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The Easiest No Added Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies (No Flour!)

Craving a soft, delicious cookie, but worried about the added sugar? No problem! These no-flour no added sugar peanut butter cookies can be made within minutes with just six ingredients & are the most delicious cookie you’ll ever taste!

Low carb peanut butter cookies stacked on a oval white plate beside the package of sweetener

This post was made in partnership with Swerve. As always, all opinions are my own.

If you love cookies, but have to watch your blood sugar, you may feel like they’re off limits. But I have good news. You can just swap out added sugar in your favorite cookie recipe with Swerve’s natural sugar replacements (Brown, Confectioners, or Granular),- just like I did in this peanut butter cookie recipe.

What’s so great about this natural sweetener is that it measures cup-for-cup, just like sugar and bakes like sugar as well. Swerve is sweetened primarily with erythritol, a plant-based sweetener found naturally in foods such as some starchy vegetables and fruits. This sugar alcohol is not digested in the body, allowing it to pass through without impacting blood sugar levels and rarely causing tummy issues (which often happens with other sweeteners). Since this sweetener contains zero calories and zero sugar, it is suitable for people with diabetes as well as anyone trying to reduce their overall intake of added sugar or carbohydrates (which is most of us, right?!).

And don’t worry. I know what you are thinking….will using a sweetener alternative change the taste or leave a bitter aftertaste? Nope! That’s why I love using Swerve so much. It measures just like sugar, but also tastes like it too with no aftertaste and while maintaining the texture of a traditional cookie recipe as well.

So now that you know how I cut the sugar in this peanut butter cookie, let me show you the steps to make it. Because I know you will love it!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Low carb peanut butter cookies
  • Low carb! This recipe contains only 2 grams of net carbs per cookie!
  • No added sugar! This recipe contains no added sugar, making it the perfect treat for anyone, especially those watching their blood sugar levels.
  • Only six ingredients means you can whip up a batch in just minutes!

What You’ll Need

Swerve sugar replacement, peanut butter and chocolate chips

Natural peanut butter– choosing a natural peanut butter with no added sugar is a great way to keep the carbohydrates low in this recipe while providing a source of healthy plant-based fat and protein. For best results, choose a creamy option and warm it slightly before adding to your batter for easy mixing.

Egg– Adding an egg to these no sugar added peanut butter cookies not only acts as a binding agent, but also provides a boost of filling protein.

Swerve Granular This zero calorie, zero sugar sweetener allows you to provide the same great flavor and texture to cookies without any added sugar. Which means you can enjoy all the sweetness without the spikes in blood sugar.

Sugar free chocolate chips (optional)- This optional add in can be a fun way to enhance the flavor and texture of your cookies. To keep carbohydrates low, opt for sugar-free chocolate chips over the standard variety.

How to Make No Added Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies

Process of making low carb peanut butter cookies
Process of making no sugar added peanut butter cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. While oven is preheating, in a large microwave safe bowl, warm peanut butter at 20 second intervals until soft and easily mixed (but not too hot where it may cook the egg!)
  2. Stir in Swerve Granular, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
  3. Add lightly beaten egg to mixture and mix well to create batter.
  4. Mix in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  5. Using about 1 Tbs at a time, roll dough into balls.
  6. Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and sprayed lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Space cookies about two inches apart.
  7. Use a fork to lightly press down on cookie to create a crisscross pattern.
  8. Bake for 15-17 minutes, rotating pan halfway through.
  9. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet before moving to a wire rack. Allow cookies to cool completely before serving.

FAQs

Why use Swerve over other sugar replacements?

Taste, taste, taste! To me, Swerve doesn’t have the bitter aftertaste that I’ve experienced with other sweeteners. I also choose Swerve because it bakes just like sugar and measures cup-for-cup like sugar, making it a super easy recipe swap. 

Can people with diabetes enjoy this recipe?

Yes! Because these cookies contain no added sugar and only 2 grams of net carbs per serving, they have little impact on blood sugar levels and can be enjoyed by people with diabetes.

Are sugar free peanut butter cookies keto?

Since these cookies contain no flour and no added sugar with just 2 grams of net carbohydrates, they can be considered keto friendly and enjoyed on a low carb diet.

Can I use additional add-ins for this recipe?

Although I enjoy these cookies with sugar-free chocolate chips, you may choose to use alternative add-ins such as chopped peanuts instead. Dried fruit can also be added, just keep in mind that will increase the overall carbohydrate intake if you are counting carbs.

Are these cookies gluten-free?

Yes. Since this recipe contains no flour, it is gluten-free. However, if you do have a gluten allergy, be sure to double check that the peanut butter you select and any add-ins you choose are also gluten-free.

How can I store leftover sugar free peanut butter cookies?

These cookies can be stored in an air-tight container for up to a week at room temperature.

Should I serve these cookies to guests who are not worried about their blood sugar or gluten intake?

Yes, yes, yes! These cookies may have nutrition benefits such as being low in sugar and gluten free, but in no way compromise in deliciousness!

Other recipes you may enjoy

No sugar added peanut butter cookies stacked on a plate

Can’t get enough dessert? Me either! Which is why I’d love for you to check out my other no sugar added and low carb dessert recipes. Here’s a few of my favorites:

No Sugar Added Chocolate Chip Cookies

Keto Chocolate Cake

High Protein Cake Pops

Keto Sugar Cookies with Avocado

Easiest Low Carb Blondie Mug Cake with Prune Glaze

Ready to make the most delicious peanut butter cookies ever (with no added sugar)? Go fire up your oven & let’s get started. And after you try it (and hopefully love it like I do), remember to give it a 5-star rating & share it with me on Instagram by tagging me @ErinPalinskiWade

Low carb peanut butter cookies stacked on a oval white plate beside the package of sweetener

No Added Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies (Flourless)

With only six ingredients, including usingSwerve as a zero calorie, zero sugar sweetener, these cookies are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth without spiking blood sugar.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Diet: Diabetic, Low Calorie
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 16 cookies
Calories: 138kcal

Equipment

  • Large microwave safe bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Ingredients

  • 1 cup peanut butter (creamy works best)
  • ¾ cup Swerve Granular
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup sugar free chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • In a large microwave safe bowl, warm peanut butter at 20 second intervals until soft and easily mixed (but not too hot where it may cook the egg!)
  • Stir in Swerve Granular, baking soda, and salt until well combined.
  • Add lightly beaten egg to mixture and mix well to create batter.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed.
  • Using about 1 Tbs at a time, roll dough into balls.
  • Place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and sprayed lightly with nonstick cooking spray. Space cookies about two inches apart.
  • Use a fork to lightly press down on cookie to create a crisscross pattern.
  • Bake for 15-17 minutes, rotating pan halfway through.
  • Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet before moving to a wire rack. Allow cookies to cool completely before serving.
  • Makes 16 cookies.

Notes

  • For best results, use creamy peanut butter that is slightly warm for easy mixing.
  • Although I enjoy these cookies with sugar-free chocolate chips, you may choose to use alternative add-ins such as chopped peanuts instead. Dried fruit can also be added, just keep in mind that will increase the overall carbohydrate intake if you are counting carbs.
  • Be sure to allow cookies to cool completely before plating as they may begin to crumble if moved while warm.
  • These cookies can be stored in an air-tight container for up to a week at room temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 15IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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