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 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!

If you are looking for more low carb recipes you can make ahead, check out my 2nd cookbook, “Chaffles, Cast Iron and The Crock” here for 86 more!

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 cabbage skillet with ground beef and tomatoes

Keto Cabbage Skillet

This is quick, tasty and gets in the needed daily fiber with the low calorie star…….CABBAGE!

Everyone in my family enjoyed it, even my cabbage hating child who said it tasted like spaghetti!! WIN WIN!! And if you add some shredded cheddar cheese at the end so it melts on top…..EVEN BETTER!

keto cabbage skillet with ground beef and tomatoes

Keto Cabbage Skillet

Use up some leftover ground beef from tacos to keep this budget friendly! It some together quick and can easily be doubled for a large crowd without busting your wallet as cabbage is the main star!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Country Style
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1 small head of cabbage sliced thin
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/2 small onion diced
  • 1 14.5oz can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh oregano or 1 tsp dried
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1/3 cup beef stock/broth

Instructions
 

  • Brown beef in a large skillet with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add in all of the other ingredients and stir/fold very well.
  • Put on a lid and let it cook on medium for 15 minutes.
  • Stir well before serving. Can top with shredded cheddar right before serving.
  • Leftovers keep up to 5 days in fridge. Reheat in skillet or oven to warm.

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

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.

Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

You have tried my coconut flour cookies, my low carb blondies and even my cookies made with my baking mix, and now you get a quick dairy free version! SO many to choose from, so everyone, allergies considered, can enjoy chocolate chip cookies!
When using the Nutiva Coconut Sugar as suggested they come to 4g carb per cookie.
Otherwise, if you use all erithrytol, they are approximately 1.5g carb each.

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Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

You have tried my coconut flour cookies, my low carb blondies and even my cookies made with my baking mix, and now you get a quick dairy free version! . SO many to choose from, so everyone, allergies considered, can enjoy chocolate chip cookies! . When using the Nutiva Coconut Sugar as suggested they come to 4g carb per cookie. . Otherwise, if you use all erithrytol, they are approximately 1.5g carb each.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 26 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 12 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1/4 cup Nutiva Palm Shortening *you can use butter here, it may cause the cookie to have more crumb
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol
  • 2 tbsp Nutiva Coconut Sugar *you can alternately use low carb brown sugar but they will not be as moist
  • 1/2 tsp Nu Naturals Pure Stevia Powder *you can use an alternate stevia, but make sure its pure so you get the level of sweetness desired
  • 1/4 tsp maple extract *Frontier brand is my favorite
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cup almond flour *Bobs Red Mill is my favorite
  • 2 tbsp coconut flour *Bobs Red Mill is my favorite. Nutiva is a good brand too!
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/3 cup chocolate chips *Lily's chocolate chips are sugar free and help keep carbs low.

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350F.
  • Place shortening and egg in a food processor. *See below for instructions without a food processor. Process 3 to 4 pulses. Scrape sides.
  • Add monkfruit/erithrytol, stevia, and extracts. Pulse 3 to 4 times. Scrape Sides.
  • Add flours, baking soda and salt. Pulse 3 to 4 times. Scrape sides again.
  • Pulse 3 to 4 more times. Remove blade and remove container. With a wooden spoon stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop out batter with a cookie scoop or tablespoon. Form into balls. Then with slightly damp hands, press flat to about 1/4 inch.
  • The cookies will not spread much so get them the size you are wanting. 12 should fit on a standard cookie sheet, 3 deep, 4 wide.
  • Bake at 350F for 15 to 18 minutes.
  • Cool on pan for 5 minutes before removing to a cooling rack. Store in an airtight container or zip bag up to 6 days on the counter.

Notes

If you do not have a food processor, cream the shortening and sweeteners together first. Then add egg. Then add flours. Mix well. Now stir in the chips. All other instructions still apply.
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Keyword chocolate chip, coconut flour, cookie, dairy free, palm shortening, shortening

Low Carb Cranberry Orange Scones

A scone is a British baked good, usually made of wheat, or oatmeal with baking powder as a leavening agent and baked on sheet pans. A scone is often slightly sweetened and occasionally glazed with egg wash.

These scones I made low carb when I subbed the wheat flour for part coconut and part almond flour. This lends to a tender crumb that does not break into a million crumbs when you take a bite🤣

Now this recipe is ultra versatile as you can swap out extracts and swap out additions!

It is important to follow the steps as they are meant to be the way they are so you achieve the same results.

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Here is a picture after mixing and letting it rest 10 minutes.

Here is a picture after patting into shape and working in the cranberries.

Here it is after cutting.

Here they are on the pan.

I then brushed the tops with a beaten egg, then sprinkled with additional monkfruit sweetener.

Low Carb Cranberry Orange Scones

1/2 cup coconut flour

1/2 cup almond flour(plus extra for dusting)

1/4 tsp salt

1/8 tsp powdered stevia

2 tsp baking powder

3 Tbsp keto brown sugar

2 Tbsp monkfruit or erithrytol granulated sweetener

2 Lg eggs

1/2 cup heavy cream

2 tsp vanilla extract

3 tsp orange extract

1 cup frozen cranberries

1/2 cup butter; melted and cooled

*Optional: 1 egg whisked for brushing on

Drizzle Topping:

1/2 cup confectioners erithrytol

1/2 tsp vanilla

2 Tbsp heavy cream

5 tsp water

Preheat oven to 350F.

Mix dry ingredients in a medium bowl. In a large bowl whisk the wet ingredients EXCEPT butter.

Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients.

NOW whisk in the melted butter. Let it sit for 10 minutes. Turn onto a piece of parchment dusted with almond flour and work in the cranberries by folding in.

Pat out into a flat round approximately 10 inches wide. Cut into 8 triangles and separate slightly to fit onto a 9×13 cookie sheet.

Brush tops with whisked egg and sprinkle with additional monkfruit.

Bake 30 min until almost firm and golden brown.

Whisk drizzle ingredients in a small bowl.

Once scones have cooled, drizzle with topping!

Keep in airtight container up to 5 days. Lasts longer in the fridge.

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Keto Vanilla Raspberry Chaffle

I love raspberries!! This hits the spot with a warm mug of unsweetened vanilla almond milk💓

This recipe is also great drizzled with my “drizzle glaze” and is perfect for 1 or 2 servings!

I received a wafflemaker as a gift! It is one that has the shape of a popular treat called a Stroopwafel from the Dutch. It makes thin and crispy waffles with shallow pockets!

In this case it lends itsself well to this yummy creation!

The berries are so perfect with the crispy chaffle, you will want to double this recipe!! I can see them being perfect with some hot tea or cappuccino in the morning❤

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Keto Vanilla Raspberry Chaffle

1 Tbsp butter; melted & cooled

1 oz cream cheese

2 Tbsp coconut flour

1 Tbsp monkfruit /or granulated sweetener

1 tsp vanilla

1/4 tsp baking powder

1 large egg

6 frozen raspberries

Optional glaze:

1 tsp powdered erithrytol

1/4 tsp lemon extract

1/4 tsp heavy whipping cream

Put all in a blender. Scrape sides. Blend again. Add in berries. Pulse 2 times.

Brush waffleiron with coconut oil or butter. Pour into wafflemaker middle and spread to edges.

If a small wafflemaker like DASH, pour half in.

Can top with whipped cream, or drizzle with glaze.

To make glaze, whisk all in small bowl. Drizzle over warm waffles.


Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

Since I have begun selling my low carb baking mix, I am getting requests for some common and very popular recipes!

Here is one that I perfected!

You can make your own baking mix here

Or

Order a bag pre-made here!

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Low Carb Chocolate Chip Cookies

1 cup Low Carb Baking Mix

1/3 cup monkfruit

1 tsp powdered stevia

1 tsp molasses

1/2 tsp vanilla

1 tsp xanthan gum

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 tsp salt

3/4 cup butter; softened(1.5 sticks)

2oz cream cheese;softened

2 eggs

2 tbsp heavy cream

1/2 cup sugar free chocolate chips, or 80% cacao chips (can also chop up an 80% or darker bar)

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a small bowl whisk together baking mix, monkfruit, stevia, xanthan gum, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a mixing bowl beat butter and cream cheese until whipped well. Then add in eggs, molasses and vanilla.

Mix well. Now add heavy cream. Mix well.

While mixing, slowly add in dry mixture from the beginning in 3 parts. Add 1/3, mix, 2nd third, mix, last third, mix. Add in chocolate chips last.

Place tablespoon amounts 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Bake 14 to 16 minutes. Let them cool for 2 minutes on the pan before transferring to a baking rack. Store in the fridge.

Makes 18 cookies at 2.3 net carb each.

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41.4g carb for the WHOLE BATCH

This figure IS NOT including the chocolate chips you choose. You must do the figures accordingly in comparison to your package.