Holle's Spiced Low Carb Muffins

GREAT low carb bread!

 

If you’ve been reading my latest articles, you know that I’ve been experimenting a lot lately with low carb recipes. I’ve tried lots of low carb foods. Some were delicious, while others weren’t. Since bread is my weakness, I’ve worked on several low carb recipes for low carb bread. Yes, I’ve tried store-bought low carb bread, but I haven’t been very impressed with most of them. I enjoy cooking and making up my own original recipes, including low carb recipes, so I decided to create one for low carb muffins.

 

My low carb muffins are a great low carb bread choice. The texture is nice, and they have a sweet, nutty taste. They’ll also fill your kitchen with the wonderful smells of cinnamon, ginger, and cloves. The main ingredient is flax meal, or flaxseed meal. Flax meal is one of the best friends you can have on a low carb diet!

 

What’s so great about flax meal?

 

Flax meal, also called flaxseed meal, makes wonderful low carb bread. The brand I use has 4 grams of carbs per serving, but it also has 4 grams of fiber per serving. This means zero net carbs! Flaxseed meal is also super high in fiber and provides healthy omega-3 fats. Flax meal is one of my favorite low carb foods.

 

For these low carb muffins, I added a little soy flour to improve the texture. Soy flour is also low carb and high fiber. Be sure to include soy flour in low carb foods when you need to replace regular white flour.

 

Here’s my recipe for low carb muffins:

 

Holle’s spiced low carb muffins

 

What you’ll need:

 

2 scant cups flax meal or flaxseed meal

½ cup soy flour

Tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon baking soda

1 cup granulated Splenda

1 teaspoon cinnamon

½ teaspoon ground ginger

½ teaspoon ground cloves

½ cup water

1/3 cup cooking oil

5 beaten eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

 

Directions:

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a standard 12-cup muffin pan with baking spray. I use the kind that contains flour, like Baker’s Joy.

 

Mix together all the dry ingredients.

 

Add the water, oil, eggs, and vanilla and mix well.

 

Allow batter to rest for 5 minutes.

 

Divide muffin batter among the 12 muffin cups.

 

Bake for 25-30 minutes.

 

 

These muffins are really delicious! Spread them with butter or softened cream cheese. For a real treat, sweeten the cream cheese with a little Splenda first!

 

Each muffin has only ONE net carb! Isn’t that amazing? You’ll agree once you try my low carb muffins.

 

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Sky321 6 years ago from Canada

These sound tasty and healthy. Thank you


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Hmrjmr1 6 years ago from Georgia, USA

Gonna give these a go Habee much thanks!!


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

I have never heard of it and thank you for a good lesson. I definitely take your word because I know that you like good food.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Sky, these are really good - especially for low carb bread!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

What up, John? Great to see you!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

You got that right, HH! lol


SilverGenes 6 years ago

I'm always looking for good low carb recipes and breads are almost impossible to find! I'll make these for sure. Since soy flour is a good replacement for white flour, would it work in angel cake too, I wonder? Have you ever tried it in something like that? Great hub and thanks for a 'keeper' low carb bread, Holle!


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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Great recipe. Flaxseed is amazingly healthy.


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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

Hope they taste better than they look Habee lol. You make it sound easy though


Garnetbird 6 years ago

I like to bake and this looks wonderful--As soon as the heat wave is over, I'll try this recipe. Thank you for posting this--I use artifical sweeteners and lowfat products as this is a refreshing recipe.


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PegCole17 6 years ago from Dallas, Texas

Good info here and I can't wait to try out the recipe. Always looking for ways to cut carbs. Thanks so much. The muffin picture is mouth-watering.mmmm mmm


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abrarr 6 years ago from USA

mmmmmm!! thats looks tasty and mouth watery!! nice hub and good way of presenting your thoughts!!


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Yummy - great recipe on low carb muffins!


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

Ummmm..Those look delish. could I put a bit of pumpkin in them?.....I love using flaxseed. I put it in my lean grond round for a stretcher and it also makes it taste so juicy!


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

We love muffins, with school starting back and the weather breaking it's a great time to bake some low carb muffins, thansk for the recipe.


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anglnwu 6 years ago

Sounds like a real treat--low carbs and high in fiber. What could be better?


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carolina muscle 6 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

sounds yummy!!!!


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Wendy Krick 6 years ago from Maryland

These look really good.


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sheila b. 6 years ago

You are amazing! I know when you say it's good, it is, so I'll buy the ingredients and try making these.


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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Habee, I use flaxseed regularly and will try your recipe as it sounds excellent.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

You make me hungry, my friend. Thanks for share this recipes. I like muffins very much.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Silver, I don't know if soy flour would work in cakes. It might not rise enough.


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Flightkeeper 6 years ago from The East Coast

Wow, I didn't even know there was such a thing as low carb muffins or bread. I'm gonna print this out and put in the recipe book...for the day that I want to actually bake something. Oh, would this recipe work as a pancake? Thanks habee.


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nifty@50 6 years ago

I haven't used flax seed meal before. I have used soy flour to make low carb pan cakes. I will have to try! Thanks habee for sharing!


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drbj 6 years ago from south Florida

In your honor, Holle, we have to change the lyrics to the Muffin Man to reflect the expert, the Muffin Madam (no disrespect intended).


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bayoulady 6 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

...or do you know the muffin mam.....lol!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Bpop, I'm eating A LOT of flax meal now!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Eth - what's wrong with how my low carb muffins look????


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Garnet! Good to see you!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Peg, I think you'll like the low carb muffins!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Many thanks, Abrarr!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Buckie, right now, I think they're my fave low carb bread!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Jackie, I'm gonna work on adding pumpkin to this recipe. Great minds, girlfriend! lol


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Always good to see you, Katie!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Anglnwu, they taste good, too!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hi, Chris! How are ya?


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Wendy, for low carb bread, they're very tasty!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Hope you like them, Sheila!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Pam, flaxseed meal is sooooo healthy!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Thanks for visiting, Prasetio!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

FK, I don't know if it would work for pancakes or not. I'm working on a low carb recipe for pancakes, though!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Nifty, do you use baking powder and baking soda to make the soy flour rise?


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

None taken, drbj! Love it!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Funny, Jackie!


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Mama Sez 6 years ago from Canada

Wow the recipe sounds healthy especially flax seed and the bread looks delicious! Flax seed is good for colon cleanse and general body detox as well :)


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

I agree, Mama! Flaxseed meal is great!


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woodamarc 6 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Habee, those look great. Flaxseed in the bomb. Now I feel bad about the 3 berry pie hub I just wrote. Couldn't help it... I like pie! My recipe is not low calorie desert like yours, but it has great antioxidant properties. Think you've inspired me to write about muffins. I know you got me going on my Viking barbeque tangent through your barbeque techniques. Good to see all is well. Keep up the great hubs. Your inspiring me to be more creative. Keep the hubs coming!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Berries are good for you, too, so don't feel too bad! lol


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nancy_30 6 years ago from Georgia

Thank you for sharing this recipe. I love muffins and this recipe sounds really good.


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

Nancy, great to see you!


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IvoryMelodies 6 years ago

I think these look delicious, and as a lover of all things bread I will definitely be trying them. Love flaxseed, so that got me excited, too. Plus the tip about sweetening the cream cheese. Thanks!


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habee 6 years ago from Georgia Author

I hope you like them, and thanks for reading!


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ImChemist 5 years ago

Wow i like this , may i get hungry now haha


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

I wish I had a couple of the low carb muffins right now! lol


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magriet 5 years ago

Once a gain I love your recipe. I will have to go on the hunt for flaxseed meal, I'm sure I will get something similar in South Africa. I know we do get the soy meal.


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habee 5 years ago from Georgia Author

The soy meal might work just as well. Let me know!


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toknowinfo 5 years ago

Sounds very tasty. I will have to try them. Thanks for sharing.


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Joe Macho 5 years ago from Colorado

To be honest, I've never worried about carb intake or nutritional content. I firmly believe that you should just eat fresh and cook yourself. These muffins look great and I actually really like flax meal, so I'll be making these real soon. Thanks for sharing.

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army surplus uk 4 years ago

I love muffins for an easy breakfast but I have been worried about the carbs so this is an ideal mix for me thanks


Joanna 4 years ago

I just entered your receipe into nutritiondata.com and it comes out to be about 10 net carbs per muffin. Can you show me the nutritional data for this?

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