These Keto Butter Pecan Blondies are loaded with rich butter, vanilla and pecans! This is the perfect low carb dessert at about 2.5 net carbs per slice!
How do you make Butter Pecan Blondies?
These blondies are made with an almond flour base that is loaded with butter, brown sugar swerve (a keto friendly sweetener), vanilla and loads of pecans. For this recipe the butter and sweetener are creamed together before adding the rest of the ingredients. This helps to add some air into the batter ensuring the bars are buttery and decadent, not tough.
Once the butter and sweetener are added together you add eggs, vanilla, almond flour, baking powder and salt. Once the batter is smooth fold in chopped pecans. The mixture will be thick and a little sticky. Line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper or foil and lightly spray with cooking oil. By lining the pan you are making it much easier to remove the bars from the pan so you can get nice clean cuts. Press the the dough into the bottom of the pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned and a tooth pick comes out clean.
What are some tips and tricks for Keto baking?
If you are new to keto you might feel like there is no easy way to satisfy your sweet tooth, but that is not true. Low carb baking can be a little intimidating and there is a learning curve because the flours are very different from regular flour. Keto baking generally consists of almond flour or coconut flour, which have their own unqiue characteristics. Then of course there is the matter of a sugar substitute. There are many alternatives to sugar including stevia, erythritol, monk fruit sweetener and Xylitol to name a few. I stick to erythritol (Swerve is the brand I buy), I find it has no weird after taste and is easy to find.
All of the keto baking recipes I post here or on my second dedicated keto site will use the basic coconut flour, almond flour or Swerve as sweetener. I think it is easier to be able to make quite a few items with a basic list of ingredients instead of branching out and buying a lot of expensive alternatives. Some of my favorite keto baking recipes are these delicious Keto Cheesecake Brownies, Lemon Bars, or this Fruit Pizza!
What are some other Keto Desserts?
If you would like some other keto desserts try The Best Keto Lemon Bars. Or if you want no bake options, I have tons of those too! These No Bake Keto Cookies are wildly popular and only one net carb each! Some other great no bake keto treats are:
- 3 Ingredient Keto Peanut Butter Fudge
- Keto No Bake Cookies
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Fat Bombs
- Keto Mocha Frappuccino
- Keto Coffee Frappuccino
- 3/4 cup softened unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 cup brown sugar swerve
- 2 large eggs room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 cups almond flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped pecans
Preheat oven to 350°
Line a 9x13 baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, lightly spray with cooking spray and set aside.
Using an electric mixer beat the butter and brown sugar sweetener until fully combined and the butter is light and fluffy.
Mix in the remianing ingredients except pecans, until just combined be careful nt to over mix.
Fold in chopped pecans.
Evenly press the dough into the pan and bake 25-30 minutes until a toothpick placed in the center comes out clean.
Cool completely before slicing and sprinkle with sea salt if desired.
For a chocolate chip version replace the pecans with Lilly's sugar free chocolate chips.
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Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 181 Total Fat: 13.6g Carbohydrates: 3.4g Net Carbohydrates: 2.4g Fiber: 1g
Other Easy Keto Recipes
If you are new to Keto try my favorite Sausage Egg and Cheese Bites, they contain less than one net carb per bite and they are perfect for meal prep! One of my favorite easy low carb dinners is this One Pan Cabbage Casserole. It is so easy, cheesy and delicious and it has less than 9 net carbs per serving. Some other favorites, Keto Chocolate Cookies, Pimento Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Peppers and Sausage and Cream Cheese Pinwheels!