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.


Keto Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies

You know those “soft baked” cookies of your low carb days that said “Ahoy” on them? Well I have created the low carb, gluten free, keto version of them!

Not only are these cookies super chewy but also very soft! They are the BEST to use for mini ice cream sandwiches with keto ice cream too and are easy to eat right out of the freezer without breaking a tooth or crumbling into a mess!

Don’t forget to let them cool on the pan before moving them or they will fall apart.

Enjoy my keto version of “Ahoy” chocolate chip cookies……bringing back all of the childhood memories!

Keto Pudding Chocolate Chip Cookies

Gooey and soft, you will have a hard time eating just one of these gems!
Cook Time 11 mins
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 16 cookies

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup butter; softened
  • 3/4 cup keto brown sugar; packed
  • 1/4 cup monkfruit/erithrytol
  • 2 boxes Simply Delish Sugar Free Vanilla Pudding look in notes for order link
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar free chocolate chips

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 375F
  • Mix flours and baking soda in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • With a hand mixer or stand mixer cream butter with keto brown sugar, monkfruit, pudding mix, eggs and vanilla extract very well.
  • Add in flour mixture while mixing.
  • Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Portion in 2 tbsp sized scoops or mounds.
  • Bake 11-13 minutes until lightly brown, Do not over bake!
  • Once out of the oven, immediately flatten gently to 1/2 inch thickness.
  • Cool on pan 5 minutes before moving to a cooling rack.
  • They will appear unbaked but they will finish cooking on pan.
  • Store in an airtight container up to 1 week on counter and 2 weeks in fridge.

Notes

Keyword chocolate chip, cookie, keto, low carb dessert

Keto Smore Bars

Every summer my family looks forward to camping and campfires! We love barbequing and smores are ALWAYS part of the evening after dinner!

This year has been incredibly hotter than others and this means a burn ban! No fires AT ALL!! So I found a way to have smores without the fire! Introducing, KETO SMORE BARS!

They are made possible with Catalina Crunch Keto Graham Cereal and Sugar Free Marshmallows!

Keto Smore Bars

Make your favorite summer treat without the campfire and sugar!
Prep Time 20 mins
Course Dessert, Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 12 squares

Ingredients
  

Smore Bars- Step 1

  • 5 oz sugar free marshmallows
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar free chocolate chips

Smore Bars – Step 2

  • 2 cups Catalina Crunch Graham Cereal
  • 1 oz sugar free marshmallow pieces cut marshmallows into small bits then shake with confectioners erythritol so they do not stick together

Reserved Toppings – Step 3

  • 2 tbsp sugar free chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup Catalina Crunch Graham Cereal

Instructions
 

Step 1

  • Melt sugar free marshmallows from 1st step with butter in a small saucepan.
  • Remove from heat and then add in the sugar free chocolate chips.
  • Stir until melted.

Step 2

  • Put cereal and marshmallow bits in a large bowl.
  • Pour melted marshmallow mixture over all and stir well to coat and combine.

Step 3

  • Line an 8×8 pan with parchment paper.
  • Press mixture into pan and let sit at room temperature for 1 hour to set.
  • After set, cut into 12 pieces.
  • May put in fridge for longer shelf life although will last at room temperature up to 7 days.
Keyword avocado chocolate, avocado chocolate dessert, keto, low carb dessert


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 bitešŸ¤£

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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Low Carb Chocolate Fudge

When I tried to make a low carb fudge icing I inadvertently made this treat! The trick is in getting a whipped consistency so it melts in your mouth almost instantly!

The best thing about it is that it stays firm at room temperature!! It would be perfect to make up a large batch to give as gifts as I imagine they would be good for mailing to friends and family!

You may find you can lower the carb count if you use different chocolate chips, but trust me when I say that Lilys sugar free chips did not work for me and turned into a mess! So try at your own risk!

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Low Carb Chocolate Fudge

1 cup 60% Ghiradelli Chocolate Chips

1/3 cup coconut oil

15d liquid stevia

2 tsp vanilla extract

1/4 cup monkfruit sweetener/or erithrytol comparison

1/4 cup chopped pecans

Line a 9″x5″ bread pan with parchment paper, set aside.

In a small saucepan melt chocolate chips with coconut oil and monkfruit sweetener whisking well. Keep at medium low heat to not scorch the chocolate. After it is smooth, remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract and liquid stevia.

Place in a DIFFERENT bowl and place in the freezer for 10 minutes.

With a hand mixer, mix on medium high for 3 minutes, then return to the freezer for 10 minutes.

Then mix again for 3 minutes with the mixer.

Pour into your parchment lined pan, top with chopped pecans and put in the fridge for 10 minutes.

Remove from fridge and let sit on counter for 10 minutes. Cut lengthwise in thirds then crosswise making a total of 21 chunks.

Each chunk is 4g net carb each.

If you use other nuts to top, figure in those carbs. I have figured the carbs using the pecans.

Store long term in fridge.


Keto Vanilla Raspberry Chaffle

I love raspberries!! This hits the spot with a warm mug of unsweetened vanilla almond milkšŸ’“

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 morningā¤

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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.


Keto Gooey Buttercake

Its origin started in St.Louis,MO, but honestly I had not heard of it till a few days ago!

It reminds me of a very moist and chewy pound cake!

You have to watch it so you do not overcook it!!

You need to pull it out of the oven when its lightly brown and toothpick tests slightly gooey. If you do not, then you risk a dry and crumbly cake. It will still be tasty, but not gooey like we want!

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Keto Gooey Buttercake

1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter; melted and cooled

2 lg eggs

1 1/2 cup almond flour

1/3 cup erithrytol (monk fruit) or granulated sweetener

1/4 tsp vanilla

1 Tbsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

4 oz (1/2 block) cream cheese; softened

1 1/2 cup powdered erithrytol

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease an 8×8 pan, set aside.

In a medium bowl mix 1 egg and melted butter with a hand mixer. Add in almond flour, granulated sweetener, vanilla, baking powder and salt. Spread batter into the bottom of your 8×8 pan.

Set aside. In same mixing bowl add cream cheese, remaining 1 egg and powdered erithrytol. Spread onto 1st layer in pan.

Bake for 40 to 45 minutes. Toothpick tested with some gooey batter left on it.

Once it has reached this point, cool for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with 2 tbsp powdered erithrytol if desired.

Store in zip bag or air tight container up to 5 days. For best results, warm up leftovers before eating for best taste.


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.


Keto Muddy Buddies (a.k.a 80’s Puppy Chow)

I remember these around fall as a kid! It would be at Halloween parties and of course at Christmas time celebrations!!

To say these are good is not in equality to the actual monumental taste these have!! The powdered erithrytol seals the deal so do not skip it!

Order some online, or grind some of your own with a coffeegrinder, but dont skip that stepšŸ˜

On the nut butter, it traditionally uses peanut butter, which you can absolutely use, but we have peanut allergies so I went with 1/4 almond butter and 1/4 cashew butter. It amazingly smelled and tasted reminiscent of peanut butter!! Soo good!

Also on the butter and coconut oil…..use both or use all coconut for dairy free….or all butter for coconut free. It is a forgiving recipe that you can customize!

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Keto Muddy Buddies

1 bag plain pork rinds (3.5 – 4oz)

1/2 cup ANY nut butter (use a combo of 2 kinds or all of 1)

3 Tbsp coconut oil

4 Tbsp butter

12 drops liquid stevia, OR 1/4 tsp powdered stevia

3 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 to 2 tsp powdered erithrytol/or swerve confectioners

Pour your bag of pork rinds in a large bowl. Set aside.

In a small saucepan put all ingredients in and warm up on medium heat. Whisk until melted and all incorporated.

Slowly pour half over the pork rinds in the bowl. Stir and fold with a spatula/scraper or wide spoon.

Repeat. Pour the rest and stir/fold well.

Spread it all out onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or a silpat. Foil will not work well as when you try to remove,bits of foil tear off, eww. Get some parchment, its worth it!

Put into the freezer for 20 minutes.

Remove from freezer and start lifting the parchment or silpat and gently work the muddy buddies loose. Once loose, sift 1 to 2 tsp powdered erithrytol over all. Use a spatula to stir/fold them a bit.

I stored it in the original bag they came in, or use a gallon zip top bag.

Store in the fridge.

Carb count is determined by which nut butter you use. Figure that out and you have your calculations since the rest is carb free!