm until needed.

  • With an electric mixer on high, beat the eggs, 1 cup sugar substitute and the vanilla extract just until blended. Reduce to low speed and then blend in the chocolate mixture.

  • With a wooden spoon, mix in the baking powder, 1 1/4 cups soy flour, walnuts, and 1/4 cup heavy cream. Spread evenly into the prepared pan and bake on the center rack for 35 to 40 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. (Do not over-bake or brownies will be dry and hard.) Cool completely before frosting with low carb chocolate frosting. Cut into 5 rows by 5 rows to make 25 pieces.

Low Carb Chocolate Frosting:
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened (not melted)

  • 5 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 cup sugar substitute (recommended: Splenda)

  • 1/3 cup heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon no sugar added vanilla extract

  • Few drops hot water, as needed, to thin consistency

  • Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and whisk until well combined. Use to frost brownies, but make sure brownies are completely cooled, or the butter in the frosting will melt.

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