Low Carb Cinnamon Roll Muffins (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)


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Low Carb Cinnamon Roll Muffins given a keto, paleo and vegan makeover! These super fluffy and bakery style muffins use almond flour and have no eggs and no butter, but super moist. Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free.

There are a plethora of high protein low carb muffin recipes, but very few actually taste delicious.

keto cinnamon muffins

The key to producing a cinnamon muffin which tastes delicious is due to one key ingredient- almond flour!

I’ve always been skeptical when a muffin or baked good recipe calls for no eggs, as I’d always assumed them to be a necessity. This is not the case!

When it comes to snacking, I’ve found that having something protein-packed and keto-friendly to be the most effective. Since I’ve started working out more, I’ve found that having a low carb/high protein snack to be the best to not only fuel my muscles but also keep me satisfied until my post-workout meal.

Low Carb Keto Cinnamon Roll Muffins

This low carb cinnamon roll muffins aren’t just for those who workout- Here are other benefits!

Using just one bowl

Quick and easy (Just 15 minutes!)

100% sugar free and dairy free

Satisfy the baked good cravings, guilt-free

Fluffy and bakery style

Less than 6 ingredients

Here are some tips, tricks, and hints to ensure a perfect low carb muffin recipe ever! 

keto cinnamon roll muffins

Almond Flour or Almond Meal

The most common question I get asked when sharing a recipe with almond flour is whether or not almond meal can be used instead.

Almond meal can certainly be used instead of almond flour, with the only difference being a slight flavor and texture. The meal is more course and has a more evident taste. The flour, on the other hand, is smoother and better for a fluffier baked recipe. 

The Right Protein Powder

Choosing the right protein powder is imperative for these low carb cinnamon roll 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 with baking or any recipe, really. 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. 

Keto Approved Starches

Hands down, pumpkin puree is the best starch to use in this low carb muffin recipe. Not only is it keto approved, it is also naturally paleo, vegan and gluten-free.

For those not following a ketogenic diet, you can easily swap it out for unsweetened applesauce, overripe banana, or mashed sweet potato. 

keto low carb muffins

More delicious baked goods? Gotcha covered!

Flourless Blueberry Breakfast Cake

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Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake

1 Minute Low Carb Cinnamon Roll Mug Cake

The Ultimate Protein Brownie

Watch a video of how to make easy low carb muffins below!


cinnamon roll muffins

Low Carb Cinnamon Roll Muffins (Keto, Paleo, Vegan)

4.98 from 260 votes
Low Carb Cinnamon Roll Muffins given a keto, paleo and vegan makeover! These super fluffy and bakery style muffins use almond flour and have no eggs and no butter, but super moist. Gluten Free, Grain Free, Dairy Free, Sugar Free. 
Servings: 20 muffins
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes


For the glaze


  • Preheat the oven to 350 Fahrenheit 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. 


Low Carb Cinnamon Roll Muffins should be kept refrigerated for optimum freshness. They can be kept at room temperature, in a covered container, but must be eaten within 2 days.
To freeze muffins, wrap each serving individually. 


Serving: 1muffinCalories: 112kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 5gFat: 9gPotassium: 3mgFiber: 2gVitamin A: 50IUVitamin C: 1.7mgCalcium: 10mgIron: 0.2mgNET CARBS: 1g
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Author: Arman
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Low Carb Keto Cinnamon Roll Muffins

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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. Hey, Armani! I love your blog! Everything looks so delicious and healthy. Thank you for sharing these awesome recipes!

  2. I feel like these were missing eggs or something to hold them together. Mine just crumbled apart like cereal. Could it have been the protein powder I used?

  3. My daughter followed the recipe carefully. They were delicious, but they just crumbled. What can we add to help them have a muffin consistency.

  4. The flavor was amazing, but mine were also incredibly soft/crumbly and didn’t hold together at all. I just piled it on a plate and told my kids it was cake. Haha. I’ll have to keep experimenting.

    1. Hi! It really depends on the protein powder 🙂 Try casein or brown rice protein powder! 🙂