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I love a good muffin. Having a bunch low carb blueberry muffins is even better! haha Muffins are basically just a tiny cake and I love a good moist and soft cake. There was one time in college when I was really craving cake.
So, when I was at the store, I bought a box cake and made it. I didn’t finish it in one night, but I’m pretty sure it was gone in a week.
However, on that note, I never ate many blueberry muffins or muffins for that matter. They are just another high sugar food item.
Even before eating keto, I tried to avoid added sugars if I could. I’m still human and I did indulge myself at times. I just couldn’t be eating muffins daily or even weekly if I wanted to avoid added sugars or carbohydrates.
I knew that a recipe needed to be created where I could enjoy a marvelous blueberry muffin on this way of eating. Each muffin recipe I tried tasted great but I needed to perfect it.
Therefore, YES, I had my daily low carb blueberry muffin and I freakin LOVED it!
While eating a keto diet, always make sure you are getting enough water. This way of eating dehydrates you much easier than if you were eating more carbohydrates.
I’ll be honest, I’m terrible with water. I then suffer the consequences, especially if it is summer and I am outside. I am not perfect but we are all a work in progress.
To log recipe on My Fitness Pal search: Keto Keuhn Nutrition – Blueberry Muffin
Carbs: 2 (If we count erythritol this number changes to 11.6 grams)
Net Carbs: 2
Notes about the recipe
The blueberry muffins may not fully stay together when they first come out of the oven. The muffins will be easier to remove once they chill in the fridge. I then reheat them for around 15 seconds in the microwave.
Every time I take my first bite, I melt inside. Of course, I know nobody wants to wait that long to enjoy their creation. If that’s the case, wait for these low carb blueberry muffins to cool at the bare minimum.
For the coconut milk, store the can in the fridge for at least a day. This will bring the milk/cream that you will use to the top. The nutrition calculations are figured out as if the can of coconut milk was mixed. Therefore, the carbs will actually be less.
New Recipe with Lower Total Carbs
In the coming year, I’m making all of my recipes to be under 10 total carbs with counting erythritol. So, I needed to find a way to make these muffins have fewer carbs due to the sugar alcohol.
Therefore, I only swapped out the erythritol and used pure monk fruit powder. I only used 3/8 teaspoon of this monk fruit sweetener. Remember that everyone’s sweetness level may be different. It never hurts to try the batter before you bake it.
If you use this monk fruit, count the total carbs as 2. 🙂
New Muffin Flavors
Alright, with testing out the monk fruit in these muffins, I played with flavors. I did one batch raspberry and another batch orange. For the raspberry batch, I removed the blueberries and added 1 teaspoon of raspberry extract.
That’s it. For the orange batch, I removed the blueberries and added 1 tablespoon of dried orange peel. By doing this it was a little more bitter, so I added 3/4 teaspoon of the monk fruit powder instead of the 3/8 teaspoon.
Low Carb Blueberry Muffins
- 1 C almond flour
- 2/3 C Swerve
- 1/4 C Butter melted 1/4 Cup is 4 Tablespoons
- 1/4 C Ricotta
- 1/4 C Unsweetened Coconut Milk from a can
- 3 Large Eggs
- 1/2 Cup fresh blueberries or 1 T dried blueberries
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tsp Baking Powder
Disclaimer: The muffins in the photos are when I used 1 Tablespoon of dried blueberries. The nutrition facts are when I used 1/2 Cup of fresh blueberries. When you use the fresh blueberries, the berries will fall to the bottom of the muffin. They still taste awesome, just not super awesome for photos. haha