3-Ingredient Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies (Keto Friendly Recipe)
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Looking for a low carb cookie that tastes yummy too?
You’ve gotta try these DELICIOUS Peanut Butter Cookies using just three simple ingredients. They puff up a little bit, have great flavor, and kind of melt in your mouth. In fact, you’d never guess they’re low carb at all!
A few years ago we shared a very easy 3 Ingredient Gluten Free Peanut Butter Cookie recipe that fellow Hip2Save readers really enjoyed. The recipe I’m sharing today is basically a low carb variation to that popular idea!
If you’re following a Low Carb or Keto lifestyle make sure to pick a natural peanut butter that has no sugar or low sugar. You’ll also need a sugar substitute such as erythritol.
Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies
yield: 15 SERVINGS
prep time: 10 MINUTES
cook time: 10 MINUTES
total time: 20 MINUTES
With just 3 simple ingredients, these low carb cookies couldn't get any easier!
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup erythritol natural sweetener
Combine all three ingredients in a mixing bowl.
Roll out 15 one-inch sized cookies onto a parchment paper covered baking sheet or silicone mat.
Use a fork to press down on the tops of cookies.
Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-13 minutes.
Let cool and serve. Store leftovers in a covered container.
*Recipe idea from Tasteaholics.com
These cookies are so GOOD!
They are an easy to make and satisfying treat if you need something sweet! Click HERE to find nutritional info. Depending on what peanut butter you choose this could come in at about 105 calories and 2 g net carbs per cookie.
LOVE these low carb recipes!!!
But where r the macros? Does anyone know especially the carb gm?
I make these alot…so good!!
Will this work with splenda? These look sooo yummy!!!
Yes an artificial sweetener would work – however if someone is following a strict Keto diet a natural sweetener like Erythritol or Stevia is better. Essentially use the sweetener that works best for you – hope that helps. 😀
Terrible with stevia blend. Yuck. Making today with Monk blend. Not using 1/2 c. But 2T.
I love that you are actually stating/posting about keto. I know that’s the way you eat, Collin, and I’d love to see more. Keto WOE!!!!!!!!!!!
We liked this recipe! We’ve been really enjoying Keto. For breakfast tomorrow I’m making Keto friendly Cheese Danish 🙂
I’m all for keto, think it makes perfect sense, but I’m one of the few that only had 5 pounds to lose and I actually gained 3. Not uncommon from everything I read, so I just need to keep up with it!!!
Keto is not magic. Unlike what a lot of people will tell you, you cannnot jsut eat all you want and still lose weight. Its still basically calories in and calories out. Make sure you are taking in less fat and calories than you are burning in a day and you should start burning those 5# off. Just remember, keto is burning fat for energy. That fat can come from your bodyfat or your dinner plate. So if you are eating fat bombs, coconut oil by the spoon full and all the butter you can eat, you will be burning dietary fat and never start buring your bodyfat.
Oooh I would love the recipe if you feel like sharing! 🙂
Whoa they look amazing! Cheese Danish here I come! Thanks so much!
I have a great recipe for “pancakes”
1 over ripe mashed banana
Cook like you would cook pancakes. I use whole butter. It is actually really good for digestion in moderation.
Top with almond butter.
If you omit the almond butter you can add 1 scoop chocolate protein powder for extra protein and a chocolate banana flavor.
My brother made me these Aleshia and they are delish! He made his in a non-stick pan. Is that what you use?
Yes, I used a non stick pan, but like I said I also rubbed the pan with butter. I uses to shy away from all things fat, but it is actually good for us in certain forms and in moderation. I didn’t use much at all though.
This is not a keto recipe due to the banana. Just fyi.
I know that it isn’t keto, but still very healthy and bananas are a great source of potassium.
You can use banana extract to make it keto. There are recipes for keto banana bread too.
MS, yeah, at first I was like “a banana”? But then I realized they were just offering a recipe. If people only knew how “unhealthy” a banana is……
Thanks for sharing, sounds yummy!
I just started keto this week so this is perfect timing! I’m going to try them this weekend. Thanks for everything you guys do! 🙂
Have fun Sharon! Don’t fall for all the non-keto info out there though. Read a ton!!!!
I started 2 weeks ago. lost 10 but gained back 2 somehow 🙁 I also feel like I am getting discouraged and cheesed out!!! as in all this cheese is getting overated lol
How about agave as a sweetener?
I’ve used honey instead of sugar. Turned out really good.
Could you use honey as a sweetener? Just thought. I’ve just started using it in my coffee with half and half, its good.
I like these better than the regular pb cookies. Can taste the peanut butter so much more!
Just a note for anyone following keto, that peanuts (and therefore peanut butter) are legumes and not nuts which means they can cause inflammation and not a part of a strict keto way of eating. Other nut butters could be substituted though.
I have no idea what Keto is 😮
Low carb, high fat, moderate protein
Anti inflammatory whole food way of eating. 🙂
Keto is simply starving your body of carbs, so it is forced to burn fat (as ketones) for energy. Cutting carbs from your diet. It does not have to be high fat diet. Simply ultra low carb
I always add some sea salt to this recipe soooo yummy!
I learned to make these in home ec in the 6th grade… just with sugar. LOL
If you are strictly following keto, peanut butter might actually kick you out of ketosis. Peanut is not a nut, its legume, and legume is not keto approve. If not, this is a great low carb dessert/snack and I love this one! Super easy with only 3 ingredients 😋😋😋
LOVE that you’re posting about Keto! I’m almost 3 weeks into my Keto journey hoping that it helps me with my fertility issues. I also have a terrible sweet tooth so this is great, thanks!
Tina- I wish all the best
Ooohh, I hear it helps fertility issues!!! Myth or not, keep thinking it and it will happen. Good luck! (and have fun with all the crazy stares you get from people. I have stopped telling people about keto 🙂 )
Aw thanks for sharing Tina and best wishes!
I occasionally make these with almond butter. Peanuts kick me out of ketosis but almonds in moderation don’t. It’s a delicious and super easy recipe. Sometimes I add a slivered almond or a few Lilly’s chocolate chips on top and once I added maple extract and cinnamon to the batter. It’s such an amazing and versatile recipe.
Great tips! Thanks for sharing michelle!
My batter was so sticky – any idea what I did wrong?
Oh interesting. Did you stir quite a bit? I used a large egg not sure if that makes a diff?
I added 1/8 cup coconut flour works better
Great idea thanks!
im making these now to try out before sharing them at work.. i had a problem with them sticking to the fork.. maybe it was the almond butter i used instead of peanut butter.. the dough tasted good on my fingers.. i cant wait to have a completed cookie 🙂
These are wonderful,
But so so dry ..
What can I do??
I had the same issue when I made these. Literally needed a glass of water nearby, so I didn’t choke on them. I can’t figure out how it went wrong as I followed the directions to a tee.
Use some unsweetened applesauce
Do you think you could use swerve confectioners? If so, same amount? Thanks for any help!
do these freeze well?
Yes I would imagine these would freeze just fine 👍
Fixing to put these on the oven. ..We shall see. My husband is a bad diabetic, and will let me know if they are good…😊😁
Mine came out really soft and crumbly. Is there anything to add to make them stickier or a Tiny bit denser?