These delicious keto muffins will make you jump out of bed, eager to start your day. With a tender base and a cinnamon crumb topping, they taste just as good as anything from a bakery!
In case you haven’t noticed, I love keto coffee cake. And I love muffins. So these Coffee Cake Muffins are a dream come true for me. They are the best of both worlds, and it’s like having your own bakery, right at home!
I am perpetually amazed at all the delicious things I can create with low carb ingredients. And a little ingenuity too, of course. I’ve been experimenting with these alternative to flour and sugar for over a decade. Whoa! That kind of blows my mind.
And I plan to play and experiment with these things for many decades to come. I truly love it. And when the recipes turn out as well as these Keto Coffee Cake Muffins, it’s very gratifying too!
Why you will love these keto muffins
These have long been one of my most popular recipes, and with good reason. These muffins are incredibly tender and not overly sweet. And the perfect accompaniment to a cup of coffee.
I was inspired to create these muffins after making a New York Crumb Cake for my cookbook, The Ultimate Guide to Keto Baking. The crumb topping was so good, I found myself jonesing to use it in other recipes.
So I took that same topping idea and added it to tender almond flour muffins. Then I drizzled it with a little vanilla glaze, such as you might find on coffee cake in a bakery.
While these take a bit more effort than other keto muffins recipes, they are absolutely worth it. And they have only 3.9g of carbs per serving!
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“All I can say is, wow! I’ve dabbled in keto recipes from other blogs over the years and the results have never been too great. But these actually look and taste like the real thing! My kids loved them too, which is the ultimate compliment. I’ll definitely be trying out more from your blog. Thank you!!” — Tova
Ingredients you need
- Almond and coconut flour: A combination of both is used for both the crumb topping and for the muffin base.
- Sweetener: A brown sugar replacement like Swerve gives the crumb topping a classic flavor. You can also use it in the muffins, or you can use a granular sweetener. See the Expert Tips for more sweetener options.
- Butter: Both the topping and the muffins take melted butter.
- Protein powder: You can use whey protein, egg white protein, or pea protein. I don’t recommend collagen as it will make the muffins gummy and hard to cook through.
- Almond milk: I use a little almond milk to thin out the muffin batter but you can also use regular milk or water.
- Cinnamon: A little ground cinnamon in the crumb topping is tasty!
- Pantry staples: Eggs, baking powder, vanilla extract, and salt
1. Prepare the topping: Whisk together almond flour, Swerve, coconut flour, and cinnamon. Drizzle with the melted butter and stir to combine well. Set aside.
2. Make the muffin batter: In a large bowl, whisk together almond flour, sweetener, protein powder, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir in the butter, eggs, almond milk and vanilla until well combined.
3. Assemble: Divide the batter in a standard muffin tin lined with parchment or silicone liners. Top each with some of the crumb topping.
4. Bake the muffins: Bake at 325ºF for 25 to 35 minutes or until a tester inserted in the centre comes out clean. Let cool completely in the pans.
5. Drizzle with glaze: To make the icing, whisk together the sweetener, water, and vanilla. Add more water if the mixture is too thick. Drizzle lightly over the cooled muffins.
Press the topping gently into the muffin batter after sprinkling it on. That helps it stick better as the muffins rise during baking.
Test your muffins for doneness. Because of the crumb topping, it can be tricky to tell if the muffins are fully baked. Normally I just touch the tops and if they are firm and springy, they’re done. In this case, I suggest using a tester like a toothpick and inserting it into one of the muffins. If it comes out dry with a few crumbs attached, they’re done.
The drizzle is optional. But it makes them extra delectable and like something you’d see at a bakery!
You can really use any sweeteners you like best, but there are some things to keep in mind. Allulose sweeteners tend to make baked goods brown very quickly so your muffin and topping may become quite dark. Keep your eye on them while they are in the oven.
The drizzle really needs a powdered sweetener to thicken properly. Swerve works best, in my opinion, as it provides the best structure. BochaSweet and allulose may require more sweetener to get a good drizzling consistency.
Frequently asked questions
Yes, you can easily make these keto muffins dairy free. Simply swap out the butter for a healthy oil like coconut or avocado oil. Then make sure to use egg white or pea protein powder.
You can store your keto muffins in a covered container on the counter for 4 days, or place in a sealed container in the fridge for up to a week. You can also freeze them for up to 2 months.
This keto coffee cake muffin recipe has 7.6g of carbs and 3.7g of fiber per serving. That comes to 3.9g net carbs per muffin.
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Keto Coffee Cake Muffins Recipe
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the almond flour, Swerve, coconut flour, and cinnamon. Drizzle with the melted butter and stir to combine well. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 325F and line a standard muffin tin with parchment or silicone liners.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the almond flour, sweetener, protein powder, coconut flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt. Stir in the butter, eggs, almond milk and vanilla until well combined.
- Divide the batter among the prepared muffins cups. Top each with some of the crumb topping and bake 25 to 35 minutes or until a tester inserted in the centre comes out clean.
- Let cool completely in the pans.
- Whisk together the sweetener, water, and vanilla. Add more water if the mixture is too thick. Drizzle lightly over the cooled muffins.