Flourless, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies (VIDEO)
There’s no doubt my favorite sugar-free cookies are these Flourless, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies that I make over and over.
Way back in 2007 I spotted a recipe for Flourless Peanut Butter Cookies on Cookie Madness, and you can imagine how the world *flourless* caught my eye in that recipe title. I’ve made quite a few Low-Sugar or Sugar-Free Cookies since those days, but these Flourless, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies that I adapted from Anna’s recipe are still my favorites. If you like peanut butter cookies, I promise you’ll love this healthier version.
I’ve made these cookies so many times through the years, and always enjoyed them. They’re a delicate cookie that can be a bit crumbly, so let them cool completely before you store the cookies. I use Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener (affiliate link) for slightly more brown sugar flavor in these cookies, but you can make this with any sweetener you prefer.)
(Flourless, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies were updated with better photos, December 2015. Check out Six Delicious Sugar-Free and Flourless Cookies to see more cookies that are flourless and sugar-free!)
How to Make Flourless, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe.)
- Beat together the egg, sweetener, baking powder, and vanilla.
- Then beat in the peanut butter and water.
- Stir in the chopped peanuts if using.
- Scoop out a heaping teaspoon of batter for each cookie and roll into balls.
- Then smash down with a fork.
- Bake at 350F/180C for about 15 minutes.
- Let cookies cool well before handling.
- Because there’s no flour, these cookies are delicate, so handle them carefully. But they’re also delicious and rich-tasting, enjoy!
More Tasty Ideas for Sugar-Free or Low-Sugar Treats:
15 Delicious Sugar-Free or Low-Sugar Cookies ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls ~ Peace Love and Low Carb
3-Ingredient Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Fudge ~ Sugar-Free Mom
Low-Carb No Bake Peanut Butter Bars ~ All Day I Dream About Food
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup granular sweetener of your choice (see notes)
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. Mexican vanilla (or vanilla extract)
- 1 cup creamy natural peanut butter (check sugar content, the one I used had only 1 gram sugar per serving; see notes)
- 1 tsp. water
- 1/3 cup chopped peanuts (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
- In mixing bowl, use electric beater to beat together the egg, Granulated Stevia or sweetener(s) of your choice, baking powder, and vanilla for about a minute.
- Add peanut butter and water and beat together. (The mixture was fairly dry; just be sure the peanut butter is mixed well with the other ingredients.)
- Add peanuts if using, and blend into dough.
- Use a large non-stick cookie sheet. Measure out a heaping teaspoon of batter for each cookie, roll into a ball, and then smash down with a fork.
- Bake 15 minutes, or slightly longer, until cookies feel firm and are slightly browned.
- Let cookies cool well before handling.
I used Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener (affiliate link) for a bit more brown-sugar flavor in the cookies, but use any sweetener you prefer. Sweetener is calculated as zero net carbs for nutritional information.
I love Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter (affiliate link) but any natural peanut butter will work.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 85Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 71mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Of course since there’s no flour or sugar these are a low-carb cookie, low-glycemic, Keto, and gluten-free cookie. They’re also much more South Beach Diet friendly than than a normal cookie, but if you’re following South Beach, nut flours are limited to phase 2 or 3. No matter what diet plan you’re following, you may want to use portion control if you’re actively trying to lose weight.
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