Recipe courtesy of George Stella

Low Carb Double Chocolate Walnut Brownies

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 1 hr
  • Cook: 40 min
  • Yield: 25 servings
  • Nutrition Info
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Ingredients

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

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

Directions

Special equipment:
8-inch square baking pan
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. 
  2. 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. 
  3. 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. 
  4. 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. 
  5. 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:

  1. 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.