Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
KETO PUMPKIN CREAM CHEESE MUFFINS
A real food approach to keto means understanding that ketosis is a metabolic state not a yes or no food list. It allows natural sweeteners that provide therapeutic value such as the raw unfiltered honey adding b-vitamins and immune support as well as starchy vegetables such as the pumpkin providing unique antioxidants, a rich source of vitamin A, and fiber. This recipe is a seasonal must-have in your Keto-as-Medicine journey as it provides that connection to holiday nostagia while supporting your body’s low carb lifestyle and avoiding artificial ingredients and non-caloric sweeteners. If you want to know more about my approach to real food keto, check out my Low Carb Zucchini Muffin recipe here.
2/3 c pumpkin
Zest of 2 oranges
1 tsp almond extract
2 Tbsp raw unfiltered honey, softened
2 oz full fat cream cheese, softened
3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 c almond flour
2 Tbsp coconut flour
1.5 scoops collagen peptides (check out Further Foods, my brand of choice, and use this link for 10% off!)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp grassfed butter per muffin
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix together pumpkin, zest, extract, honey, and cream cheese until easy to stir and well incorporated. Ensure ingredients are at room temp or slightly warm when pouring in coconut oil, constantly stirring with whisk as adding. Whisk eggs after cracking and pour eggs into the pumpkin cream cheese mixture. In a separate bowl mix almond flour, coconut flour, collagen, cinnamon, and baking soda. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredient bowl and stir until combined. Scoop ⅛ cup of muffin mixture into unbleached lined muffin tins.
Bake for 30 minutes checking at 25 minutes to check, done if a cake insert comes out clean. Once cooled (if you can wait) serve each muffin with 2 tsp grassfed butter.
Makes 10 muffins.
NUTRITION FACTS: 191 calories, 16g fat, 7g carbs, 2g fiber, 6g protein
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