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Low-carb Chocolate Muffins

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.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword Almond Flour Muffins, Baking, Gluten-free Muffins, Loqw-carb treat, Low-carb Muffins, Muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 Muffins
Calories 199kcal



  • 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.


  • This recipe was adapted from the blog Tasty Yummies
  • This recipe was tested for almond flour only. Do not swap for a different flour.
  • I love adding extra chocolate chips on top of the batter before baking. This makes it look extra appealing! 
  • Avoid overfilling the muffin liner as it'll overflow. 
  • To store: Store the muffins in the fridge for up to a week or on the counter for 3 days. Make sure they're in an airtight container. 
  • To freeze: You can freeze the muffins for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1/12 | Calories: 199kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g