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Keto Chocolate Hazelnut Muffins Recipe (Dairy-Free)
I think the title says it all. I’m sure I don’t have to sell you on this keto chocolate hazelnut muffins recipe, but if the name doesn’t get you, the first bite will.
Chocolate treats are sometimes the only thing that will satisfy your cravings, but it’s always best to do it in a keto-friendly way, so check out our favorite keto chocolate recipes.
The Most Underrated Nut
Walnuts and almonds seem to have all the fun, but hazelnuts have long lived in their shadow. They’ve gotten a little more visibility through the Nutella craze, but hazelnuts are great all on their own too.
Also known as filberts, hazelnuts may have been processed as early as 6,000 BC. Turkey is the world’s largest producer, but Italy, Georgia, the U.S. and Azerbaijan are also players in the hazelnut industry.
Hazelnut trees are prolific producers and can still produce when they’re over 100 years old.
In addition to these awesome muffins, hazelnuts are used to make pralines, in chocolate truffles and in hazelnut paste products.
A Health Nut
Don’t worry, I didn’t choose this nut just for its taste. Hazelnuts have a lot of health benefits.
Like most nuts, hazelnuts are a good source of monounsaturated fats, which are good for your heart.
They also pack in a good amount of vitamin E, B vitamins, folate, potassium, calcium and magnesium. These valuable nutrients are tough to find in our modern diet, which has strayed pretty far away from its natural origins.
Hazelnuts also have more proanthocyanidins than other nuts. This compound may reduce your risk of urinary tract infections and blood clotting.
While you may not be familiar with proanthocyanidins, here’s one you probably are familiar with: fiber. Hazelnuts are a good source of fiber, which helps digestion and makes you feel full.
Just watch your portion size when you’re snacking on hazelnuts. They are good for you, but they also contain a lot of calories, so you don’t want to overindulge. You also don’t want to be munching your way through this keto chocolate hazelnut muffins recipe all in one sitting!
If you need some non-keto chocolate muffins for picky family members, then here’s a simple muffin recipe.
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Mix together the almond flour, coconut oil, eggs, nutmeg, cloves, chopped hazelnuts, sweetener, salt, and baking soda.
- Pour the mixture into 12 lined or greased muffin pans.
- Place chocolate chunks into the top each muffin, pressing them down into the dough/mixture.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes so that a toothpick comes out clean when you insert it into a muffin.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 3 g
- Serving Size: 1 muffin
- Calories: 282
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 25 g
- Carbohydrates: 6 g
- Fiber: 3 g
- Protein: 8 g