Low Carb Pumpkin Crunch Muffins

Pumpkin season can happen anytime with the invention of canned pumpkin. I especially start cranking out the pumpkin recipes for fall season and enjoy the warm spices then so much more!

I have created a sugar free, gluten free, keto, low carb pumpkin muffin that you will be so enthralled with! It is moist with a crunchy topping that REALLY sets it apart from other muffins you may have had!

They are NOT dry or crumbly at all and you will be sharing the recipe with all of your friends because it is THAT GOOD!!

Don’t forget to get some of these tulip cupcake liners as it allows for your muffin to rise up and get that bakery style feel!

If not, then I recommend you go with filling the muffin cups half full to allow room for the topping and rise.

Low Carb Pumpkin Crunch Muffins

Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine Country Style

Ingredients
  

Crunch Topping

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup Keto Brown Sugar
  • 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 1/3 cup Purely Elizabeth Keto Granola Clusters

Muffin Batter

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 tbsp pumpkin spice
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup keto brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp allulose sweetener
  • 4 large eggs warmed to room temperature
  • 1 cup canned PURE PUMPKIN puree – NOT pie filling
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

Crunch Topping

  • Mix all ingredients together EXCEPT granola.
  • Using a fork, work in the softened butter by stirring and mashing.
  • Once incorporated, stir in the keto granola. Set aside.

Muffin Batter

  • Preheat oven to 375F.
  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and whisk well.
  • Line a muffin tin with liners or grease.
  • Fill lined or greased muffin wells 3/4 full with batter.
  • Crumble topping over all muffin batter using it all, distributing evenly among cups.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes until toothpick tested clean.
  • Cool completely before storing in the fridge up to 5 days.
  • Can be frozen and thawed on counter for meal prepping.
Keyword almond flour, baked, coconut flour, gluten free, keto, keto granola, keto muffin, low carb dessert, low carb muffin, lowcarb, muffin, pumpkin, pumpkin muffiin

Low Carb Chocolate Snack Cake

It is true that you can have cake for breakfast when you make this super easy and tasty healthy treat!

It is not overly sweet or heavy and goes great with a cup of tea or coffee in the morning! Pair it with a plate of eggs and bacon and you are set! It is also perfect to reach for when you want a chocolate treat because it is not only sugar free but contains protein!

Jazz it up with chopped nuts or a drizzle of sugar free caramel syrup! You can also make it dairy free when you substitute the sour cream with applesauce!

Low Carb Chocolate Snack Cake

Healthy snack cake takes care of snack time without the guilt!
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Servings 8 pieces

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 cup creamy almond butter
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp sugar free maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 2 tbsp keto brown sugar
  • 10 drops liquid stevia monkfruit/stevia drops recommended – see notes for link to my favorite brand
  • 2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 tbsp almond flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking SODA
  • 1/4 tsp baking POWDER
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup Choczero sugar free baking chips visit notes for link to my favorite kind of baking chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F and line an 8×11 bread pan with parchment paper.
  • Melt oil & almond butter in a small saucepan. Whisk until uniform.
  • Pull off of heat and add all ingredients EXCEPT EGG.
  • Whisk it very well. Now add in the egg.
  • Now stir in sugar free chocolate chips.
  • Spread into a parchment lined 8×11 bread pan.
  • Bake 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.
  • Let it cool in the pan for 5 minutes before removing and cooling on a rack.
  • Cut into 8 pieces.
Keyword almond flour, baked, breakfast cake, chocolate cake, chocolate chip, chocolate chips, chocolate dessert, chocolate snack cake, keto cake, low carb dessert, lowcarb

It will keep up to 5 days in the fridge. Freeze in individual portions if you want to. Keeps in freezer up to 1 month.


Low Carb Sausage & Pancake DIppers

You know the little pancake and sausage dippers you would get in the frozen section?

I remember from the 80s, since you know I am an 80s kid, lol. Well this could also be a to-go version of pancakes and sausage together as well if you are not having the nostalgia like me!

These come together in the blender and will be perfect for quick morning on-the-go breakfasts when you need something more than a smoothie or bar…. you need some MEAT and FAT to carry you till lunch! This packs it all into a little muffin size punch!

To reheat, I recommend the oven on 350 for 5-8 minutes. The microwave will make these rubbery….. just a warning!

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Low Carb Sausage and Pancake Dippers

Get a meat and pancake punch in the morning with these to-go version of a breakfast combo fave! Freeze some individually up to 3 months and re-heat as needed. Microwave is NOT recommended for these.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/3 lb breakfast sausage browned & crumbled/ or 6 small links cooked & chopped fine
  • 4 lg eggs
  • 1/4 cup monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
  • 1/4 tsp stevia
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp maple extract
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup butter / or coconut oil for dairy free melted
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

Optional if batter is too thick

  • 1/3 cup water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F. Grease a 12 cup muffin tin well or use silicone muffin cups.
  • In a blender add eggs, monkfruit and extracts. Blend until smooth.
  • Add in coconut flour, butter, baking powder, salt and cinnamon. Blend. Let sit 10 minutes.
  • NOW add water if batter is too thick and blend again. Scrape down sides as you blend to incorporate everything.
  • Add batter to muffin tins by scooping with a cookie scoop, or 2 tbsp per well.
  • Evenly distribute the sausage crumbles/pieces amongst all muffin wells. Push down a bit so they are in the batter.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes until toothpick tested clean.
  • Cool in pan 10 minutes before enjoying with some Keto maple syrup!
  • These keep well as a meal prep option! Warm in a 350F oven for 8 minutes. Microwave is not recommended.

Notes

Here is my recipe for making your own Keto Maple Syrup!
Keyword baked, coconut flour

Low Carb Pumpkin Pie Muffins

So muffins are popular and pie is popular……lets put them together! A handheld, portioned out way to enjoy both!

It is pumpkin season, you know, and I am finding as many ways as possible to use my favorite veggie in new low carb creations!

You have the option to bake as directed, or bake a little longer to firm it up a bit more and get a sturdier crumb that is more muffin like. I of course tried both ways and preferred the shorter bake time so I got the ultra moist crumb that was pie like!


Speaking of pumpkin, have you tried my Pumpkin Pie Spread from my 2nd cookbook “Chaffles, Cast Iron and The Crock” yet?

It comes together quickly and without much effort in your crockpot!! Perfect for spreading on biscuits, pancakes, waffles, or layered with my No Bake Cheesecake in a dish for a pumpkin delight!

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Low Carb Pumpkin Pie Muffins

Taking muffins to a new level when it takes on a moist pie texture BUT still holds together for portion control and transport!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 2 tsp pumpkin spice or 1 tsp cinnamon+1/2 tsp ground ginger+1/4 tsp nutmeg+1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup oil it needs to be liquid at room temp oil, or melted and cooled like butter or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
  • 1/2 cup keto brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree

Topping

  • 1/4 cup butter melted then cooled.
  • 1/2 cup monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
  • 2 tbsp ground cinnamon

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven 375F. In large bowl whisk all the dry ingredients. In a small bowl whisk all of the wet ingredients.
  • Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients while whisking. Whisk well then let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
  • Prepare a muffin pan by greasing the tin or placing muffin cups in it.
  • Bake 30 minutes until centers are set and toothpick test comes out clean.
  • If you desire a LESS moist muffin , cook an additional 5-10 minutes but watch so they do not burn as this may occur if baked too long.
  • Let the muffins cool for 10 minutes. Put monkfruit sweetener and cinnamon in a small shallow bowl.
  • Dip the tops of the muffins in the melted butter, let excess drip, then dip in monkfruit/cinnamon topping in bowl.
  • Store in the fridge up to 5 days.
Keyword almond flour, coconut flour

Keto Baked French Toast

This is a way to have cake for breakfast and add in some protein with eggs!

It is a 2 part process, but goes quick once you are done with the baking. I recommend an 8 inch cast iron skillet as I used, but if for some reason you do not have one, you can go with a pie pan, glass preferred.

DO NOT FORGET to line your skillet or pie plate with parchment paper. Greasing it simply will not get out the cake after baking. DO NOT SKIP LINING WITH PARCHMENT! Ok, I will quit shouting, lol!

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Keto Baked French Toast

Take french toast to a new level with this keto breakfast cake you fry up like bread! The crispy outside gives it a taste like doughnts!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 4 tbsp butter; melted
  • 4 tbsp heavy cream
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol

Dip Mixture for frying

  • 1 large egg whisked
  • 1 tbsp heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Prepare your 8 inch cast iron skillet OR pie plate/pan by greasing AND lining with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl whisk all of the breakfast cake ingredients and pour into prepared pan.
  • Bake 15 minutes for skillet or 10 minutes for pie pan. You want it golden brown and toothpick tested clean in the middle.
  • Cut into 4 pieces or 6 pieces.
  • Whisk dip ingredients in medium bowl in beginning. Pour out onto a dinner plate.
  • Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  • Melt 1 tbsp butter in skillet.
  • Being gentle, dip 1 piece into the dip mixture and fry in an 2 min each side as you would french toast.
  • Serve with butter and keto maple syrup.
  • Leftovers can be re-heated in the toaster.
Keyword baked, coconut flour

scotch pancake muffin with butter and maple syrup

Low Carb Scotch Pancake Muffins

I do love a good pancake and have made them before here in the blender, and here in a bowl and here in a cast iron skillet…….BUT NOT IN A MUFFIN PAN yet!

Here is a light and fluffy pancake muffin that gets baked and then cooled to warm before enjoying! You can double the recipe and make a large batch. Once recipe makes about 12 muffins. Don’t forget to get some of my Keto Maple Syrup to top them with!

scotch pancake muffin with butter and keto syrup

Low Carb Scotch Pancake Muffins

Make these up quick and go get something else done as they bake! Don't forget to top with plenty of butter and make up some of my Keto Maple Syrup to go on them! Approx. 1g carb each. This is general and will vary on your brand of flours used. I use Bobs Red Mill.
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast, Main Dish
Cuisine Scottish
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup powdered erythritol
  • 1/4 cup butter; melted
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup blaanched almond flour
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp maple extract

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or line a 12 cup muffin pan.
  • Add eggs and powdered erithrytol to a large mixing bowl. Whisk then slowly pour in cooled, melted butter while whisking.
  • Add remaining ingredients and whisk well until smooth.
  • Let it sit 5-8 minutes to thicken.
  • Scoop into a prepared muffin pan. Bake 25-30 minutes. Toothpick tested done. Will be golden brown, not dark. If it is turning too dark too fast, tent with foil last half of baking time.
  • Store leftovers in fridge. Lasts up to 5 days. Reheat at 350F oven for 5 minutes.

Low Carb Crepes

I have not really had many crepes before in my life. Pancakes, yes, but crepes, no. So when my husband asked for some I had to figure out a low carb version that would work, and this one does!

I had strawberries with mine, but you could easily go with a different berry! Berries are low in carbs and high in fiber so they are a perfect fit for a low carb lifestyle!

Low Carb Crepes

Enjoy crepes again with this quick recipe that comes together easy in your blender! Use cream cheese in place of mascarpone if you cannot find mascarpone. Makes 2 to 3 large crepes @ 1g net carbs each. Add in berries, I used 1/2 cup fresh strawberries at 6g net carbs. Blackberries are less, blueberries are more.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 8 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Servings 1 crepe

Ingredients
  

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/4 cup mascarpone cheese can sub in cream cheese, blend extra for smoothness
  • 1 tsp monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp almond flour

Instructions
 

  • Preheat a griddle skillet on medium heat. Add all ingredients in order to a blender.
  • Blend until very smooth.
  • Brush oil onto warmed skillet. Tilt the skillet at a side angle and pour 1/4 cup batter in a swirl pattern while swirling the skillet until all covered.
  • Wait until the edges dry then carefully with a scraper/spatula work it under the crepe to the center.
  • Move spatula around to loosen the whole crepe then carefully flip over.
  • Cook an additional minute to set the other side.
  • Put onto a plate and fill with berries and top with Keto Maple Syrup. Top with sugar free whipped cream for ultimate enjoyment!

Low Carb Raspberry Muffins

I love any type of muffin and raspberry is one of my favorite kinds! You can of course use blueberries or blackberries as well! This recipe makes about 16-18 muffins. I use silicone liners, or paper liners. I also fill my muffin wells 1/2 to 3/4 full.

What is YOUR type of favorite muffin? Leave a comment below!

Low Carb Raspberry Muffins

Make some with raspberry as listed, or change it up to a different berry, even chocolate chips would work!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 16 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3 tbsp monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 stick butter or sub in coconut oil for dairy free
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or sub canned coconut milk for dairy free
  • 1 tsp lemon extract or sub 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp liquid stevia or powdered stevia
  • 1 cup frozen berries raspberry, blackberry, or blueberry

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F
  • In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, monkfruit and baking powder.
  • Whisk in eggs, cream, lemon extract, vanilla extract, and stevia.
  • Once incorporated, slowly mix in melted butter or coconut oil.
  • Gently fold in berries. Do not stir too much or berries will break down.
  • Scoop into muffin tins, 1/2 to 3/4 full.
  • Bake 20 - 25 minutes until toothpick tested clean.
  • Cool 10 minutes in the pan before enjoying!
  • Carbs vary per berry used, but this one is 1.5g net carb per muffin when it makes 16.
Keyword almond flour, baked, dairy free

Medicinal Mushrooms in my coffee

Have you ever tried medicinal mushrooms before?

This is my go to for getting a good jump on the day with tons of benefits! You see in the picture my favorite coffee cup with some Lion’s Mane & Chaga Blend coffee. I use 3 tbsp. of the ground blend in my French press and add in 2 tbsp. collagen (for gut health plus benefits to nails, skin and hair) and 2 tbsp. heavy cream.

I used to not be able to drink coffee without issues regarding acidity. I don’t have a definitive answer to WHY this version is ok with me, but it is and I am overjoyed considering I do LOVE coffee for the warm roasted flavor!

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My favorite blend includes Lions Mane and Chaga. I also have tried the instant coffee with Cordyceps!

I enjoyed my cuppa joe with these French Toast Chaffles! You can find this recipe in my 2nd cookbook, “Chaffles, Cast Iron, and The Crock”. Click the picture to be taken to a digital copy of it you may purchase and then immediately download my over 86 Low Carb and Gluten Free recipes that take you from the waffle iron, cast iron and then the slow cooker!


Low Carb Chocolate Chip Muffins

Have you ever wanted to have cookies for breakfast? Maybe when you were a kid, but now you can have that for breakfast WITHOUT it being a cookie!

These muffins come together quickly and taste very much like a chocolate chip cookie! The use of coconut flour helps keep these nut free but also balances out the ingredients so it has a moist and tender crumb!

They do keep well in the fridge and are even better when warmed up!

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Muffins

Have your muffins AND chocolate together for breakfast or a small snack! Makes 12 muffins. Info per muffin: 0.6g carb 0.2g fiber 2g protein 6.7g fat
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Breakfast
Servings 12 muffins

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp stevia
  • 4 large eggs room temperature
  • 1/3 cup butter can use coconut oil for dairy free
  • 1/2 cup Keto Mock Maple syrup
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream can use canned coconut milk for dairy free
  • 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup sugar free chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F. In a small bowl whisk coconut flour, stevia, baking soda and salt.
  • In a large bowl whisk together eggs, melted butter, heavy cream, and apple cider vinegar.
  • Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Fill a greased, or lined muffin tin, 3/4 full in each cup.
  • Bake 25-30 minutes until set and golden brown.
  • Let them cool in the muffin pan 5 minutes before completely cooling on a wire rack.
  • Store in the fridge up to 5 days.