Peanut butter is a great low-carb ingredient.
It contains about 7g net carbs per 100g, but you would typically only use 1-2 tbsp in a dessert recipe, so in total it would only contribute about 1-2g to your carbs count.
This obviously applies to unsweetened peanut butter – check the label to ensure they haven’t sneaked in any sugar or other nasties.
While it is sometimes very satisfying to have just a spoonful of peanut butter on its own, you can also use it for low-carb baking and desserts.
This recipe for low-carb peanut butter cookies is a basic version which you can jazz up by adding chocolate chips, other seeds and nuts and sugar-free spreads.
Low-carb peanut butter cookies
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds (or other seeds or chopped nuts)
- 2 tbsp sugar-free chocolate chips
(I make mine by roughly chopping blocks of Assuming 10 cookies are made from the amounts listed above, per 1 cookie: 120cal, 1.8g net carbs, 11g fat, 4.5g protein.