Flourless Keto Brownies (Paleo, Vegan, Nut Free)


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Flourless keto brownies made completely nut-free and using just 6 ingredients! No avocado and dairy-free, this nut-free keto brownie recipe is better than any boxed mix- Paleo and vegan option included!

Just like the healthy flourless fudge brownies, the Nutella brownies and the best ever low carb brownies, this recipe for flourless nut free keto brownies are better than any boxed mix out there- It will be your healthy dessert game changer! 

Flourless Keto Brownies

Flourless Keto Brownies Recipe

That’s right, these nut-free keto brownies are completely flourless and need 6 ingredients. Ever since sharing multiple healthy flourless dessert recipes, the number 1 request has been for flourless keto brownies.

There are many keto brownie recipes online, but all seem to require either cream cheese, avocado, stevia or some other form of dairy. This recipe is completely dairy free and uses a natural granulated sweetener- It also needs NO avocado.

Let’s save that for toast, okay? 

How do you make brownies without flour? It’s easy, and I will show you how below!

Flourless Keto Brownies stacked on top of one another

My favorite thing about baking brownies without flour is that it takes the texture of cakes or brownies from delicious to absolutely fudgy, gooey and moreish. Not only that, depending on what ingredients you use, they can be much healthier too. 

Not only are these flourless brownies keto friendly, they are also paleo, grain-free, gluten-free and have a vegan option! 

Is chocolate keto-friendly?

Chocolate and cocoa powder can certainly be part of a ketogenic diet. As long as you use a stevia-sweetened chocolate (like these baking chocolate chips or these chocolate bars) or 100% unsweetened baking chocolate, you’ll be fine.

Bonus? The 100% unsweetened baking chocolate used in these flourless brownies are also paleo and vegan-friendly! 

Is arrowroot powder keto-friendly?

Technically, arrowroot powder wouldn’t be considered keto-friendly based purely on the macronutrient makeup.

However, when used in this recipe, the amount distributed for each serving is minimal, reducing the overall carb count significantly. As such, using arrowroot powder in these particular brownies DOES enable them to be keto-friendly.

Quick note- Not all arrowroot powder paleo compliant, so be sure to read the ingredient list. I used this brand.

Flourless Keto Brownies

Are tapioca and arrowroot the same?

Tapioca flour (or tapioca starch) and arrowroot are not the same, however, can generally be subbed for one another in recipes.

I did test these brownies out using both tapioca flour and arrowroot powder, and they both work well. Tapioca flour was a little gooier but still had a fudgy texture. Be wary that using tapioca flour/starch will not be keto-friendly. 

Keto and sugar-free sweeteners 

If you watched my Instagram stories, you’ll remember that I mentioned trying out several granulated sweeteners- Both keto-friendly and non-keto friendly.

For sugar free flourless keto brownies, you can either use granulated monk fruit sweetener or swerve sweetener. These two options leave no bitter aftertaste and taste delicious.

For a paleo and vegan flourless brownies, you can use coconut palm sugar. This would be the preferred method, as it yields the perfect level of sweetness.

If sugar is no issue for you, standard table sugar, white sugar or brown sugar will all work. 

Flourless Keto Brownies

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Flourless Keto Brownies

Flourless Keto Brownies (Paleo, Vegan, Nut Free)

4.96 from 174 votes
Flourless keto brownies made completely nut-free and using just 6 ingredients! No avocado and dairy-free, this nut-free keto brownie recipe is better than any boxed mix- Paleo and vegan option included!
Servings: 14 Pieces
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 30 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 Celsius). Line an 8 x 8-inch deep pan or brownie pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a microwave-safe bowl or stovetop, melt your coconut oil with your baking chocolate of choice. Once smooth and glossy, add all your other ingredients and mix well. 
  • Pour the brownie batter into the lined pan and bake for 25-30 minutes, and remove once a toothpick comes out ‘just’ clean from the center. Allow the brownies to cool in the pan completely, before slicing into pieces. 


* I used a monk fruit sweetener. Swerve will work, along with any standard sugar, like white, table and brown. Coconut palm sugar is also fantastic.
Flourless Keto Brownies (Paleo, Vegan, Nut Free) can be kept at room temperature, in a sealed container for up to 3 days. They taste amazing refrigerated and can keep for up to 7 days. They are also freezer-friendly. 


Serving: 1PieceCalories: 147kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 3gFat: 15gPotassium: 3mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 100IUVitamin C: 0.8mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.2mgNET CARBS: 3g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Flourless Keto Brownies in a collage

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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. This recipe looks great, but I just wanted to double check something: Each brownie is 3 net grams of carbs? And can I use erythritol instead of monk fruit? I know you said other “regular” sugars would be fine, but erythritol isn’t a “regular” sugar, so I want to make sure.

    1. I haven’t tried it myself, but feel free to experiment and see- I’d love to hear how it turns out! It sure is 3 grams net carbs

  2. I purchased the pure NuNatural Monk fruit powder you recommended.It is less than an ounce bottle. Your recipe calls for 3/4 cup sweetener. How much of this equals 3/4 cup in your recipe? Thanks!

  3. I know you said that it takes 25-30 minutes. I left mine in for 38 and I still don’t have the flaky brownie top. Should I have left them in longer?

    1. Hi Lauren- No it should be gooey in the middle and form a hard cover on top- Once you slice it, the cracks should appear.

  4. If I use standard table sugar, white sugar or brown sugar it would be the same amount as the sweetener? And which one is better for this recipe, brown or Demerara?

    1. Hi Ana- i’d recommend a white sugar or table sugar- I’m not a fan of brown sugar in chocolate desserts. Yes, use the same amounts 🙂

  5. Ive been using cassava flour for most of my pancakes, pizza bases etc, and it works really well for me. . .

  6. This recipe is amazing!! I have a friend who is allergic to nuts, gluten, baking powder & soda, vegetable oil and so much more, and this is the first brownie recipe that she can have!! Thank you so so much 🙂 <3

  7. Hi! You mentioned you’ve tried this recipe with corn flour instead ? May I know is it a one for one substitute for the arrowroot flour mentioned here ? Thanks !