Keto Recipes - Created Date : 1.1.2020
Chocolate & Peanut Butter Keto No Bake Cookies
One of the women in our church group recently had a baby, but 2 weeks afterwards you couldn’t tell at all! (And amazingly this was her sixth kiddo!)
I asked her secret, and she filled me in on the Keto diet – raving about how she never feels hungry and still gets to eat all the foods she loves.
With a baby on the way this summer, I was definitely intrigued! Last time it took me quite a while to lose the baby weight (though I did get it all off eventually). However, anything that could help speed up the process is worth a look!
What is the Keto Diet?
In simplest terms, the Keto diet is a low-carb, high-fat eating plan. After a week or so on this type of diet, your body will enter a state known as “ketosis,” where your body burns more fat for energy because it doesn’t have the carbs that it would normally use.
Following a ketogenic diet can also help shed excess water weight, curb cravings (since fat tends to keep you feeling full longer), and lead to substantial weight loss. To see those benefits, you’d need to faithfully follow the plan, as eating carbs can kick you right back out of ketosis.
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These Chocolate & Peanut Butter Keto No Bake Cookies were the first recipe on my list to try — they’re rich, creamy, and guilt-free!
Even if you don’t follow a strict ketogenic lifestyle, they’re still a pretty darn healthy snack or dessert! They’re low carb, gluten free, lactose free, and contain no added sugar.
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A Few Recipe Notes Based on Reader Questions
These No Bake Keto Cookies have turned out to be quite popular! I thought I’d answer some common reader questions here:
Nutrition information (in the printable recipe at end of post) is based on 1 cookie.
Our nutrition calculations are simply an estimate. They’re based on a batch of 20 cookies that are about 1.5¨ in diameter.
If peanut butter doesn’t work for you – sunbutter, almond butter, and cashew butter may be an appropriate substitute.
If coconut is not your favorite – some readers have suggested using shredded almonds or other nuts.
This recipe is keto-friendly, but of course, these are cookies, so they’re intended to be a treat. I don’t recommend eating them at every meal and expect weight loss results, BUT if they keep you from craving other full-sugar and high-carb desserts, then they’re doing the job they’re intended to do. ??
Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick silicone baking mat.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, vanilla extract, melted butted, coconut flake and cocoa powder and stir until well combined. (If you like your cookies a little sweeter, feel free to add 1-2 teaspoons of your favorite sugar-alternative. We used Swerve.)
Scoop batter onto your prepared baking sheet. Use the back of the spoon to gently shape each scoop into into a 3" cookie.
Place in freezer for 30 minutes to set.
Store in an airtight container in the freezer.
Note: Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.
Keto No Bake Cookies - The BEST Easy Low Carb Cookie Recipe!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 153Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
NOTE: Our nutrition calculations are based on a serving size of 1 cookie. Net Carbs: 4g
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Hi Michelle, the nutrition information for our recipes is based on one serving. Keep in mind it is an estimate, as the exact ingredients and amounts we used may be slightly different from what you have in your kitchen. It’s simply meant to give a general idea of what’s inside. Hope this helps!
I’m not positive, but I think there’s alot more fiber in the recipe than it states in the nutrition facts because 3 TBS of coconut alone has 2 grams of fiber..and the peanut butter has some as well….maybe it was a misprint?
Hi Donna, the nutrition information is an estimate only, so it’s possible that the numbers will be a little bit different based on the specific ingredients and brands you choose. We use a program to help us calculate, so their counts may vary from other nutrition info programs. I’ll double check though and see if any updates need to be made. Thanks for letting me know!
There are so many dry ingredients and very little wet ingredients. I’d almost think there isn’t enough wet to moisten everything. I guess I’m gonna have to take your word for it. Also I’d like to use the quick oats. Is that recommended for keto?
Nutritional information in all of our recipes is for one serving. Keep in mind that these numbers are just an estimate – you actual counts will vary based on the exact ingredients you use and the size of your cookies.
Hi Dianna – I did answer a previous commenter above that the nutrition information is for one serving, as opposed to the entire batch. The recipe makes about 10 cookies, and each cookie is a serving for the purposes of our estimates. I’ll see if I can make this clearer in the recipe card – thank you for your feedback!
Hi Lousie, you can either bookmark with your web browser so you can return to the recipe page later or you can scroll down to the printable version of the recipe at the bottom of the post. There’s a button that lets you print a hard copy to keep. Hope this helps!
Hi Betty, I noted under the nutrition information that our cookies were on the large side (about 3 inches in diameter). You could definitely make smaller cookies and lower the carb count per cookie. (Since they’re so rich, you really only need a few bites to feel satisfied).
Can’t wait to try these! I’m trying to convince myself that going keto is good for me (i know it is but there is that tiny voice in my head!) and I have the BIGGEST problem with sweets especially at work! These would be a nice treat for me a few days outa the week (and for my son too!)
Hi Brenda – Most things I read say that peanut butter is ok to eat on a keto diet, but like everything else in life, moderation is key ?? Though I’ve seen quite a bit of discussion on the issue both ways!
I have made this recipe twice. The second time I made them, today, I used coconut oil because I didn’t have any butter. I also added 4 drops of Sucra Drops, liquid sweetener. I thought the cookies were a little too bitter the first time. Mixture tastes perfect. Waiting on them to set!
How did you calculate the nutritional information? I entered all the ingredients into my Keto app and told it the ingredients made 10 servings. It calculated the carbs per cookie at 4.4 grams. 10 grams per cookie seems way too high??
I found these too peanut butterery & bitter. So I reduced the peanut butter to one cup. I also added 2 tblsp of swerve (0 net carbs & doesn’t affect blood sugar. Yummy yummy. I make these all the time now.
Hi Tracy – I did a lot of research before starting keto and the majority of things I read said that peanut butter is ok to eat on keto – it’s both protein and fat. If it fits into your daily carb goal, you should be good to go – I recommend trying and see how it affects your progress. Here is what I found: https://how2doketo.com/starting-keto/peanut-butter-on-the-keto-diet/
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The Best Healthy Fast Food Options
Fast-food stores are plentiful and fast food has the reputation of being unhealthy, while an increasing number of large chains are adding more nutritious options to their menus.
Sockets that allow more customization of orders tend to have lower calorie or more feeder selections. However, there are currently healthy options on the menu of the largest fast-food chains.
In this article, we'll look at the overall calorie, fat and saturated fat content to find some of the healthiest options that seven big fast-food chains have to offer.
Note, however, that calories and fat are only two aspects of how healthy a meal is fed. If a person eats only fast food, it is not possible to get the necessary nutrients such as vitamins and fiber.
Sandwich with cheese and vegetables
One person can customize Subway sandwiches to choose healthy fillings.
Metro specialize in deli style sandwiches or "sub". As a person can customize every "sub", Subway can be one of the healthiest healthy fast-food chains.
Some of the best sandwich options are on the Subway's Fresh Fit menu. The 6-inch Turkey Breast sandwich with nine wheat bread contains 250 calories and 3 grams of fat, including 0.5 g of saturated fat.
A healthy vegetarian option, Veggie Delite in nine wheat bread. This "bottom" contains only 2 g calories, does not contain 2 g total fat and saturated fat. It also has one of the lowest sodium levels (salt) compared to other sandwiches.
Subway also offers salads that can be a low-calorie alternative to a sandwich. All salads include lettuce, tomatoes, spinach, onions, cucumbers, green peppers and olives.
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2. Taco Bell
Taco Bell is another great fast-food chain with a variety of healthy options. The ability to personalize each order allows people to choose more vegetable-like nutrients.
According to Taco Bell's website, three-quarters of its menus are under 500 calories. Some of the lowest calorie options are the Fresco menu, which uses regular sauce and cheese instead of vegetable based salsa.
One of the healthiest options is Chicken Soft Taco. Each taco contains about 170 calories, 8 g fat, containing only 3 g of saturated fat.
Bean Burrito is a vegetarian option containing 11 g fat, 380 calories, including 4 g of saturated fat.
Vegetarian options are lower in fat than meat options.
Chipotle is a Mexican-style chain that specializes in tacos and burritos. Similar to Subway and Taco Bell, Chipotle allows people to customize their meals to include healthy choices.
Healthy options are burritos or white rice instead of white rice. In a chicken bowl bowl containing fresh tomato salsa and brown rice, there are 415 calories, 13 g fat and 4 g saturated fat.
For a lower calorie, vegetarian option, people can choose a plate of bean curd, brown rice and a sofritas patty with lettuce. It contains 365 calories, 10 g fat and 1.5 g saturated fat. Adding sauce will increase the number of calories.
McDonald's had the reputation of being unhealthy, but they recently reaffirmed themselves to offer a variety of fresh and nutritious ingredients. Some of these changes may be cosmetics, while McDonald's has better options.
Fillet-O-Fish contains 390 calories and 4 g of saturated fat from 19 g of total fat. Bacon Ranch Grilled Chicken Salad contains only 320 calories and 6 g of saturated fat from a total of 14 g.
5. Burger King
Burger King is one of the largest burger chains in the United States, but has a limited number of healthy options. But some choices are a little healthier than others.
It contains a normal, simple hamburger, 10 g total fat, 3.5 g saturated fat, and 240 calories. Grilled Chicken Sandwich contains 470 calories, 3.5 g saturated fat and 19 g fat.
BK Veggie Burger can be a healthier option among these examples. Contains 2,5 g of saturated fat, 390 calories and 17 g of fat.
Baked potato with knife, sour cream and cheese filling on plate
Baked potatoes can be a healthy fast-food option.
Wendy is another common fast-food chain that allows people to personalize their orders to make their choices healthier.
The menu of the chain is not abundant in healthy options, but some meals are able to customize to lower the calorie content.
Salads are also available, and if a person chooses some of the half-size salad choices, they can stay below 500 calories.
With a few vegetarian options at Wendy's, Sour Cream and Chive Baked Potatoes