Are you craving peanut butter cookies? Then these Keto Peanut Butter Cookies are here to come to your rescue.
They are low in carbs, grain, and gluten-free, yet also keto-friendly.
Plus, they are made with simple ingredients. What’s not to love?
These almond flour peanut butter cookies allow you to enjoy a treat without worrying about the carbs.
At only 2.4 net carbs these cookies will not spike your blood sugar, making them perfect for anyone doing a ketogenic diet.
I’ve always been a fan of a good peanut butter cookie. In fact, it’s one of the first cookies I ever attempted to make homemade.
Something about that criss-cross pattern always drew me in.
That should give you some indication of how important it was for me to create a keto peanut butter cookie recipe that worked perfectly.
I was craving the original recipe to help silence my sweet tooth.
You might want to check out our keto peanut butter coconut flour cookies if you are looking for a coconut flour option.
Since I first started baking, I have created many cookie recipes and have been having so much fun converting my favorites into keto-friendly versions.
You can find my complete list of Keto Cookie recipes that any cookie lover doing keto would enjoy exploring.
Do check out our keto peanut butter recipes for more delicious keto-friendly peanut butter recipes!
Since this recipe is made with almond flour and it’s what you prefer to use, I recommend you visit our keto almond flour recipes for more delicious options.
Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies
Although I’ve seen plenty of low-carb keto peanut butter cookie recipes that use only three basic ingredients, you know the flourless peanut butter cookies, I must tell you I’m not a fan.
Yes, those are easy cookies but the flavor and texture just didn’t measure up for me.
Remember I was after a true peanut butter cookie experience.
Please understand that when this girl gets a craving it’s vital I come up with a recipe alternative that works because cheating is just not an option.
Not unless I’m willing to pay for the days of inflammation I’m bound to experience afterward.
Trust me when I tell you that the battle to be pain-free is challenging enough when I eat according to plan.
So I don’t need to make matters worse by intentionally eating off course. I say all that to say that, a substitute needs to be spot on to avoid a setback for this girl.
The problem I had with these cookies is that they just did not have enough structure and crumbled too easily. And that’s not what I was craving.
I wanted a keto peanut butter cookie that I could sink my teeth into and that would remind me of the one I made countless times for my family.
Ingredients Needed & Tools
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The following are the ingredients and tools you’ll need to make low carb peanut butter cookies. Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page.
- Sugar-free all-natural peanut butter with no added sugar. I used creamy peanut butter but some people have used crunchy peanut butter too.
- Unsalted softened butter
- Granulated sugar substitute
- Large egg, room temperature
- Almond flour
- Baking powder
- Sea salt
- Vanilla extract
- Parchment paper
- Mixing bowl
- Cookie sheet
- Cookie scoop or tablespoon
Best Sugar-Free Sweeteners For Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
When it comes to choosing a low-carb sweetener for these keto cookies, any of your favorite equivalents would work. Just keep in mind that they have varying degrees of sweetness.
Keto Peanut Butter Cookies With Almond Flour
Enter peanut butter cookies with almond flour to the rescue! The peanut butter cookie uses almond flour to give it the perfect texture and flavor.
I’m happy to report that my determination paid off. Because I was able to create a recipe for low-carb peanut butter cookies with almond flour that not only quenched a craving but that I could proudly share with you.
My recipe calls for all-natural peanut butter, egg, sugar substitute, butter, and a cup of almond flour. That one cup of almond flour made all the difference. It’s what gave these cookies the perfect consistency.
Peanut Butter Almond Flour Cookies
Can I tell you that when I first started baking with low-carb ingredients I really struggled? That’s because keto baking can be a bit overwhelming.
There are just so many ingredients that simply do not behave exactly like their high-carb counterparts. Frankly, it was frustrating.
Especially since I was an experienced baker who was used to baking with her eyes closed. It was enough to make me want to throw in the towel.
Today, I understand keto baking but that was not always the case. Trust me those first attempts were an epic fail.
So stay the course, because the satisfaction of knowing you are not only making something delicious but healthy, is quite rewarding.
I sure hope you will give these perfect keto peanut butter cookies a try. It’s a great option for anyone craving the real thing.
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- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
- Prepares cookie sheet by lightly greasing or line with parchment paper.
- Using an electric mixer, beat well the peanut butter, butter, sugar substitute, vanilla extract, and egg.
- To this batter add almond flour and baking powder and salt. Stir the mixture until fully incorporated.
- Drop by the tablespoon or small cookie scoop of dough to form little balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheet.
- Once the dough balls are on the cookie sheet, flatten them with the tines of a fork and make a crisscross design.
- Bake in a 350-degree oven until lightly brown around the edges around 10-12 min.
- Allow the cookies to cool completely before eating and storing as these cookies can be very fragile.
- Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to five days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.
You can substitute the peanut butter for sunflower seed butter or almond flour in equal amounts.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 145Total Fat: 13.3gSaturated Fat: 4.7gCarbohydrates: 3.5gNet Carbohydrates: 2.4gFiber: 1.1gSugar: 3gProtein: 5.1g