KETO LOW-CARB PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES (HEART HEALTHY)
In following this Keto Low-Carb lifestyle, it’s nice to make healthy desserts like these Keto Low-Carb Peanut Butter Cookies, for no other reason, than to remain sane! Every culinary lifestyle or diet can become monotonous. Nowadays, there are many healthy recipes for sweet treats available to choose from.
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT USING SWEETENERS IN MY KETO LOW-CARB PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES?
When making these Keto Low-Carb Peanut Butter Cookies use natural sweeteners like Stevia, Xylitol, or Erythritol.
Monk fruit extract is also Keto compliant as it contains no calories and no carbs. Be sure to use a coffee grinder, magic bullet, or blender to grind the sweetener into a powder before adding it to your dough mixture.
Otherwise, the cookies have a granular taste. You can also use the sweetener to sprinkle on top of the cookies like icing sugar. You may want to make the cookies chocolate dipped. Be sure to add powdered sweetener to the unsweetened chocolate as well so that the chocolate doesn’t taste grainy.
Fold nuts into batter, about a 1/2 cup.
Sometimes I’ll add either crushed almonds or crushed peanuts to the dough. This gives the cookies added texture and flavour. The cookies tend to be more round and less flat because you cannot press down on the balls of dough too hard with a fork. Otherwise, the dough will break around the edges.
Chocolate and Nut Version:
I’ve made these cookies with just 3 ingredients (as the recipe shows). However, on occasion, I like to change things up and add crushed nuts and sugar-free chocolate. The amount of sweetener you add is dependent on your sweet tooth and the product you are using. Some are sweeter tasting than others. I add about 4 ounces of chocolate with ¼ cup of sweetener.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE PEANUT BUTTER FOR YOUR KETO LOW-CARB PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES?
When choosing peanut butter for your Keto Low-Carb Peanut Butter Cookies, make sure there is no added sugar. Hunt for peanut butter than contains 2 net carbs per tablespoon. Also look to keep the sodium low, as well. Hunt for sodium at about 3 mg per tablespoon.
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL BENEFIT OF PEANUT BUTTER?
Peanut butter is a popular food item consumed by Keto lovers everywhere. Peanut butter is high in calories and fat, so it should be consumed in moderation as a part of a balanced diet. Choose natural peanut butter without added sugars or hydrogenated oils for the most health benefits.
It is a rich source of several essential nutrients that are required for maintaining good health. One serving of peanut butter, which is about 2 tablespoons, contains approximately 190-200 calories along with 7-8 grams of protein, 16 grams of fat, 6 grams of carbohydrates, and 2 grams of fiber.
In addition to this, peanut butter is also a good source of several essential micronutrients such as vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, and potassium. It also contains small amounts of other nutrients like calcium, iron, and zinc. Peanut butter is also a rich source of antioxidants and healthy fats like monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, which can help to improve heart health.
Peanut butter is high in calories and fat, so it should be consumed in moderation as a part of a balanced diet. Choose natural peanut butter without added sugars or hydrogenated oils for the most health benefits.
WHAT IS THE TASTE PROFILE OF KETO LOW-CARB PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES?
The predominant taste and flavour sensations of these Keto Low-Carb Peanut Butter Cookies are rich and fatty (butter used), sweet (sweetener used), and soft and crumbly.
WHAT WINE HARMONIZES WITH KETO LOW-CARB PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES?
These Keto Low-Carb Peanut Butter cookies have sweetness, of course. You may want to enjoy a cookie or two with a glass of wine.
In following a Keto diet or in living a low-carb lifestyle, we don’t want to use up carbs on a glass of wine, especially when we can enjoy zero carb wine! So, you have a couple of options.
- Drink whatever you like and don’t worry about pairing the wine to the almond bar. Enjoy your wine the way you like it.
- If you like to create harmony between the wine and the food, you’ll need some sweetness in the wine. Add a pinch of stevia or monk fruit to your glass of white wine. Just make sure the wine is sweeter than the cookies. Choose whites that are also vinified off-dry like Riesling or Gewurztraminer or a pink rose. These wines taste fabulous when bone dry or off-dry.
*Wine Tips: To support your Keto diet or low-carb lifestyle, choose low-carb, low-sugar, and low-alcohol wines that are free of additives and artificial coloring. Include your wine carb macros as part of your meal. Remember, your liver will process alcohol before nutrients, pausing ketone creation and slowing the ketosis process. Your body will also metabolize alcohol as fuel before using food. This can slow fat burning and may cause your body to store carbs, fat, and protein as excess body fat. Alcohol consumption also stimulates the appetite. So, drink low-sugar, low-carb, and low alcohol wines in moderation.
WHAT KETO LOW-CARB SWEET RECIPES CAN YOU ENJOY?
WHAT IS SHARI MAC’S PRODUCT RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR KETO LOW-CARB DIET?
I’m a huge fan of the Ninja products. In the past, I’ve gone through a counter-top convection oven every couple of years. This Ninja 1800-watt oven is a work horse! It is a must for me to support my Keto diet. Since buying this Ninja I have not turned on my oven in months! Amazing in the summer! No heat in the kitchen from the traditional oven. I use the air-fryer for all our proteins every day. All my air-fried favorites have less bad saturated fat and therefore fewer calories. I cut chicken breasts in half, horizontally, and air-fry them for 20 minutes. You can set the temperature and timer for all sorts of foods and walk away from the kitchen. The machine will shut off automatically at the right time. My proteins are crispy on the outside and super juicy
WHAT IS THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF KETO LOW-CARB PEANUT BUTTER COOKIES?
Be sure to choose peanut butter as low as possible in sugar for your Keto Low-Carb Peanut Butter Cookies. Natural peanut butter (without added sugar, preservatives, or sodium) is a great source of protein, magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, niacin, and vitamin B-6. You can also use almond flour in place of peanut butter. Almond butter is an excellent source of vitamin E, magnesium, copper, vitamin B2 (riboflavin), and phosphorous. It also possesses healthy monounsaturated fat, protein, and fiber.