These Easy Keto Raspberry Financier Cookies are made with just a few simple ingredients. Keto Financier Cookies are delicate, buttery, and full of nutty flavour thanks to the addition of browned butter. They make for the perfect dessert or snack served alongside a morning coffee or afternoon tea.
Keto Raspberry Cookies
On a recent trip to Costco, I saw the most amazing-looking raspberries and just knew that I had to come up with a raspberry-inspired low carb cookie recipe.
After doing some quick research in my old cookbooks, I found a traditional Financier recipe in my Joy of Baking cookbook and knew that it could be converted into an easy keto cookie recipe.
What are Financier Cookies?
A financier is a small French tea cake that is a delightful treat perfect for any occasion. Whether you serve these keto financier cookies with your morning coffee, afternoon tea, or as a dessert, they will disappear quickly. They are so light, moist, and nutty that everyone will be in love after their first bite. Wonderfully crisp on the outside with a tender, buttery interior, this financier recipe will melt in your mouth.
Despite how fancy they sound, financier batter comes together quickly and easily, so they are perfect for last-minute entertaining. Traditionally made in small, rectangular molds, you do not need a financier pan to make this recipe. All you need for the financier pan is a simple mini muffin pan.
Ingredients for Keto Financier Cookies
These Keto Raspberry Financier Cookies not only come together quickly but do not require any weird or hard-to-find ingredients!
- Butter - This recipe calls for browned butter. Browned butter adds so much deep, nutty flavor to these keto financier cookies. You do not want to skip making the browned butter as this low carb cookie recipe will not be half as good!
- Almond flour - Almond flour adds a delicious nutty flavour and adds a soft, light texture. You can use either super-fine almond flour or almond meal.
- Eggs - This easy keto cookie recipe uses only egg whites as they add lightness to the financier. I like to use egg whites from a carton but regular egg whites work just as well.
- Sweetener - I like to use Swerve Confectioner for this low carb cookie recipe. I do not suggest using allulose for this recipe as your keto Financier cookies will brown too much.
- Vanilla extract - I recommend using real vanilla extract and not artificial extract for this financier recipe. If you haven’t already, try my homemade vanilla extract recipe.
Instructions for Keto Raspberry Financier Cookies
Are you ready to make these delicious keto cookies? Let's do this!
Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat until it turns golden brown and smells nutty. Remove from heat to allow to cool. Sift together powdered sugar, almond flour, all-purpose flour, and salt in a large mixing bowl.
Add the egg whites, vanilla, and cooled browned butter to the dry ingredients. Whisk together until just combined.
Divide the batter among the greased muffin pan cups. Add a raspberry to the top of each cookie
Bake at 400 degrees F. for 12-14 minutes or until the edges just begin to brown.
Hint - As the browned butter is cooling (before you add the cream cheese) use a pastry brush and brush some of the liquid butter into each well. I repeat this twice to help stop the Financiers from sticking to the pan.
Tips for Making Keto Financier Cookies
- Want a touch of additional flavour to your cookies? Add ¼ teaspoon of almond, lemon, or orange extract with the vanilla.
- Make sure to scrape the brown bits from the bottom of the browned butter saucepan since that is where so much of the flavour comes from.
- Keep a close eye on the financiers near the end, as overbaking is a common mistake that leads to a dry financier.
- You can mix some lemon or orange zest into the batter for a brighter flavour.
How should you store these easy keto cookies?
It’s best to enjoy financiers when freshly baked, but they’ll keep well for up to two days in an airtight container at room temperature before you start losing the crisp exterior and the berries will soften too much.
Can I make the batter ahead of time?
You can prepare the financier batter and store it in an airtight container up to a week ahead of time. That way you can make a fresh batch daily if you choose to!
Can I freeze keto Financier cookies?
You can freeze financiers for up to 2 months, but the texture becomes softer as they thaw so I don’t recommend it. Freeze them in a freezer-safe bag for up to a month and bring them to room temperature before serving
More Keto Cookie Recipes
Looking for other keto cookie recipes like this? Try these:
More Keto Chocolate Recipes
These are my favourite keto chocolate recipes:
- ½ cup unsalted butter
- 14 grams (1 tbsp) cream cheese
- 1 ½ cup almond flour
- ¾ cup Swerve Confectioner sweetener
- ⅛ tsp salt
- 90 g egg whites
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 24 small raspberries
- Place the butter in a small saucepan. Melt over medium heat. Continue cooking until butter is boiling and turns golden brown and smells nutty, about 8 minutes. Pour into a bowl and cool for 30 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 400 F. Dip a pastry brush into the browned butter and brush each mini muffin well with the butter, making sure to cover the bottom and the sides well with the butter. Repeat this process one more time just to make sure all sides and bottoms of the muffin wells are fully covered with butter (if you don't, the Financiers will stick to the tin!)
- Add the room-temperature cream cheese to the remaining browned butter and whisk to incorporate.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the powdered sweetener, almond flour, and salt. Add the egg whites, vanilla, and cooled browned butter mixture. Whisk together until just combined. (The batter will be thick.)
- Divide the batter among the greased muffin pan cups, filling each approximately ¾ up the muffin well. Bake for about 4 minutes (the batter is set around the edges but still soft in the center). Remove from the oven and gently place one or two fresh raspberries on top of each.
- Bake a further 7-9 minutes or until the Financiers have become golden brown around the edges and are springy to the touch. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack.
- Let cool in the pan for 10 minutes. Remove and cool completely on a wire rack.
- Make sure to grease your mini muffin pan REALLY well
- I like to pipe my cookie batter into each muffin well
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 12 minutes
- Category: Breakfast, Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: Keto, Gluten-free, Sugar-free
- Diet: Gluten Free
- Serving Size: 1 cookie
- Calories: 79
- Sugar: 0.4
- Fat: 5.3
- Carbohydrates: 1.6
- Fiber: 0.4
- Protein: 1.6
Keywords: Financier, raspberry, cookies, easy, keto, sugar-free, gluten-free