Enjoy this holiday season while staying low carb with these cinnamon orange keto muffins. This recipe is from Louise Hendon of the Keto Summit and author of The Essential Keto Cookbook and creator of the 3-2-1 Keto Meal Plans.
There are certain flavors that seem just perfect for the fall and winter months. And cinnamon and orange are two of them!
If you’re new to low carb and Keto baking, then let me go through some of the Keto ingredients used to make these muffins.
Low Carb & Keto Flours
Instead of regular wheat flour, these keto muffins are made from almond flour. Nut flours are very popular in low carb and keto baking.
Try using other nut flours (like hazelnuts or pecans) for a different flavor. You can make your own nut flours by food processing the whole nuts until a fine meal is created. Just note that some nuts have more net carbs than others.
Another low carb flour is coconut flour, but it behaves a bit differently from nut flours, so if you want to try making muffins using coconut flour, then I suggest following Lisa’s coconut flour muffins recipe here.
Low Carb & Keto Sugars
Instead of sugar or honey, stevia is used to sweeten these muffins. You can use other low carb and Keto sweeteners like erythritol if you prefer.
I know not everyone likes the taste of stevia as it can leave a slightly bitter aftertaste (especially if you add too much), so try the dough as you’re adding in the stevia to make sure you don’t add too much.
I find the cinnamon and orange flavors go really well with stevia, so even if you’re not typically a fan of stevia, you’ll probably still like it in this recipe.
Instead of using butter or seed oils, this recipe uses ghee or coconut oil. Ghee contains less lactose and casein than regular butter so it’s a good alternative for those wanting to stay mostly dairy-free, while still giving the muffins a creamy and buttery flavor. Or if you prefer to be 100% dairy-free, then go for coconut oil instead.
Paleo Cinnamon Orange Keto Muffins – Almond Flour Recipe
Cinnamon Orange Keto Muffins
- 3 cups almond flour
- 1/2 cup ghee or coconut oil, melted (but not hot) 120 ml
- 4 large eggs whisked
- 3 Tablespoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon cloves
- 3 Tablespoons orange zest
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice 5 ml
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- Stevia or other Keto sweetener, to taste
Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
Mix together all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Add stevia to taste.
Pour into muffin pans (use silicone muffin pans or grease the metal muffin pans). This recipe makes 12 muffins.
Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick comes out clean when you insert it into a muffin.