Low Carb Chocolate Chip Muffins
The Caramel Chocolate Chip Muffins are 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 affinity 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.
Caramel Chocolate Chip Mini 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 MuffinsBecause 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.