9 Quick & Easy Low Carb Muffin Recipes (2024)

Last Updated on June 11, 2020

This low carb muffin recipe round-up is for all of you low-carbers who are tired of eating chicken and eggs. There's nothing like a low carb pastry-like treat when you haven't had sugar in a while.

The thing I love about muffins so much is that they're easy to take on-the-go while keeping your portions in control. If it's made into a loaf of bread, then the entire thing is gone by noon! Well, that's the case for me. No. Self. Control.

I hope you enjoy these quick and easy recipes and experiment a little by changing and adding ingredients to your liking. Furthermore, you can always add nuts, seeds, flax meal, protein powder and/or extracts to give them a flavor or nutritional boost!

Since we can't eat cake, then let's eat muffins instead!

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1. Low Carb Blueberry Muffins


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Low Carb Blueberry Muffins

  • Author: Listotic
  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20-25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30- 35 Minutes
  • Yield: 12 Muffins 1x
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  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 3 tbsp splenda (or low carb sweetener of your choice)
  • 1 rounded tsp baking powder
  • 4 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 cup frozen blueberries


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a muffin pan with 12 muffin tin liners.
  3. In a medium bowl, mix together the wet ingredients.
  4. In a large bowl, mix together all of the dry ingredients except for the blueberries.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients and mix until just combined (do not over mix).
  6. Carefully fold in the blueberries.
  7. Divide the mixture between the 12 muffin tin liners, and bake for 20-25 minutes or until set in the middle and golden brown on the top.
  8. Enjoy!


According to my calculations, there are about 8 grams of carbs and 7 grams of protein in each muffin.

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2. Low Carb Cinnamon Apple Spice Muffins

Yes, please!! The butter melting on these delicious warm low carb muffins is making me drool. Based on the reviews, Simply So Healthy has perfected this recipe, and I couldn't wait to share it with you. They have calculated only 4 net carbs per muffin.


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3. Low Carb Chocolate Muffins

Do these look super moist and delicious, or what? You would never guess that they are low carb. According to Keto Connect these little chocolate muffins only have 2 net carbs per serving. I think I can handle that!


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4. Low Carb Lemon Muffins

Just 6 ingredients and 5 net carbs per serving for this lemony goodness! I can't resist anything lemon flavored, and the tartness of these muffins really hits the spot.


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5. Low Carb Banana Spice Muffins

Bananas are certainly not something that you would think of as being low carb, but one banana divided between several muffins is what makes these muffins super moist, delicious and much lower in carbs than traditional banana bread (less than 6 net carbs per muffin). Moreover, you can buy a banana extract that will give you even more of a banana flavor with less of the guilt. I would also add in a few pecans or walnuts for extra crunch.


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6. Low Carb Strawberry Vanilla Muffins

Strawberries are surprisingly low in carbs for how sweet they are, and make for the perfect natural sweetener on a low carb diet. They almost look like cupcakes, but with only about 5 net carbs! I wouldn't mind spreading on a little cream cheese for the finishing touch. 🙂


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7. Low Carb Cheesy Garlic Bread Muffins

Cheese can pretty much make anything taste amazing (am I right?!), especially when it's combined with garlic and “bread”. Carolyn from All Day I Dream About Food has managed to create a cheesy low carb muffin recipe (less than 5 net carbs) that's still tasty with almond flour and sour cream.


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8. Low Carb Corn Dog Muffins

These may be low carb, but there isn't any flavor missing here. I'm sure the kids would love these, too! The cornbread is replaced with a coconut flour blend, so they still have that slightly sweet cornbread texture and taste but with only about 4 net carbs per muffin.


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9. Keto Zucchini Cheese Muffins

Here's another great low carb muffin recipe from Divalicious because I can't think of a better way to sneak in some veggies. With only 3 net carbs per muffin, this low carb recipe is the perfect make-ahead breakfast or on-the-go snack that the entire family will love.


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What is the secret to high muffins? ›

Chilling your muffin batter overnight in the fridge is the BEST thing you can do for amazing muffins. It makes them more moist, tender, and TALLER! It's very similar to chilling cookie dough, which if you know me you know I'm obsessed with chilling cookie dough.

How do you make muffins moist and not dry? ›

How to Make Homemade Muffins Moist: Our Top Tips
  1. Tips to Make Homemade Muffins Moist.
  2. Keep Wet and Dry Ingredients Separately.
  3. Add All Flavorings Last.
  4. Consider Paper Liners.
  5. Don't Overfill the Muffin Cups.
  6. Check the Temperature of Your Oven.
  7. Test if Muffins Are Fully Cooked.
  8. Top Your Muffins with Flavor.
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How many carbs are in keto blueberry muffins? ›

Keto Blueberry Muffins Recipe

Whip up these easy Keto Blueberry Muffins for easy breakfasts or snacks. They are light and fluffy, with 9g of protein and only 4.4g of net carbs per serving.

Should I bake muffins at 350 or 375? ›

Ideal Muffin Cooking Temperature

That being said, the standard oven temperature for baking desserts like quick breads and muffins is commonly set to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Setting your oven to this temperature will almost always produce a well-cooked muffin recipe.

What is the most common flaw when baking muffins? ›

Overmixing is a common problem with muffins. First combine dry ingredients, mixing well. Then combine liquid ingredients, mixing well. Finally combine dry and wet ingredients, by hand, using only 15 to 20 light strokes.

What does adding an extra egg do to muffins? ›

Eggs are responsible for giving baked goods structure, which means the amount you use directly affects the resulting texture. Using too few eggs will make your desserts dense, but using too many will make them rubbery.

How to get domed muffins? ›

When I was researching muffin recipes for #weeknightbakingbook, I discovered that muffins dome really well when first baked at a high temperature like 425 (F). Doing so encourages the baking powder in the batter to react faster, causing the muffins to rise more quickly in the oven.

What happens when you add more eggs to muffins? ›

If there isn't enough egg, your batter or dough may not be able to hold its structure or could end up overly dry or dense. On the other hand, if there is too much egg, your baked goods could lose their shape due to excess liquid, or have a rubbery (or even overly cakey) texture depending on the recipe.

What ingredient may she have forgotten to add to her muffins that would have caused them not to rise? ›

The baker had forgotten to add baking powder. Baking powder is a mixture of baking soda (sodium hydrogencarbonate) and a mild edible acid such as tartaric acid.

Should you use butter or oil in muffins? ›

Many muffin recipes use cooking oil instead of butter. Oil, being a liquid, distributes easily in the quick-mix batter and is readily absorbed into the baked muffin, producing a light non-greasy texture. Vegetable oil is ideal because its mild flavour doesn't compete with the main flavour of the muffin.

Should you let muffin batter rest? ›

Rest the Muffin Batter

The first, most hands-off way to make your muffins pop (literally) is to let the batter rest. Make the batter, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and let the batter rest at room temperature for about 1 hour. If you're short on time, just 30 minutes can make a difference.

How many blueberries to eat on keto? ›

A one-cup serving of blueberries is around 18 grams of net carbohydrates, much higher than the other berries on the list. However, you could most likely fit one-quarter to one-half of a cup into your daily menu while staying in ketosis.

Can you eat blueberries everyday on keto? ›

Blueberries are healthy and nutritious, and raw blueberries can easily be part of your keto diet — especially if you're counting total carbs rather than net carbs. However, dried blueberries and most food products made with blueberries will be too high in carbs for keto.

Are blueberries OK in keto? ›

Berries are one of the few fruits that you can enjoy on a keto diet because of their relatively low carb counts. So, yes! Blueberries can be eaten in moderation as part of a healthy keto diet. Blueberries contain approximately 14 grams of total carbs and 12 grams of net carbs per 100g serving.

What are two reasons muffin batter might not rise properly? ›

Over-mixing the batter. You'll know that you've done this if the muffins also turn out tough and chewy. This prevents rising because the gluten network is too tight to expand around the gas bubbles. Under-mixing the batter.

What causes muffins to collapse? ›

When the cell structure doesn't set, the air spaces created by the leavening in the recipe collapses, causing the muffin to sink. Oven temperatures vary over time. To insure the correct temperature each time you bake, always use an oven thermometer. The oven temperature in the recipe may not have been hot enough.

What makes a muffin not a cupcake? ›

The fluffy batter is what gives cupcakes their soft, spongy texture. Muffins, on the other hand, are moist and dense. Another important difference between a cupcake and a muffin is that cupcakes tend to have more sugar and so they're a lot sweeter than muffins.

Why is it important not to over stir muffin batter? ›

Overmixing is exactly what it sounds like: the process by which a dough or batter gets mixed too much, typically yielding dense, tough, or deflated baked goods. Overmixed doughs and batters may have an unappealing look or feel, which remain just as unappealing when they're baked.

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