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Versatile Low-Carb Muffins

Updated on September 12, 2014
low carb muffins
low carb muffins

Once upon a time, I celebrated Thanksgiving like everyone else. Back when I lived in Hawaii, I usually prepared the meal myself and although it would take me two days to prepare and make everything, I enjoyed every minute of the process. Of course we would have the traditional turkey with stuffing and mashed potatoes with a pumpkin pie for dessert. but we also had some Japanese food like sushi for my mother. Eating all that food usually meant putting on a few pounds in one sitting so I would usually go back to my low-carb way of eating the very next day.

After all the yummy food and especially the 2 slices of pumpkin pie I would usually have the night before, it's never easy to start the next day with just eggs. Most likely I'm in the mood for something sweet and decadent. So I whip up these delicious low-carb muffins to satisfy my sinful cravings.

These muffins are so easy to make and versatile too. Feel free to add your favorite ingredients such as nuts or blueberries. They freeze nicely as well for later consumption.

  • Prep time: 20 min
  • Cook time: 10 min
  • Ready in: 30 min
  • Yields: 12 muffins

Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/3 cup sweetener

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Butter muffin pan.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together well.
  3. Add wet ingredients and mix until thoroughly blended.
  4. Fill the muffin pan to 2/3 full and bake for about 15 minutes.
3.4 stars from 104 ratings of Low Carb Muffins
Bob's Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour, 16-ounce (Pack of 4)
Bob's Red Mill Super-Fine Almond Flour, 16-ounce (Pack of 4)

Thank goodness for almond flour. Now those who are watching their carb intake can have their cake and eat it too. Bob's Red Mill is a good and reputable brand that's always reliable for all your baking needs.

 
The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking: 80 Low-Carb Recipes that Offer Solutions for Celiac Disease, Diabetes, and Weight Loss
The Joy of Gluten-Free, Sugar-Free Baking: 80 Low-Carb Recipes that Offer Solutions for Celiac Disease, Diabetes, and Weight Loss

I am so happy that low carb doesn't mean saying goodbye to baked goods. I would not survive one if I had to do that. This book includes some awesome cake recipes that are to die for.

 
The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook
The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook

This is probably my favorite almond flour cookbook to date. The beautiful pictures and delectable recipes appeal to me and from what I've tried so far, they always came out perfect.

 

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      lyn 19 months ago

      do you have the breakdown of carbs/calories per muffin. im sorry if i missed it. thanks.

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      Michelle 21 months ago

      Can you please tell me what you used for the sweetener? I usually use xylitol and stevia.

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      Shinichi Mine 2 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      thanks Mary. Glad you like them!

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      Shinichi Mine 2 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Paula Atwell almond flour is simply ground almonds. you can usually use it in place of regular flour in recipes with a few modifications.

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      Paula Atwell 2 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I am on an extremely low carb diet, even these won't fit, but I did want to ask you about the almond flour. What is it exactly?

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      Mary Crowther 2 years ago from Havre de Grace

      I am keeping this recipe for the holidays. Very impressive!

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      Merry Citarella 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      They good light and tasty. Looks like a good time to try almond flour. Thanks for perfecting the recipe for us, then sharing it, smine27!

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      Paula Hite 3 years ago from Virginia

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @TreasuresBrenda: Let me know if you try them. They are fantastic.

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      Treasures By Brenda 3 years ago from Canada

      I've never cooked anything with almond flour. These muffins sound interesting.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @favored: I have had my share of bad muffins. I think it took me half a dozen tries to get this one right.

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      Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

      I made muffins for gifts over the holidays and they were just awful. Instead of making them from scratch I bought packaged ones to save time. They looked ok, but all tasted the same. I could have used this recipe.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @RoadMonkey: Great to hear. Let me know how you like them.

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      RuthieDenise 3 years ago

      I have been thinking of trying a gluten free diet. I just did not know where to start. This recipe using almond flour is a good way to start. Thank you

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      RoadMonkey 3 years ago

      What a useful recipe. I try to eat low carb too but as you say, it's hard to get back on it once you taste sugar again! I have printed this out. Thank you.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @RuthieDenise: Almond flour and coconut flours work well with me. Although I do eat gluten, I find eating bread just makes me feel bloated.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @chrisilouwho: thanks so much.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @LornsA178: Thanks so much Lorns.

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      chrisilouwho 3 years ago

      mmm, these look delicious! fabulous photo!

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      LornsA178 3 years ago

      I love the looks of your muffin! Yum!

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Minoru10: Thanks Minoru

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @LiteraryMind: ah thank you so much.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @Lynda Makara: Thanks so much.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @sousababy: oh yes they are perfect! They are even fabulous with maple syrup.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @ecogranny: almond flour is really easy to use Grace. Try it. I think you'll like it,.

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      Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      @VinnWong: Thanks Vinn

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      Michael Yoshinaka 3 years ago from Honolulu, Hawaii

      Great picture and looks so delicious!

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      Ellen Gregory 3 years ago from Connecticut, USA

      Sounds linke a winner of a recipe. I printed this one off.

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      Lynda Makara 3 years ago from California

      These look good.

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      sousababy 3 years ago

      Sounds wonderful for Sunday brunch too.

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      I haven't cooked with almond flour, and these look sooooo tasty. Thanks for the recipe!

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      VinnWong 3 years ago

      Ohhh yummy!