“I recreated this sugar-free version of one of my all-time favorite desserts, pecan blondies! I used my favorite macadamia butter from @fatissmartfuel and they have the most beautiful taste and texture!” -@amandaeatsketo
Thanks to creative recipes like this one from Amanda, we can continue enjoying our favorite desserts while eating a low-carb or keto diet.
These low-carb pecan blondie brownies are sweet and satisfying with the perfect combination of chewiness and crispiness. And they're made without any of the regular ingredients you'd expect from brownies—no sugar or chocolate.
Instead of eating empty calories to get your sweet tooth fix, sink into one of these high-fiber, high-protein, low-carb treats. There are only 2g net carbs in each blondie.
What Are Blondies?
In short, a blondie is a brownie that uses vanilla instead of chocolate. They look like brownies, but usually come out in a light gold or "blonde" color instead. (Hence the nickname.)
Traditional blondie recipes often taste different because they're made with different ingredients that complement vanilla better than chocolate.
For example, many non-keto options call for brown sugar instead of regular sugar.
How This Blondies Recipe Compares to Traditional High-Carb Versions
To be honest, it's really a night and day comparison.
The main ingredients in a traditional blondie recipe include: butter, flour, granulated white sugar or brown sugar (sometimes both), eggs, and chocolate chips.
No one has to tell you that flour, two types of sugar, and most chocolate chips simply don't work on a low-carb diet.
(One popular store commercial blondie brand has 38g of carbs per serving [*].)
Our low-carb pecan blondies, on the other hand, are made with low-carb ingredients like butter, crunchy pecans, FBOMB Macadamia Pecan Nut Butter, eggs, and two types of sugar-free sweeteners.
There are only 2g of net carbs per brownie. And you actually get some nutrients, too, like fiber and protein.
Ingredient Spotlight: Pecans
Pecans are often a neglected nut on low-carb diets, at least compared to almonds and walnuts. But these benefits might give you a reason to include them in your diet more!
A half cup of chopped pecans has [*]:
- 5.2g fiber (a quarter of your daily requirement)
- 5g protein
- B vitamins
- More than half of your daily vitamin K requirements
- Minerals like magnesium, iron, and phosphorus
- 3x your daily dose of manganese (important for metabolic health)
Besides the health benefits listed above, here are some of the other things you'll gain from eating pecans:
- Pecans are full of healthy omega-3 fats, and have been linked to improved cardiovascular health [*].
- Regular consumption of nuts like pecans have been shown to improve long-term weight loss and weight management results [*].
- Pecans (and chestnuts) have the highest amount of antioxidants of any tree nut, including almonds and walnuts [*].
You might want to buy a bigger bag so you have some of these healthy nuts left over after you try this recipe!
Product Spotlight: FBOMB Macadamia Pecan Nut Butter
Have you tried our FBOMB Nut Butters yet? If not, check out what our Macadamia Pecan Butter has to offer! (Besides being delicious, of course.)
- Dry roasted macadamia nuts
- Raw pecans
- Sea salt
- Great for Low-carb, Keto, Whole30, and Paleo lifestyles
- Made with no artificial sweeteners or flavors
- High-fat and low-carb
- High in protein and fiber
They come in individual single-serving squeeze packets (perfect for on-the-go snacking) as well as in 8-ounce jars. The latter is great to have on hand for baking!
Low-Carb Pecan Blondies Recipe
- Yield: 9
- Serving size: 1 piece
- Prep time: 15 minutes
- Cook time: 25 minutes
- 6 tablespoons butter, softened
- ½ cup pecans, chopped
- 3 packets (3 ounces) FBOMB Macadamia Pecan Nut Butter
- ¼ cup granulated monk fruit sweetener
- ¼ cup golden monk fruit sweetener
- 2 eggs, room temperature
- ½ cup fine almond flour
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. Leave some paper on the sides so you can pull the baked product out of the pan. There’s no need to grease the pan if using parchment paper.
- On the stove over medium heat, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium skillet.
- Add chopped pecans and stir frequently for 5-10 minutes until they become fragrant and darken. Turn off heat and set aside to cool.
- With an electric mixer or stand mixer on medium speed, combine the remaining 5 tablespoons butter and the FBOMB macadamia nut butter until smooth. Add sweeteners and beat again.
- Add the eggs and stir mixture until combined and creamy.
- Add the almond flour and mix thoroughly.
- Mix in the toasted pecans, reserving some to sprinkle on top.
- Add batter to prepared baking pan. Sprinkle on remaining pecans and bake for 25 minutes.
- Cool for a few minutes. Remove from pan by pulling up parchment paper from each side. If any pieces are touching the pan, run a knife along the edge to loosen prior to removing.
- Slice into 9 even pieces. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
- Fat: 23g
- Protein: 4g
- Total Carbohydrates: 5g
- Fiber: 2g
- Sugar Alcohol: 1.5g
- Net Carbs: 2g
- Fat: 87%
- Protein: 7%
- Carbohydrates: 6%