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 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Topping
Prep Time 15 min
Cook Time 30 min
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven 375F. In large bowl whisk all the dry ingredients. In a small bowl whisk all of the wet ingredients.
  2. Slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients while whisking. Whisk well then let it sit for 5 minutes to thicken.
  3. Prepare a muffin pan by greasing the tin or placing muffin cups in it.
  4. Bake 30 minutes until centers are set and toothpick test comes out clean.
  5. 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.
  6. Let the muffins cool for 10 minutes. Put monkfruit sweetener and cinnamon in a small shallow bowl.
  7. Dip the tops of the muffins in the melted butter, let excess drip, then dip in monkfruit/cinnamon topping in bowl.
  8. Store in the fridge up to 5 days.

pumpkin bread

Low Carb Pumpkin Bread

Its that time again…… PUMPKIN TIME!!

I understand not EVERYONE is excited about pumpkins but boy am I excited!! I never really used to like pumpkin before but tastes change and now it is one of my favorites!!

Here is a pumpkin spice recipe for you that I make up to have on hand for all of my pumpkin recipes each fall!

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Low Carb Pumpkin Bread
Now you can enjoy the flavors of fall with this super moist pumpkin bread that is not only low carb but gluten free, sugar free and grain free!
pumpkin bread
Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 45 min
Servings
slices
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 min
Cook Time 45 min
Servings
slices
Ingredients
pumpkin bread
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  3. In a small bowl combine flours, baking powder, pumpkin spice, salt and xanthan gum. Whisk well. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl of a stand mixer cream butter and monkfruit until light and fluffy.
  5. Scrape down the sides and add in eggs one at a time.
  6. Mix in the pumpkin puree and vanilla until well combined.
  7. While mixer is running, slowly add in the pre-whisked dry ingredients in 1/3 increments mixing after each.
  8. Batter should be thick. Spread into prepared pan.
  9. Sprinkle chopped nuts on top if desired. My favorite is pecans.
  10. Bake 45-50 minutes, or until toothpick test clean when placed in the center. Cool 5 minutes in the pan.
  11. Gently pull up by the sides of the parchment paper and let finish cooling on a cooling rack before slicing. Store leftovers in the fridge.

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!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Keyword baked, coconut flour
Prep Time 5 min
Cook Time 15 min
Passive Time 10 min
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Dip Mixture for frying
Course Breakfast
Cuisine French
Keyword baked, coconut flour
Prep Time 5 min
Cook Time 15 min
Passive Time 10 min
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Dip Mixture for frying
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Prepare your 8 inch cast iron skillet OR pie plate/pan by greasing AND lining with parchment paper.
  3. In a medium bowl whisk all of the breakfast cake ingredients and pour into prepared pan.
  4. Bake 15 minutes for skillet or 10 minutes for pie pan. You want it golden brown and toothpick tested clean in the middle.
  5. Cut into 4 pieces or 6 pieces.
  6. Whisk dip ingredients in medium bowl in beginning. Pour out onto a dinner plate.
  7. Preheat a skillet over medium heat.
  8. Melt 1 tbsp butter in skillet.
  9. Being gentle, dip 1 piece into the dip mixture and fry in an 2 min each side as you would french toast.
  10. Serve with butter and keto maple syrup.
  11. Leftovers can be re-heated in the toaster.

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!

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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.
scotch pancake muffin with butter and keto syrup
Cuisine Scottish
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
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Cuisine Scottish
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
scotch pancake muffin with butter and keto syrup
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Grease or line a 12 cup muffin pan.
  2. Add eggs and powdered erithrytol to a large mixing bowl. Whisk then slowly pour in cooled, melted butter while whisking.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and whisk well until smooth.
  4. Let it sit 5-8 minutes to thicken.
  5. 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.
  6. Store leftovers in fridge. Lasts up to 5 days. Reheat at 350F oven for 5 minutes.

Benefits of Coconut Flour

I love baking with coconut flour🥞🍰
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It is an easy way to stay low carb AND gluten free easily!
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Coconut is made from 100% dehydrated coconut meat, and it contains no additional ingredients.
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It is an excellent source of minerals such as copper, magnesium, manganese, and selenium.

Magnesium plays numerous vital roles in the body, especially in muscles!
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Additionally, copper and selenium are essential minerals that, among other functions, have a primary role in the immune system!

The fiber found in this flour helped reduce triglycerides and the ratio of non-HDL to HDL cholesterol! Get the benefits like oatmeal but LOW CARB!
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Here are 11 Low Carb Coconut flour recipes to get you started!


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!

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

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!

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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
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25-30 minutes
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Course Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25-30 minutes
Servings
muffins
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F. In a small bowl whisk coconut flour, stevia, baking soda and salt.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together eggs, melted butter, heavy cream, and apple cider vinegar.
  3. Slowly whisk the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  4. Fill a greased, or lined muffin tin, 3/4 full in each cup.
  5. Bake 25-30 minutes until set and golden brown.
  6. Let them cool in the muffin pan 5 minutes before completely cooling on a wire rack.
  7. Store in the fridge up to 5 days.

Low Carb Fudge Brownies

Not only are these luscious brownies super fudgy but they come together in 1 bowl!!

You CANNOT skip the step of warming up the eggs, or making sure they are room temperature. If you do not, you will get clumpy batter and possibly scrambled eggs!!

Store them in the fridge and if you want MORE chocolate, top with a fudge icing!

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Low Carb Fudge Brownies
Not only will you want to eat them all, they come together quickly in 1 bowl! The carb count depends on what chocolate chips you use. The recipe by itsself WITHOUT CHOCOLATE CHIPS is as follows for 1/12 of the recipe: 1.3 g carb/0.7g fiber/1.7g protein/ 11.2g fat
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
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Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Passive Time 30 minutes
Servings
squares
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Line an 8x8 an with parchment paper.
  3. Put your eggs in a bowl filled with hottest tap water and set aside.
  4. In a medium saucepan on medium heat, melt butter and confectioners erithrytol and whisk until well combined.
  5. Now whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth.
  6. Remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes.
  7. Now whisk in the vanilla and eggs one at a time until a very smooth batter is made with a shiny top.
  8. Now whisk in the almond flour and baking powder. All batter should be very smooth.
  9. Stir in 1/2 of the sugar free chocolate chips. Spread in prepared pan. Sprinkle other half of chips over the top.
  10. Bake for 20 minutes. It should be set in the middle.
  11. Cool for 30 minutes. YOU MUST COOL THEM COMPLETELY BEFORE CUTTING!!
  12. Store in the fridge. Can be reheated in a 350F oven for 5 minutes for ultimate fresh taste!

Low Carb Hot Chocolate

I love all types of chocolate!! This homemade hot chocolate is rich and decadent, plus sugar free!

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Low Carb Hot Chocolate
Make up this treat to warm up anytime!
Prep Time 5 Min
Cook Time 5 Min
Servings
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Prep Time 5 Min
Cook Time 5 Min
Servings
people
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Whisk unsweetened almond milk, cocoa and monkfruit ina medium saucepan on medium heat. Bring to a simmer while whisking. Add vanilla and sugar free chocolate chips if using. Heat on low until chocolate chips have dissolved. About 3 minutes.

Low Carb Cannoli Pie

Cannoli are Italian pastries that originated on the island of Sicily and are today a staple of Sicilian cuisine as well as Italian-American cuisine.

I used to visit the Italian bakery in the city when I travelled there often for work!

The biscotti and cannoli were my go to treats there!!

I can now imagine I am there again with this fantastic version of the carby cannoli’s I used to enjoy!!

Perfect topped with additional whipped cream and chocolate shavings for presentation!

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Low Carb Cannoli Pie

1 cup ricotta cheese

11 oz cream cheese; softened

1 1/2 Tbsp vanilla extract

1/2 cup confectioners erithrytol/swerve

1/2 tsp stevia drops

1 Tbsp gelatin

2/3 cup heavy cream; whipped with 8 drops liquid stevia

1 cup sugar free chocolate chips

Crust:

1 cup almond flour

5 Tbsp monkfruit or granulated erithrytol

1/8 tsp stevia powder

1/8 tsp maple extract

3 Tbsp butter; softened

Preheat oven to 350F.

Make the crust 1st so it can cool while you make the filling.

In a large bowl throw all of the crust ingredients in and mix with a fork. Keep working in the butter by pressing and stirring with the fork until it is all moistened. Press into an ungreased 9 inch pie pan. Bake for 15 minutes until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

Now make the filling.

Start by whipping the heavy cream with the stevia drops. Set aside. Now with a mixer, whip the ricotta cheese and cream cheese together until smooth. Add in the vanilla, confectioners erithrytol and stevia drops.

Whip together well. Lightly sprinkle the gelatin over the mixture while mixing to prevent clumps.

Now mix in the whipped cream last until smooth. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Spread into cooled crust and let sit overnight in the fridge! This really makes a difference in flavor and texture, do not skip this waiting process!!

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