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- Why You’ll Love This Keto Muffin Recipe
- Ingredients You’ll Need
- How To Make Keto Blueberry Muffins From Scratch
- Tips For The Best Almond Flour Muffins
- How To Store Keto Muffins With Almond Flour
- More Keto Dessert Recipes
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- Low Carb Keto Blueberry Muffins With Almond Flour
Is there anything better than a delicious, bakery-style keto blueberry muffins recipe? That’s a definite no (except for keto strawberry muffins, maybe!). I created these low carb paleo blueberry muffins with almond flour as a tribute to the ones I used to love. And, dare I say it, these easy keto muffins are just as good.
Before I went low carb and gluten-free, they were probably my favorite item ever to get from a coffee shop or bakery. I would even pretend that they were healthy blueberry muffins, just because they had blueberries in them. Ha.
The good news is, it’s so easy to make your own keto paleo blueberry muffins — no sugar crash needed! And these were so good that this recipe is included in my Easy Keto Cookbook.
Make a big batch of this keto muffin recipe with almond flour and grab them to go for an easy low carb breakfast all week long. My favorite way to enjoy these low carb blueberry muffins is with a steaming cup of keto coffee or a keto Starbucks drink.
Why You’ll Love This Keto Muffin Recipe
- Delicate vanilla flavor with a hint of almond and juicy blueberries
- Moist, tender texture
- Easy to make in one bowl
- Ready in 30 minutes
- Just 3 grams net carbs each — great for a keto diet!
Ingredients You’ll Need
This section explains how to choose the best ingredients for keto blueberry muffins, what each one does in the recipe, and substitution options. For measurements, see the recipe card below.
- Wholesome Yum Blanched Almond Flour – The flour quality you use makes a huge difference in the end result! Using one that’s too coarse, or an almond meal, will result in gritty muffins. Wholesome Yum Almond Flour has the finest texture out there, for the best keto blueberry muffins. If you want to use a different flour, see the section on substitutions below.
- Besti Monk Fruit Allulose Blend – This is my sweetener of choice for all my keto baking recipes, and for good reason: It’s the only one that will create a super moist texture, has no aftertaste, and doesn’t crystallize when storing … all with zero net carbs. I previously used erythritol for this recipe, but Besti creates a much better result. If you still want to use something else, see the substitutions section below for alternatives.
- Baking Powder – Helps the low carb muffins rise. I like this brand, which is non-GMO. Be sure you use baking powder, not baking soda — they are not the same.
- Sea Salt – Balances out the sweetness. Optional, but recommended.
- Coconut Oil – This makes it a paleo blueberry muffins recipe, since it’s dairy-free. But if that’s not important to you, unsalted grass-fed butter works just as well and provides a delicious butter-y flavor to these low carb blueberry muffins. I actually prefer it slightly over the coconut oil, but I put coconut oil as the default ingredient since some people don’t consider butter paleo.
- Unsweetened Almond Milk – Thins out the batter. You can use any keto milk option here, such as coconut milk beverage (the liquid kind in a carton, not the thick kind in a can), hemp milk, or watered down heavy cream. I like to use my own homemade almond milk when I get the chance. Regular dairy milk will work from a recipe standpoint, but will increase the carbs, since lactose is sugar. Whatever milk you use, make sure it’s at room temperature, so that it doesn’t solidify the coconut oil or butter when you add the milk.
- Eggs – Use whole, large eggs. Flax eggs may work as an egg substitute, but I haven’t tried to confirm. Let me know in the comments below if you do!
- Vanilla Extract – For flavor. You can also substitute other extracts if you like.
- Blueberries – Yes, blueberries are keto fruits! This keto blueberry muffin recipe is written using fresh blueberries, but you can absolutely use frozen if that’s what you have. If using frozen blueberries, don’t thaw them first. Just use them completely frozen right in the recipe. Your muffins will be soggy if you thaw them first!
VARIATION: Prefer a blueberry loaf instead of muffins?
Try lemon blueberry zucchini bread instead!
How To Make Keto Blueberry Muffins From Scratch
This section shows how to make low carb blueberry muffins, with step-by-step photos and details about the technique, to help you visualize it. For full instructions, including amounts and temperatures, see the recipe card below.
The process to make paleo blueberry muffins is quick and easy. As long as you measure your ingredients and bake them for the right amount of time, these are pretty tough to mess up. There are basically just four steps from start to finish! And, it’s a one-bowl process to make the batter.
Here’s how to make keto muffins with almond flour:
- Mix dry ingredients. In a large bowl, stir together the almond flour, Besti, baking powder, and sea salt.
- Add wet ingredients. Mix in the melted coconut oil, almond milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Fold in the blueberries.
- Fill muffin cups. Transfer the batter to a muffin tin lined with parchment liners or silicone liners. You’ll need to decide if you want to make 10 or 12 muffins out of it. The picture below is how full to fill them if you’re making 10.
- Bake. Place the almond flour blueberry muffins in the oven and bake until the tops are golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean. They’ll still be pretty soft to the touch, but will firm up as they cool.
Tips For The Best Almond Flour Muffins
- Use quality ingredients. This almond flour and this sweetener yield the best results.
- Expect a thick batter. It will be a bit thicker than typical muffin batter — this is normal.
- Make 10 muffins for bigger muffin tops or 12 to stretch the nutrition. The recipe makes ten full-size keto blueberry muffins as pictured. If you want them to have muffin tops that overflow a lot, the way they do at a bakery, this is the number to make. But if you want fewer calories and carbs per muffin, simply divide the batter among twelve muffin cups instead of ten. Since these are gluten-free blueberry muffins with almond flour, they are pretty filling even if you stretch the batter to twelve keto muffins.
- Reserve some berries for the tops. If you want blueberries sticking out of the top like my pictures, you can dot the tops with some extra berries, or don’t put all of them into the batter and place the rest on top.
Low carb blueberry muffins are the most classic choice, but this basic keto muffin recipe is also very versatile and easy to customize. Try some of these variations:
- Swap the berries – Feel free to make these into strawberry, raspberry, or even blackberry keto muffins. If you use any berries other than blueberry, I recommend chopping them into smaller pieces first, similar to the size of blueberries.
- Use different extracts – Vanilla extract is the classic choice, but you can also use maple, almond, or even banana extract depending on the flavor combo you’re going for. The latter is what I did for my keto banana muffin recipe, which is based on this one.
- Lemon – A couple teaspoons of lemon zest compliment the blueberries. You could try up to a tablespoon of lemon juice instead, but the flavor won’t be as strong, and adding more may make the batter too runny.
- Nuts – Chopped walnuts, pecans, or any other keto nuts make a nice addition.
- Chocolate chips – Add sugar-free chocolate chips, like I do for keto chocolate chip muffins.
- Mini muffins – Make the same low carb muffin recipe in a mini muffin tin. You’ll get a larger quantity of smaller servings that way (20-24 of them, depending on how high you fill the cups). Make sure to reduce the baking time (about 15 minutes), though, as they’ll be done faster.
Creating a low carb blueberry muffins recipe is not too hard, but my standards were high. They had to be moist, with a real muffin-like crumb, but no aftertaste or dense, heavy feel. I already covered substitution options for the milk, eggs, and coconut oil in the ingredients section above, but here we’ll dive a little deeper into different flours and sweeteners.
There are several flour options when choosing a recipe for paleo blueberry muffins. I’m going to share why I chose what I used, what substitutes will work well, and which ones won’t.
- Almond flour – As long as you don’t have a nut allergy, almond flour blueberry muffins are really the best option from a taste and texture perspective. Since I wanted ultra moist blueberry muffins that taste like the real thing, I opted to use blanched almond flour. (It’s also delicious in many other almond flour recipes!)
TIP: Always get blanched almond flour instead of almond meal.
The finer texture will get you the delicate crumb you expect from muffins. If you use almond meal, this paleo muffin recipe will still work, but will have much more of a “healthy multi-grain” taste and texture. They will also be more grainy.
- Other nut flours, such as macadamia nut flour – The texture of other nut flours is not as fine, but is the best substitution if you can tolerate other nuts.
- Sunflower seed meal – This is simply ground sunflower seeds, so it’s a good option if all nuts are out. The muffins may turn green, so don’t be alarmed if that happens — it’s just a reaction with the baking powder and is safe to eat.
Here are a few flour substitutions that don’t work well for this low carb muffin recipe:
- Coconut flour – Sorry, coconut flour will not work in this recipe, because it’s more dense and dry. But, you can make coconut flour blueberry muffins instead if that’s what you want to use.
- Flaxseed meal – Using it alone really won’t taste at all quite like a real blueberry muffin. It can be a bit slimy when used as a flour on its own.
- Cassava, arrowroot, or tapioca flour – These flours are very starchy, so are not suitable for keto friendly blueberry muffins.
- Besti Monk Fruit Allulose Blend – As mentioned above, this is what you should use if you want the best keto muffins. It helps lock in moisture, doesn’t crystallize, and has no aftertaste or cooling effect that most other sugar substitutes have.
- Other granulated sweeteners – If you still want to use something other than Besti, you can use my sweetener conversion chart here to substitute others. Just keep in mind that you will need something having similar volume, so for example, concentrated pure powdered or liquid stevia won’t work very well. (A stevia blend will work just fine if you want to use that.)
- Coconut sugar – For anyone wanting paleo blueberry muffins without a sugar alcohol sweetener, coconut sugar will work great. I wouldn’t recommend maple syrup or honey; since these are liquid, you’d need to make other modifications in this case.
How To Store Keto Muffins With Almond Flour
Since almond flour blueberry muffins have fresh blueberries and no preservatives, they might not last as long as store bought ones. They are fine on the counter for a couple of days, but beyond that, store them in the fridge for up to a week, wrapped in parchment paper or in an airtight container.
TIP: Avoid storing keto muffins in plastic bags or plastic wrap.
Doing so can cause them to get soggy.
If you need to make this low carb muffin recipe last longer, just freeze them.
Can You Freeze Paleo Blueberry Muffins?
Yes, this keto muffin recipe freezes exceptionally well! They’ll last up to 4-6 months in the freezer.
To thaw, you can place the almond flour muffins in the fridge or on the counter, or even reheat them from frozen. You can reheat in the oven or microwave. They are so moist that they don’t dry out easily.
TIP: For a freshly baked taste after freezing, add a bit of butter on top first and reheat in the oven.
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Low Carb Keto Blueberry Muffins With Almond Flour
Ultra moist almond flour blueberry muffins from scratch are quick and easy, with 3g net carbs each! This low carb keto blueberry muffins recipe takes just 30 minutes.
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Tap on the times in the instructions below to start a kitchen timer while you cook.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (177 degrees C). Line a muffin pan with 10 or 12 silicone or parchment paper muffin liners. (Use 12 for lower calories/carbs, or 10 for larger muffin tops.)
In a large bowl, stir together the almond flour, Besti, baking powder and sea salt.
Mix in the melted coconut oil, almond milk, eggs, and vanilla extract. Fold in the blueberries.
Distribute the batter evenly among the muffin cups. Bake for about 20-25 minutes, until the top is golden and an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
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Serving size: 1 muffin
Recipe from The Easy Keto Cookbook.
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