Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies [Sugar-Free and Keto]

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Looking for a delicious gluten-free cookie recipe? Look no further than these Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies! They are easy to make and taste amazing. You will love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate chips in these cookies.

Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

I’m a sucker for all things peanut butter and chocolate. Peanut butter cookies are no exception. Peanut butter and chocolate is a classic flavor combination that can’t be beat.

These Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour are a delicious gluten-free option that is perfect for those with food allergies or sensitivities. They are also grain-free, sugar-free, and keto approved!

With only 2G Net Carbs per cookie, they are perfect for any low-carb diet!

Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies on a cooling rack

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Ingredients and Tools for Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

The following are the ingredients and tools you’ll need to make keto peanut butter cookies. Note that the full printable recipe card is at the bottom of the page and includes exact measurements.

Ingredients

  • Almond Flour – blanched almond flour works best for cookies and cakes
  • Baking powder – if you are out of baking powder, you can use baking soda
  • Salt 
  • Butter, softened to room temperature
  • Creamy Peanut Butter – I make my own peanut butter from dry roasted, unsalted peanuts
  • Low Carb Brown Sugar – I have fallen in love with the So Nourished brand of low carb sweeteners!
  • Egg
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Lily’s Chocolate Chips

Tools

  • Electric Hand Mixer
  • Parchment paper
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon or spatula
  • Whisk
  • Measuring utensils (cups, teaspoons, etc…)
  • Cookie sheet
  • Cookie scoop or tablespoon
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How to Make Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

Before you begin mixing the cookie dough, preheat the oven to 350F, and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, which you will set to the side for now.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the almond flour, baking powder, and salt, then set it to the side.

Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies whisk dry ingredients

Next, in a large mixing bowl, beat together the softened butter, peanut butter, brown sweetener, and vanilla extract, until smooth. 

Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies wet ingredients

Then, add in the dry ingredients and beat until well combined.

Finally, use a spoon or spatula to stir in the chocolate chips.

Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies fold in chocolate chips

Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, drop peanut butter cookie dough balls onto the lined baking sheet, and gently press down each cookie.

Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies scooped cookie dough

Bake the cookies for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges just begin to brown and the center is just barely set. If you overbake the cookies, they may turn out very dry. 

Remove the gluten-free peanut butter cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack so they can cool completely.

Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies on a cooling rack

Why I love Peanut Butter Cookies made with Almond Flour

Traditional peanut butter cookies are made with all-purpose flour, which is a type of wheat flour. Wheat flour contains gluten, which can be problematic for those with food allergies or sensitivities.

Almond flour is a great alternative to wheat flour because it is gluten-free and has a similar texture. Peanut butter cookies made with almond flour are just as delicious as the traditional version, but they are much better for you!

Can you make peanut butter cookies without flour?

Peanut butter cookies can be made without flour, but they will not have the same texture as cookies made with flour. Peanut butter cookies without flour are more like peanut butter fudge than actual cookies.

Related: Peanut Butter Cookies made with Coconut Flour

Are Peanuts Keto Approved?

Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies homemade peanut butter

Peanuts are a type of legume, which are not typically considered to be keto approved. However, peanuts are relatively low in carbs when compared to other types of legumes.

Peanuts also have a high fat content, which makes them a good option for those following a ketogenic diet.

However, if you are having trouble losing weight on keto, I recommend eliminating peanuts (and all nuts) until you mean your weight loss goals.

How to Store Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies

Peanut butter cookies made with almond flour will last for up to one week when stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

You can also store these cookies in the freezer for up to three months. When you are ready to eat a frozen cookie, simply let it thaw at room temperature or pop it in the microwave for 20-30 seconds.

Can I use almond meal instead of almond flour in this peanut butter cookie recipe?

Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies baked

Yes, you can use almond meal in place of almond flour. Almond meal is made from whole almonds that have been ground into a fine powder.

Almond flour is made from blanched almonds that have been ground into a fine powder. The main difference between the two is that almond flour will result in a lighter and softer cookie, while almond meal will result in a denser and chewier cookie.

Can I substitute Coconut Flour for Almond Flour?

Coconut flour can be used in place of almond flour, but you will need to use less coconut flour than almond flour.

Coconut flour is very absorbent, so it will result in a dryer and more crumbly cookie if you use too much. I recommend using no more than ¼ cup of coconut flour in place of the almond flour.

If you decide to use coconut flour, I also recommend adding an additional egg to help bind the ingredients together.

Can I use Almond Butter instead of Peanut Butter?

Yes, you can use almond butter in place of peanut butter in this cookie recipe. Almond butter is a great alternative for those with peanut allergies or who are looking for a healthier option. Almond butter is also lower in carbs than peanut butter, so it is a good choice for those following a ketogenic diet.

I hope you enjoy these gluten-free peanut butter cookies made with almond flour! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave them below. Happy baking!

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Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies (Keto-Approved!)

Yield: 20
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Try these delicious Peanut Butter Cookies with Almond Flour for a guilt-free treat that is packed full of protein and gluten-free! The combination of peanut butter and chocolate chip goodness will have you craving more than just one bite.

Ingredients

Instructions

    1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
    2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper, set aside.
    3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together your dry ingredients, set aside.
    4. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the softened butter, peanut butter, brown sweetener, and vanilla extract, until smooth.
    5. Add in the dry ingredients and beat until well combined.
    6. Use a spoon or spatula to stir in the chocolate chips.
      Using a 1-inch cookie scoop, drop peanut butter cookie dough balls onto the lined baking sheet, and gently press down each cookie.
    7. Bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the edges just begin to go golden.
    8. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 20 Serving Size: 1 cookie
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 101Total Fat: 9gCarbohydrates: 4gNet Carbohydrates: 2gFiber: 2gProtein: 3g

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