These bite-sized keto chocolate chip muffins with peanut butter will remind you of a soft-baked cookie! They’re low in carbs, easy to make, and absolutely delicious.
Does anyone else think that muffins are just a sneaky way to eat dessert for breakfast?
No matter what time of day, these bite-sized keto chocolate chip muffins are the perfect way to satisfy your sweet tooth! They’re great for breakfast, a tasty snack, or a satisfying dessert.
The texture reminds me of a soft-baked chocolate chip cookie. They taste so indulgent, but are actually low in calories and carbs. And the mini size makes portion control easy.
Plus, they’re so simple to make! Just combine the dry ingredients, then the wet ingredients, mix it all together, and bake.
When you want a little treat that’s great for any time of day, give these mini muffins a try!
How to make keto chocolate chip muffins
This recipe is as easy as mixing together the ingredients and baking! And they only take about 10 minutes to prep and 12 minutes to bake.
First, we’ll start with the batter:
- In a small bowl, combine the peanut flour, baking powder, and salt.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together the peanut butter, butter, and sweetener until the mixture is creamy.
- Add the egg and low carb milk to the wet ingredient mixture, then beat until smooth.
- Add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until well combined.
- Fold in the chocolate chips.
Now we’re ready to bake the muffins:
- Spoon the batter into a mini muffin pan that’s either greased or lined with baking cups. I used a cookie scoop to easily transfer the batter to the muffin tin.
- Place the mini muffins in the oven and bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and set the tray on a wire rack to cool for about 5 minutes.
- Remove each cupcake and allow to cool completely on the rack.
That’s it! Your low carb chocolate chip muffins are ready to enjoy.
I recommend keeping a close eye on your muffins to make sure they don’t overcook.
I actually like mine just slightly under-baked. This makes them very moist and flavorful, and the centers are still a bit gooey. The texture reminds me of a soft-baked chocolate chip cookie!
I’ve found that 10 minutes is the right amount of time to bake them for me. But feel free to experiment to find your perfect texture!
If you want to make these into larger muffins, you will need to adjust the baking time. I would recommend adding another 5 minutes or so if you’re using a regular sized muffin tin.
Cooking with Peanut Flour
Do you like to bake with low carb peanut flour?
It’s lower in fat and higher in protein than other nut flours. It also adds a delicious peanut taste to your recipes!
I love the flavor you get by using peanut flour with peanut butter in these chocolate chip muffins. After all, chocolate and peanut butter are a classic combination.
However, if you don’t have peanut flour, you could substitute almond flour instead. If you have a peanut allergy or don’t like to use peanut products, you can also use almond butter in place of the peanut butter.
How many muffins can you have?
I must warn you that these little muffins can be addictive. They’re just so yummy!
I try to limit myself to two at a time. A serving of two mini muffins is 130 calories and 4.3 net carbs, which comes from 6.7 grams of total carbs minus 2.4 grams of fiber. And two muffins is the perfect number to satisfy my sweet tooth.
To keep from eating too many, I suggest storing these delicious bites somewhere out of sight. Otherwise, you may find yourself grabbing another one every time you pass through the kitchen.
Yes, I speak from experience!
Other Recipes To Try
Looking for more keto friendly recipes with peanut butter to indulge your sweet tooth? Check out a few of these favorites:
- Keto Peanut Butter Mousse is a quick & easy low-carb treat that’s great to top with sugar free chocolate chips!
- Gluten Free Peanut Butter Blossoms are a tasty peanut butter cookie with a chocolate center that are always a hit.
- Keto Peanut Butter No Bake Cookies are sweet, creamy, and crunchy for a delicious and satisfying dessert!
- Peanut Butter Chocolate Fat Bombs are an easy-to-make and dairy-free snack with only 1 gram of net carbs each.
- Sugar-Free Peanut Butter Fudge made with cream cheese has the most amazing smooth and creamy texture!
Low-Carb Chocolate Chip Muffins Recipe
The next time you want a sweet bite that’s great for any time of day, try these peanut butter chocolate chip muffins!
If you enjoy them in the morning, it will seriously feel like you’re eating cookies for breakfast. But with only 4.3 net carbs per two muffins, why not?
And they’re so easy to make, you may just find yourself baking this recipe over and over again!
Peanut Butter Keto Chocolate Chip Muffins
- 1 cup peanut flour
- 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ⅓ cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoons butter or coconut oil for dairy-free
- ⅓ cup Lakanto Golden Monk Fruit Granular Sweetener or other brown sugar replacement
- 1 large egg
- ⅓ cup almond milk or coconut milk
- ¼ cup sugar free chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line mini muffin pan with baking cups or grease.
- Combine peanut flour, baking powder and salt in small bowl.
- In large mixing bowl, beat together peanut butter, butter and sweetener until creamy.
- Beat in egg and low carb milk until smooth.
- Stir dry mixture into wet mixture until blended. Add chocolate chips.
- Spoon batter into prepared muffin cups (I used a cookie scoop).
- Bake for 10-12 minutes.
- Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes, then remove each cupcake to cool completely on rack.
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First Published: January 7, 2016… Last Updated: August 5, 2020