Low Carb Chocolate Muffins
September 22, 2016
We have here some good old fashioned chocolate muffins! Well good old fashioned, low carb, high protein, healthy chocolate muffins without refined sugar or trans fats... So we will just call them good fashioned health muffins! For variations in recipes see notes.
- Prep: 10 mins
- Cook: 25 mins
- Yields: 12
1Preheat your oven (350 degrees) or you'll end up like me, excitedly working away at batter before realizing my ovens not ready yet. Every minute you preheat is a minute you're not eating yet.
2Mix together dry ingredients in one bowl
3Pour heavy cream in separate bowl and whisk with lemon juice. Add lemon juice to desired thickness. This is a nifty sour cream substitute that thanks to the googles I now know exists!
4Add eggs and melted butter to heavy cream.
5Once mixed, add ingredients together and stir until blended.
6Place ingredients in a muffin tin (don't forget to spray nonstick to keep the muffins from clinging for dear life when you try to get them out later) and bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. 20 Minutes
Tastey choco choco muffins. The way they were intended to be made if you were low carb, and enjoy using healthy sweeteners like erythritol. While it sounds like something you would take from a spoon when you have a fever, it is actually one of the only sweeteners that has proven to be good and not scary like aspartame.
These muffins are great for satisfying those carb cravings without cheating.
To make them more moist you may substitute sour cream for the heavy cream & lemon juice combo (Thank you to the googles for finding a usable and tastey alternative to sour cream!). Also, use more almond flour instead of the chocolate protein powder. Cooking with protein is always a challenge...but hey got to get that PROTEIN!
- I count erythritol as only 1 effective carb per 100 grams. This is because of how your body treats it. Read more here and if you're feeling chipper order it here.
- I love chia seeds, but they are optional to the recipe. They add a crunch and pure fiber, which is especially important for us folks trying to stay in ketosis. Get some of these little buggers here if you like.