Admittedly, these don’t often make it to the bake phase anymore. My husband and I have taken to devouring the dough. Sooooo good!
Calling all fellow peanut butter f r e a k s. These keto-approved cookies are outrageously delicious! Even better, they’re nearly impossible to screw up. The only thing you really need to know (in order to keep this recipe clean- keto-approved) is to be conscientious of your choice in peanut butter.
Is Peanut Butter Okay on Keto?
Squeaky-clean-keto doesn’t allow for peanuts. This is because peanuts are actually considered a legume rather than a tree nut. Which means, they’re in the same family as soybeans, lentils, and peas.
The main takeaway here: peanuts tend to be higher in carbs than other nuts— so pay particular attention to serving size— because they’re easy to overdo.
Which Peanut Butter is Best?
One of the primary concerns regarding peanut butter is the quality of ingredients. Commercial peanut butter brands generally contain harmful, inflammatory ingredients such as hydrogenated oils and trans fats.
If you want to incorporate peanut butter into your clean, ketogenic diet, it’s essential you avoid any commercial brands such as Jif, Peter Pan, and Skippy. Commercial brands often add trans fats in order to extend shelf-life and eliminate the natural separation of oils.
Instead, stick to all-natural peanut butter without hydrogenated oils and added sugars. You can even make your own peanut butter to ensure you’re consuming strictly healthy ingredients.
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The Easiest [Keto] Peanut Butter Cookies
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 18 Cookies 1x
Super chewy, flourless, and dairy-free. Seriously satisfying.
- 1/3 cup golden monkfruit
- 1/2 teaspoon coconut nectar
- 1 organic egg
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup unsweetened, unsalted peanut butter*
- Sea salt flakes (optional garnish)
- Preaheat oven to 350°F and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Add the monkfruit, coconut nectar and egg to a medium bowl. Whisk vigorously for 3 minutes.
- Mix in vanilla extract, followed by peanut butter. Stir until stiff dough forms.
- Roll into small dough rounds and place on parchment paper.
- Press down with fork and sprinkle with sea salt.
- Bake for 10 minutes, until golden brown.
- Store in airtight container for 3-4 days.
Peanut butter brands vary considerably. As long as you’re using a natural (unsweetened) brand you should be fine. I really like Whole Foods 365 Unsweetened, Salted brand.
- Prep Time: 5 Min
- Cook Time: 10 Min
- Category: Desserts
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Keto
- Serving Size: 2 Cookies
- Calories: 142
- Sugar: 1g
- Fat: 11g
- Carbohydrates: 12g
- Fiber: 8g
- Protein: 6g
Keywords: Keto, Low-carb, Dairy-free, Gluten-free, Easy, Best, Chewy, Flourless
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