Desserts & Cakes/ Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Vegetarian

Flaxseed Chocolate Brownie

A flaxseed chocolate brownie that may change your mind about flaxseed.  These are moist, tasty and full of goodness!

I found this recipe on a low carb website and gave it a whirl!  Amazing!  You would never know that it is full of a flaxseeds and is low carb!   Everything a brownie should be but a low carb version! I am excited about it as it is a great way to eat flaxseed too!  These are much better the next day and have that lovely chewy, moist texture of a decent brownie.   I played around with the basic recipe and made 3 batches, one plain, one with raspberries and one with walnuts.  All were as moreish as each other!

flaxseed brownie

To grind the erthyritol, I process it in a blender so it resembles icing sugar.  I like the method of making these brownies too as it reminds me of making cakes as a child, with creaming the butter and adding sugar.  Although this is a much more healthier version!


1/4 lb butter

2 cups erthyritol, ground

2 cups flax seed, ground

4 eggs

1/2 cup cocoa powder

1/2 cup cream

1 tspn salt

40z chocolate (dark and good quality), melted

1 tblspn baking powder

1/3 cup cream

2/3 cups water

1 cup erthyritol

nuts/raspberries (optional)



  •  Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees.
  • Cream the butter until soft and fluffy.
  • Add the ground erthyritol to and blend well.
  • Add the eggs and vanilla essence and blend until creamy.
  • Add the remaining ingredients and mix thoughly
  • Spoon the mixture into a greased baking tin and bake for 35-40 minutes.
  • Cool and cut into pieces.   Best eaten the next day if you can bear it!
  • Eat and enjoy!


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  • Reply
    October 10, 2014 at 9:57 am

    Hi can I use an alternative to erthyritol?

    • Reply
      October 10, 2014 at 9:58 am

      Xylitol (sometimes I use this when I cannot buy erthyritol).

  • Reply
    January 31, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Am a little unsure about adding the additional cup of erthyritol mentioned at the end of the recipe

    • Reply
      January 31, 2014 at 2:43 pm

      You can always try it without…I thought the same but tried it and liked it. I have not tried it without it yet though. Let me know how it works out. 🙂

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