These low carb muffins are so easy to whip up in your blender. Light and fluffy and you can put anything you want in them. We love them with cranberries but they are great as blueberry muffins, raspberry muffins, or even chocolate chips muffins. A versatile low carb muffin recipe for grab and go breakfasts or snacks. Instructional video included!
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 Cranberry Muffins
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.
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These easy low carb blender muffins are bursting with tart cranberries. A deliciously healthy way to start a chilly fall morning! Grain-free.
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 1/4 to 1/2 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.
Serves 12. Each serving has 4.51g NET CARBS.
Food energy: 241kcal Total fat: 20.24g Calories from fat: 182 Cholesterol: 66mg Carbohydrate: 8.39g Total dietary fiber: 3.88g Protein: 8.75g Erythritol: 10g