Desserts/ Gluten Free/ Low Carb/ Vegetarian

Flaxseed Chocolate Brownie

keto flaxseed brownie

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A flaxseed chocolate brownie that may change your mind about flaxseed as these are moist, tasty and not overpowering with the flavour of flaxseed.   The bonus is that flaxseed is just so good for you, you can happily enjoy a healthy brownie.

These flaxseed brownies are a great low carb brownie with a lovely chewy, moist texture.  As with most brownies they are much better the next day when they develop a more fudge like texture.  The cream in the recipe helps this too.  However, if you wanted to omit the cream, I would recommend that you use coconut milk or cream instead.

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!  Even the Chief Taster enjoyed these despite his aversion to flaxseed.  



Flaxseed Chocolate Brownie

5 from 3 votes
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Course: Brownies, Desserts
Servings: 9 Squares
Calories: 266kcal
Author: Angela Coleby


  • 1/2 cup (113g) Butter, unsalted
  • 1/2 cup (113g) Erythritol or low carb sweetener
  • 3/4 cup (123g) Ground flaxseed
  • 1/2 cup (50g) Almond flour
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/2 cup (60g) Cream heavy/whipping
  • 1/2 cup (50g) Cocoa powder unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup (25g) Chocolate chips High cocoa solids
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Water


  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F degrees
  • Melt the butter and chocolate chips together either in a microwave or over a pan of simmering water.
  • Add the erythritol and whisk well.
  • Whisk in the eggs and vanilla extract.
  • Add the remaining ingredients except for the water and whisk until combined well.
  • Add the water gradually if needed.
  • Spoon the mixture into a parchment paper lined square/brownie tin and bake for 35-40 minutes until firm.


Makes 9 Squares
Nutritional Info per square:  266 Calories, 23g Fat, 8g Protein, 11g Total Carbs, 7g Fibre, 4g Net Carbs


Calories: 266kcal
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  • Reply
    February 21, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    I loooove this recipe. It is at it’s best cooled. I make it per directions except add about 8 drops vanilla stevia also along with the vanilla in recipe for a little extra sweetness. The flax meal gives it a great texture and you would never know it had flax. I have not had to add the water. This is the best brownie recipe I have tried, and I have tried several trying to find a decent brownie. Thank you!!

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      February 21, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      Huzzah! So glad you enjoyed it!

  • Reply
    February 8, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    Thanks for the recipe! So glad it does not have psyllium. So many recipes us it and I am allergic. Apparently is a very common allergy too so the specialist said!

    • Reply
      Angela Coleby
      February 9, 2018 at 3:27 pm

      I never knew that! Enjoy the recipe

  • 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
      February 8, 2018 at 9:18 pm

      use! 🙂

  • 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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