These are the BEST No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies for the keto diet. They're easy to make, incredibly low carb, and so darn good. Plus, these no bake cookies are made with just a few keto friendly ingredients like almond flour, and Swerve!
No Bake Low Carb Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
Ok, ok, as I'm sure most of you know I love peanut butter, and I love cookies.
And, of course, I also love making - and eating - peanut butter cookies.
For proof, see here, here, and here!
However, all of those recipes require actually baking the cookies.
And I wanted to make some quicker than that. You know, like, instant gratification cookies.
Also, I wanted to just make 2 cookies, instead of a whole batch.
Because, uh, portion control is something I'm ALL ABOUT!
And also because if I make an entire batch of cookies I will inevitably be tempted to eat the entire batch.
But that's the beauty about making this no bake keto peanut butter cookie recipe. It's so quick and easy to make - less than 5 minutes easy - that making just 2 cookies isn't a big deal.
Whereas if it took 30 plus minutes to make these cookies, making just 2 probably wouldn't be worth it.
No Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Ingredients
So, this is a 4 ingredient keto peanut butter cookie recipe.
All you'll need is...
That's a pretty simple list of ingredients, eh?
In fact, if you've been following a low carb diet like keto for a while, then you probably have all of the ingredients at home already.
Anyways, now that we've talked about the ingredients, let's talk about how to make these no bake keto cookies.
How To Make No Bake Peanut Butter Keto Cookies
As I'm sure you can imagine, making these no bake cookies is about as simple and easy as it gets.
Like I mentioned earlier, from start to finish they take less than 5 minutes to make.
So, all you'll need to do is...
- Add all of the ingredients into a small bowl
- And enjoy
It's really that simple!
What I will say though is that these no bake keto cookies are fantastic the day that you make them, but they're even better the next day.
So, what I like to do is make them the night before and let them set overnight in the fridge.
That way when I wake up in the morning I already have breakfast waiting for me.
Or, at the very least a delicious snack for later in the day.
Almond Flour Substitutions For These Keto Peanut Butter Cookies
Almond flour is obviously what I recommend using when making these no bake keto cookies, but you can substitute it out if need be.
And, if you choose to substitute the almond flour, I recommend using one of these two low carb keto flours...
The reason I recommend subbing the almond flour out for those flours is that it's a 1:1 substitution (most of the time).
However, coconut flour is never, NEVER, a 1:1 substitution with almond flour. It's far more absorbent than almond flour, and you'll need a lot more peanut butter/almond milk if you use it.
Plus, your cookies are going to taste like coconut.
And, I don't know about you, but I don't want my peanut butter cookies tasting like coconut.
So, I recommend just avoiding using it.
But, hey, you do you.
No Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies
So, you'll notice sugar is not one of the ingredients in this cookie recipe. We are making low carb keto cookies after all, and sugar just doesn't fit into the equation.
That said, I used Swerve to make these no bake cookies, but you could also use Lakanto's Monk Fruit, allulose, or erythritol as well.
All of the aforementioned sweeteners are great for keto and contain no sugar.
However, only Lakanto's Monk Fruit is as sweet as Swerve. So, you can substitute them on a 1:1 basis with one another.
The other sweeteners, erythritol and allulose, are only 70% as sweet as Swerve and Lakanto's so you'll most likely need a bit more of them for your cookies. And that might also mean you'll need a little extra peanut butter/almond milk if you use them to sweeten your cookies.
Now, I know some of you will want to use Stevia, but I don't recommend it.
Pure stevia is 600 times sweeter than sugar, and definitely cannot be used for this recipe.
This is because none of the other sweeteners I recommend are sweeter than sugar.
And, also, most "mixes" of stevia are blended with Maltodextrin/Dextrose, which is just another word for sugar.
Honestly, stevias just never in my keto recipe playbook.
I'm 100 percent not a fan of it.Print
No Bake Keto Peanut Butter Cookies | Easy, Low Carb, and Made In 5 Minutes
These are the BEST No Bake Peanut Butter Cookies for the keto diet. They're easy to make, incredibly low carb, and so darn good. Plus, these no bake keto cookies are made with just a few keto friendly ingredients like almond flour, and Swerve!
- Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- Cook Time: 0 Minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 2 Cookies 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: Keto
1 ½ Tbsps (24g) Natural No-Sugar Peanut Butter
¼ Cup (28g) Almond Flour
1 Tbsp (10g) Confectioners Swerve
¾ Tbsp (10g) Almond Milk
Pinch of Salt
Add of the ingredients to a small bowl.
Mix until a thick dough forms.
When it does, use your hands to form a ball of dough.
Split the ball of dough into 2 small balls of dough.
Now shape the dough into a cookie....I like to use my hands to start the process, and then I'll finish shaping it on a plate.
Once it's shaped, use a fork to create a cross-hatched pattern on the cookie.
Refrigerate for up to 5 days
You can scale up the recipe and make however many cookies you want.
The Macros DO NOT include the "carbs" from Swerve. Swerve has 0 calories, so it should be tracked as 0 carbs. The FDA makes food companies list "sugar alcohols" as carbs, but that doesn't mean they should be tracked as such. That's why it's ALWAYS important to look at the calories of sweeteners and determine the true carb count FROM THE CALORIES!
- Serving Size: 1 Cookie
- Calories: 170
- Fat: 13.5
- Carbohydrates: 5
- Fiber: 2.5
- Protein: 11
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Suzanne R says
This was a great idea and tasted wonderful!
Made these cookies for a family dinner where half are keto, half are not. They were gobbled enthusiastically by all! They are so easy to make and so yummy. The texture is perfect. I can't wait to try variations with chopped nuts, cocoa powder, chocolate chips . . . thanks!