Three Best Diabetes-Friendly Brownie Recipes

Three Diabetes Brownie Recipes - Recover Diabetes

Do you have to say goodbye to your sweet tooth craving if you have diabetes? Not necessarily. You can still enjoy diabetic-friendly desserts without sending your blood sugar into dangerous spikes.

Brownie Recipes for Diabetics

Finding the right brownie recipe is a tricky thing. Even in the best circumstances, they are hit or miss. Add in the extra diabetic-friendly requirement and it may seem impossible.

But it is getting easier. With health trending towards sugar and gluten-free alternatives, this fits right in line with diabetic needs.

And the good news is that cocoa powder is great for you if you have diabetes. So here are a few recipes to get you started on your quest to find the perfect brownie recipes for diabetics. Diabetes shouldn’t stop you from getting your chocolate fix.

1 – Diabetic-friendly Brownies with Oats

As you may already know, oats have a high fiber content. Not only can it help lower blood sugar levels, bu tit also has a low GI score.

This recipe does contain flour and sugar. So even if you substitute the sugars for something else, you may still have to pay special attention to your portions.


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup tub-style 60 percent to 70 percent vegetable oil spread
  • 2/3 cup packed brown sugar or the equivalent brown sugar substitute blend
  • 1 1/2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 3/4 cup refrigerated or frozen egg product, thawed, or 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar or the equivalent sugar substitute
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons miniature semi-sweet chocolate pieces
  • 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 – Sugar-free Brownies

This is the only recipe on the list that can be completely sugar-free. But “sugar-free” doesn’t mean it tastes bad. The recipe substitutes all-purpose flour with coconut and almond flour for a healthy alternative that is low-carb, gluten-free, and 100% keto.


  • 1/2 cup sugar-free sweetener
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin coconut oil, melted
  • 1/4 cup almond meal, or almond flour
  • 1/4 cup almond meal, or almond flour
  • 5 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla essence

Optional Ingredients for Chocolate Drizzle:

  • 1/3 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin coconut oil

3 – Applesauce Brownies

This recipe substitutes some sugar for unsweetened applesauce for a moist alternative. It still contains flour and sugar, but not as much as a standard brownie recipe. And it contains a large amount of unsweetened cocoa powder that can improve your mood as well as symptoms of Type 2 diabetes.


  • 1 cupall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup chopped nuts

Final Thought

Finding the right diabetes brownie recipes can seem daunting. But if you keep an eye out for recipes that are labeled gluten-free or low-carb, it may expand your search results.