Almond Flour Muffins

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Almond flour muffins are light and fluffy muffins that are naturally low carb and grain free! Easily customizable and made in just one bowl, they are a healthy baked treat! 2 grams net carbs per muffin. 

almond flour muffins

Almond Flour Muffins

We love our almond flour desserts around here. Our favorites include a mug cake, brownies, and these almond flour muffins

I’ve been using more and more almond flour in my baking recently, especially with how common this keto baking staple has become. Several years ago, the only places you could find almond meal or almond flour was online or health food stores. Now,  they are almost as common as your everyday wholewheat or all purpose flour. 

Although I have a few keto muffin recipes here, I am yet to do a simple almond flour muffin recipe.

These muffins are simple, delicious, and need just 6 ingredients to make. They are light, fluffy, and moist in the middle. I love how customizable they are, and how you can jazz them up or flavor them in a plethora of ways. Made in just one bowl and ready in 25 minutes, they make a fabulous snack, dessert, or even a cheeky breakfast!

almond flour muffins recipe

Ingredients in this recipe

For the muffins

  • Almond flour– You must use blanched almond flour, not almond meal. The latter will yield a heavy and dense muffin, much darker in color. 
  • Baking powder– Gives the muffins some rise and fluffiness. 
  • Salt– Brings out the natural sweetness of the muffins. 
  • Granulated sweetener of choice– Either monk fruit sweetener or erythritol. If you don’t follow a keto diet, you can use coconut sugar, white sugar, or even brown sugar. 
  • Eggs– Room temperature eggs, not refrigerated ones. 
  • Butter– Unsalted and melted butter. You can also use melted coconut oil. 
  • Milk of choice– I used unsweetened almond milk, but use any milk you prefer. 

Crumble Topping

  • Almond flour and coconut flour– The combination of almond and coconut flour will yield a tender and delicious crumb topping. 
  • Granulated sweetener of choice- Again, you can use either of the sweeteners used in the muffins. 
  • Chopped nuts– I used chopped walnuts, but pecans or other nuts are also great.
  • Cinnamon– Adds a delicious flavor! 
  • Melted butter– Obviously ALL the best crumble toppings are buttery and delicious. 
  • Powdered sugar icing– I used my keto powdered sugar and mixed it with water, to drizzle over the tops of the muffins. 

How do you make almond flour muffins?

Start by mixing together your almond flour, baking powder, and salt and setting that aside. In a mixing bowl, add the rest of your ingredients and whisk together, until smooth and combined. Gently fold through the dry ingredients until just combined. Transfer to a 12-count muffin tin covered in muffin liners. If adding the crumble topping, sprinkle 1-2 tablespoons onto the tops of each muffin (there will likely be some leftover). 

Bake the muffins at 180C/350F for 22-25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out the center clean. Let the muffins cool in the pan for 10 minutes, before carefully transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 

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Tips to make the best muffins

  • Use a very good quality blanched almond flour, with an almost powder-like consistency. Some brands of almond flour can be a little gritty. 
  • You can omit the streusel topping if desired. Just be sure to smooth the tops of each muffin, to make sure they cook nicely.
  • Do not substitute the almond flour for another flour. I have not tested this and cannot vouch for results.
  • Some readers have had success replacing the eggs with an egg replacer. Again, I personally have not tried it so cannot vouch for it. 

Flavor Variations

  • Almond flour banana muffins– Make my low carb banana bread but bake it in muffin liners instead of a loaf pan. 
  • Chocolate Chip Muffins– Fold through 1/4 cup of chocolate chips into the batter and reserve a few to top the muffins with. 
  • Zucchini Muffins– Add 1/4 cup shredded zucchini into the batter. 
  • Pumpkin muffins– Replace 1 tablespoon of milk with 2 tablespoons of pumpkin puree

How to store low carb muffins

  • To store: As muffins are moist in the middle, I recommend you store them at all times in the refrigerator. They will keep well, covered, for up to 1 week.
  • To freeze: Place muffins in a ziplock bag and store in the freezer for up to 6 months. 

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Almond Flour Muffins

5 from 847 votes
These almond flour muffins are moist, fluffy, and make the perfect keto dessert! Made in just one bowl, they are ready in 25 minutes!
Servings: 12 Muffins
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 22 minutes
Total: 27 minutes

Ingredients  

For the muffins

For the streusel topping

Icing drizzle

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F. Grease a 12-count muffin tin with muffin liners and set aside.
  • Start by preparing your streusel topping. Add all the ingredients into a mixing bowl, and mix together, until a crumble remains. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, add your almond flour, baking powder, and salt and mix well. Set aside. In a separate bowl, add the sweetener, eggs, milk, and melted butter, and whisk together, until smooth and glossy.
  • Gently add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and fold them in, until smooth and combined. Distribute the muffin batter evenly amongst the muffin tin. Sprinkle with the crumble topping over each one.
  • Bake the muffins for 22-25 minutes, or until a skewer comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let cool in the muffin pan for 10 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • Once cooled, make your icing by whisking together the powdered sugar with water. Drizzle over the top of each muffin.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffinCalories: 197kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 8gFat: 18gSodium: 202mgPotassium: 17mgFiber: 6gVitamin A: 225IUCalcium: 112mgIron: 1mgNET CARBS: 3g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Arman Liew

I’m a two time cookbook author, photographer, and writer, and passionate about creating easy and healthier recipes. I believe you don’t need to be experienced in the kitchen to make good food using simple ingredients that most importantly, taste delicious.

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  1. 5 stars
    I’ve made this muffin recipe in multiple ways: instead of sweetener using bananas and walnuts, or blueberries. Never need to use the topping- too sweet for me. I love a great basic recipe that I can change up based on the ingredients in my kitchen. Thanks!

  2. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness, I made these today and they are delicious! The only thing I changed is that I used 1 1/4 cup almond flour and 1/3 cup coconut flour rather than all almond flour in the muffin. Delicious 😋

  3. 5 stars
    D-Lish-Us
    WoW
    Moist, too!

    First time I’ve tried this recipe, as I’m new at keto baking. I added a few good drops of almond extract to batter then, after baking, topped with a thin cream cheese frosting. Seriously…after refrigerating overnight, these muffins were as tasty and moist as ANY muffin I’ve ever had… yes super MOIST!!!

  4. These were delicious, one of the better almond flour recipes I have used. I added a mashed banana and chocolate chips and they turned out great. Thanks for this!

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