Do you have 20 minutes to make this warm, almond flour peanut butter cookies recipe? Yes, TWENTY MINUTES is all you need to bake these heavenly, healthy cookies!
This is one of those top-notch almond flour recipes that’s pure GOLD!
I loveeee cookies (and cake and pretty much all sweets) but I especially love healthy recipes that transform those classic (sugar-packed) desserts into low carb recipes, making them better for you and your body!
I mean, it’s really a win-win situation and since you’re a smart cookie, I know you’ll be baking my cookies in no time!
I’ll try to keep this short because I could go on and on and on (and on a little more) about why I’m utterly addicted to this almond flour peanut butter cookies recipe, here are my top 4 reasons why you should make this recipe immediately:
- They truly only take TEN MINUTES to prepare and TEN to bake! 20 minutes to warm, gooey chocolatey, peanut buttery cookies?! Sign me up!
- You’re sweet enough, so I omitted the traditional sugar in this recipe to make it refined sugar-free, gluten-free, paleo + keto friendly, grain-free, oil-free and low carb ALL IN ONE GLORIOUS COOKIE!
- Like all my recipes, you can customize these cookies to your liking and to whatever you have on hand!
- These cookies are low in carbs and sugar but pack in the protein, potassium, and calcium! (Not many traditional cookies can make those claims!)
Not familiar with all the ingredients in my almond flour peanut butter cookies recipe? Learn more about them below:
Here’s the scoop on these health cookies ingredients:
Brown Erythritol: A better for you, low carb substitute for brown sugar. It contains 70% of the sweetness of sugar. It doesn’t raise blood sugar or insulin levels either, so it’s diabetes-friendly!
Almond Butter – you could really use any nut butter here, just be sure it’s a low carb option (read the label and watch out for added sugar). I opted for almond butter to keep this recipe paleo. For a more peanut-y taste, use (you guessed it…) peanut butter!
Some other personal favorites: cashew butter, macadamia butter, pecan butter, walnut butter, hazelnut butter, you get the point! Your options are really limitless!
Eggs – Eggs come with a slew of benefits, such as they’re a complete protein, they’re nutrient-dense (hello, good for you vitamins and minerals!), they’re cheap, contain no sugar/carbs and they keep you feeling full longer!
Almond Flour: You’ll want to use fine-grained almond flour, this is most similar to wheat flour and will give you a smooth (and delicious!) batter! Almond meal is great, but not for this recipe as it’s a coarser grain.
Spoiler alert: almond flour tastes like almonds, which I happen to looooove.
Baking Soda + Vanilla + Salt – These are all baking staples that you’ll most likely already have in your pantry. If not, buy them because you’ll use them frequently in my other baking recipes! They’re low carb lifestyle essentials!
Low Carb Chocolate – Beware: not all sugar-free chocolate is low carb! Read your labels. Use a low carb chocolate bar or your favorite sugar-free chocolate chips! I LOVE Lily’s dark chocolate chips, or (if you’re feeling crafty), whip up a batch of my low carb chocolate!
Unsure of how to store these low carb snacks? Keep these healthy snacks in the fridge!
I suggest heating them in the microwave for a few seconds before eating them, as the erythritol tends to recrystallize when it cools, which will give you a bit of a crunchy texture.
Can You Freeze Them?
Yes, this makes the perfect treat for later on! I like to make too many cookies so I can freeze some to eat in a couple of weeks, or even months, later!
Read below for some variations to my almond flour peanut butter cookies recipe! Like I mentioned above, you can always swap out the nut butter to your liking or to what you have on hand.
Can I Swap Almond Flour For Coconut Flour?
Sorry friends, almond flour and coconut flour have completely different baking characteristics, and can’t be used as a 1:1 swap. If you’re craving coconut flour cookies or have a nut allergy, check out my recipe for them instead!
What Are Some Almond Flour Cookies Mix-Ins?
Want to pump up the flavor by mixing in some different ingredients?! I LOVE these low carb chocolate chip cookies as is, but if you’re craving something different, consider:
- Skipping the chocolate chips
- Swapping chocolate chips for white chocolate chips
- Adding chopped peanuts
- Mixing in unsweetened shredded coconut
- Add some cocoa powder into the almond flour cookies mix (like with these almond flour chocolate chip cookies)
Can I Turn These Into No Bake Cookies?
Do you hate to heat up the whole house with the oven? Or do you just not feel like baking anything? Totally relatable.
My low carb no bake cookies are where it’s at and are right up your (no bake) alley! And guess what?! They’re also HEALTHY no bake cookies too! And here you thought “healthy cookies” were an oxymoron!
Store any leftover no bake cookies in the fridge or freeze to eat at a later date.
Would These Make For Good Breakfast Cookies?
Did someone say breakfast cookies?! Where do I sign?! I’ll have breakfast with you any day!
Eat them for breakie and feel like a champion! Your kids (or your nieces and nephews) will think you’re the coolest and have possibly lost your mind but the joke is on them!
This almond flour peanut butter cookies recipe is for healthy cookies!
You maaaay want to sub out the chocolate with something a bit more breakfast like, perhaps mix in: goji berries, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, any low carb nut butter, low carb whole nuts (like almonds, macadamias, pistachios, etc.), fruit (like berries, etc), spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, etc!).
Don’t be scared to try different flavored extracts too, like almond or lemon extract. The flavor possibilities are endless, which means you’ll never get bored of eating (and making) the same ol’ thing!
Check out my low carb oatmeal cookies for some inspo!
Can I Add Frosting?
Frosting is always a good idea. Add it wherever you think it goes best!
To make these cookies healthy desserts with frosting, try my low carb, keto-friendly frosting out (it’s the recipe I use for my healthy peanut butter cookies that are basically low carb Nutter Butters!)…
Simply whip up 8 ounces of cream cheese, ½ cup of unsalted butter, ½ cup of powdered erythritol and a splash or two of vanilla extract (or any other kind you may want – almond extract, lemon extract, etc.) in your mixer or hand beater for the creamiest, frosting that you’ll want to lick right off the whisks!
Looking for other low carb desserts? Who can have just one?!
I personally love to slather my almond flour sugar cookies with frosting too! They remind me of the holidays instantly!
Almond Flour Peanut Butter Cookies
- Preheat oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl, use an electric mixer to beat together erythritol, peanut butter and eggs.
- Add in the flour, baking soda, vanilla and salt, and mix to combine.
- Form cookie dough into 18 round discs, and place 2” apart on the prepared baking sheet.
- Toss cookies in preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes.
- Allow cookies to cool on the tray completed before removing. (they’ll fall apart if you try to snack too soon). Enjoy!
Try these low carb cookies to feed your inner cookie monster!
- Almond Flour Shortbread Cookies
- Low Carb Peanut Butter Cookies
- Low Carb Gingerbread Cookies
- Low Carb Snowball Cookies
- Low Carb Cream Cheese Cookies
My low carb almond flour peanut butter cookies recipe is going to blow your mind! I love that these cookies are healthy and have good ingredients in them that won’t leave you feeling terrible later!
Bake them up as soon as you can and let me know what you think!