Keto Muffins

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These keto muffins are super moist and fluffy and bake in just 15 minutes! They make a fabulous low carb dessert.

Want more keto desserts? Try my keto donuts, keto chocolate chip cookies, and keto pound cake.

keto muffins.

Craving muffins but watching your carbs? My keto muffin recipe ticks all the boxes.

I was inspired by my keto cinnamon rolls and transformed their flavor and texture into ultra-fluffy, delicious muffins!

Table of Contents
  1. Why I love this recipe
  2. Ingredients needed
  3. How to make keto muffins
  4. Recipe tips and variations
  5. Storage instructions
  6. More keto muffin recipes
  7. Keto Muffins (Recipe Card)

Why I love this recipe

  • Just one bowl. So clean up is a breeze.
  • Quick and easy. The bake time for these muffins is less than 15 minutes.
  • 100% sugar-free and dairy-free. These also happen to be egg-free, too!
  • 6 ingredients. Count them yourself.

Ingredients needed

  • Almond flour. Always use superfine or blanched almond flour, not almond meal. The latter tends to yield a more earthy and drier texture.
  • Vanilla protein powder. I like to use a flavored protein powder as it adds sweetness to the muffins. If you use unflavored protein powder, you’ll need to add some allulose, monk fruit sweetener, or some keto maple syrup.
  • Baking powder. Helps the muffins rise.
  • Cinnamon. Adds some lovely flavor.
  • Almond butter. Smooth and drippy almond butter with no added sugar. You can swap this out for another nut or seed butter, like tahini or peanut butter.
  • Unsweetened applesauce. Adds moisture to the muffins with very few calories. Pumpkin puree and mashed banana can be substituted (although the latter will add extra carbs).
  • Coconut oil. Measured in its melted state. If you don’t want any coconut flavor, use refined coconut oil.
  • Glaze. A combination of keto powdered sugar and water or milk.

How to make keto muffins

I’ve included step-by-step photos below to make this recipe easy to follow at home. For the full printable recipe instructions and ingredient quantities, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Step 1- Make the muffin batter. Whisk together the dry ingredients and mix well. Add the wet ingredients and mix until a smooth batter remains.

Step 2- Bake the muffins. Distribute the muffin batter amongst a 12-count muffin tin and bake for 12-15 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.

Step 3- Add the glaze. Once the muffins cool completely, drizzle the glaze over the top.

low carb muffins.

Protein powder tips

Choosing the right protein powder is imperative for these low carb muffins, as using a non-specified one can really alter the taste. Protein powder muffins can really be hit or miss, so be sure to use the ones below for the perfect recipe.

  • Brown rice protein powder (vegan and gluten-free)- Brown rice protein powder provides a fantastic texture, similar to flour. It doesn’t try out the muffins, either. 
  • Casein protein powder (keto and gluten-free)- This is my favorite protein powder to use any baking recipe. It is super thick and creamy and requires more liquid than other protein powders. 
  • Paleo protein powder– This is the best protein powder to use for those following a strict paleo or keto diet. 

Please note I don’t really like the texture without protein powder, but some readers have made my other protein muffin recipes without it with success. I cannot vouch for the outcome myself. 

Recipe tips and variations

  • Do not over-bake. These muffins continue baking as they cool down, so remove them from the oven once a toothpick comes out ‘just’ clean.
  • Glaze once cooled. Adding the glaze to still-warm muffins will see the muffins sink in the center. Only glaze the muffins once they are completely cool.
  • Add mix-ins. Chocolate chips, shredded coconut, and fresh berries are all fabulous options to add to the batter.

Storage instructions

To store: Leftover muffins will keep well at room temperature in a sealed container for up to two days. For the best flavor and texture, the muffins will keep well for up to five days.

To freeze: Place the muffins in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.

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More keto muffin recipes

keto muffins recipe.

Keto Muffins

4.98 from 341 votes
These keto muffins need just 6 ingredients to make and yield fluffy and moist muffins. Ready in just 15 minutes. Watch the video below to see how I make this in my kitchen!
Servings: 12 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes

Video

Ingredients  

For the glaze

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 180C/350F and line a 12-count muffin tin with muffin liners and set aside. This can also be made using a mini muffin tin. 
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine your dry ingredients and mix well. Add your wet ingredients and mix until fully incorporated.
  • Evenly distribute the cinnamon roll muffin batter evenly amongst the muffin liners. Bake for 10-15 minutes, checking around the 10 minute mark by inserting a skewer in the center and seeing if it comes out clean. If it does, muffins are done. Allow to cool in pan for 5 minutes, before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • Once cooled, prepare your cinnamon roll glaze by combining all ingredients and mixing until combined. Drizzle over the muffin tops and allow to firm up. 

Notes

TO STORE. Leftover muffins will keep well at room temperature in a sealed container for up to two days. For the best flavor and texture, the muffins will keep well for up to five days.
TO FREEZE. Place the muffins in a ziplock bag and store them in the freezer for up to 6 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffinCalories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 5gFat: 9gPotassium: 3mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.2mgNET CARBS: 1g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman Liew
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Originally published February 2018, updated and republished April 2024

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. 4 stars
    So light and fluffy! Just love them, really do. I use this recipe a lot when expecting
    visitors.

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