If you’ve only ever thought of muffins as cupcakes missing frosting, you’re mistaken. The baked good doesn’t get quite the love it deserves, but it holds its own savory to sweet. Keto eaters, you can take these portable bites to fill up when need something carb-like or a fresh treat that’ll satisfy your sugar needs. From crumb cake and blackberry-filled lemon muffins to mini frittatas, there’s a keto muffin recipe for every craving. Kissing carbs goodbye can be tough, but muffins don’t have to be totally off the table.
This recipe will reinforce exactly how much you like delicious sticky cinnamon buns, except now in the form of a healthier muffin. We love that it calls for just five ingredients to shop for too: almond flour, vanilla protein powder of your choice, nut or seed butter, pumpkin pureé, and coconut oil. With the stamp of approval for keto, Paleo, vegan, and gluten-free eaters, everyone will want to get their hands on one alongside their morning coffee.
Fresh blueberry muffins are timeless and way better when made from scratch. Though we love the tartness of blueberries, the best part about this recipe is you can use the batter as a base for any morning baked good. You’ll need coconut flour, eggs, coconut oil, granulated sweetener (like erythritol), stevia, and vanilla extract or vanilla bean powder.
It’s shocking, we know, that something so dense and chocolaty could actually be hiding an entire shredded zucchini inside. If you’re a chocolate fan who can’t wait until dessert for the rich flavor, these muffins an easy, low-carb way to sneak it in during breakfast time without the sugar crash.
These protein packed muffins have all the flavors you usually crave in the morning: ham, eggs, and cheese. But the recipe also adds some bonus flavors that are a perfect match to the feta—roasted red peppers, spinach, and pesto. The best part is they taste amazing fresh out of the oven or cold. Go ahead, take a few to go.
Skip the corner bakeshop: These low-carb lemon muffins are the perfect breakfast treat with an epic surprise hidden inside. They won’t need any butter or preserves to spread on top because the muffins are already filled with homemade blackberry jam.
The key to any diet is portion control, and these small, portable muffins are an easy way to not eat an entire bundt cake of monkey bread. The gluten-free and carb-free recipe is made with a base of whole milk mozzarella cheese, almond flour, and coconut flour.
These light and airy muffins are just the thing to snack on during your morning commute. Flaxseed lends a healthy dose of fiber to your diet, which means you won’t be taking out your Tupperware at 10 a.m. to sneak bites of lunch. When making these, be sure to turn down the temperature to 325 degrees to cook them slower on low to prevent burning the edges.
Some keto folks avoid peanut products at all costs, so if that’s you, just swap in almond butter (any nut butter with chocolate is heavenly). No matter how you make it, this recipe makes it easier to get up in the morning: It has almond flour, peanut butter, almond milk, eggs, and cacao nibs. So, when you’re tired of eggs and sliced avocado, throw this into the keto rotation.
Hakuna frittata… or something like that. With these little savory muffins, you can skip the last-minute croissant your coworker brought to the meeting. This recipe gives three options—spinach tomato, and mozzarella; bacon and cheddar; or garlic, mushroom, and peppers—but you can get as creative as you’d like and make Ina Garten proud.
Work your morning banana into a muffin. These bakery-style treats have mashed bananas, almond butter, eggs, coconut flour, cinnamon, and chocolate chips. Dessert for breakfast, coming right up.
With your morning mug of coffee in your left hand, it only makes sense to have a muffin in your right. This recipe stands out thanks to cream cheese, butter, unsweetened vanilla almond milk, almond flour, and coconut flour. You can check it off as keto, gluten-free, grain-free, and sugar-free.
Can our muffin tins always be lined with slices of prosciutto? This healthy recipe has us craving the tasty meat, along with egg, onion, garlic, sweet pepper, spinach, and parsley, long after eating it. We love that it’s dairy-free too, made with coconut milk or nut milk instead.
Getting out from under your covers in the morning is already a doozy. So the last thing you want to do is chop ingredients for fancier eggs. But we want mushroom in our eggs, always. This meatless muffin is perfect to make ahead of time and awesome served warm or at room temperature. Freeze the egg cups and bake them straight from the freezer in a 400-degree oven for five to 10 minutes.
Donuts, an obligatory morning staple, don’t have to be loaded with insane amounts of sugar and trans fat. This keto recipe is gluten-free, sugar-free, and only requires 10 minutes of prep time. In your shopping cart, you’ll need heavy cream, butter, eggs, vanilla, powdered swerve sweetener, blanched almond flour, and psyllium husk powder (all keto pantry staples). The powder, which allows for bread-like texture when baking, can be found at big retailers like Walmart, Target, and Amazon.