Krista’s Fabulous Low-FODMAP Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

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Talk about easy! These THREE ingredient low-FODMAP peanut butter cookies can be made in under an hour with staples in your fridge and pantry.  They are super-delicious, rich and peanutty, as well as being gluten-free and dairy-free. These are also flourless.

My friend and colleague, Krista, is a baking sensation and she generously shared this recipe.  Krista is as fabulous as these low-FODMAP peanut butter cookies.

I love low-FODMAP peanut butter cookies because they are nutritious and provide protein, healthy fats and energy to help me get through my day.  You will love this recipe too.

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Krista’s Fabulous Low-FODMAP Three Ingredient Peanut Butter Cookies; Gluten-free, Dairy-free

Although this recipe has not been tested, a single serving should be low-FODMAP based on the ingredients

Serves: 18 cookies

Prep time: 10 minutes

Chill time: 30 minutes

Bake time: 10-12 minutes

Bake 350 F


  • 1 cup creamy (salted or unsalted) natural peanut butter (I like Organic Trader Joe’s- no other added ingredients)
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar ( and more for sprinkling)
  • 1 large egg


  • In a medium bowl mix sugar and egg until combined using spatula or whisk
  • Add peanut butter and stir well to combine
  • Chill mixture covered in refrigerator for 30 minutes and preheat oven to 350 F
  • Prepare baking tray with parchment paper or silicone baking sheet
  • Using spoon, scoop up tablespoon size pieces and roll into balls by hand
  • Place each ball on cookie sheet about 1-2 inches apart
  • Dip fork in sugar and press out on each ball with criss-cross directions
  • Bake middle rack for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned
  • Cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes then transfer to wire rack
  • Can keep in fridge or pantry in sealed container, these low-FODMAP peanut butter cookies also freeze great…

  • Rich and soft, chewy and so nutritious… low-FODMAP peanut butter cookies are fabulous 🙂

Comments Rating 3.33 (3 reviews)

13 Responses

  1. Peanut buttery delight

    Confession: I have been known to eat a tablespoon of peanut butter if I need a safe snack and don’t feel like cooking. So a recipe of peanut butter + sugar + egg is right up my alley. The rich peanut butter flavor comes right through and it did, indeed, freeze perfectly. Nice to know that I have a safe snack right in my freezer when I need something quick! Thank you!

    1. CRS,
      We could not agree more! We LOOOOOVE peanuts and peanut butter. So pleased the recipe worked for you.
      Your feedback makes our day. Keep baking!

  2. Hi I am very confused. As a nutritionist myself, I find it wrong that you label these, and many of your other sugar laden recipes as nutritious. There is nothing nutritious about it and because of the high sugar content that would totally negate the protein in the peanut butter.

    1. Hi Tam, as a dietitian I am concerned about how you are shaming the recipe creator and anyone who decides to eat this recipe. There are no good or bad foods, and a balanced diet with variety is more important than an all or nothing mentality when food is concerned, which research has shown to lead to restrictive eating and disordered eating. If someone is dealing with IBS and already have to restrict ingredients, they should be able to add options in without guilt and shame.

      1. Anonymous,
        This sentiment is absolutely on point. Thank you for taking the time to leave such an intelligent, and thoughtful statement and we hope to hear from you often in the future!!
        Have a beautiful day.

    1. Lydia,
      Sugar does NOT have excess FODMAPs as it contains equal amounts of glucose and fructose. Multiple sources confirm that, from a FODMAP perspective, there are no issues with sugar according to Monash university.
      However, it can be an IBS trigger, so limit consumption if you do not tolerate it. Thanks for the comment! Feel free to download our FODMAP Happy Gut Guide for more tips on low-FODMAP eating 🙂

        1. Hi Brian,
          Many sugar substitutes are either high in FODMAPs, or can trigger IBS symptoms. They also tend to alter the texture of baked goods. We prefer real sugar and syrups in our recipes, but if you are experienced with these products and tolerate them well, then feel free to try 🙂 Let us know if you do!

  3. Yummy

    Thanks so very much. These are unbelievably good and so easy to make. I used a hand held electric whisk beater. The best cookies ever. I love peanuts.

    1. Mary,
      Thanks so much! We are so happy to hear from you!
      Please stay in touch and have a wonderful day 🙂

    1. Hi Helen,
      We aren’t able to provide recipe nutritional information. Sorry about that. Have a great day.

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