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Low Carb Chocolate Peanut Butter Brownies

chocolate recipe May 02, 2024

Decadent Brownies that won't raise blood sugar

These brownies are a decadent combination of chocolate and peanut butter. Designed to satisfy your sweet cravings without raising your blood sugar. These brownies blend rich flavours and a gooey texture, complemented by a dark chocolate topping. They are rich without being overly sweet.

When is the Best Time to Eat Brownies?

These brownies are a special occasion food. They are a great addition to a dinner party, served with whipped or thickened cream. They can be taken to a BBQ and are perfect for parties. If you find it easy to regulate them, then you can have them after dinner as a dessert. 

For some people regulating sweet food can be difficult and whilst these are low carb, if you eat a lot of them, then they are no longer low carb!

This is why at Real Life Medicine, we encourage you to be your own scientist. Do experiments frequently and notice the results. If you make these brownies and keep returning for more, they will probably not help you achieve your health goals.

But if you're looking for a decadent dessert to share with friends, that won't send your blood sugar or insulin levels skyrocketing then these are perfect! 

Remember always, you are the boss of you!


The Best Way to Lose Weight.

The best way to lose weight is to do it in a way that supports your body’s natural processes. What we mean by this is that there are many methods that some unscrupulous people recommend to lose weight that harm your health long term. We’ve written a blog on this called Why Calorie Counting Doesn't Work for Long Lasting Weight Loss

You can read it here 

Calorie Restriction slows our metabolic rate, resulting in sustainable weight loss. Nobody wants to lose 10 kgs only to put 15 back on. 

Lowering your carbohydrate intake will reduce insulin levels. High insulin causes our body to store fat like crazy. Low insulin means we can access our fat stores more easily and burn that stored body fat for fuel. You can read about that here 

Finally, we need to eat in a way where the majority of time we a re eating to satisfy hunger. If the majority of our eating occurs because of over desire (ie I just want to eat it because it’s yummy) or to soothe emotions -think comfort eating, stress eating or boredom eating, then we are unlikely to achieve our health and weight loss goals. You can read more about that here 

I made these with Lindt chocolate but I have since found out there is a sugar free version from Lakanto that I will use next time.  You can use our discount code RLM15 and get 15% off. Click here 




For the Chocolate Batter:

  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup Lakanto Bakers blend (in the purple packet) 
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder
  • 1/2 cup peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g butter, melted and cooled
  • 30ml espresso
  • 50ml milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt

For the Peanut Butter Batter:

  • 3/4 cup almond meal
  • 1/2 cup Lakanto Bakers blend
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 125g butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Topping:

  • 70g dark chocolate (85% Lindt), roughly chopped

Baking Instructions


  1. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 180°C and prepare a 20x20cm baking pan by lining it with parchment paper.

Making the Batters:

  1. Chocolate Batter: In a large mixing bowl, combine the almond meal, Lakanto Bakers blend, baking powder, cacao powder, and salt. Mix in the eggs, melted butter, espresso, and milk until smooth. Stir in the chopped peanuts.
  2. Peanut Butter Batter: In a separate bowl, mix the almond meal, Lakanto Bakers blend, baking powder, and peanut butter. Incorporate the eggs, melted butter, and vanilla extract until evenly combined.

Combining and Cooking:

  1. Layer and Swirl: Alternately drop spoonfuls of each batter into the pan. Gently tap the pan to settle the mixture. Swirl with a toothpick to create a marbled effect.
  2. Add the Chocolate Topping: Evenly distribute the chopped dark chocolate over the batter, pressing lightly to embed it into the mixture.
  3. Bake: Cook in the preheated oven for 20 minutes. Avoid overbaking to maintain a gooey centre, ensuring the brownies don't become dry.

Cooling and Serving:

  1. Cool: Let the brownies cool in the pan, then slice into 25 equal squares.
  2. Serve: Enjoy these delicious brownies as a treat that fits perfectly within a low carb lifestyle.

Nutritional Information Per Serving 

  • Calories: 160 kcal
  • Net Carbs: 5g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Fat: 13g

These gooey, chocolatey brownies with a hint of peanut butter and a touch of espresso make an excellent choice for dessert or a special snack. They are not only tasty but also align well with a low carb dietary plan. Enjoy the rich, satisfying flavours without upsetting your blood sugars


Dr Mary Barson and Dr Lucy are the co-owners of Real Life Medicine and help women who have been on every diet under the sun, improve their metabolism and learn mindset skills so they can achieve optimal health and long lasting weight loss. With this comes increased energy, vitality and confidence. You can avoid chronic disease and stop living life on the sidelines!



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