These Keto Cranberry Muffins make a great breakfast or afternoon snack. And each muffin has just 4g net carbs. Sweet!
I saw a recipe last night that made me so hungry for muffins.
I happened upon a beautiful picture of an orange cranberry muffin and suddenly, I just had to have one. Like, that minute. At 10 o'clock at night. But no matter, I got out my low carb baking supplies and got straight to work.
To make these Keto Cranberry Muffins, I started with some cranberries and an orange.
I chopped up a handful of fresh cranberries and coated them with sugar-free sweetener to make them edible. Oranges are off limits on a low carb diet, of course, but their skin is ok. So I zested an orange and chopped up some pecans to use later on.
Then, I turned my attention to the low carb cranberry muffin batter.
These blender muffins are made using almond flour, oat fiber, and flaxseed meal in place of regular all-purpose flour. And for the wet ingredients, I used eggs, sour cream, vanilla extract and melted butter, I folded in the orange zest, cranberries and pecans and then baked them up in muffin tins. Soon I had a dozen Keto Cranberry Muffins with only 4g net carbs each.
Just perfect, whether you make it at 10 in the morning, or 10 at night.Print
Keto Cranberry Muffins
These Keto Cranberry Muffins make a great breakfast or afternoon snack. And each muffin has just 4g net carbs.
- Prep Time: 15
- Cook Time: 30
- Total Time: 45 minutes
- Yield: 12 muffins 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
3 tablespoons orange zest
1 cup cranberries + 2 tablespoons Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener
½ cup pecans, chopped into small pieces
1 cup super fine almond flour
¾ cup flaxseed meal
2 tablespoons oat fiber
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¼ cup Swerve or equivalent granulated sweetener
3 large eggs
¼ cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
¾ cup sour cream
1 tablespoon orange juice or water
¼ cup Confectioner's Swerve or equivalent powdered sweetener
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease or add liners to a muffin pan.
2. Chop the cranberries and mix them with 2 tablespoons sweetener. Set aside.
3. Chop the pecans and zest the orange and set aside until the end.
4. Add the liquid ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth.
5. Mix the dry ingredients together in a large bowl.
6. Add the dry ingredients to the blender and blend to combine.
7. Remove the mixture to the bowl and mix in the cranberries, pecans and orange zest.
8. Fill the cupcake pan wells to the top.
9. Bake for 25-30 minutes (regular muffins) or 20-25 minutes for mini-muffins, or until a toothpick inserted in the center of muffins comes out clean.
10. Cool 5-8 minutes in pan atop wire rack; flip muffin pan and remove muffins from pan onto wire rack. Cool completely on the wire rack.
11. For the glaze, mix together orange juice or water and powdered sweetener in a small bowl. It should be the right consistency to drizzle, but if it's too thick, add more liquid and if it is thin, then add more powdered sweetener.
12. Drizzle glaze over cooled muffins.
- Serving Size: 1 muffin
- Calories: 208
- Fat: 18
- Carbohydrates: 8
- Fiber: 4
- Protein: 6
Keywords: Low Carb Orange Muffins, Keto Orange Muffins, Low Carb Cranberry Muffins, Keto Cranberry Muffins
What does the oat flour do? And if I don’t have it, what do you recommend I substitute? Thanks!
It improves the texture, but you can substitute coconut flour 1:1 instead.
Is there a replacement for the flax meal? Flaxseed don’t agree with me.
You should be able to substitute coconut flour for the flaxseed meal, but I'm not sure what the ratio of flaxseed to coconut flour would be. You should use a different low carb orange cranberry recipe that has been tested out. Here's one that looks good:
Erica Acevedo says
Cranberry orange muffins are my all-time favorite! After a holiday season of major indulgence, I plan on doing (lazy) keto in January, and these will definitely be on my must-make list! Thanks!
Yes, I am sealing myself for the holidays too.
We love muffins! Your recipe looks amazing, I am sure my kids will love it. 🙂
I’m always looking for low carb recipes for family members! These looks and sound delightful with Cranberry and orange! Can’t wait to try!
Great! I hope your family members like them.
Orange muffins are one of my favourite and these ones look so light and delicious! I love that you used pecans and almonds too, it must bring a yummy crunch and moisture to the cakes!
Lauren @ A Nerd Cooks says
Cranberry and orange are such a great Winter flavor combination. I can't get enough! And honestly, the only thing that could make cranberry orange muffins better is for them to be low carb!
Such a yummy muffins and the flavor must be great with fesh cranberries!