The Muffin is a time-honored breakfast standby. Unfortunately, eating too many carbs puts your body on standby. Too many of the wrong kinds of carbohydrates make you feel sluggish. Bread and sugars are huge contributors to the nasty side of carbohydrates. As too many of us know, the standard muffin is a capital offender when it comes to packing in the carbs. This reality is a struggle for someone who either needs an on-the-go breakfast food or a general muffin lover when you’re also trying to tend to your health. To counteract the carb overload while still getting to enjoy your morning muffin, here are fifty nutritious low-carb muffin recipes. You won’t miss your old muffins; these new ones are not only better for you, but they’re jaw-dropping delicious!
Next Time You Want A Muffin, Try One of These Low-Carb Recipes!
1. Sugar-Free Coffee Toffee Pecan Mug Muffin
The first muffin out of the gate is for those of you with a sweet-tooth. The toffee aspect is just the right amount of sugar to pair with the slightly bitter coffee tones. There is no sugar involved, and this marvelous low-carb muffin is also grain free and gluten free. The grain free aspect is courtesy of coconut flour, and maple syrup provides the majority of the sweetness. A sprinkle of pecans on top offers a boost of vitamins A, B, E, folic acid, potassium, and calcium.
2. Low Carb Frühstücksmuffins Mit Chiasamen
For all you English speakers, you’ll need to run this delicious low-carb muffin recipe through an online translator. Trust me, though! It’s worth it! These “Fruehstuecks Muffins” are, in fact, nutrient-dense breakfast chia seed muffins. Blueberries and goji berries make them a nutritional powerhouse. Nutritionist claim that goji berries are the most nutritionally dense fruit on the planet. Combine their amino acids with the antioxidants in blueberries and the fiber and protein of the chia seeds, and you have a winning low-carb muffin!
3. Healthy Coffee Protein Muffins
This low calorie muffin is extra special because it features high protein. The protein levels in these tasty treats will get you moving in the morning or carry you through a mid-afternoon slump. Using almond flour instead of wheat flour and maple syrup instead of sugar, these coffee muffins do everything right. That dash of protein comes from protein powder. You can use your favorite, or you can experiment with various different protein powders until you find what works best.
4. Cranberry, Orange And Pecan Muffins
The cranberry orange muffin is a go-to fruit muffin. This variation on the theme, however, plays by some low-carb rules. Switching wheat flour for a combination of almond and coconut flours is a delicious decision. Neither flavor is overwhelming, but both add subtle notes to the end result. The add-ins of cranberries, pecans, and orange zest give the finished muffin a rustic texture. These low-carb muffins seem anything but lacking. They’re dense, nutritious, and bursting with flavor.
5. Lowcarb Muffins That Taste Like Donuts
Sometimes you just need a donut. If you’re trying to live a leaner, cleaner life, a donut just might not be an option for you. But how about a donut flavored muffin? Here’s another recipe that might need a quick online translator, and it’s worth it. These muffins aren’t so much the basis of a meal – they’re definitely dessert-worthy muffins – but they’re low-carb muffins deserving of the title “Honorary Donut.” The end result is beautiful sprinkled with powdered sugar and paired with some lemonade on a hot day.
6. Black And White Muffins
Chocolate muffin meets cheesecake: there is no way this could be low-carb and gluten free, right? Well, it is! These attractive tuxedo muffins will be a hit no matter the crowd. Young, old, and people watching their figures alike will gobble up these secretly nutritious muffins. While they take a little extra work seeing as the cream cheese filling and the chocolate muffins require separate preparation, the end result is mouth-watering delicious. High on fiber courtesy of flax meal, these low-carb muffins marry sweet with practical.
7. Low Carb Muffins
This recipe is a perfect baseline if you’re on the hunt for a low-carb muffin recipe that is easily modifiable. For a moist, healthy, no carb muffin, look no further. You can toss in chocolate chips; dried fruit such as raisins, craisins, cherries, or dates; fresh fruit such as blueberries, goji berries, cherries, or apple; or nuts such as pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts, or macadamia nuts to make it your own. If you feel like adding an extra flare, consider a sprinkle of powdered sugar on top.
8. Low Carb High Protein Cinnamon Swirl Muffins
One of the pitfalls of maintaining a low-carb diet is that a lot of the recipes out there also leave out things like essential fats, protein, and fiber. This low-carb muffin is specifically designed to not do that. Packed full of protein, you can indulge with a smile on these low-carb muffins. They also happen to be gluten free, and they have the added benefit of being a low-carb vegetable muffin! The first ingredient in these bad boys is cauliflower!
9. Low-Carb Poppy Seed & Lemon Protein Muffin
Lemon poppy seed muffins are classic, light, bright muffin. These low-carb muffins not only have the folate, calcium, iron and zinc of poppy seeds and the vitamin C of lemon, but they also pack in the protein! If you need a big of sunshine in a muffin, gravitate towards these simple, speedy muffins. There are only three steps in the instructions, and the end result is a beautiful, fragrant, healthy muffin that adheres to a low-carb diet. Smile when you take a bite of these sunny muffins!
10. Egg Muffins With Kale, Roasted Red Peppers, And Feta Cheese
Muffins aren’t all about the sweet: here is a filling, delightful, savory low-carb muffin recipe. For a whole meal wrapped up in a single muffin, give these egg muffins with kale, roasted red peppers, and feta cheese a shot. They’re more like mini quiches than they are muffins, and they slide towards the no carb muffin end of things. Plus, the eggs deliver a quick dose of protein, and the kale packs a powerful nutritional punch.