Dark Chocolate Grain Free Brownies, Sugar Free

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I accidentally made diabetic brownies, which will satisfy many life styles, paleo, gluten free, grain free, sugar free, low carb. However, they are NOT flavor-free!  These are amazing! These are Mr. Spinach Tiger (and friends) approved.

Grain Free Diabetic Brownies from Spinach TIger

If you want a gooey keto brownie, try this new recipe. 

There are no scary ingredients in these diabetic brownies.

Don’t let the word diabetic scare you. All it means, is that these are prepared in a way to not spike blood sugar, and that’s food for everyone.

How to Make Grain Free Sugar Free Diabetic Brownies from Spinach TIger

So many people today are struggling with blood sugar issues.

If you love deep flavors like dark chocolate and espresso, you’ll love these diabetic brownies.

How to Make Dark Chocolate Diabetic Brownies from Spinach Tiger

Diabetic Brownies, Made with Swerve

I should really call these accidental brownies. I started making one recipe and ventured into new territory, using coconut flour, a lot of espresso and extra dark cocoa powder.

I recently began baking with  swerve (an erythritol sweetener that is one-to-one sugar). I used it in this diabetic friendly grain-free lemon cake and I nearly ate the whole thing myself.

I used a big shot of espresso so these diabetic brownies would feel decadent.

The espresso flavor brings extra umami. People who don’t usually drink coffee, loved it. If coffee is not your thing, just use hot water instead. I decided after ten minutes of baking to add more chocolate chips to the top. That’s optional. I used the sprinkles to be festive; these were for a party.

How to Make Diabetic Brownies from Spinach Tiger

These are rich so I cut them into bite sized pieces. You can get about 32 bites out of an 8 x 8 pan. This is a recipe you should make frequently and keep in the freezer for snacks.

Diabetic Brownies flavored with espresso from Spinach Tiger

Grain Free and Gluten Free are not the same thing. These Diabetic Brownies are Grain Free.

Grain free is gluten free, but gluten free is not necessarily grain free. Gluten free flours are typically made with rice (grains). When I say grain free, the ingredient is most likely coconut flour, almond flour, cassava flour, or a combination. If you’re watching your blood sugar or following a low carb diet, you’re going to want grain-free baked goods.

Make Dairy Free by switching butter with coconut oil.

Spinach Tiger is making a lot big fat healthy desserts.  You can switch out the butter for coconut oil. 

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Dark Chocolate Coconut Flour Brownies, Sugar Free

Dark Chocolate Espresso Brownie Bites.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30
Author: Angela Roberts


  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter or coconut oil for dairy free option
  • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate unsweetened cocoa powder see notes
  • 2 eggs at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dark roasted coffee or double espresso shot
  • 3/4 cups granulated swerve Order Here
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ounces dark chocolate chips
  • 1 ounce dark chocolate chips optional for topping
  • Sprinkles optional
  • Kitchen Tools
  • 8 x 8 Baking Dish I like this from OXOwhich comes with a lid, goes freezer to over


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Sift together flour, cocoa powder, salt.
  • Melt butter in saucepan.
  • Add cocoa powder. It's easier if you sift cocoa powder right into the melted butter in saucepan.
  • Mix in until well incorporated.
  • Cool for a few minutes.
  • Whisk in eggs, one at a time.
  • Add in swerve, vanilla, coffee.
  • Gently mix together.
  • Add chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips.
  • Bake for thirty minutes at 350. After 10 minutes, add chocolate chip, by sprinkling over the top.
  • You can also add sprinkles at this point. Continue to bake until finished cooking time or until a toothpick comes out clean.


Re: Unsweetened Cocoa. In this recipe, this recipe uses 100% extra dark unsweetened cocoa. You can use a regular unsweetened cocoa. I also love Better Body Foods Cacao.
Re: Dark Chocolate. Use at least 70% cacao or use Choc Zero Sugar Free Dark Chocolate Chips.


Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g

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  1. Your recipe only shows 1/4 coconut flour, but it it shows adding flour at 2 points in the directions. Unfortunately I am in the midst of baking. Will have to wing it.

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