Low Carb Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Low Carb Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Soft and delicious keto chocolate sandwich cookies are the perfect treat to satisfy dessert cravings! Low carb and gluten-free, a chocolate cookie sandwich filled with a creamy sugar-free cream cheese filling.

What are your favorite kinds of cookies?

This cookie came about because my daughter was lamenting over the fact she couldn’t have Oreos with all the gluten and sugar. “Well,” I said, “Let’s make our own version!”

It’s so much fun to let kids be creative and really think about what they want as an end product. It turned out, a soft chocolate cookie with a creamy delicious cream cheese filling was really what was on her mind. In fact, that craving turned into one of our favorite desserts, keto chocolate sandwich cookies.

They’re really more of a cross between an Oreo and a whoopie pie. However, after making them many, many times, we much prefer them to either alternative. Why not give them a try?

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Low carb Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are a fabulous soft copycat keto oreo, satisfy cravings yet are sugar-free and gluten-free. #ketodesserts #ketocookies #ketorecipes

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Count your cookies, not your problems.

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The Importance of Keto Food Prep

I think you can say it’s important to prepare for just about anything in life. When you make a lifestyle change you want as many advantages in your corner as possible. Therefore food prep is absolutely HUGE when it comes to being successful on a keto diet.

If you’ve read many of my recipe blog posts you’ll know I eat keto, and my daughter eats a slight variation on it for health reasons. My son and husband will eat the meals I prepare but are definitely not strict keto.

It’s difficult to provide good, healthy, whole food options for kids with the barrage of sugar thrown at them every day. The library summer reading program gives coupons for candy bars and ice cream, teachers at school give out candy as rewards, and all picnics and celebrations include candy and gluten-filled sweets.

What can you do? When you’re a kid, it’s even harder to say no to the donut calling your name on the spread at the parade.

Be prepared. For me, that means meal and snack planning every week, with baking and prep time planned into my schedule. If I want to be successful and make good food choices, they have to be easily available right? Moreover, it’s so much easier to ignore the cookies your name when you have a more tempting option available. Like these keto chocolate sandwich cookies.

Soft and delicious keto chocolate sandwich cookies are a mix between keto oreos and keto whoopie pies. Gluten-free and sugar-free with a cream cheese filling, the result is perfect for a keto diet. #ketocookies #ketodesserts

To make Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies you’ll need : 

Low carb keto chocolate sandwich cookies are a delicious gluten-free sweet treat. Curb those cravings and enjoy a sugar-free keto way of eating. #lowcarbdesserts #ketorecipes

How to make Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

To make keto chocolate sandwich cookies, there are basically two components. First, make the chocolate cookies. Then whip up the filling. Last, once the cookies are cooled, make sandwiches by filling with the delicious cream cheese mixture.

Therefore, let’s start off with the chocolate cookies. To be honest, I can eat these as treats on their own. However, the filling really takes them up a notch and makes them that much more special.

Delicious keto chocolate sandwich cookies on a plate are the perfect gluten-free snack. A cross between a keto oreo and a keto whoopie pie, these sugar-free treats are a family favorite. #ketorecipes #lowcarbcookies

First, preheat the oven to 275 degrees and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Second, get out a large mixing bowl, and put the melted butter in it. Then dump in all the other cookie ingredients but the almond flour. Stir the almond flour in last.

It’s a pretty quick and easy dough to make. Now, form tablespoon-sized balls out of the dough and place them on a baking pan covered with a baking sheet about 2 inches apart. Be sure to flatten them by pushing down on each with the flat bottom of a glass or simply with your hand.

Tip: Almond flours differ, so if the dough seems too dry, you can add in a tablespoon at a time of almond milk. The balls of dough should be able to be pressed down into rounds.

Next, bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes or until the cookies are done. Also, it’s important to let them cool for a few minutes on the pan to harden. Then you will be able to remove them to the racks to cool completely.

Low carb keto chocolate sandwich cookies on a plate are the perfect gluten-free snack. A cross between a keto oreo and a keto whoopie pie, these sugar-free treats are a family favorite. #ketorecipes #ketocookies

How to make the cream cheese filling

First off, for the filling, be sure the ingredients are at room temperature or even slightly above so they can be completely combined without lumps. Now, place the cream cheese, heavy cream, and powdered sweetener in a bowl. Then, use a hand mixer to completely blend for at least 2 minutes. 

Lastly, to assemble! Take one cooled cookie and spread with a good amount of filling, then top with a second cookie. Place it back on the rack or in an airtight container to store. Now repeat until all the sandwiches are filled. Usually, I find it necessary to sample one at this point.

Put the cookies in an airtight container to store in the refrigerator for up to a week or in the freezer for a month. I’m a big fan of having all sorts of options in the freezer to set out for guests or myself in an emergency. Enjoy!

Take a bite of a low carb keto chocolate sandwich cookie and your taste buds will thank you. A perfect gluten-free snack with a sugar-free decadent filling. #ketosnacks #ketodesserts #lowcarbdessertsketo

Low carb chocolate cookies

Chocolate cookies are a huge trigger for me so it’s always important to have an option when that craving hits. These cookies are great with the cream cheese filling or why not try to fill them with a good keto ice cream? I don’t think anyone would argue with that!

Share them with friends and family or keep them in portions in the freezer. It’s your choice. Happy baking!

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Soft Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies are the perfect cross between a keto oreo and a keto whoopie pie. A gluten-free, sugar-free snack or dessert the whole family will love keto diet or not. #ketocookies #lowcarbrecipes #ketorecipes

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Printable Recipe

Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies

Soft and delicious keto chocolate sandwich cookies filled with cream cheese filling.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: Keto Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Keto Oreo Cookies, Low Carb Chocolate Sandwich Cookies, Low Carb Oreos
Servings: 9
Calories: 150kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp melted butter
  • 1/3 cup powdered sweetener, such as Swerve Confectioners
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups blanched almond flour

Filling

  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 5 tbsp heavy cream
  • 3 tbsp powdered sweetener, such as Swerve Confectioners

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 275 degrees and prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Place the melted butter in a large mixing bowl. Add all the other ingredients (other than the filling). Stir the almond flour in last.
  • Form tablespoon-sized balls out of the dough and place them on a baking pan covered with a baking sheet.
  • Flatten them by pushing down on each with the flat bottom of a glass or simply with a hand.
  • Bake at 275 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes or until done. Let them cool for a few minutes on the pan then remove to racks to cool completely.

Filling

  • For the filling, place the room temperature cream cheese, heavy cream, and powdered sweetener in a bowl. Use a hand mixer to completely combine the ingredients with no lumps.
  • Take one cooled cookie and spread with the filling, then top with a second. Repeat until all are filled.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 9.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 sandwich cookie
Calories 256
 
Total Fat 24 g  
Saturated Fat 8 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 11 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 35 mg  
Sodium 203 mg  
Potassium 240 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 8 g Net Carbs 4 g  
Dietary Fiber 4 g  
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 7 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
The nutrition facts are as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

The Best Easy Keto Maple Donuts

The Best Easy Keto Maple Donuts

Moist and delicious, keto maple donuts are a super-easy grab and go morning breakfast. Creamy maple frosting tops the cake-style donut, just perfect with a morning tea or coffee.

It’s that time of year again! Today is the last full day of school for my kids, which means we’re about to jump in head-long to all those fun summer activities. My kids are so ready to be outside and active and have some more choices with what to do with their days.

However, with all those activities, do you know what it also brings? Boxes of tempting, multi-flavored donuts! Is it just me or do the boxes turn up everywhere? Swim meets, picnics, church, ball games, the Fourth of July parade, the list goes on.

Then without fail that little face looks up at me with innocent pleading eyes and says, “Just one Mommy? Please?! It’ll be okay.”

Actually, no it won’t be okay when one can’t have gluten or sugar. Inevitably, the child sneaks a donut and runs away to hide and scarf it down. Later on, her digestive system pays for that treat and we’re miserable for a couple days.

Be prepared with keto recipes

Even if you don’t have specific health reasons for eating keto or low carb, it does throw you off a keto diet. I always say the key to loving a low carb and gluten-free way of life is to be prepared! Always have a backup stash in the freezer for emergencies.

Why not start off with a batch of these fabulous keto maple donuts?

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The best keto maple donuts are low carb, sugar-free, gluten-free AND moist and delicious. Perfect for parades and summer activities. #ketodonuts #lowcarbdonuts

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New mysteries. New day. Fresh doughnuts.

David Lynch

Filmmaker

Coconut flour vs. almond flour

One question I get asked quite often is, “What’s the difference between coconut and almond flour? Can they be equally interchanged?”

Well, to begin with, coconut flour is made of the meat of the coconut after the liquid coconut milk is pressed out. The coconut meat left over is dried and then ground up to make a soft coconut flour. It’s naturally gluten-free and grain-free.

On the other hand, almond flour is a nut flour. It’s made up of ground, blanched almonds with no skin. Good almond flour should not contain anything else. It’s a popular gluten-free flour option, although oilier than plain white flour so it does not work exactly the same in recipes.

As far as coconut vs. almond flour goes:

1/4 cup coconut flour = 1 cup almond flour

Many of my own recipes can be subbed with one or the other at this equivalence. However, I’ve found I like the texture of a mix of the two personally. Of course, if there are food allergies or sensitivities involved, a mix isn’t always possible.

Almonds to make almond flour

 

How to make keto maple donuts

To begin, get out all of the ingredients and kitchen utensils. I love this recipe because the batter is so easy.

First, put the eggs, cream cheese, almond milk, sweetener, and vanilla in a blender. Then process it on high for 30-40 seconds or until everything’s completely combined.

Alternatively, if you don’t wish to use a blender, first be sure all the ingredients are room temperature or even slightly warmer. In a large bowl or standing mixer, mix until no lumps remain.

Second, take another large bowl and whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and sea salt. Next, pour the wet ingredients from the blender into the almond flour mixture and stir it all well until completely combined.

Don’t forget to grease donut baking molds/tins with butter or coconut oil. Then spoon in the mixture, distributing evenly to make 12 donuts. Now, bake them at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 18-23 minutes until they’re baked and just start to brown around the edges.

Set aside to cool completely and begin the icing!

Tip: If you don’t have a donut pan you can make them as muffins.

Keto Maple Donuts front with coffee #lowcarbrecipes #ketorecipes

Keto Maple Donut Icing

Now, to make the keto maple donut icing. First off, place all the icing ingredients in a medium bowl other than the water. It’s important the ingredients are room temperature or it may make the cream cheese and butter difficult to combine with everything else.

Then simply mix everything together with a hand mixer until it’s completely smooth with no lumps. Mix in a tablespoon of water at a time until the desired spreadable icing consistency is achieved. Lastly, use a knife to spread the icing evenly over the tops of the cooled donuts.

The best easy keto low carb maple donuts are delicious, moist, and cake like. Gluten-free and sugar-free for a keto diet. #ketodonuts #ketobreakfast

As you ramble on through life, Brother,
Whatever be your goal,
Keep your eye upon the doughnut,
And not upon the hole.

The Blind Assassin

Margaret Atwood

Author

What are your favorite kinds of donuts?

Do you have a favorite kind of donut? You know the kind, the one you always grab for first in the dreaded donut box? Mine have always been Boston cream and maple. Well, then there’s always the blueberry cake donut.

Why not make several batches of different kinds of donuts and freeze them in groups with a mix of different kinds to pull out when you need? Of course, also leave a selection of fresh ones out or in the fridge to enjoy! Then, you’re all set when the coach tells you, “Oh, yeah! I’m bringing donuts tomorrow to swim practice to reward the girls!”

Set those puppies out, and bring your own box of goodness to the party.

I’m going to have to get baking!

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The best keto maple donuts are a fabulous low carb breakfast. Take to parties, picnics, parades and more. Gluten-free and sugar-free, these cake donuts are moist with creamy frosting. #ketodonuts #lowcarbdonuts

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Do you like jam in a donut?

Easy Keto Strawberry Jam is sugar-free and bursting with flavor! #sugarfreejam #ketorecipes

Want more Keto Breakfast Recipes?

  1. Chiles Rellenos Keto Breakfast Casserole
  2. Keto Cinnamon Rolls
  3. Easy Low Carb Skillet Breakfast Hash
  4. Low Carb Peanut Butter Muffins
  5. Keto Copycat Krispy Kreme Donuts


Printable Recipe

Keto Maple Donuts

One of my favorite donut flavors in low carb form. Keto maple donuts are moist cake donuts with a smooth and creamy maple flavored frosting.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: Keto maple donuts, Low carb maple donuts
Servings: 12
Calories: 217kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 2 cups finely ground blanched almond flour
  • 3/4 cup sweetener (I use erythritol or Swerve)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Keto Maple Donut Icing

  • 3 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 3 tbsp powdered sweetener (such as Swerve Confectioners)
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp maple extract
  • 1 tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 2-4 tbsp water

Instructions

  • Place the eggs, cream cheese, almond milk, sweetener, and vanilla in a blender and process on high for 30-40 seconds or until completely combined. Alternatively, combine the room temperature ingredients in a mixer until no lumps remain.
  • Take a large bowl and whisk together the almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, and sea salt.
  • Pour the wet ingredients from the blender into the almond flour mixture and stir well until completely combined.
  • Grease donut baking moulds or tins and spoon in the mixture. Distribute evenly to make 12 donuts.
  • Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 18-23 minutes until they're baked and just start to brown around the edges.

Keto Maple Donut Icing

  • Place all the icing ingredients in a medium bowl except for the water.
  • Mix with a hand mixer until completely combined. Add a tablespoon of water at a time until the desired spreadable icing consistency is achieved.
  • Spread icing evenly over the tops of the cooled donuts.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 12.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 donut
Calories: 217
 
Total Fat 18 g  
Saturated Fat 6 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 85 mg  
Sodium 227 mg  
Potassium 148 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 6 g  
Dietary Fiber 3 g  
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 9 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Low Carb Keto Pesto Pinwheels

Low Carb Keto Pesto Pinwheels

Full of summer flavors, keto pesto pinwheels are the perfect low carb appetizer or game time snack. Basil, garlic, and sundried tomato in a guilt-free, gluten-free swirl!

Not too long ago my daughter was watching a baking competition show on TV, and the challenge was palmiers. Now, palmiers are a form of puff pastry, layers and layers of butter folded in the dough to create incredible layers. They are rolled in the shape of a palm, elephant ear, or simply round like a cinnamon roll and sliced to bake.

On the show, they were filling them with all sorts of amazing flavors. However, my mind immediately went to, “Wouldn’t those be amazing with basil pesto and sun-dried tomato?”

Thus, this is where our keto pesto pinwheels began. While I haven’t tried to make a gluten-free puff pastry, I know I love a good fathead dough. Fathead dough is made of mozzarella cheese, cream cheese, and almond flour among a few other ingredients.

To me, it seemed the perfect choice for a tasty appetizer for a family gathering or even game day. Can I tell you something? I was right. They are pretty fabulous!

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Delicious low carb keto pesto pinwheels are the perfect choice for a snack or appetizers at your next party or family holiday gathering. #ketoappetizer #ketosnacks

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Cooking and baking is both physical and mental therapy.

Mary Berry

British food writer

Keto pesto pinwheels: more fillings

There are so many options when it comes to creating a filling for an amazing dough!

First, do you choose sweet or savory? Second for me is okay, what all do I have around the house?

These baked treats make a fabulous snack or appetizer, or even lunch! What are your favorite fillings? Do you go Greek and fill it with feta, spinach, and garlic? Maybe a traditional salami and provolone? You could even make it a pizza roll with tomato sauce, pepperoni, and mozzarella!

It’s a fun way to get the kids involved in cooking because believe me, they will have opinions.

What?! Kids have strong opinions? Imagine that. Mine are strongly against spinach unless we call it dinosaur slime. And then it’s okay. Mmmm, tasty!

Today, however, I think we’ll stick with pesto and sundried tomatoes. It’s a classic combination and one it’s hard to go wrong with.

If you’d like to try your hand at making a super-simple, yet amazingly flavorful basil pesto, find my recipe here.

Flavorful parmesan, basil, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes flavor these keto pesto pinwheels. Perfect for a low carb appetizer or gluten-free game day snack. #ketoappetizer #ketorecipes

 

To make easy keto pesto pinwheels you’ll need : 

Delicious parmesan, basil, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes flavor these keto pesto pinwheels. Perfect for a low carb appetizer or gluten-free game day snack. #ketoappetizer #glutenfreeappetizer

Why kids should bake

These pinwheels are really not too difficult to make although they may look it at first glance. Like I said, enlist some kids to help out because they absolutely love the hands-on aspect of this bake. Baking is great for kids because they have to make a plan, follow directions, and in the end create something delicious for everyone!

Now, in the rare case the directions are not followed, they learn something from it, am I right? My daughter loves to go through the entire baking process and share her creations with the family. It’s a sense of accomplishment that I think leads to a greater work ethic in the future. But enough of my soapbox. On to the baking!

How to make keto pesto pinwheels

First off gather your ingredients and kitchen items. Second, put the mozzarella and cream cheese in a large microwave-safe bowl and melt it for 1-2 minutes. It should be just melted but not so much that it’s nearing the crisp and harden stage.

Third, add in the almond flour, powdered parmesan cheese, and baking powder, and use a mixer to combine it all into a dough.  Make sure you have a really large bowl to do this so small pieces don’t get spat out all around the room! Also, depending on the mozzarella you use, it can stick around the beaters.

Never fear, if the mixture does wind itself around the beaters too much just stop the machine, pull off the mozzarella mixture that’s causing the problem. Et voílà! Continue.

Next, keep mixing and add the eggs in one at a time. Then, form the mixture into a dough and place it between two pieces of parchment paper. If it is too sticky to handle, refrigerate it for 15 minutes. Another thing I like to do is spray the parchment paper with coconut or olive oil to prevent sticking.

Keto pesto pinwheels dough in a rectangle shape

Now, roll out the dough to make a large rectangle about 1/4 of an inch thick.

How to fill the dough

I like to use a pastry brush to brush the pesto over the dough or you could easily use a spoon if you don’t have the pastry brush.

Brushing the pesto on the fathead dough

Over the pesto, evenly sprinkle the chopped sundried tomatoes.

Keto pesto pinwheel dough with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes

Then use the parchment paper as a guide to help roll up the dough from the narrow end until it becomes a log. This is where you can get creative with your rolling too. You could roll it the long way from both sides inward to create the traditional elephant ears.

Rolling the keto pesto pinwheels

However you decide to roll it, try not to touch it too much because the warmer it gets, the more difficult it becomes to work with. Once rolled, carefully wrap in plastic wrap (cling film) and place in the freezer for about an hour. 

Why chill it? One, it needs to harden to be easier to slice. Two, when it’s chilled beforehand it holds its shape better when baked.

Slice and bake the pesto pinwheels

Next, unwrap the log and slice it into 1/2 inch slices. Place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. There should be about 20 pinwheels if you’ve rolled from the short end.

Keto pesto pinwheels, cut to bake

Put the pan (you may need to use 2 pans) in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or until beautifully golden and the edges begin to brown. Be sure to let them cool for at least 15 minutes on the pan before you move them to cool completely on cooling racks.

They should have a gentle crunch and be full of flavor!

Tip: When re-heating use the oven or even warm them on a skillet on the stove. If you put them in the microwave they soften and lose the crunch. 

Bite out of a keto pesto pinwheel #ketorecipes #lowcarbappetizer

 

Best keto appetizers

It’s always a good idea to bring a snack or appetizer to family parties or any gathering that involves food. Personally, I want to be sure there’s something I can eat, but I also want something I think everyone else will enjoy too!

These keto pesto pinwheels definitely fit the bill. You may need to set a few aside for yourself because once your friends taste them they won’t last long! Give them a try with pesto and sun-dried tomatoes or let me know if you try another filling you love.

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Flavorful keto pesto pinwheels are a delicious low carb appetizer or gluten-free snack to take to any party or event. You can't go wrong with a fathead dough, basil, garlic, parmesan, and sundried tomatoes! #ketoappetizer #ketorecipes

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Make your own easy keto pesto!

Delicious and super simple keto pesto adds a punch of flavor to any low carb meal. Garlic, basil, and parmesan, you can't go wrong! Use up the garden basil and keep the family happy all year. #ketorecipes #lowcarbsauce

Printable Recipe

Keto Pesto Pinwheels

Full of summer flavors, keto pesto pinwheels are the perfect appetizer or game time snack! Basil, garlic, and sundried tomato in a gluten-free swirl.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chill time1 hr
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Italian, Keto, Low Carb
Keyword: keto pesto pinwheels, low carb pesto pinwheels
Servings: 20
Calories: 84kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese (full fat works best)
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup powdered parmesan cheese

Fillings:

  • 1 cup pesto
  • 1/2 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes

Instructions

  • Melt the mozzarella and cream cheese for 1-2 minutes in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Add in the almond flour, powdered parmesan cheese, and baking powder and mix to combine into a dough. Continue mixing and add the eggs in one at a time.
  • Form the mixture into a dough and place it between two pieces of parchment paper. If it is too sticky to handle, refrigerate it for 15 minutes. Optional: spray the parchment paper with coconut or olive oil to prevent sticking.
  • Roll out the dough in a large rectangle about 1/4 of an inch thick. Use a pastry brush to brush the pesto over the dough. Over that, evenly sprinkle the chopped sundried tomatoes.
  • Use the parchment paper to help roll up the dough from the narrow end until it becomes a log. Wrap in plastic wrap (cling film) and place in the freezer for an hour.
  • Slice the log into 1/2 inch slices and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. There should be about 20 pinwheels.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit or until golden and the edges begin to brown. Let them cool for at least 15 minutes on the pan and then completely on cooling racks. They should have a gentle crunch.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 20.0
Amount Per Serving: 1
Calories 84
 
Total Fat 7 g  
Saturated Fat 2 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 28 mg  
Sodium 145 mg  
Potassium 62 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 2 g  
Dietary Fiber 0 g  
Sugars 1 g  
Protein 6 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls

Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls

Craving holiday chocolates? These delicious keto chocolate coconut balls have the perfect crack of sugar-free chocolate into super soft creamy coconut centers.

You know ALL the chocolate and eggs and sugar you get around Easter and really any other holiday in our modern-day system? Does anyone else have trouble avoiding it, or is it just me?

I absolutely love all things Cadbury and the crazy sweetness of their chocolate eggs. Coconut-filled eggs are another huge weakness of mine. Honestly, if I don’t have a good keto alternative at hand on holidays I simply can’t handle it and have to plan to wean myself off sugar after the holiday.

However! The ups and downs can all be avoided if you prepare. Fabulous keto chocolate coconut balls are a life-saver at times, and I definitely plan to have them on hand at Easter in the next few weeks.

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Keep these Keto chocolate coconut balls around during Easter and other candy-filled holiday. They're low carb, sugar-free, and will help keep you on the keto diet and say no to temptations. #ketocandy #lowcarbdesserts

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Low carb unsweetened coconut

One question I get asked quite often is where to find unsweetened shredded coconut. More and more lately I’ve seen it at everyday grocery stores. However, if yours doesn’t stock it, I would try a Whole Foods or Natural Grocers style store. Or you can always order online through Amazon with one of their options here.


“Will looked horrified. “What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?”

Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

Author

To make keto chocolate coconut balls you’ll need : 

Delicious keto chocolate coconut balls are the perfect gluten-free sugar-free holiday candy to keep around during Easter, Christmas, or whenever you need a low carb alternative to candy! #ketocandy #lowcarbdessert

How to make keto chocolate coconut balls

First of all, take out a small saucepan and heat the heavy cream to almost a simmer, but do not boil. Second, whisk in the powdered sweetener and then the coconut.

Then turn off the heat, stir in the extract and let it sit for 15 minutes so the coconut can absorb the liquid.

Now form the coconut mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place each one on a baking pan at least an inch apart. Put them in the freezer for 2 hours or overnight.

Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls, coconut overhead

 

How to make the low carb chocolate coating

Next, it’s time to make the chocolate coating! First, put 5 oz of chopped unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, and powdered sweetener in a double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler you can always use a heat-proof bowl over a saucepan of boiling water.

Chocolate melting in a double boiler with Swerve and cocoa butter

Then stir it all constantly until everything is completely melted and mixed together.

Melted chocolate in glass bowl

Now, remember the coconut balls? Remove them from the freezer and get them ready to dip in the chocolate! (I love this part!)

Place one coconut ball on a fork, and dip it in the chocolate mixture to coat thoroughly. Then remember to shake the excess chocolate back in the bowl and place the coated coconut ball on the baking tray to set.

Dipped Keto Chocolate Coconut Ball

After that, continue to dip and repeat with all the coconut balls until they’re all delightfully chocolate coated. Yummy.

From there, return the newly dipped keto chocolate coconut balls to the freezer to set for 10 minutes. If you forget about them for a little while it won’t matter. The important thing is for them to be cold and set to pop them off the pan. If you fear them sticking use silicone baking liners or parchment paper to line the pan.

Take them off the pan and store them in an airtight container or even a zipper bag in the refrigerator for up to a week or about a month in the freezer.

Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls on pan

 

The greatest tragedies were written by the Greeks and Shakespeare…neither knew chocolate.

Sandra Boynton

Author, Humorist

What’s your favorite Easter candy?

Yes, for me, any holiday involving food is the hardest to stay on a strict keto diet. I love keto and how it works; however, I also love holidays and family traditions.

It’s so difficult not to grab that English toffee at Christmas or the chocolate eggs at Easter! Because I know those are my weaknesses, I have an advantage!

When you recognize what could be a potential downfall to your low carb or keto plan you have power. It’s great because then it’s easier to plan and say, “Okay, this is what I struggle with. How can I find a healthier alternative I’ll want to reach for?”

Preparedness is key, and it can be done! With these delicious keto chocolate coconut balls around I breathe a sigh of relief when the chocolate eggs appear everywhere. I can make a good choice, stick to the keto diet, and still enjoy an Easter treat.

Happy holidays and enjoy the candy-making!

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Easter keto chocolate coconut balls are sugar-free, low carb, super-easy, and delicious. Gluten-free with coconut, chocolate, cream, and other goodness. A low carb treat for any holiday. #ketodessert #lowcarbcandy

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Do you need an Easter brunch recipe?

Chiles rellenos keto breakfast casserole is a delight to the tastebuds! Cheesy low carb, gluten-free stuffed green chiles in a breakfast egg custard. #ketobreakfast #ketorecipes

More low carb dessert ideas:

  1. Coconut Macaroons
  2. Butter Spritz Cookies
  3. Gingerbread Cookies
  4. Thumbprint Peanut Butter Cookies
  5. Low Carb Lemon Cookies
  6. Chocolate Truffles
  7. Cranberry Orange Shortbread Cookies
  8. Pumpkin Cookies
  9. Cut Out Sugar Cookies
  10. Low Carb Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

Have you tried fat bombs?

Fat bombs make a great mid-afternoon snack or a sweet treat after a meal. Try these amazing Keto Coffee Fat Bombs, made with only 5 ingredients from Kimspired DIY.

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Keto Chocolate Coconut Balls

Craving holiday candies? These keto chocolate coconut balls have the perfect crack of sugar-free chocolate into super soft creamy coconut centers. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: chocolate coconut fat bombs, keto chocolate coconut balls, low carb chocolate coconut balls
Servings: 20
Calories: 120kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup powdered sweetener (such as Swerve Confectioners)
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded coconut (unsweetened)
  • 1 tsp almond extract

Chocolate Coating

  • 5 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
  • 3 tbsp powdered sweetener (such as Swerve Confectioners)
  • 1/2 oz cocoa butter

Instructions

  • Take a small saucepan and heat heavy cream to almost a simmer, but do not boil. Whisk in the powdered sweetener and then the coconut. Turn off the heat, stir in the extract, and let it sit for 15 minutes so the coconut can absorb the liquid.
  • Form coconut mixture into tablespoon-sized balls and place on a baking pan. Place in freezer for 2 hours or overnight.

Chocolate Coating

  • To make the chocolate coating, put 5 oz of chopped unsweetened chocolate, cocoa butter, and powdered sweetener in a double boiler or bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. Stir constantly until completely melted and mixed together.
  • Remove the coconut balls from the freezer. Place one on a fork and dip it in the chocolate mixture to coat thoroughly. Shake the excess chocolate back in the bowl and place the coated coconut ball on the baking tray to set. Repeat with all coconut balls.
  • Return to the freezer to set for 10 minutes then store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week or a month in the freezer.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 20.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 ball
Calories: 120
 
Total Fat 11 g  
Saturated Fat 5 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 16 mg  
Sodium 4 mg  
Potassium 0 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 3 g  
Dietary Fiber 2 g  
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 1 g
*Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

 

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Butter and Jam Keto Thumbprint Cookies

Butter and Jam Keto Thumbprint Cookies

Buttery, delicious, and easy low carb cookies. What could be better? Butter and jam keto thumbprint cookies are melt in your mouth with a zing of strawberry in the middle.

What comes to mind when you think thumbprint cookies? For me, I have a flash of the bakery famous for them in my college town, a Mad-Hatter tea party, and a Christmas cookie exchange.

I do love the versatility of these cookies. The delicious almond flour buttery cookie can be filled with any number of things. I like to use a red jam such as strawberry or raspberry, but you could even use a sugar-free ganache. Get creative!

The other thing I love about thumbprint cookies is that they’re super kid-friendly. Actually, my six-year-old son loves to make them with me, put all the ingredients in, and then say, “Mommy! Can I make the thumbprints?!”

He thinks it’s so much fun to make the thumbprint wells in the cookies, and then he eats spoons of jam while they bake. I don’t mind too much all this jam eating as long as I know what’s gone into it!

We like to use my homemade easy keto strawberry jam recipe, and I can feel good about him eating organic strawberries, chia seeds, with a bit of Swerve sweetener.

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Delicious, easy butter and jam keto thumbprint cookies are the perfect low carb snack! Super kid-friendly and perfect for Easter, Christmas, Fourth of July, you name it! Gluten-free cookies with a strawberry tang. #ketorecipes #lowcarbcookies

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Perhaps he’s in love with Agatha,” she said. “I hope not. I intend to marry Agatha myself. She may be a thousand years old, but she makes an incomparable jam tart. Beauty fades, but cooking is eternal.

Cassandra Clare

Author

Keto thumbprint cookies: a brief history

Did you know that in Sweden, thumbprint cookies are called “Hollongrotta”, which means raspberry cave? I love that! I don’t know about you, but I am definitely one of those people who gets excited about the etymology of words. Where do words come from? How are they similar/different in different languages? 

In Europe, it is argued whether thumbprint cookies originated in Poland, Sweden, or from Jewish communities in Eastern Europe. At least most agree they were first made in the 19th century. However, whether you call them Polish tea cakes, birds’ nests, or raspberry caves, I think we can all agree we like to eat them!

In the United States, thumbprint cookies have become a holiday staple for many families in various forms.

I used to love to help my mother make tons of cookies and go to the church cookie exchange! We would take one kind of cookie and return home with dozens of cookies of all sorts. Inevitably, the group would include jam thumbprints as well as the other popular peanut butter blossoms version (see my version of Keto Peanut Butter Blossoms here).

Traditional butter and jam thumbprint cookies are a low carb holiday staple! Christmas, Easter, or the Fourth of July, these kid-friendly gluten-free cookies will disappear fast. #ketocookies #lowcarbcookies

To make keto thumbprint cookies you’ll need : 

Butter and jam keto thumbprint cookies are delicious, kid-friendly, and low carb! Buttery melt in your mouth gluten-free, sugar-free goodness. #ketocookies #lowcarbdesserts

How to make keto thumbprint cookies

To begin, preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and take out two baking pans. I like to line them with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. 

Second, take out a large bowl and plop in the softened butter, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Mix that together well with a hand mixer or really strong arm and spatula. Then, once it’s completely combined with no lumps, continue to mix and add in the egg until it’s well-incorporated.

After that, measure in the almond flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until it all up until it forms the cookie dough. Super simple so far, right?

Low carb keto thumbprint cookies are absolutely melt-in-your mouth low carb delish. The perfect gluten-free, sugar-free kid-friendly cookie for all the holidays. #ketoholidays #lowcarbrecipes

How to prepare keto thumbprint cookies to bake

Next, roll the dough into 1 tablespoon-sized balls and set them on the baking tray about 2 inches apart. Now, wet your thumb slightly and push it in the center of each ball to make a little well for the jam. This is the part kids love to help with!

Now for the jam! Carefully put about half a teaspoon of jam in the well of each cookie. Try to keep it in the center of the cookie, but as my son says, “They don’t all have to be perfect! I’ll just eat that one.”

Lastly, bake them off for 12-14 minutes in the 325-degree oven. Be sure to let them cool for 10 minutes on the tray before removing to the cooling racks or they’re likely to fall apart.

The recipe makes about 30 delicious low carb cookies!

Low carb keto thumbprint cookies with sugar-free strawberry jam are the perfect gluten-free holiday cookie. Easy and kid-friendly, a great choice for picnics and parties. #ketorecipes #lowcarbcookies

I would love to go and live in the mountains… and make jam.

Eve Best

Actress

Low carb keto thumbprint cookies are a gluten-free sweet treat perfect for Christmas, Easter, and all holidays. Sugar-free and kid-approved, a delicious melt in your mouth treat. #ketocookies #lowcarbrecipes

Favorite low carb holiday cookies

What are your favorite low carb cookies around the holidays? My kids especially like to make spritz cookies and cut-out cookies in holiday shapes so we’re sure to include those. What’s your favorite cookie recipe for the holidays or a daily household staple?

What do you think? Could you add some strawberry caves to your list of favorites? Our family definitely loves these fruity keto thumbprint cookies.

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Butter and jam low carb keto thumbprint cookies are melt in your mouth gluten-free delicious. Sugar-free and kid-friendly, kids love to help make these holiday treats. #ketorecipes #lowcarbrecipes

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Do you like chocolate and peanut butter?

What about low carb peanut butter brownies?

Trust me, you want this recipe!

The best low carb peanut butter brownies with sugar-free chocolate chip and chewy goodness. Gluten-free and keto-friendly desserts you can enjoy without the guilt! #ketobrownies #lowcarbdessert

 

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Butter and Jam Keto Thumbprint Cookies

Butter and jam keto thumbprint cookies are a sweet low carb, kid-friendly treat! Perfect for tea, picnics, or holidays! Easter, Christmas, Fourth of July, or afternoon tea, they're the perfect delicious gluten-free snack.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time22 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto cookies, keto thumbprint cookies, low carb thumbprint cookies
Servings: 30
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 6 tbsp softened butter
  • 2/3 cup powdered sweetener (such as Swerve Confectioner's)
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups finely ground blanched almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp finely ground sea salt
  • 1/3 cup sugar-free jam

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking pans lined with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the softened butter, sweetener, and vanilla extract. Once completely combined with no lumps, continue to mix and add in the egg.
  • Measure in the almond flour, baking soda, and salt and mix until it forms the cookie dough.
  • Roll the dough into 1 tablespoon-sized balls and place on the baking tray. Get your thumb slightly wet and push it in the center of each ball to make a well for the jam.
  • Put about half a teaspoon of jam in the well of each cookie. Bake for 12-14 minutes at 325 degrees. Let cool for 10 minutes on the tray before removing to the cooling racks. Makes about 30 cookies.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings 15.0
Amount Per Serving: 2 cookies
Calories 78
 
Total Fat 7 g  
Saturated Fat 3 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 25 mg  
Sodium 86 mg  
Potassium 29 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 2 g  
Dietary Fiber 1 g  
Sugars 1 g  
Protein 2 g
**Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

Low Carb Peanut Butter Brownies

Low Carb Peanut Butter Brownies

Chewy and delicious low carb peanut butter brownies marry our favorite flavors of chocolate and peanut butter in a gluten-free, keto brownie your taste buds will love!

Brownies are one of those ultimate comfort foods you can’t help but love. You may know I am a peanut butter fanatic so change that to peanut butter brownies with chocolate chips, and you’ve struck gold! I love these low carb peanut butter brownies, and it’s hard to believe they’re gluten-free and sugar-free.

Do you have childhood memories of ooey-gooey brownies topped with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce? Even now that’s a temptation I can rarely say no too. Therefore, why not make your own decadent brownie and stay low carb or keto diet-friendly?

Warm one of these up and top with a scoop of your favorite keto ice cream and mmmm! Heaven!

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Low carb peanut butter brownies are a cheery gluten-free snack or dessert perfect for a keto diet. Sugar-free and easy. What could be better than chocolate and peanut butter for Mother's Day, a birthday, or everyday? #ketobrownies #lowcarbrecipes

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You would be amazed by what you can give up, lose, or break, and yet still be a person who gets happy over brownies.

Augusten Burroughs

American writer

The history of brownies

There are all sorts of stories about where the brownie originated. Most will agree it’s an American concoction. I’ve read some stories that say they came from a baker forgetting to put the baking soda in a chocolate cake.

In the latter part of the 19th century, smaller portable cakes became the fashion for outdoor activities. Ladies requested desserts that could be eaten al fresco and packed easily.

One such recipe was on behest of Bertha Palmer of the Palmer House Hotel in Chicago. It was 1893, and she wanted a small dessert, yet still cake-like. Why? Well, she wanted to provide a dessert for the ladies attending the World’s Fair.

The Palmer House Hotel is now a Hilton, and to this day you can order “Bertha’s Brownie”. Actually, some claim this to be the first brownie with walnuts and an apricot glaze. I wonder if the recipe has changed in the past couple hundred years!

The best low carb peanut butter brownies with sugar-free chocolate chip and chewy goodness. Gluten-free and keto-friendly desserts you can enjoy without the guilt! #ketobrownies #lowcarbdessert

To make low carb peanut butter brownies you’ll need : 

Delicious and soft low carb peanut butter brownies are the perfect gluten-free, keto dessert. Sugar-free and fabulous snacks for picnics, parties, or any occasion. #ketobrownies #lowcarbrecipes

How to make low carb peanut butter brownies

I most certainly do like a recipe that is super-simple and quick to throw together. In particular, I like a recipe where you can throw all the ingredients together in a bowl. Then mix them up, and say voílà!

Granted this recipe is not quite that easy, but it’s pretty close. Shall we begin?

First, take out a large bowl. Second, preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and grease the baking dish with butter or coconut oil.

I like a thicker brownie so I use and 8″ by 8″ glass baking dish. If you prefer a thinner brownie, you can shorten the baking time by 5 minutes and use a 7″ by 11″ pan.

Next, whisk together the melted coconut oil (or melted butter), peanut butter, vanilla, and powdered sweetener in the large bowl until smooth. Add in the eggs one at a time mixing as you go.

Then, add everything else but the chocolate chips and stir the mixture with a spoon or spatula until it’s all evenly combined and a dough-like consistency.

The best low carb peanut butter brownies. Gluten-free and keto-friendly delicious sugar-free dessert. #ketobrownies #lowcarbrecipes

Add the sugar-free chocolate chips

The last thing before you bake is to mix in the chocolate chips. Make sure to get them evenly spread throughout so you don’t have a big section of chocolate chips and then another part of just plain dough. Not that I’ve done that before or anything! 😉

Now, spread the mixture evenly along the bottom of the greased baking dish. Then put it in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden and beautifully baked.

Overhead low carb peanut butter brownies #ketodessert #lowcarbdessert

Tip: For the best results cool the uncut brownies on a cooling rack completely before cutting them up into bars.

Cut them up into 16 even pieces and serve. Also, they keep well in the freezer for up to a month for emergency afternoon snacks. I may even be known to warm one up every now and then for a quick breakfast!

Low carb peanut butter brownies are gluten-free, keto-friendly goodness. Top with a keto ice cream and enjoy a delicious sugar-free dessert. #ketobrownies #lowcarbrecipes

 

A basic rule of baking is that, in general, it’s almost impossible to make an inedible batch of brownies.

Linda Sunshine

Author

Keto brownies: Gooey vs. Cake-like

So let’s all weigh in. Without the scale. Ha!

Kidding, but what is your opinion? Should brownies be gooey or more cake-like? Do you have a preference or consider them two different kinds of dessert?

I’m definitely an ooey-gooey fudgy brownie fan. However, I know plenty of people who would demand, “How could you eat that underbaked dessert?!”

Consequently, I’m going to tell you this. If you prefer a gooey brownie, slightly shorten the bake time on these low carb peanut butter brownies.

On the other hand, if you prefer a more cake-like brownie bake these the full 25 minutes or even more. Of course, you will need to watch so they don’t burn, but add a couple of extra minutes. The top will be more golden, and the brownies more cake-like.

Thanks for reading and sharing peanut butter treat time today! I hope it becomes one of your easy go-to family favorites.

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Beautiful low carb peanut butter brownies are easy gluten-free snacks or can be dressed up with keto ice cream for an easy delicious keto dessert. Sugar-free and perfect for picnics and parties. #lowcarbdessert #ketobrownies

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Want another amazing low carb dessert recipe?

Low carb lemon blueberry cream cake is bursting with flavor and the perfect gluten-free, sugar-free, and keto cake for summer birthdays, Fourth of July, and summer picnics. #ketocake #lowcarbcake

More low carb peanut butter recipes:

  1. Low carb peanut butter muffins
  2. Keto peanut butter pie
  3. Thumbprint keto peanut butter cookies


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Delicious Low carb peanut butter brownies are gluten-free, sugar-free, and keto-friendly. The perfect chewy snack with a bit of chocolate. #ketobrownies #lowcarbdessert
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Low Carb Peanut Butter Brownies

Chewy and delicious low carb peanut butter brownies marry our favorite flavors of chocolate and peanut butter in a gluten-free, keto brownie your taste buds will love.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto brownies, low carb brownies, low carb peanut butter brownies, peanut butter brownies
Servings: 16
Calories: 169kcal
Author: Explorer Momma

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups finely ground blanched almond flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil (or melted butter)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup powdered sweetener (I use Swerve Confectioner's)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened peanut butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free chocolate chips (Lily's Dark Chocolate Chips, or other)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease an 8-inch by 8-inch baking dish. A larger dish will make a thinner brownie.
  • Whisk together the melted coconut oil, peanut butter, vanilla, and powdered sweetener in a large bowl.
  • Mix eggs in one at a time.
  • Add in all the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Then stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Spread the mixture evenly along the bottom of the greased baking dish and put it in the oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden.
  • Cool on a cooling rack completely before cutting into bars for best results.

Notes

 

Tip: Almond flours and peanut butter brands may vary. If the dough is too crumbly add a tablespoon at a time of almond milk to bind it until it's a thick brownie batter consistency.

 

Nutrition Facts

Servings 16.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 bar
Calories 169
 
Total Fat 15 g  
Saturated Fat 8 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 3 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 23 mg  
Sodium 136 mg  
Potassium 9 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 6 g  
Dietary Fiber 3 g  
Sugars 0 g  
Protein 4 g
*3g Net Carbs each
**Nutrition Facts per MyFitnessPal.com. For most accurate facts, calculate your own with the exact ingredients you use in the recipe.

Nutrition Disclaimer

Please be aware I am not a medical specialist or nutritional professional. On this blog, I share recipes and what works for me. Please do not take anything on this blog as medical advice and always consult with your doctor before starting any diet or exercise program. I use MyFitnessPal.com to calculate nutrition facts as a courtesy to my readers, and I remove erythritol from the final carb count and net carb count because does not affect my own blood glucose levels.
 
 
This is as accurate as possible, but it’s best to independently calculate nutritional information on your own with the specific ingredients you use. I expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website.

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