Strawberry Muffins : An Amazing Low Carb Muffins recipe
When you make these Strawberry Muffins you will be in for a low carb treat. I made these muffins last Saturday for my family’s brunch. Every Sunday around my house we end up making
I highly recommend these low carb muffins because my non-keto wife gave these low carb muffins her seal of approval. Our 9-year-old daughter loved the muffin recipe so much that she asked me to make these Strawberry Muffins every Sunday. It is for this reason why I decided to post this simple low carb muffin recipe today.
Simple Ingredients make delicious Strawberry Muffins
Another great thing to note about this low carb muffin recipe is how simple the ingredients are. There are keto cupcake recipes that are delicious yet require too much work for brunch due to the frosting. These Strawberry Muffins have no frosting and therefore take only 40 minutes to make. A muffin is merely a naked cupcake after all.
Although the measurements should be as precise as possible there is a little bit of breathing room when making this low carb muffin recipe. I have included both the weighted and cups measurements in this recipe because it is very forgiving.
Why I choose to eat a low carb diet
I chose to eat a ketogenic diet above all to keep my autoimmune disease Rheumatoid Arthritis supresseed. I have found that eating too much sugar even when found in fruits can adversely affect my symptoms.
This can include joint pain, fatigue and inflammation. When eaten in small doses I have discovered that Strawberries do not cause flare ups of my disease and for this I am grateful.
Strawberry Muffins and the Keto Diet
Yes! 100 Grams of Strawberries contain only about 6 net carbohydrates and 33 calories. It is for this reason why Strawberries are ideal for low carb diets. As long as you are paying attention to how many strawberries you are putting into this strawberry muffin recipe then you will be fine.
The answer here is yes as long as you pay attention to the carb counts and remember that fruit is natures candy and should be treated as such. When compared to other fruits such as bananas that contain about 20 carbs per 100 grams, strawberries are the logical choice.
Here are a few examples of lower carb fruits and berries.
Raspberries: Half a cup (60 grams) contains 3 grams of carbs.
Blackberries: Half a cup (70 grams) contains 4 grams of carbs.
Plum: One medium-sized (65 grams) contains 7 grams of carbs.
Blueberries: Half a cup (75 grams) contains 9 grams of carbs.
Unless you want to blow all your carbs in one
Banana (1 medium): 27 grams of carbs, 3 of which are fiber (9).
Raisins (1 oz / 28 grams): 22 grams of carbs, 1 of which is fiber (10).
Dates (2 large): 36 grams of carbs, 4 of which are fiber (11).
Mango (1 cup, sliced): 28 grams of carbs, 3 of which are fiber (12).
Pear (1 medium): 28 grams of carbs, 6 of which are fiber (13).
Low Carb Strawberry Muffins are easy to make and delicious. You will never believe these are low carb - they're that good.
- 2 1/3 Cup or 230 g Almond Flour
- 1/4 or 60 g Cup Erythritol
- 1/2 Tsp Baking Powder
- 1/2 Tso Salt
- 1/3 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk
- 3 Meduim Eggs
- 1/2 Tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1/2 Tsp Maple Extract
- 1/3 Cup or 70 g Chopped Strawberries
- 1/4 or 40 g Melted Butter or Coconut Oil
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a muffin tin with cupcake liners.
- Combine the melted coconut oil, erythritol, eggs, Vanilla, salt and maple extract together in side of a food processor. Pulse until combined fully.
- Add the almond flour and baking powder and pulse until combined and the batter is smooth. Slowly while still running the food processor pour the almond milk down the shoot into the batter. You might need to add more or less depending on the consistency of your almond flour. The batter should be like grainy play dough.
- Fold in the chopped strawberries and then spoon the strawberry muffin batter into each cupcake liner. Place the Strawberry Muffins in the oven for about 25-30 minutes. The cupcakes are done when you can insert a toothpick inside the center of a muffin and it comes out dry. Allow the Strawberry Muffins to cool for 15 minutes before serving.
These low carb muffins will keep for a few day's in an enclosed container on the counter or even longer in the refridgerator.
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Serving Size1 Muffin
Amount Per Serving Calories 154Total Fat 13.9gCarbohydrates 2.4gProtein 5.7g
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Can a frozen berry mix be used in place of fresh strawberries? It is hard to get fresh fruit out of season in Wisconsin.
I bet it would work out great using frozen berries! Go for it !
Light, not too sweet and yummy strawberry flavor. Plus, they smelled soo good while cooking ! I actually used more strawberries because I had some to use up. Next time, may try with a crumble topping or sprinkle of brown sugar/cinnamon.
Can you sub pyrue for the erythritol? And if so anyone know how much?
I have never baked with Pyure before – if you do let me know how it turns out.
I’m wondering if large eggs can be used in lieu of medium; I only ever buy large.
I love to bake and my kids love almost evrything that i bake for them. I’ll surely give this delectable looking muffins a try. A bunch of thanks for sharing the recipe deary 😉
Thank you! I hope your kiddos like the recipe.