Keto Strawberry Muffins

by KetoFocus.com
4.8 Stars (9 Reviews) 8 Comments

Fluffy keto strawberry muffins are a quick grab and go breakfast or snack. Slightly sweet and filled with fresh strawberries, these muffins are a filling make ahead low carb meal.

Fluffy keto muffins filled with real strawberries are a favorite in our house. Most keto muffins are easy to make so you can bake a batch on the weekend without filling up too much of your day. Whether you want pumpkin muffins or chocolate zucchini muffins, they are a quick breakfast or snack option to grab when you are running out the door. 

In this keto strawberry muffin recipe, fresh strawberry slices are paired with the buttery low carb muffin mix to create a delicious keto bite especially if you swipe a little bit of butter on top!

How to make keto strawberry muffins

  1. Dice the strawberries and add a small amount of sugar free sweetener to enhance their sweetness.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients into a small bowl – almond flour, baking powder and cinnamon.
  3. Combine the wet ingredients in a large bowl – melted butter, sweetener, eggs, heavy cream and vanilla extract.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients to form the muffin batter.
  5. Add strawberries.
  6. Scoop into muffin liners and bake!

Close-up of a muffin in a muffin liner.

Key ingredients & substitutions

  • Almond flour – The main keto flour used in this recipe. Coconut flour might be used; however, I haven’t tried it. If you try coconut flour, try using 3/4 cup coconut flour. Sunflower seed flour may also be used. It does measure cup for cup with almond flour.
  • Butter – Melted coconut oil can be substituted for the butter if there is a dairy allergy.
  • Eggs – Used to help hold our muffins together and to give these muffins that iconic muffin top.
  • Heavy cream – Coconut cream can be substituted if there is a dairy allergy.

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Keto Strawberry Muffins Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon monkfruit sweetener or sweetener of choice
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped strawberries
  • 2 1/2 cups almond flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 5 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Keto Strawberry Muffins Directions

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Fresh or frozen strawberries

To make keto strawberry muffins, you can use either fresh strawberries or frozen strawberries. If you use frozen berries, thaw the strawberries slightly first. Then finely chop with a knife. If there is a lot of excess moisture, soak it up with a paper towel.

Muffin tins

This keto strawberry muffin recipe can be made using a mini muffin tin or a regular muffin pan. With either one, I do recommend using muffin liners so that the batter doesn’t stick to the sides of the pan.

When filling the batter in the muffin pan, add the batter so it goes up to the top. These muffins don’t rise as much as gluten based flour muffins do, so in order to get that beautiful muffin top, add the batter to the very top!

Three muffins stacked on each other with two strawberries in front.

Storage information & meal prep tips

These keto muffins can be stored at room temperature in an air tight container or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

You can also freeze them too! Simply put in a Ziploc freezer bag, push the excess air out and freezer for up to 2 months.

When you want to eat, just take out a couple of keto strawberry muffins, throw them in a baggie and take to work or school. By the time you go to have a muffin, they will be defrosted and ready to eat!

Keto Strawberry Muffins: FAQS

Are strawberries keto?

Yes! Strawberries are keto approved. In this recipe, we use 2/3 cup of chopped strawberries. That is about 6.3 net carbs for the whole recipe. So you can have a hit of strawberry flavor and a delicious bite of a couple of strawberries in each muffin without going over your daily carb limit.

Can I over mix the muffin batter?

Yes! Overmixing muffin batter can cause your muffins to be tough, bake unevenly or form peaked tops.

Nutritional information & Macros

Nutrition Information

Keto Strawberry Muffins

Servings: 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 218
Fat 20.1g
Protein 6.8g
Total Carbs 6.1g
Net Carbs 3.3g

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8 Comments

  1. I’ve been making the blueberry muffins that use lemon and saw this recipe and decided to try with blueberries. Came out really good. I’ll use this one now, I like it much better and it’s less work. I don’t use paper liners as I find I lose a lot of the muffin. I just wipe the tins with butter.

  2. How would using Lupin flour effect these muffins? Do you think you’d use the same amount?

    1. Usually for every cup of almond flour, you want to add 1/2 cup of lupin flour. I haven’t tried using lupin flour, but if I did, I would start with 1 1/4 cups lupin flour and see how the consistency of the batter is.

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