Keto Peanut Butter Pie

Keto Peanut Butter Pie

Preview: Keto peanut butter pie is a gloriously flavorful low carb giant peanut butter cup and the perfect creamy indulgent dessert for special occasions. You won’t believe it’s gluten-free and sugar-free!

You don’t have to know me long to know I’m pretty much a chocolate peanut butter fanatic. As a matter of fact, chocolate peanut butter has long been one of my favorite flavor combinations. Moreover, I admit my almost daily treat is a small keto peanut butter cup.

As a kid, my mother’s favorite restaurant in town was and still is, well-known for their delicious giant pies. We would go there fairly often, but especially for her birthday or for Mother’s Day when they give all mothers a free piece of pie! The dilemma for me, however, was the difficult choice between the coconut cream and peanut butter supreme pies. I remember truly agonizing over this decision, and as a child it was intense!

One piece of the peanut butter supreme pie had a basic crust, then a layer of chocolate, then mounds of peanut butter filling, all topped with peanuts. I still remember the joy when it was put in front of me, and trying to eat the entire thing that filled an entire plate. Really, it should probably be 2-3 servings.

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Evolution of the keto peanut butter pie

The years went by, and I when I got married I began to make my own chocolate peanut butter pie. I played with the recipe for a while, with input from my husband. Therefore, if you came to our house for dinner at some point you probably were served one version of it or another.

However, it is definitely a TREAT pie. I cannot begin to tell you how much sugar and calories are in the thing. So, of course, I became determined to make a keto version of it. Why? Because quite frankly my husband still wanted me to make it, and I couldn’t resist eating some of it. Ergo, the keto peanut butter pie was born!

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Keto peanut butter pie is the BEST low carb dessert ever! A rich, giant peanut butter cup sure to be a birthday party, dinner party, or other special occasion favorite! It's a chocolate peanut butter masterpiece. #ketodesserts #lowcarbdesserts

I’m going to live until I die, and everything in between is just another excuse to eat peanut butter.

Dana Gould

Comedian

For the love of peanut butter

When my daughter was almost two years old, we discovered she had a peanut and tree nut allergy. To be completely honest, this was horrifying for many reasons. The utmost being, of course, nut allergies are incredibly scary and can be life-threatening. If you have not experienced yourself or a close family member with such an allergy, it is very difficult to imagine the terror constantly in a mother’s mind. All senses go on-alert at all times for any hint of a nut that could be a danger to the child.

The smaller, depressing, and selfish thing that was horrifying to me was that I was going to have to give up eating all nuts. I snacked on peanuts and tree nuts at work and home all the time, and it was a BIG change. BUT it was possible, and there are plenty of alternatives out there we tried, like Sunbutter (sunflower seed butter) and others.

Thankfully, she is one of the 25% of children (according to our allergist) that grow out of a peanut allergy. We did the skin and blood testing, and finally an in-office peanut butter challenge she passed with flying colors. Unfortunately, we still have many allergies to other tree nuts so my alert is still always on constant for open bowls of cashews and plates of baklava.

However, can you imagine my joy and renewed love of the flavorful peanut?! Oh, yes the peanut has enjoyed a huge resurgence in our house. Possibly, I fixate on it even more than I did before for its flavor, and as a low carb snack.

Keto peanut butter pie is a fabulous low carb special occasion treat. The perfect gluten-free, sugar-free chocolate peanut butter dessert to satisfy cravings. #lowcarbrecipes #ketopie

To make keto peanut butter pie you’ll need : 

Recently, my trusty, yet boring glass Pyrex pie plate met an untimely demise on my parents’ frozen driveway. To make matters worse, it was full of a magnificent keto Boston cream pie. I was devastated and tempted to eat my smashed pie from the driveway, glass shards and all! I noticed a child at the window so came to my senses and cleaned up the mess.

However, it gave me the opportunity to try out a new kind of pie plate. I chose a fluted tart sort of pan to make the keto peanut butter pie have even more the look of a huge peanut butter cup. I love it so far, and the removable bottom makes it very easy to get out of the pan. The only negative I’ve found is that it’s a little sharp on the edges so I’ll probably not let the kids handle it much so they don’t cut themselves.

At home, you can use whatever you have, a tart-style pan like mine, a regular pie plate, or even a spring-form pan.


How to make keto peanut butter pie

To begin this fabulous pie (can you tell I really like this pie?), take a medium bowl and whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Second, I quickly melt the butter in the microwave or you can do it on the stovetop. Then turn it out and pat it down evenly in the pie plate, along the bottom and up the sides. I like to use the bottom of a glass or a measuring cup to press down the crust around the pan, so try that out or just use your hands.

Keto Peanut Butter Pie crust, use a measuring cup to press out the crust #ketocrust #ketopie

Now, bake it at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes then put it in the freezer or refrigerator. Baking it binds the crust together a bit, and I prefer the strength it gives it.

Meanwhile, mix together the butter for the filling, peanut butter, cream cheese, sweetener, and vanilla. In another bowl whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks, with a hand or standing mixer. Then fold it into the peanut butter mixture carefully until completely combined.

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Pour the keto peanut butter pie filling into the prepared crust. Next, even it out with a spatula and return it to the freezer.

At this point, you have a perfectly wonderful peanut butter pie, and if you prefer to leave it as-is and sprinkle some peanuts on it to decorate, you’ll have a finished pie.

Keto chocolate ganache topping

However, to kick it up a notch, I like to make a keto ganache topping. I’ve found the Swerve sweetener makes it harder than a typical ganache so another option is to place the chocolate ganache directly on the crust and then fill with the peanut butter mixture so it doesn’t smash out as you cut a bite.

Keto peanut butter pie with ganache topping #ketopie #peanutbutterpie

Personally, I like the idea of the giant peanut butter cup and put place the chocolate on top. To make it, put the finely chopped unsweetened chocolate, sweetener, and two tablespoons of peanut butter in a medium-sized bowl. Next, heat the heavy cream on the stove until it just simmers but doesn’t boil, then pour it over the chocolate.

Let it all sit together for 5 minutes, and then whisk until it melts together completely and comes together as a ganache. Pour it over the top of the pie and even it out with the spatula. Lastly, refrigerate it at least an hour or until ready to serve!

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It’s like peanut butter and chocolate. Each is great, but they’re better together.

Richard Whitehead

Athlete


Keto desserts

I have always had a sweet tooth, and one of the many reasons I now eat keto is to get rid of my sugar addiction. This keto peanut butter pie is definitely a rich, indulgent dessert. It’s low carb and gluten-free but very high fat and should be eaten as a fat bomb or birthday or special occasion dessert. I LOVE it, but can’t keep it around too long or eat too much of it!

That said, you can always eat half a portion. Or, if your group doesn’t eat the entire thing, put in the freezer in small portions for your own treat! For me, I always keep snacks and treats in the freezer for that occasional emergency so I don’t succumb to the storebought cheesecake or whatever dessert my husband’s brought home for himself. I hope you try it out!

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Printable Recipe

Keto Peanut Butter Pie

Keto peanut butter pie is a gloriously, flavorful giant peanut butter cup and the perfect creamy dessert for special occasions. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Chill1 hr
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: chocolate peanut butter, gluten-free, keto dessert, keto peanut butter pie, sugar-free
Servings: 16
Calories: 418kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

Ingredients

Crust:

  • 2 cups finely ground almond flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup powdered sweetener such as Swerve confectioner's
  • 8 tbsp melted butter

Filling:

  • 8 tbsp softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 1 cup powdered sweetener such as Swerve confectioner's
  • 8 oz softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Ganache topping:

  • 4 oz chopped unsweetened chocolate
  • 1/4 cup powdered sweetener such as Swerve confectioner's
  • 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter (unsweetened)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  • Whisk together the almond flour, cocoa powder, and sweetener. Pour the melted butter and mix together to form the crust dough. Spread evenly into pie pan, along the bottom and up the sides. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes then place in the freezer.
  • Meanwhile, mix together the butter, peanut butter, cream cheese, sweetener, and vanilla. In another bowl whip the heavy cream to stiff peaks, then fold it into the peanut butter mixture until completely combined. Pour into prepared crust, even it out with a spatula, and return to the freezer.
  • For the ganache topping, place the chocolate, sweetener, and peanut butter in a medium-sized bowl. Heat the heavy cream on the stove until it just simmers but doesn't boil, then pour it over the chocolate. Let it all sit together for 5 minutes, and then whisk until it melts together completely and comes together as a ganache. Pour over the top of the pie and refrigerate at least an hour or until ready to serve.

Notes

Nutrition Facts:

Servings 16.0
Amount Per Serving: 1 slice
Calories 418
 
Total Fat 40 g  
Saturated Fat 18 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 13 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 65 mg  
Sodium 97 mg  
Potassium 243 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 9 g  
Dietary Fiber 5 g  
Sugars 2 g  
Protein 10 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 Pumpkin Cookies

Keto Pumpkin Cookies

Preview: Keto pumpkin cookies will warm your heart and tummy with pumpkin spice and rich chocolate. A fabulous low carb, gluten-free cookie perfect for fall or any Christmas treat table.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me!

Here we are at cookie number eight in the 12 Days of Keto Christmas Cookies! It seems like I keep saying this, but keto pumpkin cookies are another of my favorites. Before I ate keto, a true temptation I often gave into was the pumpkin chocolate chip muffin top cookie at the grocery store. I’d buy them for office food days, for my husband (I’d say in my head), or for a treat for the kids when they were really of course for me! 

We nearly always grow our own pie pumpkins in our little garden in the backyard, and I’m always trying to find new fun recipes to use them in. Pumpkin pie, a good pumpkin cheesecake, or pumpkin cookies, you can tell our family is into the pumpkin sweets for the season! The challenge then is how to make them healthier and fit into a keto or low carb lifestyle.

My daughter is usually one of my main taste testers because she eats gluten-free, sugar-free for health reasons, and she’s requested these multiple times lately. Yesterday she somehow connived to eat them for breakfast and was very proud of her victory in that corner. Let’s just say we were running really late for school…

All this to say, I really like these keto pumpkin cookies and am very pleased with how the recipe turned out.

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Keto Pumpkin Cookies are kid-friendly, full of flavor, the best low carb, gluten-free treat! Fall or the holidays, they'll be popular at any family table. #lowcarbcookies #ketorecipes

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Family traditions: home-grown pumpkin

As I said, I love a good garden and grew up having one every year. My father is one of the most organized people you will ever meet, and his gardens are always well-planned, well-organized, automatic drip-line watered, and well-taken care of to produce the best harvest possible. I learned to love my garden from him, but my organization and follow-through are definitely not quite on par with his!

Nevertheless, we have a respectable garden each year, and I get to pass that tradition and love for growing things to my own kids. If you’d like to see what I like to grow for a keto-friendly garden see the article here.

Keto pumpkin cookies are low carb, gluten-free, sugar-free and fabulous! Pumpkin spice and chocolate combine to perfection! #pumpkin #ketocookies

How to make pumpkin purée

So how do you make your own pumpkin purée for keto pumpkin cookies? Actually, it’s super-easy but can sound super-impressive. First, all you do is cut the pumpkin (we call them pie pumpkins) in half and remove the gooey insides. Save the seeds if you like and salt and toast those to snack on later!

Second, place each pumpkin half open-side down on a baking sheet. They’re placed this way so the air and moisture are trapped inside the pumpkin to steam as it bakes. Then place the baking sheet with pumpkin halves in a 350 degree (Fahrenheit) preheated oven for about an hour.

To test the pumpkin, pull it out of the oven and lightly tap on the outside skin. The inside pumpkin flesh should be soft and start to fall away from the skin. Next, turn the pumpkin halves over and spoon the soft pumpkin insides into a good blender or food processor. Process for about 40 seconds until it becomes a smooth purée.

If you use a blender you may have to push the pumpkin down into the blades several times to completely process. Just be sure to turn off the blender to do this unless it has a special tamper for that purpose!

Keto pumpkin cookies are low carb, gluten-free, sugar-free and fabulous! Pumpkin spice and chocolate combine to perfection! #pumpkin #ketocookies

It’s the Great Pumpkin! He’s rising out of the pumpkin patch!

Linus, It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

To make keto pumpkin cookies you’ll need: 

How to make keto pumpkin cookies

As always, begin by gathering all the ingredients. Second, preheat the over to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and get out two baking pans and prepare them to bake the cookies with parchment paper or silicone baking mats. It’s easiest to use a hand or standing mixer to blend together the butter, sweetener, pumpkin purée, and vanilla extract.

After that, add in the eggs one at a time, beating to combine thoroughly after each addition. Then, on top of the blended wet ingredients pour in the almond flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Start on a slow speed and mix until the dough starts to come together and the ingredients combine. Next, sprinkle the xanthan gum evenly over the mixture and beat to combine.

Now, stir in the chocolate chips and drop balls of dough (about a tablespoon each), 2 inches apart on the baking sheets. Bake 12-14 minutes or until done.

Tips and other options

Important tip: Let the cookies cool on the pan for at least 20 minutes before removing them to the cooling rack. Otherwise, they are likely to fall apart. I suggest this with any gluten-free cookie recipe.

Optional: After the cookies have cooled, melt an additional half cup of sugar-free chocolate chips in the microwave for thirty seconds at a time, stirring after each session. Once they’re completely melted, dip the cooled cookies half-way in the melted chocolate and then return them to the cooling rack to set. Yum!

Stack of keto pumpkin cookies, pumpkin spice and chocolate gluten-free, low carb goodness! #sugarfreecookies #ketopumpkin

 

What do you get when you drop a pumpkin? Squash.

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Pumpkin spice and all things nice

I love these cookies because, one, they taste fabulous. Two, they transition well from fall to Christmas, although I could really just eat them at any time. Do you continue pumpkin at Christmas? We always have a pumpkin pie and sometimes a pumpkin cheesecake for Christmas day, amongst the other desserts!

Pumpkins are really an all year cycle for me. In spring, you look at the seed catalogs and plan your garden. Then, you plant the garden. Next, we move into summer and tend and watch the pumpkins grow. In fall, you harvest the pumpkins, carve the large ones, and plan all the fall pumpkin desserts to spread throughout the season and holidays.

So, there you have it. Here’s to the fabulous and versatile pumpkin!

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Eat your pumpkin!

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Keto Pumpkin Cookies Printable Recipe

Keto Pumpkin Cookies

Keto pumpkin cookies combine awesome cinnamon and pumpkin spice with chocolate all in a neat low carb bundle. These fall and Christmas treats are kid-approved and sure to please!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time14 mins
Total Time24 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American, Gluten-Free, Keto, Ketogenic, Low Carb
Keyword: keto pumpkin cookies
Servings: 24
Calories: 94kcal
Author: Lauren Gonikishvili

Ingredients

  • 8 tbsp melted butter
  • 1 cup powdered sweetener Swerve Confectioner's
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin purée
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups finely ground almond flour blanched
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum
  • 1 cup sugar free chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat the over to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and prepare two baking pans with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Use a hand or standing mixer to blend together the butter, sweetener, pumpkin purée, and vanilla extract.
  • Add the eggs one at a time, beating to combine thoroughly after each.
  • On top of the blended wet ingredients pour in the almond flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie spice. Mix together slowly until the dough starts to come together.
  • Sprinkle the xanthan gum evenly over the mixture and beat to combine.
  • Stir in the chocolate chips
  • Drop balls of dough about a tablespoon each, 2 inches apart from each other on the baking sheets.
  • Bake 12-14 minutes or until done.
  • Let the cookies cool on the pan for at least 20 minutes before removing to the cooling rack.
  • Optional: Melt an additional half cup of sugar-free chocolate chips in the microwave for thirty seconds at a time, stirring after each time. Once completely melted, dip the completely cooled cookies half-way in the melted chocolate and return to the cooling rack to set.

Notes

Nutrition Facts

Servings
Amount Per Serving: 1 cookie
calories 94
 
Total Fat 8 g  
Saturated Fat 4 g  
Monounsaturated Fat 1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 26 mg  
Sodium 165 mg  
Potassium 10 mg  
Total Carbohydrate 5 g  
Dietary Fiber 3 g  
Sugars 1 g  
Protein 2 g 4 %
Vitamin A 68 %
Vitamin C 1 %
Calcium 6 %
   
 
*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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