Make these Low-carb Chocolate Muffins and you won’t need to give up desserts to stick to a low-carb lifestyle. It’s made with almond flour, cocoa powder and natural sweetener.
It’s time to indulge your sweet tooth with these Low-carb Chocolate Muffins and you won’t feel bad after eating them. I promise to you that these low-carb chocolate muffins are guilt-free, but yet D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S.
Low-carb Chocolate Muffins for Your Happy Days!
You’re going to love these low-carb muffins so much because…
· They’re moist, chocolatey, delicious and super easy to make.
· It’s a perfect decadent treat for low-carb diet.
· It’s a chocolate treat that it’s ready in 30 minutes.
· It’s healthier than the regular chocolate muffin recipes. It’s made with almond flour so it’s gluten-free, dairy-free and paleo-friendly too.
· All the ingredients you probably already have on hand.
· Also, it’s freezer-friendly and kid-friendly too. My 3 years old boy loved these muffins.
What is the best natural sweetener to make these Low-carb Chocolate Muffins?
My three favourite options are:
· Xylitol: It’s a sugar alcohol that it’s found naturally in some plants and contains 40% less calories than regular sugar. Also, it has a very low glycemic, which is great for diabetes since it doesn’t spike blood sugar. This was the first natural sweetener that I’ve ever baked with and I love it so much, because it doesn’t leave an awful aftertaste.
· Monk Fruit Sweetener (Lakanto): This is a new sweetener that I’m using and so far I’ve been enjoying it. It has almost no aftertaste and it contains no calories and no carbs, which is perfect for low-carb and keto diets. I used this one to make these chocolate muffins.
· Swerve: I also like to use this one, but the negative side of this sweetener is that it has some cooling sensation when you eat a treat made with this sweetener. It’s also natural and all its ingredients come from a selection of fruits and starchy root vegetables. It’s also free from artificial flavours or preservatives.
Which flour is the best for low-carb baking?
For this recipe I use only almond flour and it worked really well. It’s not necessary to use coconut flour, xanthan gum or even flaxseed meal to make these delicious low-carb chocolate muffins. They came out from the oven with a great texture and very moisture.
What kind of sugar-free chocolate chips do you use to make these Low-carb Chocolate Muffins?
Nowadays, it’s getting easier and easier to find sugar-free chocolate chips in the market. But there are some brands that use maltitol as the sweetener, which there are some studies that have been proven to spike blood glucose levels.
So, for me the best sugar-free chocolate chips in the market right now is Lily’s Chocolate chips. It’s made with natural stevia and real chocolate. I highly recommend it and it’s this is the brand that I used to make these low-carb chocolate muffins.
More Muffins Recipes to Try:
- Almond Flour Cranberry Muffins
- Almond Flour Pumpkin Muffins
- Low-carb Lemon Blueberry Blender Muffins
- Cauliflower Muffins
Low-carb Chocolate Muffins
- 2¼ cups blanched almond flour
- ¼ cup + 1 tablespoon cocoa powder — or cacao powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- 3 large pasture-raised eggs — room temperature
- ½ cup liquid monkfruit syrup — you can also use honey or maple syrup for paleo diet
- ¼ cup melted coconut oil — grass-fed butter or ghee
- 2/3 cup sugar-free chocolate chips — (save some for topping)
Preheat oven to 350˚F. Line a muffin tin with paper liners. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, add the dry ingredients (almond flour, baking soda, cacao powder and salt) and mix well to combine.
In another bowl, add eggs, monkfruit syrup (honey or maple syrup) and melted butter and whisk to combine.
Pour the eggs mixture into the almond-flour mixture, then carefully stir well to combine.
Fold in chocolate chips. Divide the batter among the prepared muffin cups. This is very important: fill each muffin cups three-quarters of the way. It’s about two and a half tablespoon per muffin cups. The dough will be a bit thick, but it will work perfectly. Sprinkle with additional sugar-free chocolate chips as desired.
Bake for 25-30 minutes, until the tops of the muffins are set and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Place the pan on a wire rack and let the muffins cool in the pan for 5 minutes. Gently pop the muffins out and cool 10 minutes more on the rack.
Nutrition InformationAmount per serving (1/12) — Calories: 199, Fat: 17g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 57mg, Sodium: 171mg, Potassium: 18mg, Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 7g
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