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

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line 45 mini-muffin cups with paper liners. 
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, erythritol, baking soda, salt and xanthan gum.  
  3. In a smaller bowl, beat the eggs lightly, then add the sour cream, cooled butter and stevia.
  4. Stir the liquid mixture into the almond flour mixture and mix well.
  5. Fill each muffin cup about ¾ full.
  6. Bake 20-25 minutes, or until muffin tops are lightly brown and springy-firm to the touch.
  7. Remove and let cool. Cooling them will make it much easier to remove the paper.
  8. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

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!
  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees.  Place cupcake papers in individual muffin holes of regular sized 12 count muffin pan. 
  2. Mix almond flour and cream. 
  3. Add eggs one at a time, and stir until mixed. 
  4. Add butter, baking soda, flavoring, sweetener and salt and mix. 
  5. Add chocolate and stir until evenly distributed. (Measure accurately because chocolate is high in carb).
  6. Spoon mixture into pan, filling each cupcake paper about 2/3 full.  
  7. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden.  Let cool, and serve 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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