Is it a cheesecake brownie? Or is it a brownie cheesecake?
It all depends on how much restraint you have. ☺
After seeing All Day I Dream About Food.com's recipe for low-carb Raspberry Cheesecake Swirl Brownies, I was inspired to make some brownies for my own family...but not including raspberries.
I'd probably love the raspberry version, but I knew that the rest of my family would prefer no raspberries.
I set out to remake the recipe so that it was still low carb and delicious, my two requirements for my family at this stage in our lives.
Here's the thing: you'll notice that my directions say, after baking, to let cool for 20 minutes and then refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Even at the two-hour refrigeration time, when I decided I had no more restraint and could try these, they were still more like brownie cheesecake.
But the next morning, when we were dishing this up for breakfast (hey, why not, they're almost guilt-free?), we noticed that now they were like cheesecake brownies.
So if you are really hankering for a low carb chocolate cheesecake, wait until they've chilled for two hours, and dig in!
But if what you really want is cheesecake-flavored brownies, then be sure to leave them in the refrigerator overnight.
Either way, you're going to love these!
When you download or print out the recipe, you'll notice the nutrition facts are included for both using regular cream cheese or the nonfat cream cheese.
Here's the recipe:
Low Carb Swirled Cheesecake Brownies
Click on either photo (left) or the file download link (just below).
Or, click to print the recipe at the bottom of the page via Scribd.
What's YOUR favorite type of brownie?
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YUM! I made these tonight and subbed Truvia for the other sweeteners. VERY TASTY!
Did you use the same amounts of Truvia as called for of the other sweetners?
AMAZING!!!!!!! We all loved them, I used only xylitol, and they are soo good. Having trouble waiting for dessert:) I will be making your almond bars next! Thanks for such awesome recipies.
How much xylitol did you use???
Do you measure the sweeteners before or after you powder them?
Hi, Charlene, I measured out the sweeteners and then powdered them. From what I've noticed when reading recipes, if it states it like this: "½ cup erythritol, powdered", that means to measure 1/2 cup erythritol and then powder it. If the recipe says, "1/2 cup powdered erythritol", then I would measure it after powdering it.
Does that make sense? I hope so! I can't say that's the "official" word on sweeteners and powdering them, but I've found this to work true for my baking.
Do I have to use a metal pan, all I have are glass 8x8 ones.
Thank you! I will make this today! :)
My THM friend brought these to church yesterday, and they were so good! SO good, that I am running to the store today with 5 little ones in tow JUST to buy the eggs needed to make this recipe (just ran out of eggs this morning)!
These brownies sound wonderful. After letting then sit overnight, are the brownies more of a fudgie consistency, rather than cakie? Thanks.
OK! So a month and a half later I tried your brownies! I substituted erythritol and xylitol in the brownie part for the THM Sweet Blend conversion (1/4 cup). THEN I had an inspiration and added 1/4 cup Swanson's Vanilla Protein Powder to the brownie and left out an egg. For the cheesecake part I just converted the erythritol to THM SB 1 TBL + 1 tsp.
They turned out famously! Next time I make them I'm going to add 1/2 cup protein powder to made the full 3/4 cup like the recipe calls for and add 5 eggs. I think the protein powder helped give them enough bulk.
I love eating these brownies and not feeling guilty! I had one when I got back from Crossfit!
I wonder if Swerve would work as the sweetener....has anyone tried that?
I haven't made these with Swerve, Shannon, but that's exactly what I'll be doing the next time I make this recipe. We found after months of trying to get used to xylitol that we just couldn't do it! So we now use Swerve and pure stevia extract for just about everything. :)
I don't have any experience using any of these sweeteners in baking. In fact, I have never heard of most of them! I am familiar with Truvia and Stevia. My question is whether you use equal amounts of these sweeteners as the erythritol and xylitol? I know that Stevia is VERY sweet! I grew some last year and made some extract, but not any powder. I hope you answer this because my THM daughter wants these for her birthday dinner in a week! Thanks!
Carol, if you decide to use Truvia, use the same amounts as called for the sweeteners in the recipe, above (in place of erythritol or xylitol). If you want to use stevia, I really have no idea about how much to use, because such a tiny amount of stevia is used to sweeten entire batches or recipes. But if using Truvia or any larger bags of stevia, make sure that no sugars or sugar products are added in the list of ingredients. :)
Just popped this in the oven with the THM Sweet Blend and Protein Powder version. I hope I am reading the recipe right....NO leaveners?! Baking powder or soda. Oh man, the batter I just licked off of every utensil used was delicious!!
These are in my oven right now! I used powdered Swerve for all the sweeteners. I forgot one of the eggs in the brownines. The batter all tastes fab and I can't wait!!
What is the erythritol and xylitol that the recipe calls for and where can I find either of them?
I have made these twice and they are so delicious! I rave about them in my THM group! Someone (not in the THM group) just said that sure was a lot of butter. I thought she was crazy because I only used half a stick when I made them a couple days ago. I totally messed up this recipe haha. However, I'm HAPPY to report that the half stick I used was perfectly fine. I had no clue (obviously) until she mentioned the butter amount. Hahahaha YAY! Less fat!
Do you use any flour? Almoud flour?
Love this! But was just wondering, is a serving really 1/2" piece?
Ok I mean a 2" piece. Seeks like an 8"x8 dish usually serves 6-8. But either way it's still yummy!
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