Keto Cinnamon Bun Muffins

  • prep time90 min
  • total time 90 min
  • serves 12

No need to miss out on those cinnamon bun flavors, even if you're following a keto diet plan.

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Directions for: Keto Cinnamon Bun Muffins



1 ½ cups almond flour

⅓ cup flax seed meal

2 Tbsp toasted finely shredded coconut

1 tsp baking powder

¼ tsp ground nutmeg

¼ tsp kosher salt

2 ½ tsp ground cinnamon

½ cup coconut oil, melted

½ cup confectioners' erythritol sweetener (see Cook's Note)

5 large eggs

½ cup half-and-half, at room temperature

1 tsp pure vanilla extract

¼ cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

1 Tbsp granulated erythritol sweetener

Cream Cheese Icing

2 oz cream cheese, at temperature

2 Tbsp heavy cream

2 tsp confectioners' erythritol sweetener



1. For the muffins: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.

2. Whisk together the almond flour, flax seed meal, coconut, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the cinnamon in a medium bowl.

3. Whisk together the coconut oil and confectioners' erythritol sweetener in a separate large bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking to combine. Whisk in the half-and-half and vanilla. Add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet and whisk until well combined (the batter will be very runny).

4. Using a measuring cup or cookie scoop, divide the batter among the paper liners (they each should be slightly more than three-quarters full). Stir together the walnuts, granulated erythritol sweetener and remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle the mixture over the batter in the paper liners.

5. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of a muffin, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool slightly, then remove the muffins to a wire rack fitted inside a baking sheet to cool completely.

Cream Cheese Icing

1. For the cream cheese icing: Whisk together the cream cheese, cream and confectioners' erythritol sweetener in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 15 seconds to loosen. Drizzle over the cooled muffins before serving.

Tips and Substitutions

Cook’s Note
Erythritol, a sugar substitute, can be found in most health food stores or online.

Source and Credits

Courtesy of Food Network Kitchen.

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