The keto peanut butter cookies are one of the most addicting desserts I’ve ever made. In fact, I would be willing to bet that there isn’t a single person on the planet who hasn’t dreamed about running out of this delicious cookie heaven. The original recipe called for peanuts but we decided to use cashews since they looked the coolest. Since we had been trying to make a recipe for diabetic friendly low-carb cookies with raw cashews in the fridge, I was able to finally create a delicious recipe for low carb peanut butter cookies.
Keto Peanut Butter Cookies Recipes
This delicious recipe is relatively simple and quick since all it needed was the peanut butter and a couple of dark chocolate chips. We used Ghirardelli chocolate chips which were available at our local grocery store and I was amazed at how easy they made the job of making keto cookies. It really didn’t take much time and once you have cooked them through and cooled them off, you can serve them with any type of dessert. I served them with banana bread dessert which went down like a charm!
It’s important to use a quality baking sheet for your recipes. I would highly recommend using a silicone baking sheet which allows for easy washing and cooling. If you want to speed up the baking process, you can place your ingredients on a parchment paper lined baking sheet instead of a baking sheet. You can also double the recipe to make it into energy bars because the ingredients take less than 5 minutes to mix together.
It is very important to remember that not everything needs to be made from scratch. If you feel that the peanut butter cookies are a bit undercooked, you can always substitute yogurt for the flour. Another option is using brown rice flour. However, if you are not a big fan of the flavor of brown rice flour, then try measuring your ingredients to find out what the equivalent amount would be in regards to your favorite flours. Most recipes will list it as an ingredient so you will know exactly what to use.
In terms of flavor, you will want to use the same amount of each ingredient as listed above. If possible, I would also recommend using some vanilla. I prefer the subtle nuances that the vanilla provides over the other more common flavors. It has a rich and nutty flavor that goes well with the cookie. It makes for a great all purpose ingredient.
The next thing you will want to keep an eye out for when it comes to keto peanut butter recipes is the nutrition information. All manufacturers clearly lists the calorie content of their products, but many people don’t pay attention to this fact. I found that a lot of the companies provide nutritional information on the back of the packaging. It’s really just the total number of calories in the product, nothing more. However, there are ways that you can make up for this lack of information by purchasing a food scale so you know how much protein, fats, and carbohydrates your family needs to have.
You need to take a look at the list of ingredients to see how many carbs, calories, and protein are in this recipe. If you do not have a scale handy, just look at the nutritional information on the back of the package. Many times, there is something called a “net carb” listed that should tell you whether or not you should be eating this type of carb. This is a carb that you should avoid because it causes your keto diet to be less effective.
Finally, when you are creating your keto peanut butter cookies with almond butter, you need to choose a dessert mix that has no or very little sugar. There are plenty of sugar substitutes that will make a delicious and sugar free dessert that your family will love. Just be sure that you use the sugar substitute as the main ingredient in the recipe and not as a sugar substitute. This way, you can feel confident that you are using real sugar and not a cheap artificial flavoring.