These keto cinnamon sugar muffins taste just like your favorite churro or donut. These muffins are 100% sugar free, gluten free, and grain free making them perfect for your keto breakfasts or an evening snack.
Something I’ve always loved doing with my kids, especially as they’ve gotten older, is make muffins together on the weekends. I used to buy a boxed muffin mix that was easy enough for little hands to help measure and mix.
Now that we avoid processed foods as much as possible, I strive to create easy homemade recipes that my kids can still help create and that enjoy eating. Getting your kids in the kitchen at an early age is a great skill you can bestow them. Plus, it’s fun!
These keto cinnamon sugar muffins are both easy and fun for you to make alone or with your littles. I mean, what kid doesn’t want to eat something with the word “sugar” in the title?!
Of course, we’re using keto “sugars” in this easy keto muffin recipe but calling it “keto monkfruit cinnamon muffins” just didn’t sound as fun. 😉
Why will you Love this Easy Keto Muffin Recipe?
And here’s why:
- Tastes just like a churro, cinnamon sugar donut, or cinnamon sugar breakfast cereal
- Kids will love them
- Easy keto muffin recipe that kids can help make
- Great addition to a brunch menu
- Perfect for back to school breakfasts, lunchboxes, and meal prep
- Easily doubled for freezing (they reheat perfectly!)
Can You Eat Muffins on a Keto Diet?
Most muffins that are sold by grocery stores and bakeries are not keto friendly unless stated otherwise. They are usually made with regular flour and have lots of sugar making them very high in carbs. They wouldn’t work for a keto diet. So, here is this keto-friendly recipe that you will love and be able to enjoy without worrying about cheating on your keto diet 🙂
What is the Best Flour for Keto Baking?
The first problem when trying keto baking is that traditional wheat flour is very high in carbs. So what is the best flour alternative for keto baking? Almond flour is certainly one of the best flours to use. It is essentially almonds crushed into its most fine state, it is grain-free and extremely low in carbs.
Making Your Own Keto Cinnamon Sugar Muffins at Home?
Whether you’re having a lazy Saturday morning or hosting brunch, these keto cinnamon sugar muffins are a wonderful addition to your table. They’re a cinch to prepare and a great recipe to introduce to your non-keto friends and family.
Here’s what you need:
- 2 medium sized mixing bowls
- Whisk, hand mixer, or stand mixer
- 1/2 cup measuring cup
- Measuring spoons
- Muffin tin (6 cup, 12 cup, or 24 cup)
- Cookie scoop or spoon
- Small mixing bowl
- Silicone basting brush
All you’ll have to do is mix all your ingredients in the mixing bowl, evenly divide your batter in the muffin tin, and bake.
If you use cooking spray to grease your muffin tin, you don’t even need to use liners! However, if you prefer a liner, I really like these silicone ones!
After baking, brush your muffins with some melted butter and roll in a cinnamon sugar mixture. If your kids are helping, they’ll LOVE this part!
Ingredients and Substitutions For This Easy Keto Cinnamon Sugar Muffin Recipe
- Flaxseed: if you’re new to low carb baking, flaxseed may seem like a weird ingredient. In actuality, flax is very common especially in baked goods. Flaxseed adds moisture and texture to low carb and gluten free baked goods, it can even be used to replace eggs in some recipes (not this one though). I highly encourage you to grab a bag of flaxseed online on your next grocery run, you can find it just about everywhere these days. However, if you just can’t wait to make these muffins and don’t have the flaxseed on hand, you can omit it.
- Sweeteners: you can use whichever brand of zero carb sweetener you prefer. Personally, I use this in all of my recipes and prefer it because there isn’t a cooling effect with every bite.
How to store Muffins?
You can store your muffins in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days. If you want to store them longer, just stick the container in the freezer. Don’t forget to let your muffins thaw in the fridge before reheating them in the oven.
Here Are Some Other Keto Muffin Recipes You’ll Love
Keto Blueberry Muffins: easy & kid friendly
Savory Chai Keto Muffins: gluten free, dairy free
Keto Cinnamon Sugar Muffins
Keto cinnamon sugar muffins taste just like your favorite churro or donut. Of course this easy. keto muffin recipe is 100% sugar free. It's sure to be a new family favorite!
- ½ cup powdered sweetener (I use this)
- 5 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 eggs
- ½ cup half and half
- 1 ½ cups almond flour
- 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
For Cinnamon Sugar Topping
- 4 tablespoons butter, melted
- ½ cup granulated sweetener (I use this)
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tin and set aside.
- In a medium sized mixing bowl, beat butter, powdered sweetener, and vanilla together.
- Add eggs and milk. Mix well and set aside.
- In a seperate mixing bowl, whisk or sift dry ingredients together including almond flour, flaxseed, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
- Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until well blended.
- Evenly distribute the batter into muffin tins.
- Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
- While muffins are cooling, combine granular sweetner and cinnamon in a small bowl.
- Brush muffins with butter on all sides, place into the cinnamon sugar mixture, and roll to coat. Repeat with all muffins.
- Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.
Any size muffin tin may be used. Decrease cooking time for 24 cup mini muffin pan, increase cooking time for 6 cup large muffin pan.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 muffins Serving Size: 1 muffin
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 188Total Fat: 17.5gCarbohydrates: 3.6gNet Carbohydrates: 1.9gFiber: 1.7gProtein: 4.5g
Tuesday 31st of January 2023
Can I use heavy cream in place of half and half?
Wednesday 1st of February 2023
You can but the recipe will likely be quite a bit richer. I usually use 3/4 milk and 1/4 heavy cream to replace half and half.
Monday 16th of January 2023
Love these! Finally found a grain free, keto friendly recipe that tastes wonderful. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
Tuesday 17th of January 2023
My pleasure Roberta, so happy you like them!
Monday 28th of November 2022
Hi I have flaxseed and chia blend Can I use that in the muffins?
Thursday 1st of December 2022
I would stick to the original recipe, replacing flax with chia requires some testing as it is not necessarily a one to one substitution.
Monday 21st of November 2022
Hiya how many grams would 5 tablespoons of butter be? I am so looking forward to making these ☺️
Thursday 24th of November 2022
Hi Sarah, it should be around 70 to 75 grams. Hope you enjoy them!
Wednesday 5th of October 2022
Thank you for this recipe! I've been looking for a pastry that is low-carb and would satisfy my sweet tooth! I followed the directions, but substituted chia seeds for the ground flaxseed. I think the muffins would be totally fine by themselves without rolling in the cinnamon/sugar mix since I think they're sweet enough and I did find that they had a cooling effect even using the monkfruit/erythritol combo. Still delish though!
Sunday 9th of October 2022
Thanks for the tips Sandy.