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(One-Bowl!) Scrumptious Peanut Butter Blondies 🥜🎥 gluten free, dairy free & keto

Ultra moist, absolutely scrumptious and easy-peasy (yup! one bowl!), these gluten free and keto peanut butter blondies are a true delight! Think staple pantry ingredients and just 2g net carbs a pop!

Sliced keto peanut butter blondies with chocolate chunks and flakey sea salt
Gluten Free & Keto Peanut Butter Blondies

Gluten Free & Keto Peanut Butter Blondies 🥜

One-Bowl!

I’m just gonna throw this out there, but I’m fairly certain that this is the easiest baked recipe in the entire site (hooray!). One bowl and a handful of staple pantry ingredients is all you need.

Peanut butter is also incidentally one of my favorite things ever (anyone else?!). But it can get a little dry in baked goods at times, which is what is so astonishing about these peanut butter blondies.

They. Are. Moist! Whether you like them fudgy or cakey (be sure to see notes in recipe!), the melt-in-your-mouth crumb is sure to tickle your palates! Trust me on this one. 

Whisk it all together, throw in some chocolate (optional… but highly suggested!) and bake into pure awesomeness.

p.s. Remember that peanut butter loooves salt, so a light sprinkle of flakey sea salt is highly suggested too! And Maldon flakes are the undisputed (commercial) best, by a mile.

Unbaked keto peanut butter blondies with chocolate chunks
Gluten Free & Keto Peanut Butter Blondies
Freshly baked low carb peanut butter blondies
Gluten Free & Keto Peanut Butter Blondies

One (Very Simple!) Rule

While these keto peanut butter blondies are super moist, it’s still best to be sure not to overbake them! Just like our suuuper fudgy keto brownies, timing might just be the most important rule when making these guys.

So keep an eye out for them, and take them out once the center is just set and a toothpick inserted comes out moist (but not drenching).

Closeup of freshly baked gluten free & keto peanut butter blondies
Gluten Free & Keto Peanut Butter Blondies

The Peanut Butter 🥜

When it comes to peanut butter, and nut butters in general, we always prefer the homemade route. Though of course, any peanut butter will work the charm.

Just keep in mind that natural peanut butters, the homemade kind or the ones haven’t had their oil removed, will be pourable at room temperature and have the tendency to split overtime.

And if you’re keto, these are the ones you want to procure. As with most of the solid ones they’ve cheated you out of the fat, and automatically upped your protein and carb ratios. So check your labels!

The Flours

This recipe uses almond flour only (💥💃🎆!!). Yup, that’s it! 

Having said that, you could also do 1 cup almond and 1/3 cup peanut flour. I’ve tried both and might lean towards the combo, as you get an even stronger PB kick. But if you don’t have any peanut flour handy (and I’m assuming most of you don’t!), just don’t sweat it and do all almond.

But if you love them (and I’m fairly certain you will!), come back and purchase the peanut flour. Because these blondies are bound to become household staples

In terms of brands, for the almond either Anthony’s or WellBees work great. Both are super fine grinds.

Freshly cut keto peanut butter blondies
Gluten Free & Keto Peanut Butter Blondies

The Sweetener 🍯

You’ve got a couple options here. Xylitol (non-corn though to avoid tummy troubles!) is my top choice (no aftertaste, best and chewier texture), Lakanto (barely any aftertaste, and many of you also love the Golden version), and powdered Swerve (some cooling sensation, but still great). Xylitol takes (much) longer to dry out though so your blondies will be extra delicate (think gooey) right after baking.

If using erythritol in any form, because it needs a little extra help to dissolve than xylitol (and they vary so much from brand to brand because of different fillers and so on!), you’ll want to be sure to use a powdered form. If you only have granular on hand, don’t sweat it, and simply blend it in your (very dry!) bullet or blender until powdered. Easy-peasy!

Oh, and if not restricted by sugars, simply sub 1-to-1 with coconut or regular sugar.

And if using xylitol, make sure to be careful if you have a pup (or kitty!) around the house, as it’s highly toxic to the little guys! 🐕

Gluten free and keto peanut butter blondie bites with chocolate chunks and chips
Gluten Free & Keto Peanut Butter Blondies
Hand taking a keto peanut butter blondie
Gluten Free & Keto Peanut Butter Blondies

The Recipe Video 📺

Music on (pretty please! 😜).

Sliced keto peanut butter blondies with chocolate chunks and flakey sea salt

(One Bowl!) Gluten Free & Keto Peanut Butter Blondies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dairy free, gluten free, grain free, keto, low carb
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 16 blondies
Calories: 193 kcal

Ultra moist, absolutely scrumptious and easy-peasy (yup! one bowl!), these gluten free and keto peanut butter blondies are a true delight! Oh, and just 2g net carbs a pop! 

Oh, and if baking with cups rather than grams is your thing, just click on US Cups for an instant conversion.

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Ingredients

To garnish

Instructions

  1. See recipe video for guidance!

  2. Position a rack in the lower third of your oven and preheat to 350°F/180°C. Line with parchment paper a 9x9-inch baking pan. Set aside. 

  3. Add butter, sweetener and peanut butter to a large bowl and whisk until thoroughly combined, the mixture will be very thick. 

  4. Add one egg at a time, whisking well after each one until completely incorporated. The texture should appear smooth, with most of the sweetener (xylitol) dissolving into the mixture. Erythritol doesn't dissolve much, which is why you want to use powdered form (or DIY in a blender!). Whisk in the vanilla extract. 

  5. Add the almond flour, salt and baking powder and whisk vigorously until fully blended (about a minute).  The mixture will be very thick! Fold in chocolate chips (optional, but highly suggested!), transfer batter to prepared baking dish, and top-off with chocolate chunks and flakey sea salt (again, optional but highly suggested). 

  6. Bake for 20-27 minutes (I do about 25), until the center is just set. This really does vary (a lot!!) from oven to oven (think convection etc), so give them a check from minute 15 the first time around, and remember that you're blondies will continue to cook while they cool. 

  7. Sprinkle with flakey sea salt (optional) and allow to cool completely on a rack. Lift blondies using the edges of the parchment paper and cut into desired size (I do 16!). 

  8. Store in an airtight container for about 5 days and in the freezer for a month. 

Recipe Notes

Check out the following notes to be sure the pb blondies come out to your taste buds' desire! 

*Please see section on sweeteners for deets and possible substitutions. My top choice is xylitol (non-corn though to avoid tummy troubles!), or golden erythritol as a runner-up. 

**Peanut butter varies a lot! Luckily these blondies aren't fussy at all, but I generally just grind peanuts in my food processor until smooth. Just be sure to check your labels for no added sugars, thickeners etc as nutrition values can vary widely

**2 or 3 eggs, that is the question! Use 2 for a denser blondie and 3 for a more cake-like one. I actually prefer 3 here as the crumb ends up impossibly tender and moist, but they're awesome with 2 as well if you're into extra fudgy goodies. 

**** You can either do all almond flour, or do 1 cup almond and 1/3 cup peanut flour. I've tried both and might lean towards the combo, as you get an even stronger PB kick. But if you don't have any peanut flour handy (and I'm assuming most of you don't!), just don't sweat it and do all almond! But if you love them (and I’m fairly certain you will!), come back and purchase the peanut flour. Because these blondies are bound to become household staples

 

Nutrition Facts
(One Bowl!) Gluten Free & Keto Peanut Butter Blondies
Amount Per Serving (1 blondie)
Calories 193 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 204mg9%
Potassium 61mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 210IU4%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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118 comments

  1. Nades says:

    Why did this video remind me of an old school Mafia movie, the way you poured the ingredients into the bowl, like a real bada$$ :)) (LOL) Cannot wait to try this recipe! Thank you

  2. Reyna Gray says:

    Paola van der Hulst – Your recipes never disappoint and your palate is impeccable. Thank you for your attention to texture and taste, and your detailed explanations for ingredient recommendations. All of your recipes are wonderful but you are truly in a class all by yourself when it comes to sweet treats. No one else’s dessert recipes even come close so I don’t bother to look anywhere else any more. Thanks again and keep the delicious recipes coming. I enjoy sharing them with family and friends. Peanut Butter Blondies with chocolate chips and flaky sea salt, and a nice cold glass of toasted coconut almond milk are the best part of any day.

  3. Sarah Quinn says:

    So I found this recipe when searching for keto recipes with peanut flour but you have almond flour listed in the ingredients and only mention that or half of each. Is there some reason you don’t also suggest using all peanut flour? I’d like to make them but my husband can’t handle almond flour. And we’ll need to use stevia since we cannot handle those other sweeteners. I’ve gotten pretty good at subbing stevia though so it should work fine, I just don’t need to use as much.

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