Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins for Breakfast, Brunch or Snacks

This content originally appeared on Low Carb Yum. Republished with permission.

When it comes to eating a low-carb diet, we often feel like we give up some of our favorite carb-filled recipes. But, it’s super easy to transition them to work with your new lifestyle.

Take for instance muffins. By subbing out all-purpose flour for cream cheese you are left with a keto version! Cream cheese is one of those staples that I always have on hand in my kitchen.

Cream cheese is a super versatile ingredient and a staple in many keto and low-carb homes. However, be sure to read the nutritional labels when you are shopping for cream cheese at your local grocery store. The amount of carbs varies from manufacture to manufacture.

Because of the high-fat content, cream cheese is sustainable on the keto diet, in moderation. Cream cheese is also high in Vitamin A.

These healthy blueberry cream cheese muffins are perfect to serve for breakfast or brunch.

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Blueberry Cheese Muffins

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These low-carb blueberry cheese muffins are more like cheesecake than muffins. They are gluten-free and can be eaten plain or with fruit and nuts on top.
Course Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine American
Keyword cheesecake, muffins
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12 people
Calories 155kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces cream cheese
  • ½ cup low-carb sugar substitute or equivalent
  • 2 eggs adding 4 will lighten the texture (see note)
  • ¼ teaspoon xanthan gum optional
  • ½ teaspoon sugar-free vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup blueberries
  • ¼ cup sliced almonds

Instructions

  • Beat softened cream cheese with electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
  • Add sweetener, xanthan gum, eggs and vanilla.
  • Beat with mixer until well blended.
  • Fold in blueberries and almonds.
  • Spoon into 12 muffin molds lined with the papers.
  • Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes or until set and tops just starting to brown. Cool and store in the refrigerator. Best served chilled.

Notes

Using room temperature cream cheese allows for a smooth cream cheese mixture.

Per reader comment, adding 4 eggs instead of two provides a much lighter cheesecake-like texture.

The following can be added in place of the blueberries:

  • sugar-free chocolate chips
  • raspberries
  • strawberries
  • blackberries
  • nuts
  • broken low carb cookie pieces

Instant Pot Directions:

Put the batter into half-pint jars with rings and lids, not tightened, just loose, and steam for 15 minutes, then NPR (natural pressure release) for 20 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 78mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 547IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1mg


Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Blueberry Cream Cheese Muffins Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

Low-Carb Coconut Flour Turmeric Muffins (4-Ingredients)

This content originally appeared on Low Carb Yum. Republished with permission.

When I am in the middle of my first 30 days of the keto diet and going through my “detox” phase, my body suddenly starts to crave sugar and sweets like no one’s business. And, although I like sweets, I can usually keep them in check.

It’s quite fascinating how the body starts to crave something you are trying to avoid, especially sugar. When I normally start to get those cravings, there are a few recipes I like to make to keep myself on track and not throw myself off of ketosis while still fueling my body.

I like to filter through a few but one of my all-time favorites in this recipe for coconut flour muffins with shredded zucchini! It’s not overly sweet and yet satisfies my cravings (plus there are a few hidden veggies too).

Since I love those coconut muffins so much, I took that recipe and gave it a fresh spin.

Using a keto pancake mix as the base, I came up with these turmeric muffins! Let me tell you–these muffins could not be more simple to make. They are delicious!

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Coconut Flour Turmeric Muffins

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The use of a mix makes this a quick and easy way to bake up healthy morning muffins. Just add butter, low-carb milk, and turmeric powder then put in the oven for a delicious morning treat.
Course Breakfast, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 119kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup low-carb yum keto pancake mix 90 grams
  • 2 tablespoons Global Belly turmeric latte spice
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter melted or melted coconut oil
  • 1 cup almond milk or coconut milk in carton
  • 2 tablespoons low-carb sugar substitute optional for sweet muffins

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Grease muffin pan or line with cupcake liners.
  • Mix together pancake mix and turmeric spice. Add optional sweetener, if using. Stir in melted butter and almond milk. Allow mix to sit for several minutes to thicken up. Divide evenly between 6 prepared muffin molds.
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool in pan for 5 to 10 minutes, then remove muffins from molds and allow to cool completely on wire rack.

Notes

For best results, use the weight measurement (90 grams) instead of cups for the pancake mix.

The muffins are fine to leave out for up to 2 days at room temperature. If it’s humid, it’s best to store them in the refrigerator where they will last up to a couple of weeks. For longer storage, they can be frozen for up to 3 months and thawed in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Serving: 1muffin | Calories: 119kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 111mg | Potassium: 28mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 236IU | Calcium: 85mg | Iron: 1mg


Please note that the nutritional information may vary depending
on the specific brands of products used. We encourage everyone to check specific
product labels in calculating the exact nutritional information.

Low-Carb Coconut Flour Turmeric Muffins Recipe

Source: diabetesdaily.com

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