This low carb blueberry cream cheese muffin recipe that's more like mini cheesecakes. It's a great keto friendly snack!
When it comes to eating a low-carb diet, we often feel like we give up some of our favorite carb-filled recipes. But, it's super easy to transition them to work with your new lifestyle.
Take for instance blueberry muffins. By subbing out all-purpose flour for cream cheese you are left with a keto version! Cream cheese is one of those staples that I always have on hand in my kitchen.
Is Cream Cheese Keto Friendly?
Cream cheese is a super versatile ingredient and a staple in many keto and low carb homes. However, be sure to read the nutritional labels when you are shopping for cream cheese at your local grocery store. The amount of carbs varies from manufacture to manufacture.
Because of the high fat content, cream cheese is sustainable on the keto diet, in moderation. Cream cheese is also high in Vitamin A.
Find more recipes with cream cheese by browsing through my low carb cheesecakes.
How Many Carbs Are in Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins?
These blueberry cream cheese muffins are just 159 calories, 2 g of carbs and 4 grams of protein in our version when using cream cheese with 8 grams of carbs per 8 ounce block. This is a great alternative to those high carb blueberry muffins that are around 460 calories and 61 grams of carbs!
Ingredients in Keto Blueberry and Cream Cheese Muffins
- Cream Cheese
- Sliced Almonds
- Sugar-Free Vanilla Extract
- Xanthan Gum (optional)
Variations to These Cheese Muffin Recipe
When it comes to this muffin recipe, it's super versatile. If you don't happen to have blueberries on hand you can sub out with:
- sugar-free chocolate chips
This blueberry cheese muffin recipe is adapted from one I found on a Low Carb Friends message board. It is more like a cheesecake and can be adjusted to various flavors.
I liked serving mine with some fresh blueberry sauce on top, but they can be eaten plain as a snack or for breakfast. Yes. I often eat yummy treats like this for breakfast!
Eating high fat foods in the morning prevents me from overeating later. That's because the fat really fills me up. And, there's certainly a good amount of fat in this blueberry cheese muffin recipe.
Although these were made with cream cheese, you could use ricotta cheese instead. It would be similar to my mini cheesecakes that I made.
You can also adjust the sweetener to taste. I find there's a wide range of sweetness by personal preference.
And, as always, feel free to use the low carb sweetener that you prefer. You can use any sweeter in this recipe.
Low Carb Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffin Recipe
These healthy blueberry cream cheese muffins are perfect to serve for breakfast or brunch. We like to serve them on holiday mornings with our extended family along with these other options:
- Low carb carrot cake muffins
- Keto cinnamon rolls
- Healthy keto banana muffins
- Egg muffins with bacon.
And the best thing about this recipe is that it's super simple to make! You just beat a couple blocks of cream cheese then add in sweetener, eggs, and vanilla extract. Then add the blueberries and almonds are folded in. The muffin batter is then baked for about 20 minutes. So easy!
While cream cheese filling is maybe the best quality a dessert can have, the cream cheese is not a filling in these muffins - it simply replaces the flour!
And if you are looking for more ways to use blueberries, you may want to try a low carb blueberry smoothie. It's a fantastic way to take breakfast on the go.
Enjoy these simple keto treats! And if you do give these muffins a try, we'd love to know what you thought of them in the comment section below.
Blueberry Cheese Muffins
- Beat softened cream cheese with electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
- Add sweetener, xanthan gum, eggs and vanilla.
- Beat with mixer until well blended.
- Fold in blueberries and almonds.
- Spoon into 12 muffin molds lined with the papers.
- Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes or until set and tops just starting to brown (as in photo)..Cool and store in the refrigerator. Best served chilled.
- sugar-free chocolate chips
- broken low carb cookie pieces
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Notes on Nutritional Information
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Post updated in February 13, 2019 with updated photos and additional information about the recipe. Originally published June 10, 2011.