Keto Jalapeno Muffins Recipe
Turn up the heat with this awesome keto jalapeno muffins recipe! They’re a nice takeoff of classic muffins, but with a kick.
If spicy muffins aren’t your cup of tea, then this 2-ingredient savory muffin recipe should suit you.
How I Made These Muffins Keto
There are certain foods that flash before your eyes when you’re about to embark upon a keto diet. Once you look at the “naughty” list of food it seems like some of your favorite meals and sides will be gone forever.
I understand, and I felt the same way. Since I happen to really enjoy a good cornbread muffin, spicy or not, I had to figure out how to make it happen for those on a keto diet.
Typically, jalapeno corn muffins contain cornmeal, flour, and sugar – all foods you’re trying to avoid on a keto diet.
In place of the cornmeal and flour, I suggest a mix of almond flour and coconut flour. Why the mix? Almond flour tends to have more moisture than regular all-purpose or wheat flour, so the coconut flour helps ensure you get the right texture.
In place of sugar, you can use just a bit of stevia or erythritol. Many muffins call for milk; I used coconut milk for this recipe.
Health Benefits of Jalapenos
Though I have yet to see these peppers reach superfood status, they do have a lot of perks. They are brimming with vitamin C and potassium and offer lesser amounts of vitamins K, A and E.
There’s also good news if you’re following a keto diet for weight loss. The capsaicin in these fiery peppers has been linked to increased metabolism, which is helpful for maintaining a healthy weight. Not bad for a low-calorie flavor booster!
If this keto jalapeno muffin recipe won’t quite cut it with the hubby or kids, then take a look at these jalapeno cheddar cornbread muffins.
- Preheat oven to 350 F (175 C).
- Place all the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl and mix together.
- Then add in the ghee or coconut oil, whisked eggs, and coconut milk.
- Lastly, carefully stir in the chopped jalapeno pepper pieces.
- Pour the mixture into a greased muffin tray or use muffin liners (makes 12 muffins).
- Bake for 18-20 minutes until a toothpick inserted into the middle of a muffin comes out clean.
All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.
Net Carbs: 0 g
- Serving Size: (per muffin)
- Calories: 96
- Sugar: 1 g
- Fat: 8 g
- Carbohydrates: 2 g
- Fiber: 2 g
- Protein: 3 g