Ah, chocolate chip muffins, I love them so. These are two of my favorite recipes. The first caramel muffin recipe is the happy result of a baking experiment gone right. Almond flour can be a bit dry in the sweeter baking recipes, especially if you use low carb sweeteners like erythritol which are also on the dry side.
I was wondering how to get a muffin recipe that had the rich, melty consistency of a regular flour based muffin, without all the carbs and gluten. I had some Walden Farms Caramel dip sitting in the cupboard. This dip has no calories or sugar, and it's made from cellulose, which is a fiber which has a tendency to attract moisture and hold it.
It occurred to me that I might be able to use that moisture attracting property to give almond flour muffins more of a creamy mouth feel and flavor. It worked out pretty well. These have that melty flour-butter consistency, and are just excellent with or without additional butter.
The Enjoy Life chips do have sugar in them, so if you prefer sugar free, I recommend ChocoPerfection chocolate (see picture on right). You can just fine chop up the bar and use the chocolate chunks as chips. The mint and raspberry flavors would be excellent in these muffins.
Makes about 45 mini muffins. Each muffin has 63 calories, 5 grams of fat, 3 grams of net carbs, and 2 grams of protein.
Rich Chocolate Chip Muffins
Because they are full size muffins, these have 8 net carbs each, which is a little high. But when you really gotta have something treat like, they totally hit the spot. Delicious with butter!
Makes 12 muffins. Nutrition per each chocolate chip muffin: 253 calories, 23 grams of fat, 6 grams of protein, 11 grams of carb, 3 grams of fiber for a net carb total of 8 grams per muffin.
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