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.
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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

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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Get your copy here in my shop! I currently have hard copies OR e-book downloadable versions.

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 Whisked Pancakes

I have another pancake recipe called Keto Blender Pancake Recipe , but it uses cream cheese and the blender, which usually is not a problem, but I wanted to re-create the pancakes that mix in a bowl!

Spring is approaching and it has gotten me thinking of recipes I can have on hand for camping season!

This recipe works out well for any mix and pour situation! Another nice thing about these is that the texture is improved with the mixing of the flours in the base 🙂

They also re-heat well in a toaster!

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Low Carb Whisked Pancakes

Whisk up these pancakes quickly in the morning without the need for cream cheese OR your blender!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Country Style
Servings 3 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 1/4 cup coconut flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered erythritol
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 6 drops liquid stevia (or 1/8 tsp powdered stevia)
  • 5 large eggs
  • 1/3 cup Unsweetened almond milk
  • 3 tbsp butter; melted
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar

Instructions
 

  • Preheat a cast iron griddle over medium heat.
  • In a large bowl, whisk all of the dry ingredients, Set aside.
  • In a small bowl combine the apple cider vinegar and unsweetened almond milk. Let sit while you mix the stevia, eggs, vanilla in a large bowl. Now whisk in the unsweetened almond milk/ACV combination.
  • Pour the wet mixture in the middle of the dry mixture. Whisk until only a few lumps remain. Let it sit 5 minutes.
  • Pour onto hot skillet that has been greased with a little butter or oil in 1/4 cup amounts. Let it cook until the sides round out and it lifts up a bit. Ease the turner under it and in one swoop flip it. Let it cook an additional 4-5 minutes until it is set in the middle and springs back when gently pressed.
  • Store under a cloth towel as you cook the rest. Will keep up to 5 days in the fridge. Warm up in a toaster or oven.

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 Biscuits & Gravy

If you are from the Midwest, or the South, you grew up with biscuits and gravy!

Now the gravy that I prefer is a sausage gravy, even though you CAN use ground beef, I don’t like it that way.

Make the biscuits 1st, then start the gravy once you get them in the oven.

This recipe is for 1 to 2 servings and can easily be doubled with successful results.

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Low Carb Biscuits & Gravy

1 batch 5 Ingredient Keto Biscuits

1/2 lb breakfast sausage

3/4 cup heavy cream

1/4 c water

1/4 tsp xanthan gum

Brown and crumble meat in a skillet.

Whisk in heavy cream and water.

Bring to a simmer.

Whisk in xanthan gum.

Simmer until thickened.

Serve over my 5 ingredient low carb biscuits!


Low Carb Chocolate Breakfast Bread

This is a great replacement to curb your cravings for chocolate, cake, donuts and sweets you may want for breakfast…..or even a snack!!

Loaded with healthy fat, super moist and minimal crumbles, this breakfast bread can be jazzed up with chocolate chips if you want❤

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Low Carb Chocolate Breakfast Bread

1/3 cup creamy unsweetened almond butter

1 Tbsp coconut oil

2 Tbsp Keto Mock Maple Syrup

2 Tbsp Greek/or Skyr Yogurt (for dairy free use unsweetened applesauce)

2 Tbsp Keto Brown Sugar

1 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

Preheat oven to 375F

Melt oil & almond butter in saucepan with a whisk. Add the rest of the ingredients EXCEPT egg.

Whisk well.

Add egg.

Whisk well.

Spread into a parchment lined 8×11 bread pan.

Bake 20 min until toothpick inserted in middle comes out clean.

Makes 8 servings.

6g carb per serving

Add additional 2g carb per serving with applesauce sub.


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

….

2 Tbsp cold butter; cut into pea sized cubes

….

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.