If you’re a big fan of brownies, you’re in for a treat! These Keto Skillet Brownies are the perfect dessert to end a meal. Intense chocolate flavor, the perfect texture, and a richness that will satisfy any craving are what you can expect from these low carb brownies in a skillet!
And to top it off, it’s baked right into a perfectly portioned skillet! That’s right just like at your favorite restaurant but without the carbs! If you’re anything like my family, ordering dessert at the end of a meal when dining out was often the highlight.
Now that we’ve been enjoying a keto lifestyle for many years, when we dine out, we politely say “no thanks” to dessert and head home to enjoy whatever keto baked good I can whip up quickly! I’ll admit that when we first began this journey, it made me sad to “say no to dessert” when we would go out to a restaurant. It was part of our tradition and routine!
Now, coming home for a sweet treat has become our tradition and I have to say, I prefer it better that way. For one, the coffee is better at home! There’s also no rushing to eat up all the dessert before everyone else does. And the best part? More quality time with the family!
As fans of this classic favorite, we have several well-loved options on the site. This keto skillet brownie recipe was inspired by our coconut flour keto brownie recipe it makes a delicious crowd-friendly option.
And if what you’re looking for is a keto brownie that uses almond flour, be sure to check out Michelle’s Keto Brownies named after our daughter. Feel free to bake that recipe in a skillet too. See there you’ve got options!
Keto Skillet Brownies
So if you’re missing that element of going out to eat, this one’s for you. I have created the ultimate keto restaurant-style dessert! A keto brownie baked in a skillet!
Top this low carb friendly skillet brownie with your favorite keto vanilla ice cream and you’ve got the experience of dining out with the benefit of ketosis! And why stop at vanilla? Peanut butter, strawberry, and caramel keto ice cream would all be amazing with this skillet keto brownie!
Oh and did I mention, you don’t have to wait for your dessert to cool before serving. Keto skillet brownies are best served warm, straight from the oven. This is perfect because the smell of these brownies baking will have everyone in your house running to the kitchen.
How To Make Keto Skillet Brownies
You may be thinking, what if I don’t have a small cast-iron skillet to bake these in? Well, the good news is, you don’t need one!
This recipe is super versatile and can be baked in many different ways. You can bake these in mini 3.5” skillets to make 4 individual keto skillet brownies or use 6.5” skillets to make 2 shareable brownies.
No skillet? No problem! You can also bake these in an 8 x 8 baking pan or in a muffin tin if you still want to have individual portions! This recipe also doubles beautifully for special occasions and gatherings! The sky is the limit with these keto-friendly brownies!
Did I mention that this recipe is super easy and can be whipped up super fast?! With just a few quick steps, you’ll be enjoying your keto skillet brownie before you know it.
Simply melt together the butter, baking chocolate, and sugar-free chocolate chips. Add in the eggs one by one and then add in the dry ingredients. Once in the oven, they bake in just 12 minutes for that perfect fudgy keto brownie!
What You’ll Need
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- 3.5” or 6.5” cast iron skillet
- Microwave safe bowl or double boiler
- Coconut Flour
- Baking Chocolate
- Sugar-free chocolate chips
- Cocoa powder
- Sugar substitute of your choice, I prefer Lakanto
Best Sugar-Substitutes For Low Carb Skillet Brownies
I have many options when it comes to which sweetener you can use for these keto skillet brownies. I happen to be partial to Lakanto Monk Fruit.
Lakanto Monk Fruit is my favorite since the texture and flavor are what I have found to be the closest to real sugar and because the flavor fools your taste buds like nothing else I’ve found in the market.
Having said that, I’m also a big fan of the brand Swerve which is an erythritol blend. Similar to Lakanto it uses sugar alcohols and has a 0 % impact on blood sugar.
Although it does have a cooling aftertaste that some people may dislike. Personally, it’s not an issue for me and it’s why I recommend it as a choice.
You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure if you prefer to use a stevia-based sweetener.
Personally, I don’t like using stevia because I am sensitive to the aftertaste. I also find that the aftertaste intensifies when used with chocolate. But if that’s not the case for you, you could certainly use it in this recipe. If you do be sure to use only 1/2 the amount called for since it has double the sweetness.
Lastly, if you can’t easily find a more natural sugar substitute you can also use Splenda with good success. I know not everyone would agree with me here and I respect that but in my book, it’s still better than regular sugar.
Keto Skillet Brownie A La Mode
The final touch that really takes this to the next level is topping your warm, fresh out of the oven low carb skillet brownie with a scoop of keto ice cream!
Now, this will of course raise the carb and calorie count on this dessert but personally, I feel sometimes it’s worth sacrificing my macros in one meal to allow for a decadent keto dessert.
Sometimes you just need to treat yourself to an extra special dessert!
Back when we first began eating this way the options for low carb ice cream were slim to none. But now, there are so many options! I’m partial to Rebel and Halo Top’s Keto Series. If you’re fortunate to have an Aldi in your area, their keto ice creams are also a favorite in my home.
These keto skillet brownies would go well with just about any flavor of keto ice cream. The classic vanilla is an easy choice that everyone will love. Or you can pair them with a keto salted caramel ice cream as we did!
Whatever flavor you choose, I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!
My failed attempts when I first went keto is what caused me to be very intentional with my Keto Baking recipes. I threw away so many ingredients in the beginning and I never want anyone to be so frustrated that they give up on the diet before the can see long-lasting results.
Even though those early days were not fun, the fact that I stayed the course has made this journey very rewarding. Besides, if I had quit at the first sign of struggle, I would not have had the opportunity to engage with you all.
I sure hope you will give these keto-friendly skillet brownies a try. Once you do, make sure you remember to tag us on Instagram and Facebook. It’s what keeps this girl encouraged to keep sharing and perfecting her recipes.
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Join Our Jesus And Keto Movement
If there is one thing I particularly proud of sharing it’s how we combined our Christian faith with the keto diet.
In case you don’t know, Randy and I came to the keto diet looking at it from a Christian perspective. As believers, we live our entire lives supported by God’s grace.
So when the Holy Spirit led us to combine our Christian faith and the keto diet, we did so in hopes of finding lasting transformation.
Randy had been a diabetic for over 15 years and he was dealing with the consequences of this disease. I was a survivor of the Guillan Barre Syndrome and was fighting fibromyalgia and chronic sciatica.
To say we needed God’s intervention is putting it mildly. When we followed the Holy Spirit’s prompting to we got on the path to real transformation.
Knowing firsthand the benefits of this decision we have created a closed Christian group that is using the keto diet to transform their lives. I love how supportive and encouraging this group of believers is. It’s exciting to see how people are transforming their lives by combining this lifestyle with the Christian faith.
The testimonies coming out of our Fittoservegroup is what motivates us to continue to share what we’ve learned.
We invite you to join our Private Facebook Group and see if it’s not the key you have been missing.
Grab Our Books!
In case you don’t know I have authored two books for you, Essential Keto Bread and Essential Keto Desserts both inspired by your requests over the years. It’s my prayer these keto cookbooks will help make keto a delicious breeze for you.
- 1/4 cup of unsalted butter
- 1/2 cup of sugar-free chocolate chips
- 1 ounce of baking chocolate (roughly chopped)
- 3 eggs, room temperature
- 1/2 cup of sugar substitute
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons of dark cocoa powder
- 2 tablespoons of coconut flour
- 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon of sea salt
- Pre-heat your oven 350 degrees and grease your skillets.
- Melt the butter, unsweetened chocolate, and sugar-free chocolate chips using 15-second intervals in the microwave. You can also use a double boiler for this.
- Stir and allow to cool to room temperature.
- Add the cooled chocolate mixture to a medium bowl and whisk in the eggs one at a time, mixing well with each addition.
- Next add the sugar substitute, unsweetened cocoa powder, coconut flour, baking powder, salt, and vanilla extract.
- Combine well and divide evenly into your cast iron skillets. This will make two 6.5" skillets or four mini 3.5" skillets.
- Place the skillets in the oven and bake for 12 minutes. Serve with your favorite keto ice cream for an extra special dessert.
- If you choose to double the recipe use 10x10 pan or a 9-inch cast-iron skillet and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Be careful not to touch the skillets with bare hands as they will be hot from the oven.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 230Total Fat: 17.5gSaturated Fat: 10.4gCholesterol: 155mgSodium: 134mgCarbohydrates: 7gNet Carbohydrates: 5.3gFiber: 1.7gSugar: 3.9gProtein: 5.3g