Flourless, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies (VIDEO)
If I had to pick my favorite sugar-free cookies, there’s no doubt it would be these Flourless, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies that are low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, dairy-free, and South Beach Diet Phase Two! Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.
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Flourless, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies!
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 like to use a combination of Stevia in the Raw Granulated Sweetener with a little bit of Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener for slightly more brown sugar flavor in these cookies, but if you don’t want to buy two sweeteners you can make these successfully with just the granulated Stevia or your preferred sweetener as well.
(Flourless, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies were updated with better photos, December 2015.)
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.
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
Flourless, Sugar-Free, Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Cookies
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup granular Stevia-in-the-Raw Granulated Sweetener (or use another 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.
I used Stevia-in-the-Raw Granulated Sweetener but you can use any no-calorie sweetener of your choice. Sometimes I use a combination of Stevia in the Raw Granulated Sweetener and Lakanto Monkfruit Golden Sweetener for a bit more brown-sugar flavor in the cookies. I love Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter, but any natural peanut butter will work.
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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