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20 Delightful Keto Muffins Recipes

Louise Hendon | December 6

Muffins don’t have to be sugary, made from wheat, or filled with carbs. And this list of Keto muffin recipes below provide ample proof.

From savory breakfast egg muffins to rich and indulgent chocolate ones, there’s bound to be something you’ll enjoy in this list of Ketogenic muffin recipes.

I have even included ones that can be used as dumplings for soups and stews and you will find that most of these can be frozen, so you will never be short of a quick and easy muffin treat.

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20 Delightful Keto Muffin Recipes

Dairy-Free Keto Muffins Made with Coconut Flour

Bacon Muffins Gluten-Free Dairy-Free Made with Coconut Flour

– Gaps Diet Journey

Ingredients: eggs, coconut flour, bacon grease, cauliflower, salt, zucchini, bacon, baking soda.

I can’t think of a better combination for breakfast than bacon and eggs, so why not try these bacon-rich muffins as a healthy way to start your day! They are quite light but have the lovely texture of a good egg muffin punctuated with little crispy bacon bits. These make great lunchbox additions and are also good served instead of bread along with a nutritious homemade soup.

1 Minute Keto Muffin

-Ditch the Carbs

1 Minute Keto Muffins

Photo Credit: Libby from Ditch The Carbs

Ingredients: egg, coconut flour, baking soda, salt.

Here is a simple and quick basic recipe that you can have fun with! The muffins are light and fluffy, and can be a good substitute for bread. However it is so easy to adapt the recipe to make sweet muffins by adding in your choice of sweetener, add in some bacon for breakfast muffins or try them with chopped spinach or kale. Just have fun experimenting!

Bacon & Chive Paleo Muffins

– What Great Grandma Ate

Ingredients: bacon, coconut oil, coconut milk, lemon juice, eggs, coconut flour, garlic powder, onion powder, baking powder, salt, chives.

This recipe makes muffins that are perfect for breakfast as they are full of healthy fats to keep you going through the morning. The chives help to give a freshness to the flavor, but other herbs of your choice could be used instead. Bacon and thyme go well together so you could try that combination just to change things a little.

Savory Garlic Herb Paleo Muffins

– Healy Eats Real

Savory Garlic Herb Paleo Muffins

Photo Credit: Hannah from Healy Eats Real

Ingredients: coconut flour, baking soda, sea salt, coconut oil, coconut milk, eggs, apple cider vinegar, garlic powder, rosemary, thyme, sage.

These wonderfully herby muffins are delicious for breakfast, and are easily portable so they make tasty additions to a lunchbox too. They make the perfect side to serve with casseroles and soups instead of bread rolls and are gluten-free, which is helpful if you are catering for someone who can’t tolerate gluten. You could even add in some chopped bacon for an extra slant on the taste

Low Carb Coconut Muffins

– Slender Kitchen

Ingredients: eggs, butter, coconut oil, almond milk, vanilla extract, granulated sugar substitute, coconut flour, baking powder, salt.

This recipe is another good yet basic one that you can adapt to suit your palate. The muffins are sweet and are ideal as a low-carb snack or for breakfast. You could add in some fresh berries to add to the flavor, or stir some ketogenic chocolate drops through the mixture before cooking. These muffins taste amazing sprinkled with a little cinnamon on top!

Vivica’s Magic Meat Muffins

– The Nourished Caveman

Vivica’s Magic Meat Muffins

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: mushrooms, egg yolks, ground beef, coconut aminos, coconut flour, sea salt.

These meaty bites are more reminiscent of meatballs than muffins, but taste great! They are a good idea for a protein-packed breakfast to keep you going all morning, but are so easily transportable that you could pack some in the family lunchboxes – they taste just as good hot or cold! If you are not keen on mushrooms, you can use shredded zucchini instead.

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Dairy-Free Keto Muffins Made with Almond Flour

2-Ingredient Keto Muffins

– Keto Summit

2-Ingredient Keto Muffins Recipe
Ingredients: almonds or hazelnuts, eggs.

With only two ingredients, this recipe must be one of the simplest ever! The muffins are tasty just as they are, but you can adapt the recipe to suit your needs. If you would like a hint of chocolate in your muffins, add in some sweetener and cocoa powder, or use different nuts to change the taste. You can even make them savory by adding cooked bacon pieces.

Paleo Bacon Lemon Thyme Breakfast Muffins

– Paleo Flourish

Paleo Bacon Lemon Thyme Breakfast Muffins Recipe
Ingredients: almond flour, bacon bits, ghee, eggs, lemon thyme, baking soda, salt.

Muffins are a great introduction to eating savory for breakfast if you have been used to sugary cereals or bread before. They have the same sort of consistency as regular muffins but have the flavors of the bacon and thyme. You can have fun experimenting with other combinations too – why not try cooked sausage and rosemary?

Machaca Keto Breakfast Muffins

– The Nourished Caveman

Machaca Keto Breakfast Muffins

Photo Credit: Vivica from The Nourished Caveman

Ingredients: steak drippings or bacon drippings, Beef Jerky Machaca, eggs, tomatillo salsa, almond flour.

For those of us who don’t know, Machaca is shredded beef jerky, a tasty addition to these breakfast muffins. These muffins can be eaten warm or cold, so they could be taken with you for lunch on the go. If you don’t have silicon muffin trays it might be easier to use paper muffin cases as the mixture tends to stick quite easily to metal trays.

Other Dairy-Free Keto Muffins

Keto Chocolate Zucchini MuffinsTopped With Cacao Nibs

– Keto Summit

Keto Chocolate Zucchini Muffins Topped With Cacao Nibs
Ingredients: eggs, zucchini, almond flour, coconut oil, cacao powder, baking powder, vanilla extract, erythritol, cacao nibs, salt.

I used to think that veggies had no place in sweet dishes until I tried carrot cake! The zucchini in this recipe serves the same purpose, keeping the muffin moist and not crumbly, but you can’t taste it. These muffins don’t have a strong chocolate flavor, but are just enough to satisfy cravings.

Flaxseed Cinnamon Bun Muffins

– Healthful Pursuit

Ingredients: ground flaxseed, xylitol or stevia, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, eggs, MCT oil or coconut oil, vanilla extract.

The muffins in this recipe must be the safest ones you can get as they are nut, grain, dairy and gluten-free, yet taste deliciously like cinnamon buns! The best way I found to enjoy these is to serve them warm with a knob of butter or healthier option and eat for breakfast or as a snack. Remember to allow the batter to rest to allow the flaxseed to absorb some of the liquid!

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Keto Muffins Containing Dairy

Chicken Pot Pie Egg Muffins

– Peace, Love And Low Carb

20 Delightful Keto Muffin Recipes

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: butter, onion, celery, carrots, garlic, salt, pepper, chicken, heavy cream, chicken stock, Dijon mustard, white cheddar cheese, frozen peas, eggs.

Using this egg muffin recipe you end up with real comfort food! These are quite light, but have all the flavor of a chicken pot pie. These are great for lunch or you could serve them with a heap of vegetables for a main course. This is a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken and you can add in other vegetables too. The muffins freeze really well and will keep in the refrigerator for around three days.

Lemon Blueberry Cheese Danish Muffins

– Beauty And The Foodie

20 Delightful Keto Muffin Recipes

Photo Credit: Stacey from Beauty and the Foodie

Ingredients: cream cheese, sour cream, lemon juice, vanilla extract, sweetener of choice, egg yolk, coconut flour, swerve, salt, eggs, almond or coconut milk, butter or coconut oil, lemon zest, baking powder, apple cider vinegar, blueberries.

There is something wonderful about biting into a muffin and discovering a little pocket of fruity goodness that is a blueberry! Blueberries are normally sweet and can take the hit of zesty lemon really well. You can either cook these in muffin cases or treat yourself to a silicon muffin tray to avoid them sticking. If you don’t eat dairy, just omit the cheese topping.

Keto Lemon Sour Cream Muffins

– I Breathe I’m Hungry

20 Delightful Keto Muffin Recipes

Photo Credit: Mellissa from I Breathe I’m Hungry

Ingredients: butter, granulated erythritol sweetener, eggs, lemon juice and zest, almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, arrowroot powder, vanilla extract, full-fat sour cream, salt.

This is a very versatile recipe as you can make it into muffins or bake it in a mini loaf tin for a sliceable cake. But no matter how you do it, the lemony hit will take your breath away! They really are delicious! If you decide to use the streusel topping you get soft, fluffy muffins with a crunchy top that makes them so moreish, that they would make a lovely gift for a friend or great to serve at a coffee morning.

Bacon and Egg Coconut Flour Muffins

– Coconut Mama

20 Delightful Keto Muffin Recipes

Photo Credit: Tiffany from The Coconut Mama

Ingredients: eggs, sour cream, coconut flour, sea salt, baking powder, bacon, cheese (pepper jack), greens (kale or spinach).

Here is another tasty breakfast muffin that uses the traditional mix of bacon and eggs. They are light and fluffy and totally portable, so you could even take them with you for a breakfast or lunch on the go. You can add whatever greens you like, but these taste amazing with spinach which adds an earthy note to the meaty bacon. Breakfast sausage works well here too.

Low Carb Zucchini Blueberry Muffins

– Low Carb Yum

20 Delightful Keto Muffin Recipes

Photo Credit: Lisa from Low Carb Yum

Ingredients: almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, dried lemon zest, eggs, vanilla extract, stevia drops, monk fruit liquid extract, sour cream, zucchini shredded, blueberries.

If, like me, you really enjoy fruit at breakfast time, then blueberry muffins can come to the rescue! Here is another example of how zucchini can help keep the muffins moist, and it doesn’t take away from the flavor of the berries. These little beauties are so delicious and make a welcome addition to a lunchbox or for a healthy snack at work.

Ketogenic Chocolate Muffin

– My Sugar Free Journey

Ingredients: flax seed, coconut flour, egg, cocoa powder, sweetener of your choice, heavy whipping cream, salt.

Sometimes chocolate is the only thing you want, and these lovely, slightly sweet muffins will serve to satisfy any craving. They take around two minutes to make, so would be great to rustle up if friends drop in unexpectedly. They are fantastic for breakfast or as a treat in the kids’ lunchboxes, or could be served up for a quick and easy dessert.

Low Carb Cheesy Garlic Bread Muffins

– All Day I Dream About Food

Ingredients: sour cream, eggs, garlic, salt, almond flour, baking powder, cheddar cheese, parsley, mozzarella, butter.

I have a serious cheese lover in my house and when I made these they were gone in minutes! They can be served at any time of day, but also make a fantastic side for stews and soups, in fact any time you would have used traditional garlic bread! If you don’t want to go to the trouble of making wells for the cheese, you can just stir it through the mixture instead.

Blueberry Muffins

– Peace Love and Low Carb

20 Delightful Keto Muffin Recipes

Photo Credit: Kyndra from Peace Love and Low Carb

Ingredients: butter, cream cheese, vanilla, coconut flour, granulated Swerve, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, xanthan gum, eggs, heavy cream, blueberries.

These blueberry muffins look amazing and very impressive, especially as they are studded with blueberries on the top! They would be a great idea for using up frozen blueberries too, as you don’t even have to defrost them first. Muffins like these ones can be useful to help wean someone off bread at breakfast time, or as a sweet treat for a snack with tea or coffee.

Sugar Free Chocolate Feast Muffins

– Sugar Free Londoner

Ingredients: eggs, coconut flour, coconut oil or butter, 100 % cocoa powder, baking powder, cinnamon, vanilla extract, erythritol, dark chocolate, double cream, powdered erythritol, butter.

We all know that chocolate can give you that feel-good factor that we need from time to time, and these sugar-free muffins will definitely satisfy any chocolate craving. They are rich and indulgent in flavor and have a spongy texture that is hiding little pockets of melted chocolate. You don’t need to use the icing listed here, although if these are for a celebration I say “Go for it”!