• María Fernanda López

Dulce de Leche Brownies (Keto & Gluten Free)

One thing is for sure in this life. We can't control everything in life but we can control what we put in our bodies and the energy we decide to welcome. Our mental and physical health is something we do have control of.


One of the perks of living at this point of Earth's life and human history is that we can have indulgent recipes without wrecking our health. It's about choosing better ingredients! These Dulce de Leche de Brownies are a proof of it!



I think that brownies are an all time classic, don't you think? We have them in all shapes, textures and flavors! Some might be extra fudgy and others extra sweet... others with healthier ingredients and still, delicious!



Dulce de leche is a commonly used in Mexican cuisine, it's the product of caramelized milk with sugar that it can be used as empanada filling, topping or cake coverage. It's basically caramel, just different name. Although dulce de leche can be also known cajeta, which is made from goat's milk.



In this case I used heavy cream and ghee for my dulce de leche version. A recipe that I wanted to give a try for a while now... and guys, expect more recipes using this! Save this recipe too because it's actually on of the EASIEST CARAMEL sauce ever, or dulce de leche!



This is a keto, low carb and gluten free recipe! Can you believe it? For the sweetness I used granulated monk fruit, for the brownies I used coconut flour... overall, each brownie has only 3.2 grams net carbs!



For the keto dulce de leche you'll need:



Xanthan gum here is a key ingredient. If you don't have a super and extremely sensitive belly you are going to be okay. This works as a stabilizer and thickener, for a creamy dulce de leche is essential and really makes the difference.



For the brownies:

  • Coconut flour

  • Granulated monk fruit

  • Cream cheese

  • Eggs

  • Water or nut milk

  • Baking soda

  • Cinnamon

  • Vanilla extract

  • Cacao powder



The cream cheese here is a great ingredient! Makes this recipe extra thick and fudgy! Make sure to use it room temperature to make sure the brownie dough gets nice and homogenous.



Final key points about this recipe

  • With a tablespoon make a little hole in every brownie before making. This is for the caramel sauce.

  • Stir continuously the dulce de leche in the little pot.

  • Sprinkle the xanthan gum into the dulce de leche without stopping the stir movement.



They are great to enjoy along with a cup of coffee or your favorite latte, while watching a movie or just sharing with a friend. Who can say no to a good dulce de leche brownie?



So for all the pecan and brownie fans, are you ready to get started? Don't forget to share, pin, save or bookmark this recipe! Remember to spread the joy and this recipe, anyways, have a great day everyone!



With love,

María



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Dulce de Leche Brownies

By María Fernanda López

Serves 12


Ingredients

Brownies

  • 1 cup of coconut flour

  • 1/3 cup of granulated monk fruit

  • 4oz. of cream cheese (room temperature)

  • 4 eggs

  • 1/4 cup of water or nut milk

  • 1 tsp of baking soda

  • 1 tsp of cinnamon

  • 1 tsp of vanilla extract

  • 1 tbsp of cacao powder

Caramel Sauce

  • 3/4 cup of heavy cream

  • 1/4 cup of ghee

  • 3/4 cup of granulated monk fruit

  • 1 tsp of xanthan gum


Toppings


Method

Brownies

  1. Preheat the your oven at 350.

  2. In a large bowl mix all the dry ingredients for the brownies.

  3. Add eggs, water and cream cheese spread. Mix well.

  4. Pour the batter into twelve muffin cups.

  5. With a spoon press the center of the brownie dough to have a little whole for the caramel sauce at the end.

  6. Bake for 22 minutes.

  7. Let them cool down.

Caramel Sauce

  1. In a little pot add all the ingredients and stir continuously for 15-20 minutes, until you get the desired consistency. I kept the fire medium low.

  2. Pour the caramel sauce into a glass container.

Assembly

  1. Chop each chocolate bar into 4 pieces.

  2. Put on tablespoon of the caramel sauce into the brownie hole and add the chopped chocolate.

  3. Optional: put the brownies once again in the oven a few minutes, just enough to melt the chocolate.


Nutritional Information per serving (190 kcal)

Fat: 16.3g

Carbs: 7.3g

Fiber: 4.1g

Net Carbs: 3.2g

Protein: 5.1g




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