These Amazing Keto Low Carb Apple Cream Cheese Muffins are heavenly for breakfast! Gluten Free, Almond Flour Free, Grain Free, Low Carb and No Sugar Added! We use real apple and cream cheese filling in these keto muffins and they are still just 3 g net carbs! Enjoy on your low carb diet or keto diet!
Keto Apple Muffins
Summer is ending and if you're a mom school is beginning again for the family. Breakfast options are needed for busy work and school mornings. Making ahead breakfast is always a good idea to make smooth and less stressful week ahead.
These scrumptious muffins are a family favorite in my house and ones even the non low carb and sugar free friends and family will devour!
Are Apples Keto?
No foods are technically keto. Ketosis is a metabolic state your body is in when you eat a very low carb diet.How many carbs you need to eat or not eat will make a difference in getting your body into ketosis to burn your own body fat for fat loss. That carb amount will be different for each person.
1 small apple at 149 grams has about 77 calories and 20 grams of total carbohydrates. Some people following a keto diet will only allow themselves 20 grams of carb intake for the entire day so eating one small apple would not be helpful for them and may kick them out of ketosis.Using a small amount of a higher-carb fruit like apple in a recipe that makes many servings is something that can be enjoyed whether you are following a keto diet or low carb diet
Some of you are most likely ready for all things pumpkin pie spice once the end of August nears and September begins, but I enjoy creating special recipes using beautiful luscious apples during the Fall.
Now it's not say to get simply sub out the apples here and make these with some mashed pumpkin, you certainly could, but if you have a tradition to go apple picking in the fall then these muffins will be a great recipe to use them up.
But for all my pumpkin spice lovers, here are some morning time favorite to add to your menu this week if you prefer:
Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
How to Make Easy Apple Muffin Recipe
To view exact measurements, print this recipe and view nutritional information please scroll to the bottom of this blog post to see the recipe card.
Regardless of your choice of pumpkin or apple, these low carb muffins are sure to please everyone!
So perfect in texture and one bite of that delicious cream cheese swirl in the center makes you feel like your almost eating keto dessert for breakfast! Almost....but that never stops me anyway!
Sukrin Gold or low carb brown sugar sub (Please use my sweetener guide and conversion chart of you want to use a different low carb sweetener)
Apple, finely chopped (If you want to lower the total carbs even more, swap apple with chopped zucchini but definitely add the apple pie extract listed as optional below)
Softened cream cheese
Optional: Apple Pie liquid extract for more apple flavor
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
Place the wet ingredients (butter, sour cream and vanilla extract) into a stand mixer and mix until smooth.
Whisk the next 7 dry ingredients together then add them to the mixer. Blend on low until incorporated.
Add in 1 egg at a time to the mixer until well absorbed.
Pour in the heavy cream until well absorbed.
Stir in the apple.
Set aside muffin batter while making filling.
Clean your mixer then add the cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla and stevia. Mix on high until smooth. Set aside.
Use cupcake liners or parchment paper liners or grease well a 12 capacity muffin pan. Fill each cup half way with batter.
Evenly scoop cream cheese over muffin tops. Finish with remaining batter over the cream cheese on each muffin.
If desired add a few pieces of chopped apples to the top of each muffin. Sprinkle some Sukrin Brown Sugar Sub or golden monk fruit over the top if desired.
Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Best at room temperature or chilled. Keep refrigerated if making ahead for breakfast.
Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week or in a freezer-safe container for up to a month.
I've adapted my original recipe from this Apple Muffin recipe to make these low carb, gluten free, tree nut free keto apple pie muffin because my youngest has a tree nut allergy. My Go-To flour to use is Coconut.
I realize some with tree nut allergies are also allergic to coconut but I want to set the record straight, coconut is NOT a nut, regardless if the FDA is saying it is. It's actually considered a fruit with a pit, like a peach.
Obviously if you or someone you love has a coconut allergy, don't use this recipe. But for my son, he is able to enjoy anything I make using coconut products and these muffins were a hit for all my family!
Little sweet chunks of apple, creamy sweet cream cheese, you might not be able to have just one!
Interested in more yummy Apple Recipes? Check out my Low Carb Apple Danish, Apple Dump Cake, and my Low Carb Caramel Cheesecake Stuffed Apples!
These make for a delicious breakfast with your morning coffee and with just 3 grams net carb count, I think a pretty great way to start the day!
Keto Muffin Recipes
All my gluten-free muffins are delicious!
Keto Raspberry Vanilla Muffins
Low Carb Apple Cream Cheese Muffins
Low Carb Apple Cream Cheese Muffins
- 8 tablespoon butter softened
- 4 oz sour cream
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup coconut flour
- ¼ cup vanilla protein powder
- ¾ cup Sukrin Gold or low carb brown sugar sub
- 1 tsp Apple Pie Spice
- 2 teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon xanthan gum
- 6 eggs
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ½ cup apple finely chopped
- 8 oz cream cheese softened
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla stevia
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
- Place the butter, sour cream and vanilla extract into a stand mixer and mix until smooth.
- Whisk the next 7 dry ingredients together then add them to the mixer. Blend on low until incorporated.
- Add in 1 egg at a time to the mixer until well absorbed.
- Pour in the heavy cream until well absorbed.
- Stir in the apple.
- Set aside batter while making filling.
- Clean your mixer then add the cream cheese, egg yolk, vanilla and stevia. Mix on high until smooth. Set aside.
- Use cupcake liners or grease well a 12 capacity muffin pan. Fill each cup half way with batter.
- Evenly scoop cream cheese over each muffin. Finish with remaining batter over the cream cheese on each muffin.
- Top with a few pieces of apple if desired. Sprinkle some Sukrin Brown Sugar Sub over the top if desired.
- Bake for 25 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Best at room temperature or chilled. Keep refrigerated if making ahead for breakfast.
I can't have vanilla Stevia (or any Stevia for that matter).. Should I increase the other sweetener? And if so, by how much?
I also wanted to double check the amount of eggs required as being 6 eggs. It just seems like more eggs than the usual amount of eggs for a muffin recipe..
Thank you 😊
If you don't use stevia you will need to increase whatever sweetener you use. 6 eggs is correct as the coconut flour used in this recipe requires it.
how is ingredients by gm
do you use non fat coconut flour?
Excited to try this recipe this week! Do you think I should double the vanilla extract in the batter, if my protein powder is unflavored? Or no adjustment needed?
Yes I would.
Is the protein powder necessary?
It provides lift and texture, they may be denser without it.
What kind of protein powder?
This looks delicious! I’ll be adding it to my kid's menu, for sure! And I think it’s a sign that I have all of the ingredients in my kitchen right now. Thank You
I decided to try this recipe after realizing I had most of these ingredient in my cabinet. These cookies are absolutely delicious and you wouldn't even guess that their low carb! Thanks for a great recipe!
anything else that can be subbed for the protein powder?
Can I replace coconut flour with sesame flour to lower the fat content? Thanks so much!
Maybe? I've not tested that out so I can't say for sure.
I love muffins and with apples that just makes them perfect. I think they look delicious with all those little bits of apple. Can't wait to make them. I think my kids will like them too.