2 Ingredient Keto Friendly Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
Low carb peanut butter cookies are a great option to help you stick to a keto diet, while also satisfying your sweet tooth.
Keto cookie recipes don’t get any easier than these two ingredient keto peanut butter cookies. With only 2g net carbs per cookie and no added low carb sweetener, these are the perfect keto peanut butter cookies to help with quicker fat loss on keto!
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How to make 2 ingredient peanut butter low carb cookies
To get started, check off your ingredient list: one cup peanut butter and one large egg.
Regarding the nut butter, you have a choice with this keto peanut butter cookies recipe. If you prefer a smooth cookie, choose creamy peanut butter. If you’d rather have a little extra crunch to your cookie, grab a jar of crunchy peanut butter. I prefer to use an organic peanut butter over jars generically labeled as natural peanut butter. I just don’t enjoy extra toxins in my low carb diet treats.
Even though I’m a huge peanut butter fan, I have some days where I’m sensitive to peanut butter all together. These days I typically make this same recipe with almond butter instead. It’s the same cookie, just a sweeter taste.
Be adventurous. There’s no need to stick with only classic peanut butter cookies. I’d love to hear if you choose a completely different nut butter all together and how that turns out.
Another quick note: while sugar-free peanut butter is your best bet when it comes to keto recipes, it’s not always easy to find. Do your best to find a peanut butter that has no more than 6-8 grams of carbs per serving, and you should be just fine.
Once you choose your peanut butter, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. It’s easier to work with a room temperature egg, so set that out on the counter.
Combine Keto Peanut Butter Cookie Ingredients
Add the peanut butter and egg to a large bowl. Mix together on high speed with a hand mixer.
Here’s a quick tip: if you really miss the sweetness in this keto cookie recipe, add 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract to the bowl prior to mixing. This will add another small touch of sweetness in keto recipes.
Of course, this will take your 2 ingredient peanut butter cookies to 3 ingredients – so it’s up to you just how dangerously you want to live this keto life.
Next, roll the peanut butter cookie dough into 1 inch balls of dough. Place them on a parchment paper prepared baking sheet. You can use a small cookie scoop to create the balls, or just your hands. Things will get sticky, so be sure to have a paper towel handy if you go this route.
Or just do what I do and lick it off if nobody else is watching 😂 I mean, what? That’s not professional in the least 🤔😂
After you wash your hands, press each ball down with fork marks in a criss-cross pattern. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown. Once the cookies are cooked in the middle, remove them from the oven. Do not move them to a wire rack since they will be very crumbly. Allow them to cool on the baking sheet as is.
When it’s time to store the cookies, be very careful when transferring. Even crispy cookies will be very crumbly at this point. Once they’ve had time to set, store leftover cookies in an airtight container.
If the cookies still crumble, you can still eat the crumbles with a spoon. Try adding homemade whipped cream for a cookies and cream type of treat.
Where’s the Keto-Friendly Sweetener?
After reaching the end of this keto peanut butter cookie recipe, you may be wondering where’s the cup of monk fruit? What about the sugar alcohols you find in most peanut butter keto cookies? How can you bake delicious keto cookies without even a small amount of sugar substitute?
Not only do I skip regular sugar in my keto recipes, but I also skip most keto friendly sweeteners whenever possible.
Can you lose weight with added sweeteners on a ketogenic diet? Yes!
Did I lose weight while adding stevia and Swerve to my dessert recipes on keto? Yep – more than 100 pounds!
So why skip keto friendly sweeteners in lieu of added sugar in recipes like this keto peanut butter cookie recipe?
Reasons I Quit Keto-Friendly Sweeteners
The reasons are plentiful. You can read more about why I quit keto friendly sweeteners.
To give a quick answer – too many keto sweeteners can lead to sugar cravings on a keto diet. Sugar cravings can lead to a little bit of real chocolate chips here, a small taste of your kids fruit snacks there, and before you know it, BAM! You’re kicked out of ketosis with no idea how long it will take you to get back in.
I’m a straight shooter. I’m sure you want to learn all of my keto tips and tricks when it comes to losing 100 pounds with a keto lifestyle. One of the biggest A-Ha moments many of our Keto Challengers have is low carb sweeteners are keeping them stuck.
Part of the reason is too many of these overly sweetened, yet very delicious cookies, start to add up when it comes to grams of carbs. Then food marketers lead you to believe you shouldn’t count all of the carbs listed in the nutrition facts. This will often lead to a blood sugar spike that’s too high to keep your body in ketosis.
We never tell our students to go cold turkey and give up all of their precious sweeteners all at once. Weaning your way off sweeteners a little bit at a time is an easy way for you to slowly change your taste buds. This makes giving up overly sweetened keto treats a breeze.
But what if you’re not ready to give up your favorite sweeteners quite yet?
Check out this keto sweetener guide. You’ll learn which sweeteners are the best for your keto recipes and how to convert your favorite sweeteners.
Keto Peanut Butter Cookie Wrap Up
These cookies are a great recipe to add to your keto meal plan whenever you crave that cookie crunch. When you skip the sweeteners, this can even help you have less cravings on a keto diet. Less cravings = stick to keto long term. That’s what you want for better results!
If you love these gluten-free cookies, be sure to check out my other keto peanut butter recipes like chocolate peanut butter fat bombs, caramel apple topping bombs or unsweetened peanut butter bars.
Don’t forget to save this recipe to your favorite keto desserts Pinterest board. Keep scrolling for the nutritional data and full recipe card.
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2 Ingredient Keto Friendly Peanut Butter Cookie Recipe
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A simple 2 ingredient keto friendly peanut butter cookie recipe.
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 25 mins
- Yield: 12 cookies 1x
- Category: Keto Dessert Recipes
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: Keto / Low Carb
- Diet: Diabetic
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 egg
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add the peanut butter and egg to a medium mixing bowl. Use a hand blender to combine well.
- Roll the cookie dough into 1 inch balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Press down with a fork twice to create a cookie pattern.
- Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown.
- Remove the cookies and allow to cool for 20-30 minutes.
- These cookies crumble easily, so handle with care.
- Don’t move these to cool on another rack since they will fall apart without enough time to cool.
- Serving Size: Recipe Serves 12
- Calories: 135
- Sugar: 2.3
- Sodium: 8.8
- Fat: 11.5
- Saturated Fat: 2.4
- Trans Fat: 0
- Carbohydrates: 4.8
- Fiber: 1.1
- Protein: 5.3
- Cholesterol: 15.5
Keywords: Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies, 2 Ingredient Keto Cookies, Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
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