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3 of the Best Picks for Healthier Boxed Brownies in 2023

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There’s so much that’s just so right about freshly-baked brownies; it’s an instant feel-good attitude adjuster. For years, though, if we wanted to make good-for-you brownies, we had to do it entirely from scratch – there were no box mixes on shelves that were even close to being nutritious.

Times have changed, y’all. We’re showcasing three good-for-you brownie mixes you can find on shelves now. All are low-carb, gluten-free and made with no artificial sweeteners or colors.

Don’t worry; we’ve done the hard work for you – the taste testing and feedback.

All of the following brownie mixes are gluten- and grain-free with no added sugar and labeled as keto or keto-friendly.

Swerve Brownie Mix | most streamlined ingredient list

  • Deep rich chocolate flavor and color; super moist texture. The least sweet of the three, but still very much satisfyingly sweet.
  • Ingredients include: blanched almond flour, erythritol, cocoa powder, tapioca starch, allulose, organic coconut flour, sea salt.
  • Per brownie (1/16 of package): 140 calories, 4 grams net carbs, 2 grams fiber

Birch Benders Ultimate Fudge Brownie Mix | sweetest of the three

  • Slightest aftertaste and grittiness from the erythritol; still very much a crowd-pleaser
  • Ingredients include: erythritol, almond flour, organic coconut flour, cocoa powder, cassava starch, vegetable fiber, salt, stevia, monkfruit
  • Per brownie (1/14 of package): 110 calories, 2 grams net carbs, 3 grams fiber

Duncan Hines Keto Friendly Chewy Fudge Brownie Mix | Most like traditional brownie box mixes

  • Slightly more cakelike than the other two, less dense, with delicious fudge-y richness and flavor. E
  • Ingredients include: erythritol, almond flour, allulose, coconut flour, cocoa powder, chicory root fiber, unsweetened chocolate, resistant starch, cocoa butter, xanthan gum, stevia
  • Per brownie (1/12 of package): 170 calories, 2 grams net carbs, 5 grams fiber

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Editor’s note: Registered Dietitian Molly Kimball offers brand-name products as a consumer guide; she does not solicit product samples nor is she paid to recommend items. A version of this article originally appeared on WGNO's FUELED Wellness + Nutrition.


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