Low carb diets usually require dieters to forgo sweets and bread permanently in order to maintain their weight-loss. However, as the diets have increased in popularity, more and more low carb recipes are available so that you can indulge in the occasional tasty treat without ruining all your hard work. Here’s how to bake low carb brownies.

Things You'll Need

Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Spray the brownie pan with non-stick cooking spray. This will allow you to easily remove your brownies from the pan when they are done.

Combine the almond meal, cocoa, baking powder and sea salt in a small mixing bowl. Stir these ingredients together with a spoon.

Mix the cream cheese and butter in a large mixing bowl. They should make a smooth, creamy batter.

Add the melted chocolate and sugar substitute. The batter may appear slightly grainy, but should still be even in color and relatively smooth.

Beat in the eggs. Add the eggs one at a time and make sure that all of the egg is scraped off the side of the mixing bowl before adding another.

Add the vanilla and chocolate extracts. Continue mixing at a medium speed as you do so.

Mix in the dry ingredients. Do not add the entire bowl at once or the dry ingredients will fly everywhere.

Pour the batter into the brownie pan. Use a spatula to make sure that you get all of the batter out of the bowl.

Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. When the top of the brownies is firm to the touch, they are done. One brownie has 2.4 carbohydrates.