If you’re looking for the easiest, quickest cookies to bake from scratch – these Keto Peanut Butter Cookies are it!
Five simple ingredients combined in a mixing bowl, and just 12-15 minutes to bake.
The key to making cookies and other baked goods low-carb and keto-friendly is to replace traditional wheat flour and sugar with low-carb versions.
To replace the sugar, I use my favorite sugar-substitute – Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener. It replaces sugar 1:1, which makes adjusting recipes for cakes and cookies much easier!
Keto Peanut Butter Cookies with Coconut Flour
The low-carb flour I use in this recipe is coconut flour, but almost flour also makes a great low-carb and keto-friendly flour.
While using a sugar substitute like Lakanto Monk Fruit Sweetener makes it easy to swap out the sugar from regular high-carb recipes, swapping out traditional wheat flour for low-carb versions is a little trickier.
This is because low-carb flours don’t behave the same way as regular wheat flour.
Almond Flour and Almond Meal
Almonds are blanched to remove the skins, then finely ground down to almond flour. This is probably one of the most popular low-carb flour options.
Almond meal is slightly coarser than almond flour. This is because the almonds are ground down with their skins on.
Coconut flour is low in carbs and high in protein and fiber. It has become increasingly popular recently for low-carb baking.
A note though – coconut flour absorbs a lot of liquid. Because of this, you’ll end up using less of this flour in your recipe, and more eggs.
Other, less- common, low-carb flour options include ground flax meal, and pumpkin seed and sunflower seed meal.
If you are new to low-carb baking, I recommend following recipes that have been specifically designed for low-carb flours. This way you can get used to how they work before you start experimenting with adapting regular high-carb recipes.
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- Preheat oven to 350º. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Using a small scoop, scoop cookie dough on baking sheet.
- Using a fork, make crisscross marks on the cookies.
- Bake for 12-15 minutes.
- Serving Size: 1 Cookie
- Calories: 150
- Fat: 12g
- Carbohydrates: 7g
- Fiber: 2g
- Protein: 6g
Looking for more Keto Desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out more recipes HERE.