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Keto Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

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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.

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!

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. 😉

 

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!

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 🙂

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!

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.

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!

Here Are Some Other Keto Muffin Recipes You’ll Love

Keto Lemon Poppyseed Muffins

Maple Bacon Cornbread Muffins

Keto Blueberry Muffins: easy & kid friendly

Savory Chai Keto Muffins: gluten free, dairy free

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!
Keto Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Keto Cinnamon Sugar Muffins

Yield: 12 muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

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!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease muffin tin and set aside.
  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, beat butter, powdered sweetener, and vanilla together.
  3. Add eggs and milk. Mix well and set aside.
  4. In a seperate mixing bowl, whisk or sift dry ingredients together including almond flour, flaxseed, baking powder, cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg.
  5. Mix dry ingredients into wet ingredients until well blended.
  6. Evenly distribute the batter into muffin tins.
  7. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  8. While muffins are cooling, combine granular sweetner and cinnamon in a small bowl.
  9. Brush muffins with butter on all sides, place into the cinnamon sugar mixture, and roll to coat. Repeat with all muffins.
  10. Store in an airtight container up to 1 week.

Notes

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.

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

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Sarah

Monday 21st of November 2022

Hiya how many grams would 5 tablespoons of butter be? I am so looking forward to making these ☺️

Ketoinpearls

Thursday 24th of November 2022

Hi Sarah, it should be around 70 to 75 grams. Hope you enjoy them!

Sandy

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!

Ketoinpearls

Sunday 9th of October 2022

Thanks for the tips Sandy.

China

Wednesday 14th of September 2022

Can I use heavy whipping cream instead of half&half?

Ketoinpearls

Sunday 18th of September 2022

It should work but I can;t guarantee it. Whipping cream has higher fat content which may impact the texture of the muffins. Please let me know if you try, I am curious now :)

Susan

Saturday 23rd of July 2022

Sorry, what's half and half. In the UK and never heard of this ingredient? Thanks

Ketoinpearls

Monday 15th of August 2022

Hi Susan, half and half is simply an equal quantity mix of whole milk and heavy cream. Let me know how the muffins taste :)

Nana T.

Wednesday 29th of June 2022

I used to make gluten style donut muffins, and kept hoping for a flour-free, sugar-free variety. This is it! I am going to customize a Nutella-style filling, and drop a tsp of it inside before baking. Heaven! Thank you for the recipe!

Ketoinpearls

Wednesday 13th of July 2022

My pleasure!

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