Low Carb Cheesecake Brownies

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Low Carb Cheesecake Brownies are a delicious guiltless treat! These gluten free and low sugar brownies are two favorite desserts combined into one tasty dessert! 

Low Carb Cheesecake Brownies are a delicious guiltless treat! These gluten free and low sugar brownies are two favorite desserts combined into one tasty treat! The Foodie Affair

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 helps keep these low carb and low sugar treats!

If you have access to one of those apps that compare all the ingredients I would love to know exactly how many carbs each piece has, so let me know what you learn!

In the meantime, 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!

Low Carb Cheesecake Brownies are a delicious guiltless treat! These gluten free and low sugar brownies are two favorite desserts combined into one tasty treat! The Foodie Affair

Now, I’m not trying to convince you to eat Low Carb Cheesecake Brownies over bananas because there are a host of other good for you nutrients that are packed in bananas! Plus, there are still calories (darn!) in these brownies that probably outweigh a banana!

What you won’t find is any wheat in this dessert. This recipe is made with almond and coconut flour, which is excellent for low carb baking! I also used Truvia in the brownie batter for the sweetener.

This is the first time trying a baking blend made with erythritol, stevia (which has little to no effect on blood sugar levels), and sugar. No icky after taste which just might convince me to use sugar alternatives more often!

Alter enjoying a luscious brownie I was planning on bringing the rest to work, but Sam said these are a perfect midnight snack and he called dibs on the rest!

If you would like a traditional brownie try this Peanut Brownies Just Because recipe.  Chocolate and peanut butter are amazing together!

Low Carb Cheesecake Brownies are a delicious guiltless treat! These gluten free and low sugar brownies are two favorite desserts combined into one tasty treat! The Foodie Affair

Low Carb Cheesecake Brownies
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 16
Ingredients
  • Brownies
  • 2 ounces German sweet chocolate, chopped
  • 2 ounces Bittersweet chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • ¼ cup + 2 Tablespoons Truvia Baking Blend
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon almond extract
  • ½ cup almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • Cheesecake filling
  • 8 ounce Cream Cheese (light is ok)
  • ⅓ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven at 325 degrees. Grease or line a 8" baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Melt chocolate and butter in the microwave (or double boiler) in 20 second increments, and stir until smooth.
  3. In a large bowl beat eggs and sugar (Truvia) together. Mix in vanilla and almond extracts. Stir in the chocolate.
  4. 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).
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
Notes
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.

Low Carb Cheesecake Brownies are a delicious guiltless treat! These gluten free and low sugar brownies are two favorite desserts combined into one tasty treat! The Foodie Affair

Low Carb Cheesecake Brownies are a delicious guiltless treat! These gluten free and low sugar brownies are two favorite desserts combined into one tasty treat! The Foodie Affair

Sandra @ The Foodie Affair
 

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39 Comments on Low Carb Cheesecake Brownies

  1. avatar
    April 29, 2016

    Yum, chocolate and cheesecake is such a great combo, these sound amazing, love that they are low carb too!

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      May 1, 2016

      The are practically guiltless! I enjoyed a piece with my morning coffee, which is a great way to start the day!

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    April 30, 2016

    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.

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      May 1, 2016

      Those surprise fillings are such a fun treat! Glad these brownies reminding you of your childhood favorite sweets. Thank you for pinning, Bobbie!

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    Nicky says:
    April 30, 2016

    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

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      May 1, 2016

      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!

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    E Schwarz says:
    April 30, 2016

    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.

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      May 1, 2016

      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!

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    April 30, 2016

    OMG, do I ever LOVE myself some cheesecake brownies!!!

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    Kelly says:
    April 30, 2016

    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 🙂

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      May 1, 2016

      It’s nice to have a gluten-free option when sharing a dish with a crowd. Hope these are a hit!

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    May 1, 2016

    Cheesecake + brownie = a no-brainer! 😉 These look amazing, and I love that they are healthier and practically guilt free too.

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      May 1, 2016

      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!

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    Sarah says:
    May 1, 2016

    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.:)

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      May 1, 2016

      I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with your decision treat yourself to these brownies! Save the banana to top on yogurt 😉

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    Ilka says:
    May 1, 2016

    These brownies look absolutely delicious! Plus low-carb! Yum!

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    Lisa says:
    May 17, 2016

    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.

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      May 18, 2016

      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 🙂

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    Tina says:
    May 18, 2016

    Has anyone calculated the number of carbs per serving?!?

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    MaryLynn says:
    May 20, 2016

    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!

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      May 20, 2016

      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!

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    Kimberly says:
    June 5, 2016

    Can I use splenda where it calls for truvia baking blend and granulated sugar?

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      June 5, 2016

      Yes! Definitely can switch to the brands/types you prefer.

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    Cassie says:
    August 17, 2016

    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

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      August 18, 2016

      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!

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    Kelly says:
    August 27, 2016

    Great recipe!, love cheesecake & brownies!.

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    michele says:
    November 17, 2016

    german sweet chocolate? bittersweet chocolate? granulated sugar?
    what makes you think this is low carb?

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      November 17, 2016

      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.

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    April Dunham says:
    May 21, 2017

    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!

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      May 21, 2017

      Awesome! So glad you and your friends loved these tasty treats! Thank you for stopping by 🙂

  18. avatar
    joanne says:
    July 20, 2016

    grandson is type 1, how many carbs per brownie

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