Low Carb Chocolate Chip Muffins

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A cup of coffee and a warm muffin go hand in hand in my opinion. One unfortunate aspect about the everyday muffin is the fact that they are loaded with sugar and carbs, which can send you into a morning food coma a few hours later...blahh don't you hate it when that happens?

These muffins are not only deee-licious, but they are made without any flour and sugar. Instead, I used almond meal (a low carb flour substitute) and liquid all natural stevia (best thing ever). I used a basic low carb muffin recipe, but made a few tweaks to the recipe to make it my own and to make the muffins a little bit more moist.

What you will need:
  • 2 1/3 cups of almond meal
  • 2 tsp of baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp of salt
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 tsp of liquid stevia (you can find this awesome sugar substitute at your local health food grocery store)
  • 1/3 cup of gluten free chocolate chips (regular is fine to use if you can not find GF)
Directions:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix together the dry ingredients first. Add wet ingredients and mix until they are all blended together.
  3. Place baking cups into muffin tray. Scoop enough muffin batter to fill each muffin tin about 2/3 of the way full.
  4. Bake for 15 minutes.
These are light, moist, SUPER low carb and the perfect little treat to have with a morning cup of coffee or tea. I may or may not have eaten 3 in one sitting ;)

52 comments:

Gail Smith said...

YUM! I have to try these.

Anna @ IHOD said...

I have never cooked with almond meal but it looks fantastic!
Thank you for the recipe. Must try it out!

Tonia L said...

I am totally going to make some of these! YUM! I think I can actually smell them right now!

PAPS said...

They look so yummy.
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colleen said...

these intrigue me. because I love a good muffin but the sugar content always makes me stop. also I need to start experimenting with stevia a little more.

Lindsay said...

I have got to pin this & make it soon! Thanks friend, these look amazing~

Lindsay said...

These look AMAZING! And they are LOW CARB? OH MY!

Maegan said...

Oh yummy! Am going to make those for sure!

mr. pineapple man said...

yum!!!! save me some!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

I'm always on the lookout for low carb recipes. I bet these are so good right out of the over:)

Stephanie said...

These look AMAZING!

rachael said...

delicious! will have to try these.

Mandee said...

hmmm...what exactly is stevia? I always shy away from using sugar substitutes because I'm not sure that they are all natural.

Eloquent English said...

Ummmm YUM! Just saved to my recipe file!

Alexa said...

Oh Lindsay these look so super good. And you are right about the morning coma after too many carbs and sugar! I'll have to give these a try!

Tabitha Mahoney said...

Yum, making these soon. Thank you.

How's baby????

Tab

A Pretty Life in the Suburbs said...

Yum! These sound sooooo good! I love the idea of almond meal...I must find some!
Jo-Anna

Sarah said...

LOVE this! Yummmm. I'm a big fan of muffins and chocolate. This is definitely a match made in heaven =)

- Sarah
A Girl In Transit

GabMark said...

Do you know the actual carb count of each muffin? I would love to make these for my husband (who is also a Type 1 diabetic) but he wouldn't touch it without knowing how much insulin to give first. Thanks!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

GabMark- each muffin has approx 4 grams of effective carbohydrate...super low carb right?! Your husband will love them :)

Krysta said...

These look fantastic

sherri lynn said...

I love chocolate muffins! You know me and my muffin obsession so I'm excited to know of a low-carb recipe that actually tastes good - and is moist! going to have to mix up some almond meal and liquid stevia and whip these up!

Val said...

I want these in my life right now!!

Emily @ Busy Mommy said...

I have never baked with almond meal, I'll have to try this recipe!

Vvs said...

I just came across your blog and I'm in love with it ..Thanks for your awesome work ..Chocolate muffin looks yummm ...
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Thanks
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Sally said...

Made these yesterday. They are so good and reminded me almost of a corn muffin with chocolate chips. I added a splash of vanilla and subbed 1/4 tsp stevia with 1 Tablespoon of sugar. Oh, have you tried Honeyville Almond Flour yet? It's my favorite. Thanks for sharing a simple and great recipe!

JEREMYandCHELSEA said...

yummy, low carb. EXACTLY what I need! The choco chips just make it better :)

Emily said...

Looks yummy! Muffins are my favorite - but like you said, they can kill my blood sugar.

Thanks for sharing!

Lindsay said...

Mmm, I love anything low-carb and chocolate! Must try these!!!

re-du home furnishings said...

What did I do wrong? Did you make your own almond meal for this recipe? I used store bought. The chips sunk to the bottom and they never really got dark in the oven. I am sad about this because I am pregnant and diabetic and want so much to have a yummy treat...

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

re-du home furnishings- oh no! So sorry they did not turn out. I used store bought almond meal. Sometimes over stirring can make the batter too watery-maybe try again and stir just enough to blend eggs into batter.

Amy said...

these are amazing looking!!! your pics are fantastic!!!

Melissa Stone said...

these are delicious! you might like my sandwich bread recipe...got the idea from 'ditch the wheat'!

www.deliciouswife.com/2012/04/low-carb-gluten-free-sandwich-bread.html

Jordan said...

ahh these look delicious and who doesn't love yummy food that's not so bad for you?! i will definitely be trying these in the near future!

The Presutti's said...

Those look delicious :)

Gail @ Sophisticated Steps said...

Yum. Those DO look moist. My problem is seeing great stuff and then never actually doing it. (Boo.) But I love looking. (I know. I know. That's not the point. Haha.)

Your blog is so well-rounded. Pretty much love everything you do. Yep. Yep, I do. ;)

B said...

mmm these look SO yummy! now i am craving chocolate (and no i am not pregnant!)

btw the sidebar pic on your homepage is lovely...you are sooo pretty!

Hanna said...

okay I officially love you! Low carb is how I lost 115 pounds and I never got to eat anythign awesome like these. I am definitely making them.

Nourish said...

Yum!!! I must make these today ; )

mama k said...

These are so yummy! Thank you for the recipe. I made them with a squirt of agave b/c I don't like stevia. Only problem is that my chips sank to the bottom. Wonder why?

Cinzia B Fit said...

Made these today. They are amazing. Thanks for the recipe! So moist and chocolatey. I also used agave instead of stevia. Chips sank to the bottom for me too but I didn't mind. I passed the recipe onto my bloggers.

Bethany said...

Do you know the calorie count on these? They look amazing and I love that they are low carb! (By the way, I just made your flourless zucchini brownies and loved them. My bf had no idea there was zucchini!)

Bethany said...

Okay, I did a little math and answered my own question. I thought I would post here to help anyone else looking for the calorie count...

(note: I used regular semi-sweet choc chips. not gluten free)

In each muffin there are 175 calories and 5 carbs. Not bad at all! Thanks for the recipe!

Priyanka Dey said...

I will definitely try these.... thanks heaps ;)

Bekka said...

can i use stevia sugar that is not liquid form?

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Bekka- I am sure that would be fine :)

EsteeB said...

Good Morning Lindsay! Thank you for a wonderful low carb muffin recipe. Tried them this morning and DELISH! Just wanted to give you my variation. I had a limited amount of almond flour so I used 1 2/3 cup almond flour and 2/3 cup ground flaxseed meal, increased the baking powder to 1 T and added 1/3 cup unsweetened coconut and 1 tsp vanilla for a variation. I used 12 stevia packets and increased baking time to 20 minutes. Thanks again for an awesome recipe!

Terra-EasyScratchoffs.com said...

I made these this morning. To avoid sinking chocolate chips, I put them in on the top after the batter was in the pan. I was stingy with them. Next batch I will use what's called for and sprinkle some on top. I may also add a little coconut oil for extra moistness. Thanks for a good, simple recipe.

Spring said...

Just had these for breakfast with my kids! Well, almost- I was out of chocolate chips, so I made them lemon-flavored, and I didn't have stevia, so I used agave nectar and then left out nearly all of the water. I was afraid they would be dry, because most coconut or almond flour recipes have coconut oil or melted butter in them. Honestly, I thought you left out an ingredient in the list! :) But they were wonderfully moist and delicious! All of my kids loved them!

Anonymous said...

These were a huge hit!! I am very new to low carb baking. We just found out that my 16 year old daughter is insulin resistant and so we are now embarking on a low carb diet. She is not happy about this and so I am trying to make some yummy low carb (low GI) treats and comfort food (like pancakes and pizza dough) that she will like. I made some yeast bread with almond flour and vital wheat gluten and it was a bust. I then tried these muffins and she loved them. Her younger sisters loved them too! They gobbled them up. I made them exactly as the recipe is written (with the stevia) but had to use regular chocolate chips since we didn't have GF ones. Thanks sooooo much and I can't wait to try more of your recipes!!!!
Kelly from GA

Tracey C. said...

These are mini muffin size, right? Looks like it in pics, just double checking! Thanks

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Tracey- they are regular size muffins.

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