Keto Cheesecake Brownies are a delicious low carb guiltless treat! Two favorite desserts combined into one tasty dessert!
Keto Cheesecake Brownies
It’s been awhile since I shared a dessert, so let’s make up for lost time and indulge ourselves with a creamy cheesecake filling
AND chocolatey brownie!
Hello little joy, joy bites of heaven!
Not only are these brownies delicious, but they are made with some surprising ingredients that are low carb and sugar treats!
I’m estimating that each piece will have about 6 carbs! That’s pretty low for a dessert considering a banana has about 25 carbs!
Homemade Gluten Free Brownies
Whoa! Keto Cheesecake Brownies are lower in carbs than bananas?
It’s true, but remember that bananas has a host of other good for you nutrients.
Also remember that depending on your personal goals and macronutrients, the choice of what to put in your body is yours.
If you are trying to cut the carbs, then choose wisely – lol!
Low Carb Flours For Baking
What you won’t find is any wheat in this dessert. Keto brownies are made with almond and coconut flour, which is excellent for low carb baking!
I also used Truvia in the brownie batter for the sweetener, which tastes delicious!
No icky after taste which just might convince me to use sugar alternatives more often!
How To Store Low Carb Brownies
Keep the brownies in an air tight container and eat within 3 days.
You can also freeze these brownies, by wrapping each cut brownie in saran wrap and putting in an air tight freezable container.
My brownies never make it to the freezer, so let me know if you freeze them and for how long.
More Brownie Recpes
For another variation of this low carb brownie be sure to try these Cheesecake Brownies With Irish Cream (sugar-free).
If you would like a traditional brownie try this Peanut Brownies Just Because recipe. Chocolate and peanut butter are amazing together!
Keto Cheesecake Brownies Recipe
Keto Cheesecake Brownies are a delicious guiltless low carb treat! These gluten free and low sugar brownies are two favorite desserts combined into one tasty dessert!
- 2 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
- 2 ounces Bittersweet chocolate, chopped
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup + 2 Tablespoons Truvia Baking Blend
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 2 tablespoons coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 8 ounce Cream Cheese (light is ok)
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Preheat oven at 325 degrees. Grease or line a 8" baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave (or double boiler) in 20 second increments, and stir until smooth.
In a large bowl beat eggs and sugar (Truvia) together. Mix in vanilla and almond extracts. Stir in the chocolate.
In a small separate bowl whisk together almond and coconut flours with baking powder and salt. Fold into the chocolate mixture. Reserve one cup of the batter. Pour the remaining batter into the prepared baking dish (batter will be thick and you may need to wet the back of a spoon or your fingers with water to spread the batter evenly).
Beat together in a small bowl the cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla until creamy. Spread on top on the brownie mix and then spoon the last cup of brownie batter over the filling. Cut through the batter with a knife and make swirls.
Bake for 35 minutes or until filling is set and a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the brownies. Cool. and refrigerate before cutting.
Make sure to use Almond Flour not Almond Meal. The flour is made from blanched almonds without the skin. Meal is ground with the skins.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 168Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 46mgSodium: 129mgCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gProtein: 3g
Please note that the nutritional information provided are guidelines and may vary based on the brand of products used. For your specific nutritional goals use My Fitness Pal or Verywell Fit recipe calculators. All content within this site is not intended as medical diagnosis or treatment and should not be considered a substitute for professional medical expertise.
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I’m new to Keto and to baking. What kind of cheesecake filling is used? Is it a no bake?
It real cream cheese that you bake with the brownies.
How many servings dies this make?
Hi Jamie, the details are on the recipe card for what I did, but you can adjust to your preference. I cut this batch into 16 squares.
I used a site to analyze and got 10.25 carbs per brownie so I don’t how how someone else got 6. Would like no know how big a square these make when cutting into 16 pieces because if they are fairly small, at over 10 carbs that just doesn’t seem worth it to me. I do think you as the owner of your blog should really be figuring out the carb count for low carb recipes instead of asking others to do so and I’m sure it couldn’t have taken that much extra time.
Hi Carleigh, Thank you for stopping by. You are wrong to assume I have extra time to calculate each recipe, but I don’t think you are really interested in my schedule. I rely on recipe analyzers and report what I find. Not only can the macros vary, but each brand used varies as well. What I provide is a guideline. Hope that clarifies possible variances.
Now those are some decadent brownies!! My word!!
My husband enjoyed these so much he ate half a pan all on his own>>>>. For someone who doesnt even like cheesecake I think thats a pretty great compliment to the recipe!
Drooling!!! These brownies look incredible!!! That swirl of cheesecake is absolutely perfect!~ Great treat for our next bbq!
I have some coconut flour in the pantry that I need to use and I think these brownies are just the thing! They look so delicious and perfect for a low carb treat!
debi at Life Currents
These sound delicious, and I’d always rather have a brownie over a banana! And, they are so pretty!
Yes I can see why he would claim these as his own! They do look amazing and decadent. The work folks will never know what they missed! 😀
Dan from Platter Talk
These low carb beauties look amazing! I am trying to cut back on my carb consumption and will be trying these beautiful little dessert bars soon!
I made these last night and they are AMAZING! and super simple! I am fully Keto, so i switched the sugar to Swerve and the chocolate to 4 oz of lillys dark chocolate chips! Everything else on the list is Keto approved and I loved it! in trying to find more Keto desserts, this helped a bunch for my sweet tooth! Thanks!
So glad you enjoyed these brownies! Perfectly keto adapted with Swerve and Lilly’s chocolate!
I made these and took them to dinner with friends. Ahhhmaaaazing! I substituted Swerve as the sweetener in both the brownie and cheesecake filling. They are chocolatey and delicate. An absolute repeat!
Awesome! So glad you and your friends loved these tasty treats! Thank you for stopping by 🙂
german sweet chocolate? bittersweet chocolate? granulated sugar?
what makes you think this is low carb?
Hello Michele! Compared to a traditional brownie and cheesecake recipe this is a significantly lower carb treat. If this doesn’t fit your preference there are plenty of other recipes that you might consider.
Great recipe!, love cheesecake & brownies!.
Thank you, Kelly! It’s a great duo for sure!
Me and my hubby are on the Atkins/Keto diet and these have been the greatest thing ever! We have made them twice and they’re so amazing, and even better with carb-smart ice cream! Seriously the perfect treat
So awesome, Cassie! Thanks for letting me know you’ve enjoyed these brownies! Yum-Yum! I’m learning about the keto lifestyle myself and enjoy creating low carb tasty recipes 🙂 Keep up the great work!
Can I use splenda where it calls for truvia baking blend and granulated sugar?
Yes! Definitely can switch to the brands/types you prefer.
Do you think you could make this with liquid stevia instead of sugar? As in, is the sugar here being used for texture as well as sweetness, or just for sweetness and could therefore be eliminated? Thanks!
Hi MaryLynn! I haven’t tried it, but I think stevia will be a fine substitute for Truvia. It may change the consistency slightly, but it will be just as tasty! Let me know how it turns out!
Has anyone calculated the number of carbs per serving?!?
Hi Tina, I have not calculations the total carbs yet.
I’m embarrassed to tell you that I have already made these delicious brownies twice already, in just three days since I found this recipe on Pinterest. I substituted the eggs for 2 Tablespoons of ground Flax, and 6 Tablespoons water, and instead of the sugar, I used granulated Swerve. They baked up perfectly. This is my go to recipe for something sweet.
I’m right there with you! Aren’t these a great low carb treat?!! I’ve used Swerve too! It’s great! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy every brownie bite 🙂
These brownies look absolutely delicious! Plus low-carb! Yum!
I love that these are low carb! I’m pinning this for later. I need to get the almond flour today! And yes I would rather have one of these instead of a banana.:)
I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with your decision treat yourself to these brownies! Save the banana to top on yogurt 😉
carrie @ frugal foodie mama
Cheesecake + brownie = a no-brainer! 😉 These look amazing, and I love that they are healthier and practically guilt free too.
The almond flour has a lot of filling protein, and with the lower sugar content it is much healthier than a traditional brownie/cheesecake dessert!
This are beautiful little treats! I’m going to make them for an event I’m having at the end of the month. Thanks for the great ideas 🙂
It’s nice to have a gluten-free option when sharing a dish with a crowd. Hope these are a hit!
OMG, do I ever LOVE myself some cheesecake brownies!!!
One of the best combinations! 🙂
Hmmm I am so intrigued – I have never baked with coconut flour, but I think I want to try that. I don’t do low-carb or gluten-free, but I do want to avoid artificial sweeteners and all-purpose flour where I can. And baking with coconut flour just sounds tasty doesn’t it? Great brownie recipe, they look so tasty.
Since you are a scientist you’ll love investigating about how to bake with coconut flour. You really can’t use it as a one for one swap with all-purpose flour, but when you mix it with another flour like rice or almond it works beautifully!
These look divine! I have a bunch of coconut flour that I was given a d don’t have a clue what to do with it. It is so different than using traditional flour. I will definitely have to try these. My kids will love them
Yes, coconut flour requires a lot of moisture. It sucks it up like a sponge, so you need to add more moisture like eggs! You’ll love experimenting with coconut flour, Nicky! Give these brownies a try!
Pinning this one so I can make it later. I love this combination of cheesecake and brownies. When I was little, my mom used to make these awesome cupcakes with a surprise cheesecake center and they were my favorite.
Those surprise fillings are such a fun treat! Glad these brownies reminding you of your childhood favorite sweets. Thank you for pinning, Bobbie!
Joy @ Joy Love Food
Yum, chocolate and cheesecake is such a great combo, these sound amazing, love that they are low carb too!
The are practically guiltless! I enjoyed a piece with my morning coffee, which is a great way to start the day!
grandson is type 1, how many carbs per brownie
Hi Joanne, I use this site to analyze (happyforks) and estimate these to be about 6 carbs per brownie.
I’m guessing you didn’t edit because I copied exactly the recipes and happy forks said almond extract was an actual almond and used it for measurement. They also used chocolate sauce instead of bittersweet chocolate chips among other things that weren’t correct so not exactly accurate at all unless you edit it yourself. I used another site to do so and these came out to about 10.25 carbs per square and seeing as these make 16 brownies in such a small pan, I’m betting they’re pretty small squares.