Delicious, sweet and soft, these Low Carb Apple Cinnamon Muffins are super simple to make and are a perfect “healthier” dessert option!
These are great for a quick make-ahead breakfast and freeze well.
I've included both a regular gluten-free apple cinnamon muffin version and a low carb apple cinnamon muffin version below so make whichever one best fits your dietary needs!
Low Carb Apple Cinnamon Muffin Ingredients:
Truvia – Since I’ve re-made this recipe many times, I’ve switched over to using a monkfruit/erythritol blend instead of truvia. The reason being.. It’s much more keto-friendly in terms of it’s effect on insulin levels and it probably has the closest taste to real sugar! I highly recommend trying it out. I use this blend from SoNourished.
Almond & Coconut Flour – I use the Kirkland Costco brand of almond flour (I buy it in bulk on Amazon or at Costco itself occasionally) and this brand of coconut flour for this recipe. As I’ve noted in many of my past recipes, the brand of almond and coconut flour can affect the final outcome of the recipe because absorbency can vary depending on how the flour has been processed.
Blackstrap molasses– I use this as a brown sugar alternative. You can leave this out but it adds really great flavour for minimal carbs!
Gluten Free Apple Cinnamon Muffin Tips
Make sure all of your ingredients are at room temperature before baking for best results.
Tools I used to Make Sugar Free Apple Cinnamon Muffins
– Low Carb Substitution Guide – This is totally optional but if you like my recipes, I now have a $5 guide available with all of the substitutions I use to create every recipe on my site. You can use this to convert old traditional recipes and create new keto recipes! You can purchase it here and/or read more if you are interested. 🙂 I appreciate your support so much guys!
– Nutritional Food Scale – AKA my best friend. This little buddy has been with me for over 4 years and never fails. Perfect measurements and only needs the batteries replaced maybe once a year!
1 tbsp almond milk (or any milk) (Up to 2 tbsp milk if using cream cheese)
1/16 tsp of vanilla extract
Pre-heat oven to 350*F
In a medium sauce-pan, combine all caramel filling ingredients except nuts.
Turn heat just below high and stir constantly until the mixture starts to boil
Once boiling, keep stirring constantly for about 30s
Remove from heat and check thickness, it should be just a bit thinner than your average caramel sauce
If not, boil a little longer while whisking constantly until desired thickness is reached (*note: it will thicken more as it cools).
Remove from heat, pour in a bowl and stir in the nuts. Set aside.
In a large bowl, combine all dry ingredients.
In another medium bowl, whisk together the almond milk and egg.
Add the wet to the dry mixture and stir in the melted butter until everything is combined.
Using a prepared muffin tin lined with muffins cups AND sprayed with oil, fill each one with just enough batter to cover the bottom.
Next drop 1 spoonful of the caramel mixture on top.
Add another scoop of the batter, enough to fill the muffin tin about 1/2-3/4 of the way full. Then repeat with the remaining caramel sauce.***
Swirl the top of each muffin with a toothpick.
Bake for 18-22min or until the muffins have risen and a toothpick JUST comes out clean, don’t over-bake. (*note some caramel sauce might get on the toothpick but the muffin will be cooked!)
Mix together all Frosting ingredients if using.
Cool slightly before removing from the pan. Pour frosting on top of muffins just before serving warm!
***NOTE: I made 6 large muffins but you could easily make 8 regular ones, which i recommend because I believe they would rise better in the center. Nutrition is listed for both options, frosting is not included as this is optional.
Nutrition for 1/6th of recipe: 16F/4C(NET)/11P & 11g fibre
Nutrition for 1/8th of recipe: 12F/3C(NET)/8P & 8g fibre
These are very easy to make. They are low-fat, low-carb, super high in protein and taste awesome! The rhubarb makes them moist and adds flavour without a lot of extra calories. Try them out and let me know what you think!
-3 tbsp white flour (23g)
-3 tbsp ground flax seed (30g)
-2 scoops vanilla, Cinnabun or peanut butter protein (I used Cellucor's PB Marshmallow)
-1/2 tsp baking powder
-1/4 tsp baking soda
-1/8 tsp salt
-1/2 cup(120g) pure pumpkin
-1 whole egg
-2 tbsp light cream cheese *(could use fat-free)
-2 tbsp apple sauce
-1/8 tsp vanilla extract
-2-3 tbsp Truvia or another sweetener to taste
-100g rhubarb peeled and chopped (about 3/4-1 cup)
-1 tsp cinnamon+ more for topping
-extra truvia for topping
Directions: Pre-heat oven to 350*F. Whisk together all dry ingredients in a medium sized bowl. In a separate bowl, combine all of the wet ingredients. Pour the wet into the dry and stir to combine. Fold in the rhubarb chunks and scoop the mixture into 6 greased or lined muffin tins. Sprinkle truvia and cinnamon over the top of each muffin. Bake for 15-20min or until a tooth pick comes out clean. Enjoy!
Nutrition per Muffin: 4g fat, 10g carbs, 12g protein & 2g fibre
Hey guys!! ahh, it's been too long! I'm so sorry I've neglected my poor website. I have been super busy with school and working on my own fitness. Anyways…because it's beautiful fall now, I thought I'd celebrate my return with an awesome recipe inspired by the season! These oats are superrr creamy and rich & very filling! I ate double this serving size and was extremely full so I lowered it down to half the serving size which is still a lot! But they are so tasty, you will have no problem finishing the bowl!
Creamy Maple Pumpkin Pie Oats
Here's the recipe:
-1/3 cup instant oatmeal
-dash of salt
-2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
-1/4 cup canned pumpkin
-1/4 tsp vanilla extract
-1/2 tsp cinnamon (or to taste)
-pinch of ginger, nutmeg & allspice
-2 tsp Truvia (or more to taste)
-1/4 ounce of pecans (about 1.5-2 tbsp)
-1/5 tbsp PB & Co Mighty Maple Butter * (or sub, 1/2 tsp natural PB + 1/4 tsp maple extract or 2 tsp sugar-free or natural maple syrup )
Directions: Combine almond milk oats and salt in a medium sized microwavable bowl and microwave for 1:40-2:00min or until oats have reached your desired consistency(you want them a little runny since you will be adding pumpkin and PB). Next stir your pumpkin into the cooked oats, add your spices & sweetener, top with maple butter and pecans! Stir just before digging in. Enjoy your beautiful fall breakfast!
**Tip** These oats would also be great topped with apple slices or raisins & paired with a side of scrambled egg whites**
Nutrition Facts per serving: 200 calories, 11g fat, 20g carbs, 4g fibre, 6g protein
Bonus: 52% of daily vitamin A (%) & 32% of daily Calcium (%)
Goodmorning everyone! 🙂 I hope you are having a wonderful Wednesday! To help make your day a little sweeter, here's a quick recipe you can whip up for a late brunch or for a sweet treat! The sweet potato goes so well with the warm oatmeal and cinnamon flavour. Topped off with homemade Sugar Free Chocolate Sauce & Cinnamon Swirl Butter, this dish will make any cinnamon lover more than happy!
-1 packet instant oatmeal (28g)
-1/2 a medium raw sweet potato, peeled
-2/3 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
-1/4 tsp vanilla extract
-dash of salt
-1/2-1 tsp truvia sweetener
-1 tsp-2 tsp cinnamon depending on how much you like!
-1/2 tbsp cinnamon raisin swirl butter(PB & Co Brand)(If you don't have this, you could try making your own jar by mixing some peanut butter with a little bit of honey/sweetener, cinnamon and a few chopped of raisins!)
Directions: Place your sweet potato on a small plate atop a piece of paper towl. Poke holes in it a few times with a fork. Place in the microwave for 5min. Meanwhile, just before your sweet potato is finished cooking, prep your oatmeal by combining the dry oats with almond milk & a dash of salt. When your sweet potato has finished cooking, place your oatmeal in the microwave for about 1:30-2:00min or until cooked to your liking. Mash your sweet potato with a fork and spoon into your cooked oatmeal. Add in all your other ingredients and stir to combine. Top with additional cinnamon, truvia & a sprinkle of salt. Then plop on your Cinnamon Swirl Butter and Sugar Free Chocolate Sauce. Stir a little and dig in! Enjoy!