Peanut butter flavored desserts are truly a favorite of ours. Actually, we could say peanut butter flavored anything is a favorite of ours. Good thing peanuts are keto and they fit right in with the keto diet. (Just don't buy sugar coated peanuts or regular peanut butter with added sugar, they will eat up your carbs real quick!) Our love for peanut butter is why we just had to make a keto peanut butter cookie!
These keto peanut butter cookies are super fluffy, not the hard crisp peanut butter kind. Thanks to the oat fiber and psyllium husk fiber, the cookies stay together perfectly - no crumbling at all! If you're new to keto and aren't familiar with a lot of keto baking ingredients, check out our keto baking grocery list for recommended low-carb baking ingredients you won't normally use outside of the keto diet. Or go here to try the oat fiber and psyllium husk powder we use! Just fyi, oat fiber is NOT oat flour. Oat flour might be healthy, but it has lots of carbs! Oat fiber is simple the FIBER! Don't try to substitute or your ketosis will be very disappointed.
These keto cookies have a very light peanut butter flavor, so if you're looking for a strong peanut butter cookie these are not it! They are also not too sweet. We've found that since starting the keto diet, we'd prefer to have our desserts less sweet so we don't become dependent on sweeteners. However, if you do like them sweet, double the sweeteners in the ingredients. We almost always use a combination of erythritol and stevia in our baked goods. Stevia has the stronger sweet flavor, but a bitter after taste, so it needs the balance of the erythritol.
In our books, the keto peanut butter cookies are a perfect low carb food when you need something simple. To us, they fall right in the middle of a peanut butter snack and dessert. They're also a nice "grab-and-go" snack for keto because they hold together nicely, are high in fat and so low in net carbs (1.4 grams net carbs per cookie!).
These low-carb peanut butter cookies are honestly pretty simple to make. We actually did not use a mixer, and we warmed the peanut butter in a pan to thoroughly mix the butter and peanut butter. We think you could use a microwave to simplify even more. Microwave the butter until it's softened, then use a stand-mixer to combine into the peanut butter. Since we didn't do this, it's not how we wrote the recipe. But, if you do, let us know how it turns out!
Nutrition Info: Makes 14 cookies, Serving Size 1 cookie
Per serving, calories: 124 calories, 1.4 net carbs, 2.4 grams fiber
Macronutrients: Fat 82%, Protein, 9.2% Carbs 8.1%