Make these keto peanut butter cookies with three simple ingredients in 20 minutes. These healthy, low carb homemade cookies are sugar-free, gluten-free, easy, and delicious.
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Raise your hand if you’re down for an easy cookie recipe that you can make in less than 30 minutes that you won’t feel guilty about eating later?
I thought so! These peanut butter cookies bring a lot of flavor to the dessert table without any sugar, gluten, or flour – meaning you can indulge your sweet tooth without blowing your diet.
Full disclosure: I’ve been making these cookies for years. Our family went gluten-free about six years ago when my son was diagnosed with autism. #noteasy
Man, we sure have come a long way. Going on a gluten-free and low carb keto is an education. It takes time, patience, and motivation.
But you know what doesn’t take a ton of effort? These cookies!
You don’t even need a mixer to make these. You don’t even need a bowl – you can blend all of the ingredients in your food processor, and skip that dishwashing experience. But I’m getting ahead of myself here.
What You Need To Make These Cookies
The three must-have ingredients are natural peanut butter, granulated Swerve, and egg. You may also want to add in a little Vanilla and top these bad boys off with Sea Salt, but nobody’s going to make you:)
Choosing The Right Peanut Butter (On A Low Carb Diet)
You’ll want to select a low in sugar peanut butter – the fewer the ingredients, the better! Natural peanut butter typically contains around 2-4 net carbs per tablespoon. (The total carbs after you subtract the dietary fiber.)
Brands like Crazy Richard’s All Natural & Perfect Keto Nut Butter (with MCT Oil) are two I’m comfortable recommending. You can get Crazy Richard’s on Amazon & if you go with the Perfect Keto – use the WTYM15 discount code for 15% off!
Variations To Customize These Peanut Butter Cookies
In case you get bored or want to try something new for the holidays, I’ll include a few options for you to make these cookies a little extra special.
If you’re feeling nutty, add ½ of a cup of chopped peanuts.
Need to get your chocolate on? Add ½ cup of sugar-free chocolate or white chocolate chips.
Do you know what I used to do to switch these up and make them look fancy without much effort? Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave and drizzle or dip the cookies into the chocolate! (After baking, of course:)
All you have to do is put your chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl with two tablespoons of coconut oil. Check-in on it every 15 seconds and stir – it shouldn’t take longer than a minute.
Can You Make These Ahead & Freeze?
If you’re planning ahead for a craving or just planning ahead, these cookies will keep in an airtight container for about a week, and they freeze for up to two months.
More Easy Low Carb Dessert Recipes You’ll Love
If you like these peanut butter cookies, here are a few more healthy desserts to check out!
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Fat Bombs – Super simple recipe for the best edible cookie dough fat bomb
Easy Peanut Butter Chocolate No Bake Cookies – No oven necessary for this no-bake keto cookie
Peanut Butter Chocolate Fat Bombs – Another fabulous no-bake fat bomb that’s a guilt-free, dairy-free, low carb peanut butter cupPrint
Fabulously easy and low carb peanut butter cookies using three simple ingredients to create a healthy homemade peanut butter cookie that’s gluten and sugar-free.
- Preheat Oven to 350
- Combine peanut butter, granular Erythritol, and egg in a medium bowl. Or mix it all in a food processor until smooth.
- Spoon out 1 Tablespoon size amounts of dough onto an ungreased cookie sheet. (About an inch apart)
- Flatten each with a fork
- Bake for 10-12 minutes
Optional Ingredients & Variations
- Category: Low Carb, Keto
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: keto cookies, low carb cookies, 3 ingredient cookie, gluten-free, sugar-free
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