I've tried and been disappointed in many low carb and keto muffin recipes. So many are dense, dry or pasty in texture and only rise a small amount. These are like real muffins! They rise to the top of the pan if not slightly above, have a light texture but are not airy like a cupcake (they are muffins after all) and a wonderful crumb texture. Not to mention they taste amazing.
I did make a few changes to the original recipe https://www.wholesomeyum.com/recipes/keto-low-carb-paleo-blueberry-muffins-recipe-almond-flour/ . I decreased the almond flour and added some very finely ground flax. I like the fiber flax has and the Omega-3's. If your flax isn't super fine like flour, process it in a coffee mill or mini-drink blender until very fine. I also added a pinch of stevia. I've found I can taste erythritol but when I add a bit of stevia it balances the erythritol flavor and I increased the baking powder a little to compensate for the heavier flax. I also added a hint of lemon. I like the flavor of lemon and blueberry together but you can omit it if you don't want a hint of lemon, or increase the amount if you want a stronger flavor.
Keto Low Carb Paleo Blueberry Muffins Recipe with Almond Flour
1. Preheat the oven to 350° F/177° C). Line a muffin pan with 12 silicone or parchment paper muffin liners.
2. n a large bowl, combine almond flour, flax, erythritol, baking powder, sea salt, stevia and True Lemon, if using; mix well.
3. In a medium microwave safe bowl, melt coconut oil or butter. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; whisk until thoroughly blended. Add to dry ingredients; stir just until well blended. Gently stir in blueberries. Scoop or spoon a scant 1/4 cupful into each silicone cup or parchment liner.
4. Bake 23-28 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center tests clean. Cool in pan 5 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.
Nutrition Facts: Serving size: 1/12 of a recipe (2 ounces) 1 muffin The sweeteners and optional ingredients are not included in the recipe nutrition data as the sweeteners don't affect blood sugar.
Amount Per Serving Calories 196.89 Calories From Fat (75%) 148.55 Total Fat 17.74g Saturated Fat 6.25g Cholesterol 46.5mg Sodium 127.4mg Potassium 24.67mg <1% Total Carbohydrates 6.75g Fiber 3.4g Sugar 1.61g Protein 6.36g