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Decadent and delicious keto bacon brownies

Delicious and Decadent Keto Bacon Brownies | Ketoship

This simple and relatively quick recipe combines two of my greatest loves in a moreish, decadent dessert. That’s right: it’s time to learn how to make the most delicious, bacon-studded brownies ever! Now, before you start worrying,  here’s the deal: the sweet, rich chocolate flavour plays off beautifully with the intense saltiness of the bacon, making this the perfect treat for those of us who like something a little bit different.

This recipe uses unsweetened cacao for flavour and antioxidants, grassfed butter and free-range eggs for high-quality fat, and erythritol for sweetness without the carbohydrates. The resulting brownies are exactly what you would want in a cake and are perfect just warmed through with a large dollop of whipped cream.

The recipe

Makes 12 brownies. See nutritional information below.

For the candied bacon:

  • 125g (or six rashers) thinly sliced smoked bacon, preferably organic
  • 6 tsp erythritol
  1. Preheat your oven to 175°C / 350°F.
  2. Line a roasting tin or baking sheet with foil. If you are using a sheet, make sure you create a “lip”” of foil around the edges, so the bacon grease doesn’t flood your oven!
  3. Once your tin/sheet is lined, add the erythritol to the foil, spreading it out. Taking your bacon rashers one by one, press your bacon into the erythritol on both sides, making sure each rasher is evenly coated.
  4. Put your bacon rashers onto a wired grill, placing them at a right angle to the rungs so that they won’t fall through the rack when they cook and shrink.
  5. Place the bacon at mid-height in the oven. With thinly sliced bacon, which is what we are using here, the cooking process should take no longer than 30 minutes, but feel free to leave it for longer, checking it regularly so that it doesn’t burn.
  6. When the bacon is golden, take it out of the oven and let it cool slightly.
  7. Chop the bacon thinly and set aside while you prepare the rest of the brownies.

For the brownies :

  1. Preheat your oven to 190°C / 375°C and line a square baking pan with parchment paper.
  2. Gently heat a heavy-based frying pan and melt the butter. Once melted, add the erythritol and stir to combine. Take the pan off the heat.
  3. Add the almond flour, cacao powder and bicarbonate of soda to the pan and mix to combine. Add the beaten eggs, mixing again to combine. Fold in the candied bacon and, if using, the ChocoPerfection bar.
  4. Scrape the mixture into your lined baking pan and pop it in the oven. Bake for 15 minutes, then cover with foil to avoid burning the top. Return to the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and give it five minutes before transferring to a cooling rack. Check the cake: it should still be gooey in the middle, but not wobbly.
  6. Cut into 12 squares and enjoy!

Nutritional information:

Keto bacon brownies Calories Fat    (grams) Carbs (grams) Protein (grams) Fiber (grams) Net carbs (grams)
125g bacon 270 7.9 0 4.3 0 0
4 large eggs 280 24 2.4 24 0 1.2
150g butter 1084.5 120 0.45 0.6 0 0.45
75g cacao 303.75 15.75 14.25 16.5 20.25 0
150g almond flour 967.5 83.7 9.75 38.25 0 9.75
1tsp bicarbonate 0 0 0 0 0 0
ChocoPerfection (dark) 200 18 16 1 14 2
TOTAL 3105.75 269.35 42.85 84.65 34.25 8.1
Per brownie 258.81 22.45 3.57 7.02 2.85 0.72
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Jessica Johansen is a digital marketer, consultant and blogger who specialises in wellness, fitness and nutrition. She aims to equip her readers with the tools they need to live their best lives and feel great, even on a crazy busy schedule! Please stop by Jessica Says to say hello!

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