These Keto Chocolate Muffins are scrumptious and packed with healthy fats and protein.
They are also dairy-free making them Paleo friendly.
If you enjoy the addition of fruit, try our Keto Blueberry Muffins.
Keto Chocolate Muffins
If you love grab-and-go breakfasts you’ll want to bake up a double batch of these keto chocolate muffins.
There are only a few ingredients in this keto chocolate muffin recipe and they can be ready in under 30 minutes.
These low carb chocolate muffins are made with almond flour. One thing to note about using almond flour is that it is NOT a 1-to-1 for gluten-free flour.
It has a lot more protein and fat, and less starch, so it reacts differently in recipes.
Almond flour is best stored in the refrigerator or freezer if you’re not going to use it up in a week or two. I talk about it more below in my tips for working with almond flour.
Can I use an egg replacer in these Keto Chocolate Muffins?
I haven’t tried using an egg replacer in this keto chocolate muffin recipe because of the amount of eggs that it calls for.
I have had others comment on similar recipes that chia egg and flax egg worked well, but the almond flour muffins didn’t rise as much.
Their keto muffins turned out to be more of a rich, fudgy brownie-muffin.
What sweeteners can I use in Keto Muffins?
You can use your sweetener of choice. We’ve used granulated Swerve and Lakanto. Just note that the flavor will be slightly different with each sweetener.
Maple flavored syrup tends to be mild in flavor while still adding a touch of sweetness.
Working with Almond Flour
These are essentially almond flour chocolate muffins.
One thing to note about using almond flour is that it is NOT a 1-to-1 for gluten-free flour. It has a lot more protein and fat, and less starch, so it reacts differently in recipes.
It’s best stored in the refrigerator or freezer if you’re not going to use it up in a week or two.
Always bring Almond meal or flour to room temperature before baking almond flour muffins with it. If you use it cold, it’ll absorb more of the liquid and your batter will be thicker than it should be.
And remember, because it’s made from almonds, it can go rancid, so keep track of when you opened the bag otherwise your paleo chocolate muffins will taste funny.
Ingredients in Keto Chocolate Muffins
Almond flour - Adds fiber and hold the muffins together.
Unsweetened cocoa powder - Creates rich, chocolatey muffins.
Salt - Balances the sweet, enhances the chocolate flavor.
Baking powder - Helps these muffins to rise
Oil - Creates rich, moist texture.
Sugar-free maple flavored syrup - To add a rich sweetness. We like Lakanto.
Eggs - Create structure in this muffin and add a fluffy texture.
Sugar-free, dairy-free chocolate chips - Add gooey bits of chocolate flavor.
For the full list of quantities please see the recipe below.
Always check that the ingredients you are using are low carb/keto friendly when making these low carb keto chocolate muffins.
For more information on keto friendly foods and details related to a keto lifestyle, check our keto diet for beginners.
If you have any questions about these ingredients, please leave a comment below and we will get back to you.
How to Make Keto Chocolate Muffins
There are only a few easy steps to making these keto muffins.
- Add almond flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda to a large mixing bowl.
- Whisk until combined.
- Add the oil, maple flavored syrup, and eggs.
- Mix until well combined.
- Stir in the sugar-free chocolate chips.
- Spoon batter evenly into your paper liners, and bake as directed.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions, please see the recipe below.
It takes me about 5 minutes to whip up the batter for these keto chocolate muffins.
These keto muffins are easy enough that you can make them fresh in the morning before you get your day started.
How to store keto chocolate muffins
Store these keto muffins in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
To top it all off, all of these keto muffins freeze well! I often make up extra batches and freeze them for busy weeks, camping, or traveling and they are still tender and delightful.
Are chocolate chips keto?
If the chocolate chips are dark chocolate, high cocoa with no sugar, or they use a sugar free sweetener they are accepted on the keto diet. Try our Keto Chocolate Chips.
Many food bloggers and recipe developers use Lily’s chocolate chips. If you don’t want to use chocolate chips you can leave them out or use cocao nibbs.
Can I use Almond Meal?
Both fine ground almond meal and blanched almond flour work in this low carb blueberry muffins recipe. The blanched almond flour gives a more tender crumb in these keto chocolate muffins.
More Keto Muffin recipes you might like:
Keto Zucchini Muffins - Easy Keto Chocolate Zucchini Muffins! A tender and decadent chocolate muffin recipe made with zucchini and almond flour. These sweet keto muffins are the perfect gluten-free, dairy-free treat that you can enjoy any time of day.
Keto Chocolate Chip Muffins - Chocolate Chip Muffins that are simple to make, and ready to enjoy in less then thirty minutes. A fresh-baked, tender, chocolatey keto muffin recipe that’s sugar-free, dairy-free, gluten-free and satisfying.
Keto Pumpkin Muffins - Tender, scrumptious, and nutritious, these Low Carb Pumpkin Muffins are ridiculously easy to make, gluten-free, grain-free, sugar-free and dairy-free making them perfect.
Keto Blueberry Muffins - Blueberry Muffins that are simple to make, and ready to enjoy in less than thirty minutes.
More Keto Breakfast Recipes
Keto Breakfast Casserole - Keto Breakfast Casserole is a hearty, savory dish packed with protein, veggies, and melty cheese to keep you full and happy all day long. It's simple to make and it uses minimal ingredients.
Almond Flour Crepes - Easy to make Almond Flour Crepes are light and delicious and ready for your favorite fillings.
Keto Donuts - A tender keto cinnamon sugar donut using almond flour that is simple to make and bakes up quickly. You're going to love these low carb almond flour donuts. They are healthy and use minimal ingredients.
Keto Energy Bites - When you need an afternoon pick-me-up or a great post-workout snack, keto energy balls are the way to go. These keto chocolate energy bites are filled with protein, caffeine, and healthy fats to keep you satisfied and boost your energy.
Keto Coffee Cake - A piece of classic coffee cake is the perfect accompaniment to your morning cup of coffee. This keto coffee cake recipe is not only decadent, but it's paleo, gluten-free, and dairy-free too.
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- 2 cups almond flour (or almond meal)
- ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ cup oil
- ¼ cup sugar-free maple flavored syrup (we use Lakanto)
- 3 large eggs, room temperature
- ½ cup sugar-free, dairy-free dark chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Line a cupcake pan with 12 paper liners; set aside.
- In a large mixing bowl, whisk almond flour, cocoa, salt, and baking powder.
- Add in the oil, maple flavored syrup, and eggs and mix until combine.
- Stir in the chocolate chips.
- Spoon batter evenly into your paper liners.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the center is set.
- Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.
- Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
- Spoon almond flour into the measuring cup, and then level.
- You can use your oil of choice in this recipe. I haven't tried using butter.
- You can freeze these muffins for up to 3 months.
- You can use your sweetner of choice in these muffins.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 47mgSodium: 116mgCarbohydrates: 12gNet Carbohydrates: 7gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 6g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands.