Savory and rich: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies

Howdy folks, grab a seat and a cookie because I have got an irresistible recipe for you today! As a nutritionist and food blogger, I believe that healthy eating should still be delicious, and that is exactly what this Chocolate Gluten Free Low Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies recipe is all about.

These cookies are chewy, chocolatey, peanut-buttery goodness without any gluten or dairy. And if that was not enough, they are also low in sugar thanks to the use of Splenda sugar substitute. But don’t overlook them just because they are healthy. These cookies pack a punch of flavour and will satisfy your cravings like no other!

Whether you have food intolerances or simply want to indulge in some guilt-free snacking, these cookies are perfect for you. So gather up the ingredients and let’s get baking these Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Chocolate Gluten Free Low Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies
Chocolate Gluten Free Low Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies

Friends, I implore you to indulge in the decadent, yet virtuously gluten and dairy-free, chocolate peanut butter cookies recipe that lies before us. Now, if you have a sweet tooth like me, you already know that enjoying baked confections can carry its fair helping of guilt along with it. But what if I told you that you can ditch those traditionally unhealthy ingredients for equally satisfying healthier alternatives, without the taste loss? Yes! These flourless cookies contain no gluten or dairy, and are low in sugar as well! Made with natural peanut butter, almond flour, and Splenda sugar substitute instead of traditional wheat flour and sweeteners, these cookies are bound to please your palate as much as your conscience.

Now I know some folks may be skeptical about whether desserts like this can be free from sinful indulgence. And to them I say, “Do not take my word for it.” Take one bite and let the rich peanut butter-chocolate aroma and taste conjure up happiness in every inch of your being.

Not only are these cookies a healthier option compared to traditional options; they’re quite versatile too. You can enjoy them as a snack during work breaks or share them with friends at parties. And let us not forget about the holidays — what better way is there to spread holiday cheer than by treating oneself and loved ones with a guilt-free sweet?

So why should you covet this recipe? It’s a perfect combination of taste and health-consciousness. Eat them as a reward for living your best life or share them with others; either way, these cookies will surely spread happiness all around.

Ingredient List

 Gooey peanut butter and chocolate chunks make for the perfect melt-in-your-mouth bite!
Gooey peanut butter and chocolate chunks make for the perfect melt-in-your-mouth bite!

For these Gluten-Free Low-Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 1 cup of natural creamy peanut butter
  • ½ cup of brown sugar (or sugar-free substitute such as Splenda)
  • 1 large egg or egg substitute
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon of baking soda

If you want to make Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, add the following ingredients:

  • ¼ cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup of sugar (or sugar-free substitute such as Splenda)
  • 1 large egg or egg substitute

For Flourless Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies, the following ingredients are required:

  • 1 cup of natural creamy peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup of almond flour (or coconut flour for low-carb and keto options)
  • ⅓ cup of dark brown sugar, packed (or equivalent sugar-free substitute)
  • 1 large egg or egg substitute
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • ¾ – 1 cup of chocolate chips

For Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, you will need:

  • 2/3 cup of natural creamy peanut butter
  • 2/3 cup of oats (use gluten-free oats for gluten-free option)
  • 1/3 cup of dark chocolate chips (use sugar-free chocolate chips for a low-sugar option)

(Pro-tip: To save time and dishes, use a food processor to grind the oats into oat flour before adding in the rest of the ingredients)

Whichever version you choose, these cookies will be a hit amongst all your friends and family!

The Recipe How-To

 One of my favorite recipes to indulge in without the added sugar and pesky gluten.
One of my favorite recipes to indulge in without the added sugar and pesky gluten.

Now comes the fun part! It’s time to get our hands dirty and whip up some of these delicious chocolate gluten-free low-sugar peanut butter cookies. You’ll need to gather all your ingredients before you start.

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flourless peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup sugar-free chocolate chips
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅛ teaspoon of salt
  • ¼ cup of natural creamy or chunky peanut butter

Instructions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together the flourless peanut butter, sugar, egg, vanilla extract and baking soda until well combined.
  3. Fold in the chocolate chips and mix until evenly distributed throughout the cookie dough.
  4. Use a cookie scoop or spoon to form dough balls about one inch in diameter, then flatten each ball with a fork.
  5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, until they start to turn golden brown on the edges. Take care not to over-bake them.
  6. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool for at least five minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.
  7. Once cool, store them in an airtight container for up to a week.

Notes:

These cookies are delicious straight from the oven and even better with a glass of cold almond milk. The addition of creamy or chunky peanut butter will lend an extra nutty flavor and help balance out any bitterness from too much cocoa powder.

Remember that these cookies are gluten-free, dairy-free and low in sugar, so don’t be tempted to try substituting regular flour or dairy-based chocolate chips – stick with the recipe as written for best results.

Enjoy these guilt-free treats any time of day, whether as a mid-afternoon snack or a post-dinner dessert. Happy baking!

Substitutions and Variations

 These cookies are the perfect combination of salty and sweet.
These cookies are the perfect combination of salty and sweet.

Well, well, well. You’ve made it to the toughest part of this recipe- the substitutions and variations section. But don’t you worry, my friend. I’ve got plenty of options if you want to switch things up.

First off, let’s chat about peanut butter. If you have a nut allergy or simply prefer a different flavor, almond butter is a fantastic substitute in this recipe. Creamy or chunky styles will work just as well.

Now, let’s talk about the sugar substitute. While I love using Splenda sugar substitute for a lower sugar option, you can also use coconut sugar or maple syrup. Keep in mind that these may alter the texture or taste of the cookies slightly.

If you’re feeling adventurous and want to add more texture to these already delicious cookies, toss in some chopped nuts like pecans or almonds. You could also add shredded coconut, dried cranberries or raisins for some extra sweetness.

Lastly, if you’re looking for a low-carb alternative or following the keto diet, swap out the flour for almond flour or coconut flour and use sugar-free chocolate chips instead of regular ones.

There we have it! Plenty of options to switch up this recipe and make it your own. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors and textures by using any of these substitutions and variations. Happy baking!

Serving and Pairing

 Warning: these cookies are highly addictive and will have your taste buds begging for more.
Warning: these cookies are highly addictive and will have your taste buds begging for more.

Well, golly gee, folks! Now that our scrumptious Gluten-Free Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies are baked to perfection, it’s time to celebrate! These buttery delights are the perfect treat for all occasions. Serve them up warm with a glass of cold milk or pair them with a rich hot cocoa for an extra indulgent experience.

Now, if you’re looking for a more sophisticated pairing, these cookies can also be served with a lovely cup of tea or coffee. The flavors blend together oh-so-perfectly, providing a comforting and satisfying moment in your day.

These cookies are incredibly versatile and can be enjoyed on their own or paired with a decadent scoop of vanilla bean ice cream. Oh boy, is your mouth watering yet? I reckon mine sure is!

So why wait? Grab a few friends and share these delightful treats at your next gathering or enjoy them curled up on the couch with a good book. Trust me when I say that these cookies will soon become a household favorite – they’re just that good!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 Get ready to fall head over heels in love with these gluten-free delights.
Get ready to fall head over heels in love with these gluten-free delights.

Now that you have a batch of these amazing chocolate gluten-free low sugar peanut butter cookies baked, it’s time to talk about how to store them. First, let me tell you that these cookies can be made ahead of time and frozen for later use. Simply place the cookies in an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to three months. When you’re ready to eat them, let them thaw at room temperature for a few hours or reheat them in the oven for a few minutes.

If you want to store the cookies at room temperature, make sure they are completely cool before storing in an airtight container. To maintain their freshness, store them in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight. The cookies will last up to five days at room temperature.

If you prefer to store the cookies in the refrigerator, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to seven days. When you’re ready to enjoy them, take them out of the refrigerator and let them come to room temperature before indulging.

Reheating these flourless peanut butter chocolate chip cookies is easy and gives them that warm, freshly baked taste. Simply preheat your oven to 350°F (180°C) and place the cookies on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Heat the cookies for about 5-10 minutes or until warm throughout.

With these storage tips, you can keep your chocolate gluten-free low sugar peanut butter cookies fresh and tasty, no matter when you choose to indulge!

Tips for Perfect Results

 No need to sacrifice taste for a healthier alternative with these peanut butter cookies.
No need to sacrifice taste for a healthier alternative with these peanut butter cookies.

Now that you have a clear understanding of the ingredients and the steps involved in making these delicious Chocolate Gluten Free Low Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies, let’s dive into some tips to ensure that your cookies turn out perfect every time.

1. Measure Your Ingredients Accurately: The measurements of ingredients are crucial for this recipe to ensure proper texture and consistency. Make sure that you accurately measure all of your ingredients using measuring cups and spoons.

2. Use Certified Gluten-Free Ingredients: If you’re following a gluten-free diet, it’s important to use certified gluten-free ingredients, like gluten-free flour, oatmeal or other grains, to avoid cross-contamination.

3. Cream the Peanut Butter and Sugar Thoroughly: For a fluffier and tender texture, make sure to mix the peanut butter and sugar thoroughly until creamy before adding the other ingredients.

4. Chill the Dough: Chilling your dough before baking will prevent cookies from spreading or flattening out too much during baking. Simply cover your dough in plastic wrap and place it in the fridge for at least an hour (or overnight) to firm it up.

5. Stir in Chocolate Chips by Hand: After mixing all the other ingredients thoroughly, stir in your chocolate chips by hand using a spatula or spoon. Mixing them by hand will prevent them from breaking apart.

6. Use an Ice Cream Scoop for Even Cookies: Using an ice cream scoop will ensure that each cookie is the same size for even baking.

7. Watch Your Baking Time Carefully: The baking time for this recipe is 10-12 minutes at 350°F. However, keep an eye on your cookies while baking as some ovens may vary in temperature.

8. Let Them Cool Completely Before Serving: Allow your cookies to cool completely on a wire rack before serving them. This helps prevent breakage and ensures a crisp outer texture while keeping the center soft and chewy.

Follow these tips and your Chocolate Gluten Free Low Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies will turn out perfectly every time. Happy baking!

Bottom Line

Now that you have learned how to make these delicious chocolate gluten-free low sugar peanut butter cookies, it’s time to put your apron on and get baking! These cookies are an excellent snack to keep on hand for when you want something sweet but still healthy. Not only are these cookies gluten-free and dairy-free, they are also low in sugar and high in protein from the peanut butter. By using natural ingredients like almond flour and Splenda sugar substitute, you can feel good about what you’re putting into your body.

The possibilities for substitutions and variations are endless with this recipe, so don’t be afraid to get creative! You can try adding in some coconut flour or making them into keto-friendly cookies by using a sugar substitute of your choice. These cookies can also be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container for up to a week.

In conclusion, I highly recommend this recipe for anyone looking for a healthy and delicious snack. The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is truly unbeatable, and the fact that they’re gluten-free and low in sugar makes them even better. Don’t hesitate to give them a try – your taste buds (and your body!) will thank you.

Chocolate Gluten Free Low Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies

Chocolate Gluten Free Low Sugar Peanut Butter Cookies Recipe

Crispy, chewy chocolate peanut butter cookies that are low in carbs and gluten free. This recipe is based on South Beach Diet's Peanut Butter and Jelly cookies.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 77.3 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup granulated Splenda sugar substitute
  • 1/3 cup egg substitute
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup natural chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup almond butter
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • sugar-free chocolate syrup

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
  • Mix Splenda, egg substitute and vanilla with an electic mixer for 3 - 4 minutes.
  • Mix in peanut butter, almond butter, cocoa and baking soda.
  • If mixture is too dry add a tablespoon of Sugar Free Chocolate Syrup.
  • Prepare a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Form cookies by dropping a heaping teaspoon of batter onto the cookie sheet.
  • Drizzle chocolate syrup on top.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 350.
  • Makes approximately 24 cookies.

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Nutrition

Serving: 17gCalories: 77.3kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 2.9gFat: 5.8gSaturated Fat: 0.7gSodium: 97.1mgFiber: 1.3gSugar: 2.7g
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