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Holle's Spiced Low Carb Muffins

Updated on April 28, 2012

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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      Joanna 5 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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      army surplus uk 6 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

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      Zach 6 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.

      Voted up and useful.

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      toknowinfo 7 years ago

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

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      magriet 7 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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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      ImChemist 7 years ago

      Wow i like this , may i get hungry now haha

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      I hope you like them, and thanks for reading!

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      IvoryMelodies 7 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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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Nancy, great to see you!

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      nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Marc Woodard 7 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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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      I agree, Mama! Flaxseed meal is great!

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      Mama Sez 7 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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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Funny, Jackie!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      None taken, drbj! Love it!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      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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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks for visiting, Prasetio!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Pam, flaxseed meal is sooooo healthy!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Hope you like them, Sheila!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Chris! How are ya?

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Anglnwu, they taste good, too!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Always good to see you, Katie!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Many thanks, Abrarr!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Garnet! Good to see you!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      bayoulady 7 years ago from Northern Louisiana,USA

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

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      drbj and sherry 7 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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      nifty@50 7 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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      Flightkeeper 7 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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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      prasetio30 7 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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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

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

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      sheila b. 7 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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      Wendy Krick 7 years ago from Maryland

      These look really good.

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      sounds yummy!!!!

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      anglnwu 7 years ago

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

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      katiem2 7 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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      bayoulady 7 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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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Washington

      Yummy - great recipe on low carb muffins!

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      abrarr 7 years ago from USA

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

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      Peg Cole 7 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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      Garnetbird 7 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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      Eileen Kersey 7 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

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

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      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Great recipe. Flaxseed is amazingly healthy.

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      SilverGenes 7 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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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      You got that right, HH! lol

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      What up, John? Great to see you!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

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

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      Hello, hello, 7 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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      Hmrjmr1 7 years ago from Georgia, USA

      Gonna give these a go Habee much thanks!!

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      Sky321 7 years ago from Canada

      These sound tasty and healthy. Thank you

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