Low Carb Pumpkin Pecan Muffins Recipe
If you are in need of a muffin that scream Fall is here, then try this keto pumpkin pecan muffin recipe. This big fluffy muffin is made with pumpkin and topped with a buttery, sweet & salty streusel. I’m pretty sure these keto muffins and coffee were meant to be consumed together because they are match made in heaven on a cool, crisp Autumn morning.
I like to enjoy these low carb pumpkin muffins in the morning or when I’m on the go running late to work. They are an easy meal to pop in my bag or into my kids’ lunch box and the macros will keep me full until my next meal.
Keto Almond Flour Muffins
I usually bake with almond flour. It’s gluten-free, bakes similar to all-purpose flour, and yields a light, spongy crumb. Almond flour is the ideal keto flour since it is ready available at most grocery stores.
If you are allergic to nuts, try substituting with sunflower seed flour instead. It substitutes 1:1 in this recipe as almond flour.
Is Pumpkin Keto Approved?
I know…you say canned pumpkin has a lot of carbs in it. In one cup of 100% pumpkin puree, there are 14 nets carbs. That’s a lot of carbs, but that’s only if you sat down and ate an entire can of pumpkin puree would it kick you out of ketosis. As tempting as it is, don’t eat an entire can of canned pumpkin in one sitting.
In this recipe, one cup of pumpkin puree stretches over 12 muffins, so the pumpkin contibutes a little over 1 gram carb per muffin. That is minimal carbs in exchange the delicious pumpkin flavor.
Are Pecans Allowed on the Keto Diet?
Yes! Pecans are keto! In 1/4 cup of pecans, there are 1 gram of net carbs. Pecans contain lots of fiber and are a great nut to choose if you like nuts in your keto desserts or muffins.
If you are a fan of pecans, check out this low carb pecan pie mug cake. It’s a popular keto mug cake recipe on my website and youtube channel.
Butter Pecan Streusel Topping
I love a good streusel topping on a muffin. This keto pecan streusel topping is buttery, nutty and the perfect combination of sweet and salty. It makes the best muffin topping. If you didn’t want to add the almond flour and coconut flour to the streusel, you can get away with just using butter, sweetener, nuts, cinnamon and salt. It still produces an excellent topping for your keto muffins.
How to Keep Keto Muffins Fres
Keto baked goods tend to dry out faster than their high sugar alternatives. That’s because sugar retains moisture and help keeps muffins, cakes and cookies moist. Since sugar-free treats don’t have sugar, they dry out faster when left at room temperature, uncovered.
That said, I do keep my keto pumpkin pumpkins at room temperature for a few days, but anything after that I will store in a brown paper bag or air tight container. You could even store these muffins in the refrigerator if you want to expend the shelf life.