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 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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My 2nd Cookbook

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!

If you love cast iron as much as I do, then you would absolutely LOVE my 2nd cookbook “Chaffles Cast Iron and The Crock” !!

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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

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 Baked Pecan Pancake

Now you can whip up a pancake breakfast quickly and have extras for the week!

That is IF you have leftovers😊

You can easily double this recipe to make a 9×13 pan and freeze some also!

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Low Carb Baked Pecan Pancake

3 large eggs

1 cup Low Carb Baking Mix

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

3 Tbsp monkfruit/or any granulated sweetener

1/4 tsp powdered stevia

1 tsp ground cinnamon

2 tsp baking powder

2 pinches of salt

1 tsp vanilla extract

1 tsp maple extract

1/4 cup chopped pecans

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a medium bowl whisk eggs, almond milk and heavy cream.

Now add all ingredients except pecans.

Whisk until incorporated.

Whisk in chopped pecans.

Bake in a greased 8×8 pan for 30 minutes.

Cool 10 min in pan before cutting into 9 pieces.

Top with butter and some sugar free maple syrup.

Make my Mock Maple Syrup to top it with! My syrup recipe is only 1g carb per 1/4 cup!

2.5g carb per piece

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Low Carb French Waffle Casserole

Have you made low carb waffles before?

You will need to make some for this low carb spin on an old classic breakfast casserole!!

Visit my two previous posts where I give you great, quick and easy recipes for low carb waffles!

>>KETO WAFFLES<<

>>KETO WAFFLES W/QUEST PROTIEN POWDER<<

>>KETO WAFFINS<<

Ok, now you have your waffles which is the base of this casserole!

If you are feeling adventurous, go make some of my KETO MOCK MAPLE SYRUP to top your serving of this casserole with!

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LOW CARB FRENCH WAFFLE CASSEROLE

4 to 5 cups low carb waffles

4 lg eggs

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1/2 cup heavy cream

1 tbsp monkfruit granulated sweetener

1/2 tsp caramel stevia drops(or regular liquid stevia)

1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

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2 Tbsp cold butter; cut into pea sized cubes

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2 tbsp monkfruit

1/2 tsp maple extract

1 tsp cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350F.

In a large bowl mix eggs, milk, heavy cream, sweeteners, extract, salt and cinnamon. Whisk this well. Set aside.

Cut waffles into small squares and distribute evenly in a greased 8×8 pan.

Pour liquid mixture over waffles.

Press down with a spoon to soak up mixture better.

Dot the top with cold butter cut into pea-sized amounts.

Mix monkfruit, maple extract and cinnamon in a small bowl with a fork until blended.

Sprinkle on top of casserole.

Bake for 45-50 min at 350F until top is crispy and it no longer wiggles when gently shook.

The custard inside should not be wet. Put back in oven 5 min at a time until it is not wet. This all depends on what waffles you use and how well they soak up the liquid.

You can let this sit for overnight covered in the fridge if desired.

Reheats well in 350F oven for 8 min.

Store in fridge up to 5 days.

Carb count depends on your waffle you choose.

Makes approx. 6 servings.


Sweden Celebrates Waffle Day! VĂ„ffeldagen!

Waffles are eaten all the year round in Sweden but they are particularly popular on 25 March when we celebrate VĂ„ffeldagen (Waffle Day). Swedish waffles are flatter then the more well known Belgian waffle and are normally made in a special waffle maker that is in the shape of hearts!

So today I took my Keto Pancake recipe and added 1 Tbsp melted butter and 2 Tbsp almond flour to thicken it up!

I also made a new batch of my Keto Mock Maple Syrup to go with it!

I am in waffle heaven😍😇

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What are your favorite types of waffles?

How do you top your waffle?

Leave a comment below and share!


Keto Waffles with Quest Protein Powder

I originally bought my Quest protein powder for the occasional shake or two! I ordered the Cinnamon Crunch flavor😋

I have tried a few recipes attempting to make it into a waffle without success until now!!

This recipe only made 3 large ones in my belgian square wafflemaker.

Its important to have it rest as its called for, so do not skip that step!

Keto Waffles with Quest Protein Powder

4 eggs

3/4 cup water

3 Tbsp butter, melted

1/3 cup coconut flour (I like Bobs Red Mill)

1/4 cup Quest Protein powder (I used cinnamon crunch this time)

2 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/8 tsp stevia or 4 pkts stevia

Blend all ingredients in a blender. Let sit 5 minutes to thicken.

Make according to your waffleirons instructions. Leave in a tiny bit past the steam stopping for crisping up.

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Keto Chocolate Waffins

I literally found a way to enjoy muffins 5x faster than usual!! You simply cook them in a waffle ironđŸ€—

It sounds crazy simple, and well, it is!!

Make up some keto muffins. Use a cookie scoop to evenly place them on your preheated waffle iron. Close, wait 3 to 5 minutes……every waffle iron is different so you will just have to figure out your timing.

I love how SUPER quick they are and the fact that I only need my waffle iron!! No oven, no muffin pan, no muffin liners!!

My waffle iron was a Christmas gift from my Dad! Go Dad!! It is ceramic lined so there are no harmful teflon fumes. Plus it is a belgian size with 4 small squares!!

Here is my recipe for Keto Chocolate Waffins….though I believe any muffin recipe would work. I will keep experimenting and let you know!

Keto Chocolate Waffins

3/4 c pumpkin puree

1/2 c almond butter

1 lg egg

4 Tbsp lakanto monkfruit granulated

1/4 c cocoa powder

2 Tbsp ground flaxseed meal

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/4 cup Lilly’s chocolate chips, or chopped 80% chocolate bar

Preheat oven to 375F OR preheat waffle iron on medium.

Put all in blender in order. Pulse. Scrape sides. Pulse, scrape, etc. Until all mixed. Using cookie scoop, portion into 12 muffin tins, or onto waffle iron.

For muffins in oven:

Bake 20 min & cool 10 minutes.

Or

3 minutes in waffle iron

Should make 12 muffins, or 12 waffins

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Keto Jamaican Toto (coconut cake)

Toto is a coconut spice cake that is popular throughout the Caribbean. On some islands it is simply called Coconut Cake. Toto is a dense cake that is rather plain and not much to look at but the combination of coconut and spices makes for a delicious confection that is sure to delight any coconut lover.

It is usually made with wheat flour and white sugar, but I have #ketofied this recipe so I use #almondflour and #goldenmonkfruit . If you follow the instructions exactly and fold in the whipped egg whites, you will get a fluffy, moist cake that melts in your mouth!

Here are some pictures to guide you in making this awesome cake!

The batter you mix before folding in the whites.

Egg whites should be fluffy like this.

Getting started. I used 1/3 of the whites at a time.

2nd third being folded.

Final third. The end should resemble this.

Spread into parchment lined pan and cook till toothpick tested clean and golden like this.

Keto Jamaican Toto (coconut cake)

1 1/2 cup of almond flour

3/4 cup of shredded coconut

3/4 cup of golden monkfruit

1/2 tsp of baking powder

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp ground allspice

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

1/2 tsp ground ginger

1/2 tsp vanilla powder (or 1 vanilla pod scraped)

1/4 tsp of sea salt

4 large eggs (separate yolks and egg whites)

1/4 cup butter, melted

2 tbsp unsweetened almond milk

Preheat the oven at 350F degrees

Line an 8×8″ square baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.

In a large bowl, add all of the dry ingredients and combine.

Stir in the melted butter and the egg yolks with the almond milk until everything is mixed together evenly then set aside.

Whisk the egg whites using a mixer until the egg whites form soft white fluffy peaks.

Carefully fold the egg whites into the batter, rotating the bowl with each fold.

Pour the cake batter into prepared pan.

Bake the cake in the oven for 40-50 minutes, it should be golden brown and firm to the touch or toothpick tested clean.

Remove the cake from the oven.

Lift it gently out of the pan by two sides and place on a cooling rack.

Store in an air tight container and eat within a few days or freeze.

4 g carb/ 2 g fiber per 1/12 of cake.