These low carb blender muffins are so easy to make. Light and fluffy and you can put anything you want in them. A versatile low carb muffin recipe for grab and go breakfasts or snacks. Instructional video included!
You’re going to love these basic low carb muffins, because they are infinitely adaptable. We love them with cranberries but they are great as blueberry muffins, raspberry muffins, or even chocolate chips muffins.
First cranberry recipe of the season and of course I had to make low carb cranberry muffins. I am well-armed for cranberry season now, as I actually have about 5 bags in my freezer from LAST season.
I am not normally this much of a hoarder but a slight cranberry shortage last year sent me into a panic and I started socking them away. I trolled a number of grocery chains in late October/early November and was shocked that they weren’t yet carrying cranberries. Didn’t they know I had Thanksgiving recipes to write? Didn’t they know how damaging it was not to have large displays of cranberries just inside the entryway?
I had many many cranberry plans last year that were not realized by the late arrival of those tart little berry gems.
They did finally arrive and I grabbed numerous bags when I saw them. Then my husband, bless his heart, saw a big bag at Costco, and knowing my fears of a cranberry apocalypse, brought two of them home to me.
Of course I ended up with far too many cranberries. Wait, what am I talking about? You can never have too many cranberries. Because those firm sturdy low carb berries freeze amazingly well and thaw to be almost as perfect as they are when fresh.
So you can divvy them up into quart-sized freezer bags and ride out any sort of local cranberry shortage. Mine seem perfectly fine after 12 months in the deep freeze and now I can make my favorite low carb muffins any old time. That makes me happier than you know.
How To Make Low Carb Muffins
Use your blender!
Whipping up your keto muffin batter in a blender makes it more cohesive, lighter and fluffier. You can still do this recipe in a bowl, whisking your ingredients together, if you prefer.
Add sour cream for tenderness
I can’t recommend sour cream enough as an ingredient in keto cakes and muffins. It gives them a wonderful texture, with no need for any butter or other oil. Greek yogurt also works well.
Blend the wet ingredients first
Get the eggs, sour cream, and vanilla extract well blended first, before adding the dry ingredients. Then you can add the dry all at once and blend again until smooth.
Let cool completely after baking
This is a tough one for people who love baked goods hot out of the oven. But all keto baked goods hold together better after they cool properly.
Customize these muffins!
You aren’t restricted to cranberries and pecans in this recipe. Let your imagination run wild! Lemon blueberry, cranberry orange, chocolate chip, you name it. You can use this as a basic low carb muffin recipe and add in whatever you want.
Low carb muffins store well too
Muffins like these are great for stocking your freezer. Simply place them into a ziplock freezer bag and freeze. They can last for several months. They can also be refrigerated for up to a week for easy keto breakfasts.
Cranberries are great for low carb and keto diets
- Fresh cranberries are very low in carbs and high in fiber
- 1 cup of cranberries has 12 grams of carbs
- They are full of phytonutrients and antioxidants
- They are anti-inflammatory
- Cranberries are high in vitamin C
- Beware of dried cranberries, as they are usually full of added sugars.
I have a great recipe for sugar-free dried cranberries that you can make at home.
These low carb blender muffins are a perfect way to showcase those tart little crimson orbs. They are easy to whip up in your blender and the sour cream gives them an incomparable texture. Light and fluffy and they rise astonishingly well.
I put chopped pecans in half of them for extra deliciousness, but kept some pecan-free for the kiddos. These are now ranking up there as some of my favourite muffins to date! And this easy recipe is totally customizable.
Craving low carb blueberry muffins? Swap out the cranberries! Or make chocolate chip muffins if you’d prefer. Or stay with the cranberries and add a little orange extract. The possibilities are truly endless.
Easy Low Carb Cranberry Muffins
- Preheat oven to 325F and line a muffin tin with parchment or silicone liners.
- Combine sour cream, eggs, and vanilla extract in a large blender jar. Blend about 30 seconds.
- Add the almond flour, sweetener, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt. Blend again until smooth, about 30 seconds to a minute. If your batter is overly thick, add ¼ to ½ cup of water to thin it out (different brands of almond flour can vary).
- By hand, stir in cranberries, keeping a few for the top of the muffins, and chopped pecans if using. Divide the mixture among the prepared muffin cups and bake 25 to 30 minutes, until just golden brown and firm to the touch.
- Remove and let cool completely.