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.
11. Low-Carb Himbeer Muffins
Run this recipe through a quick online translator, and you’ll learn that “himbeer” means raspberry! Vanilla Raspberry muffins are bright, tangy, and delicious. Not only are they carb-free muffins, but the bright red gems that are raspberries give your snack an awesome dose of vitamin C, fiber, manganese, copper, pantothenic acid, vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids, potassium, and biotin! Biotin is a proven to strengthen your nails, skin, and hair, so you can celebrate looking and feeling healthier with this recipe.
12. Low Carb Cream Cheese Muffins
Next time you’re in a cream cheese mood, reach for these no-flour muffins before you reach for a cheese cake. Despite the cream cheese, they still manage to be light and airy while bringing that comforting cream cheese flavor to the table. The inclusion of vanilla whey protein ensures you get a solid dose of protein while you indulge. Not only that, but these muffins are darn cute with some fresh fruit to top them. They’d make perfect snacks at a party!
13. Cranberry Almond Crumb Muffins
Cranberries and almonds in autumn pair as well as pumpkin and spice. These simple, low calorie muffins are worth looking forward to all year. Cranberries are a fall crop, and these lovely muffins call for fresh cranberries, none of that canned stuff. Cranberries are antioxidant rich, so they’ll kick any incoming fall colds in the butt. They are also anti-inflammatory and have anti-cancer ties. Pair that with the crunchy protein and fiber of almonds and you’ve got a muffin to celebrate!
14. Low Carb Apfel-Zimt Muffins
For a tempting apple muffin, this recipe holds nothing back. Rather than use any type of flour, group almonds give these muffins their backbone. As they say, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The apple sauce and apple cider vinegar in these muffins should do the trick! All of the flavors are brought together by a dash of cinnamon and some honey. Whether you’re on the run and need breakfast or you’re in charge of snack time, these apple muffins are an awesome low-carb food!
15. Cranberry Orange Muffins
Cranberries pair well with oranges, which makes these muffins fruity, bright, and healthy. For a no carb muffin, these light colored muffins don’t skimp on flavor. Not only do they play well with a low-carb diet, but they’re also dairy free, nut free, and gluten free with no sugar added! Ginger and cloves keep the flavors warm and heady, and clove is famous for being a medicinal herb. The use of oat flour and oat fiber kick things up a notch in the fiber department.
16. Carrot Cupcakes
Carrot cake is one of those things people can either love or leave, but you’re going to love these carrot cake muffins. Who knew a cake variation could fall in the low-carb foods category? This yummy low calorie muffin is worth the prep time. Optional is the inclusion of walnuts. Walnuts are one of the top healthy foods. They help reduce risk of both prostate cancer and breast cancer, and they decrease the risk of heart disease. They’re also full of antioxidants!
17. Mocha Muffins With Chocolate Chunks
Would you guess that you could pair coffee and chocolate and still get a low-carb food? These marvelous Mocha Muffins fit into the low-carb food category without sacrificing the taste of indulgence. Flaxseed and almond flour provide the backbone for this recipe. Flaxseed is a powerhouse fiber. They’re full of essential fatty acid, manganese, and vitamin B1. Cocoa powder provides sinful chocolaty-ness to these muffins. Cocoa is linked to being an antidepressant! It also contains antioxidants and has been show to lower LDL cholesterol.
18. Flourless Double Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Guilt-free chocolate muffins sound almost too good to be true, right? Well, they exist! These lovely muffins are not only chocolaty, but they pack in the veggies, and they are flourless! If that hasn’t sold you on them, they also take a mere five minutes to prepare! They are a perfect muffin to serve to kids, because the kids won’t know any different that they’re healthy for them. The recipe is also flexible: it calls for peanut butter, but you can use any nut butter.
19. Almond Joy Muffin Tops
For a grain-free candy bar-esque muffin, look no further. These Almond Joy muffins have all the flavors of your favorite candy bar with none of the guilt. Not just that, but they’re hopped up on protein, and the coconut brings a tropical flare to the experience. Coconut meat also protects against heart disease and stroke, and it boasts high vitamin A and E. This recipe is also modifiable so you can either make whole muffins, or you can just make gooey muffin tops!
20. Keto Pumpkin Chia Muffins
“Chia” comes from an ancient Mayan word meaning “strength.” It’s no wonder, seeing as there are so many health benefits to eating chia seeds. In fact, chia seeds actually contain more omega-3 fatty acids than salmon! Pairing the chia seeds with pumpkin is a good call too. Despite its density, pumpkin is actually a low calorie vegetable. It’s high in anti-oxidants, dietary fiber, minerals, and vitamins. Pumpkin things are usually assigned to the fall season, but these airy muffins are yummy even in the summer!
21. Low-Carb Blueberry Muffins
If you’re looking for a summertime afternoon delight, these low-carb blueberry muffins won’t leave you disappointed. Firm, juicy berries burst with flavor; the coconut flour keeps things light and airy. There’s nothing better than biting into a soft, cool, delicious muffin on a hot day. Even better is using the muffin tops to sandwich a layer of whipped cream and make tempting whoopie pies or ice cream sandwiches. Dairy free modifications are optional too, if that’s how you swing.
22. Low-Carb Maple Bacon Pecan Muffins
On the heels of the “cronut” (croissant-donut) fad comes another breakfast phenomenon: the maple bacon donut. This muffin is a variation on that theme. The low carb maple bacon pecan muffin will surprise your breakfast company, but after the first bite, they’ll be asking for more. This muffin rolls everything from a traditional breakfast into one convenient muffin. Maple, bacon, and pancakes combine to make one super breakfast food. The addition of pecans ups the nutrient content too! Indulge responsibly.
23. Grain-Free Coconut Flour Pumpkin Muffins
Don’t fall prey to the pumpkin spice craze this autumn and pack on the pounds. Instead, make you own pumpkin spice baked goods and skip the insane calories. These darling muffins are refined sugar free, gluten free, and low-carb. They’re made with coconut flour and are sweetened with pure maple syrup. The cinnamon, cloves, and allspice will have you kitchen smelling like a coffee shop in no time, minus the empty calories and hefty price tag. A sprinkle of walnuts on top adds some healthy crunch!
24. Carrot Cake Zucchini Muffins
Two vegetables in one muffin, can you imagine? Carrots and zucchini meet up to make these muffins marvelous. Of all of the low-carb muffin recipes out there, this one excels at pairing health with flavor. Light in color and subtle in flavor, carrot cake zucchini muffins are also grain free and fall into the Paleo category of diets. Carrot is an excellent source of beta carotene, fiber, antioxidants, folate, potassium, iron, copper, manganese, and vitamins A, C, K, and B8.
25. Flaxseed Cinnamon Bun Muffins
Next time you’re tempted to swing into CinnaBon at the mall, think again and whip up some of these sugar-and-spice muffins instead. Not only are they totally yummy, but they also contain flaxseed, which has been shown to help regulate estrogen levels of all things! Not only do you skip all the calories of CinnaBon with this recipe, but you also get a gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, yeast-free, corn-free, grain-free, nut-free, Paleo, low carb snack! Kids love them and are none the wiser to how healthy they are!
26. Savory Zucchini Feta Muffins
Normally we use chocolate to sneak zucchini into our muffins and breads. It disguises things and people (read: kids) are oblivious to the fact that they’re eating a vegetable. But what if the vegetable waltzed into the muffin and took center stage? That’s what’s happening with these zucchini feta muffins! There’s no tip-toeing around the fact that these healthy, savory muffins are good for you. These can stand alone or pair with a large meal as kind of a biscuit substitute.
27. Double Chocolate Muffins
Low-carb muffin recipes seem like they wouldn’t pair well with chocolate, but these muffins dare to double the chocolate without sacrificing nutrition. Guess what the secret ingredient is? Avocado! Avocado and chocolate are a match made in heaven, believe it or not! Avocados are thick and creamy, and they are brimming with healthy fats. Plus, when in season, avocados are ridiculously cheap, making this recipe as inexpensive as it is scrumptious. These muffins call for the healthiest chocolate: dark chocolate.
28. Breakfast Egg Muffins
For a quick breakfast, aim for this carb free muffin. You can mix essentially any tasty veggie into it to create a muffin tailored specifically to your diners’ tastes. They’re easy to grab, and because they’re essentially an omelet in muffin form, they pack quick the punch when it comes to protein. One of the best things about these is that on-the-go moms can prepare them the night before and just pop them in the oven to cook come breakfast time.
29. Jalapeno Popper Egg Cups
Do you love jalapeno poppers but hate the greasy deep fried side of them? Turn to these spicy muffins for some satisfaction! They even look fancy with a bacon wrapping so that you can serve them as an hors d’oeuvre at a dinner party. Don’t worry if the cream cheese is your favorite part of a jalapeno popper: the cheesy creaminess is still in there despite these muffins being healthy! There are even only nine ingredients, two of which are salt and pepper!
30. Double Chocolate Blender Muffins
The world of muffins wouldn’t be complete without a staple to-die-for chocolate muffin. This is that muffin. They’re chewy, yummy, chocolaty goodness, and still better yet, you can make them in large batches and freeze them! Any time you have a kid wanting a snack or a spouse needing breakfast on the way out the door, you can have these much loved favorites on hand. They’re even grain-free, to top it off! The blender aspect of preparation means they’re easy to make too.
31. Bacon Egg Breakfast Muffins
There’s a secret inside of these breakfast muffins: an entire egg! They make an exceptional (or egg-ceptional!) grab-and-go breakfast. The egg is cracked directly into the muffin batter and then bakes in to the muffin. Some lean bacon and shallots give them a touch of color. This muffin isn’t exactly low calorie, but that’s what makes it such a perfect way to jump start your metabolism at breakfast time. For a variation on this recipe, you could swap out the bacon for ham or sausage!
32. Healthy Pumpkin Spice Breakfast Muffins
Keep it natural with these muffins. No processed ingredients go into these delicious low-carb, gluten-free, dairy-free pumpkin spice bites. It’s easy to stay healthy when you stick with whole foods. The spice mix of ground mace, cinnamon, and ginger give these muffins a little zing. Ginger is an awesome root used to relieve digestion issues, nausea, and loss of appetite. Ginger’s flavor isn’t always people’s favorite, however, so you can leave that out without a hitch if it’s not your cup of tea.
33. Low-Carb Egg Breakfast Muffins
Look no further for your next breakfast low-carb muffin recipe: these breakfast egg muffins will please your whole family! These little omelet muffins are full of protein, and they’re practically carb-free muffins, that’s how healthy they are! You can modify them to suit your family’s tastes. The original recipe calls for a bell pepper, spring onions, and cherry tomatoes, and then there are a few optional add-ins, such as spinach. You might even toss in some ham if you have a meat-lover to please.
34. Lemon Poppy Seed Muffins
Lemons and poppy seeds go together like rainy days and leisure reading. Bite into sunshine with these too-good-to-be-true muffins. It’s tough to tell if you should eat them or photograph them, they’re just that pretty. When you break them apart, they crumble picturesquely. These lemon poppy seed muffins are not only low-carb, but they’re also grain free, sugar free, and dairy free! If you’re having a get-together or birthday party, you can serve these without a single worry about allergies.
35. Double Chocolate Power Muffins
Sometimes, life demands chocolate. A lot of chocolate. Here’s a chocolate Goddess, come to save your day: these muffins are low-carb, gluten free, and they pack a powerful punch. In these tasty double chocolate muffins, you’ll find a healthy dose of protein courtesy of whey protein powder, antioxidants from the cocoa powder, and some caffeine from the instant coffee. No matter what your hectic life deals you, you can handle it with these surprisingly healthy, yummy, simple chocolate power muffins!
36. Paleo Blueberry Muffin
Craving a blueberry muffin but you’re on a low-carb, Paleo diet? Look no further! These muffins are bursting with bright, fresh, purple fruit, and just looking at them you wouldn’t guess that they’re grain free, gluten free, and low-carb. There is also a version that is also nut free and dairy free. Seriously, these look just like the totally unhealthy blueberry muffins your grandma used to make, except they’re totally healthy. They don’t even take that much effort to make!
37. Paleo Chocolate Chip And Fig Sunbutter Muffins
Sunbutter, chocolate, and fig meet up and have a party in these Paleo-friendly muffins. Sunflower seeds are bursting with protein – they’re higher in protein than most other nuts and seeds – and because of sunbutter’s peanut butter-esque flavor, it pairs awesomely with fruit flavors, such as fig. Two ripe bananas also show up for this recipe, which means you’re getting a healthy dose of potassium too. Sometimes a Paleo diet feels limiting when it comes to baked goods; this is a mouth-watering work-around.
38. Keto Cheeseburger Muffins
Low-carb foods don’t have to be all fruit and veggie based. This cheeseburger variation breaks the muffin mold. The main baking part of this goodie is in the burger “bun.” Blanched almond flour and flaxseed meal make up the muffin part, so you’ll get a healthy dose of omega-3 when you eat your cheeseburger muffin. From there, it’s all about adding some lean ground beef and topping everything off with your favorite cheeseburger relishes! Game-day company will devour these babies.
39. Low-Carb Macadamia Coconut Lime Muffins
Are you in need of a quick tropical vacation? Whip up some of these sunny macadamia coconut lime muffins and you will be instantly transported to your own private island! The macadamia nuts are the spine of this recipe, ground down in a food processor until they’re close to nut flour. Macadamia nuts are one of the most expensive nuts, but they’re well worth it because they’re one of the best nuts. They contain iron, protein, vitamin A, thiamine, riboflavin, and niacin.
40. Blueberry Streusel Muffins W/ Lemon Cream Cheese Icing
Who knew blueberry and lemon were a match made in heaven? Maybe the people who knew that were also aware that these bright, cheery breakfast muffins double as low-carb foods! These muffins take a few more ingredients seeing as you have to make the muffin, the streusel topping, and the icing, but they are well worth it. They’re also gluten free, so that’s a plus! Blueberries are not only delightful, but they also ward off heart disease and are filled with fiber, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin B6.
41. Coffee Walnut Muffins With Coffee Glaze
Coffee walnut plus coffee glaze is essentially a coffee lover’s dream. While most of us focus in on the caffeine aspect of coffee, coffee has other health benefits. A regular cup of coffee helps protect against type 2 diabetes, liver disease, liver cancer, and Parkinson’s disease. It also keeps your heart healthy. This tasty low-carb food fulfils your sweet tooth, your coffee craving, and your health kick. Plus, if you’re already brewing coffee to make the glaze, you might as well have a cup!
42. Healthy Egg Muffin Cups
No carb muffin? No problem. Low calorie muffin? No problem. As far as low-carb foods go, egg muffins top the list when it comes to ease and flavor. This variation is full of delightful vegetables – baby spinach, red pepper, green pepper, yellow onion, mushrooms, and garlic. Garlic doesn’t just taste amazing; it’s really good for you too. Despite having very few calories, it really packs a punch when it comes to manganese, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. A serving of garlic covers 23 percent of the daily value of manganese.
43. Clean Eating Butternut Squash & Apple Muffins
Here’s a low-carb muffin recipe that will soon become a fall favorite! It uses two autumn stables: squash and apples. An added plus of this cinnamon, clove, and allspice flavored recipe is that the finished product freezes extremely well. Because it’s hard to cut down on a recipe that requires an entire butternut squash, it’s a nice benefit that you can throw some of the extra muffins in the freezer for a later date. Butternut squash is low in fat and high in dietary fiber.
44. Clean Eating Cranberry Muffins Recipe
These cranberry muffins will detoxify your system while simultaneously tasting delicious. They aren’t gluten free, but they do use avocado oil and honey. Avocado is stellar healthy fat. In one whole avocado, there are 9 grams of carbohydrates, but 7 of those are actually fiber. That means an avocado only has 2 net carbs. Honey is a wonderful natural sweetener. Honey is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal, it reduces gastrointestinal disorders, and it helps prevent cancers and heart disease. You can use nut milks instead of cow’s milk.
45. Paleo “Pb&J” Muffins
This isn’t your grandmother’s peanut butter and jelly. Right out of the gate, things are different because you’re going to use sunflower seed butter rather than peanut butter. (Homemade Sunbutter gives your muffins a green tint when they cool. It’s just the chlorogenic acid from the sunflower seeds, so don’t worry!) A whole banana goes into this recipe, and everything is topped with highly nutritious and delicious raspberry chia seed jam. This carb-free muffin even adhere to the Paleo diet, so you can enjoy with abandon!
46. Chocolate Zucchini Muffins
Yummmm, chocolate! Sometimes life catches up to you and you need to snuggle in with a comfort food after long day. Rather than tossing your healthy eating to the wayside, reach for these carb-free muffins before you reach for the ice cream. Not only are they decadently chocolaty, but they’re also low-carb vegetable muffins! Yep, zucchini sneaks right in at the heels of the cocoa powder. You wouldn’t even know that veggie is in there! Some optional cinnamon adds to the drama of these comforting muffins.
47. Jalapeno And Cheddar Cauliflower Muffins
Ready to fire up your taste buds? You might need a firefighter to swing by and put out some jalapeno-induced flames! Kicking up the heat in the savory muffin department, jalapeno and cheddar cauliflower muffins come out swinging in the low-carb vegetable muffin category. Not only are the de-li-cious, but they’re also gluten free! They’re chewy, dense, nutritious, and so, so mouthwatering. The small addition of coconut flour skews them towards the baked goods category rather than ending up as an omelet.
48. Healthy Strawberries And Cream Protein Cupcakes
These sweeties can masquerade as either “muffin” or “cupcake.” The carbohydrates in these summery snacks make them practically carb free muffins. There is also flexibility in this recipe if you prefer using cottage cheese or Greek yogurt over ricotta cheese. These cupcake-muffins pair well with a low-carb diet without making you feel like you’re counting anything or eating healthy. In fact, with a dollop of whipped cream on top, you’ll think you’re overindulging with these protein-packed, gluten free, grain free strawberry muffins!
49. Peanut Butter & Jam Muffins
Here’s a muffin even your toddler can get behind! You’ll love biting into your PB&J muffin; the jam in the middle in bright, flavorful, and the best part? Homemade! That’s right, you learn how to make you own raspberry chia seed jam with this recipe. Chia seeds and raspberries are superheros of the nutrition world. These muffins are decidedly far from the traditional peanut butter and jelly sandwich while still tasting like days of swing sets, naptime, and imaginary friends.
50. Pepperoni Pizza Muffins
Pizza? As a muffin? You heard right! Here’s an option if you have kids and they’re reluctant to jump on the carb free muffin bandwagon with mom. No one can say no to pizza. No one! Cream cheese and Asiago cheese mixed right into the batter offer optimal cheesiness without needing to mound mozzarella on top. The use of coconut and almond flours makes these muffins also gluten free. These pizza muffin morsels dress up well as breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack!