This Keto Chocolate Muffins are made from pumpkin plus they are sugar free, dairy free and gluten free. You will love this Keto Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins recipe because they taste like the regular chocolate muffin. They are moist, chewy, low carb and perfect for your chocolate craving and keto diet. They also deliver gut-loving benefits from hydrolyzed collagen protein.
“I highly recommend using cacao butter in your chocolate muffins because it enhances their rich taste. However, you can also substitute grass-fed ghee or coconut oil if you don’t have cacao butter on hand. Pack these keto chocolate muffins in your lunch, enjoy them for breakfast or serve as an afternoon snack. I enjoy them warm with berries and coconut cream, but they taste just as delicious by themselves (even straight from the fridge).”
Is Pumpkin Keto?
According to ketogenic supplement reviews, with everything it has going for it, there has to be a way to work pumpkin into your low-carb lifestyle. And there is. The key is our old friend moderation. If you’re willing to watch your portion sizes, and in some cases satisfy yourself with a bit of pumpkin spice instead of a big portion of raw pumpkin, you actually have quite a few options.
For instance: add small amounts of raw, unsweetened pumpkin to your low-carb muffin recipes to infuse them with a touch of fall flavor. You can also add some pumpkin spice to your yogurt and get your morning off to a deliciously seasonal start. But if you’re eager to add pumpkin in a more substantial way just remember that 4 ounces of raw pumpkin is about 12 grams of carbs, and a half cup of pumpkin puree will be 10 grams. So take it easy. The fact is, there are lots of low carb pumpkin recipes out there like this one that will help you get the most out of your favorite fruit without endangering your weight loss efforts.
The Nutrition of Pumpkin
According to perfectketo, A ½ cup serving of cooked pumpkin is going to have 4.5 to 5 grams net carbs depending on the variety of pumpkin. It easily fits into a low carb diet, having a can of pumpkin puree in your cabinets at all times is a great way to have it on hand to boost the nutrition in recipes. It also comes in handy as a home remedy for digestive issues.
Keto Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins
- 4.6 ounces Cacao Butter , melted (about 9 tablespoons)
- 2 cups steamed pumpkin chopped, (may substitute organic canned pumpkin from a BPA-free can)
- 1/2 cup Coconut Oil
- 1/2 cup collagen protein powder
- 3 pastured eggs
- 1 cup Cacao Powder
- 1/2 cup coconut flour
- 3 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- Pinch of salt
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
- 4 tablespoons sugar-free sweetener granulated (monk fruit/erythritol blend)
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
- Add all ingredients except collagen to a blender, and blend until well combined and the pumpkin is completely mixed through. Add collagen and blend on the lowest speed until just incorporated.
- Grease or line muffin trays, and spoon the protein muffin mix into the pan.
- Bake for 30 minutes, checking from 25 minutes. Protein muffins are done when a knife inserted in the middle of one comes out clean.
- Allow muffins to cool slightly before removing from the pan.
- Serve alone, or with berries and coconut cream!
Nutritional Information (Per Muffin):
- Calories: 111
- Total Fat: 9.9g
- Cholesterol: 61mg
- Protein: 2.8g
- Sodium: 105mg
- Total Carbs: 4g
- Dietary Fiber: 1g
- Total Sugars: 0.8g
- Net Carbs: 3g
- Vitamin D: 13mcg
- Calcium: 18mg
- Iron: 1mg
- Potassium: 164mg