Pumpkin, cranberries, cinnamon, and a just a tiny bit of nutmeg, these almond-flour based muffins are fall in muffin form.

Pumpkin-Cranberry Low Carb Muffins

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: GAPS Diet, keto, low carb
Keyword: low carb pumpkin muffins
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 181 kcal
Author: Cara

These delicious muffins use low-sugar cranberries and vibrant flavorful pumpkin! So delicious, you don't have to be low carb to appreciate these muffins. 

These muffins also work really well for a classic day after thanksgiving 'turkey sandwich' with turkey, mayo, and all the sandwich fixings in them the next day!

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons coconut flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder GAPS: Omit, the eggs will provide leavening
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • dash nutmeg just a little
  • 1/2 teaspoon monkfruit sweetener or the equivalent of 1/3 cup sugar - GAPS use 1/3 cup honey, decreasing the almond milk if the batter gets too runny
  • 3/4 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup almond milk unsweetened
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 cup cranberries

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375* F and, if using, put muffin liners in the muffin pan .  Spray with avocado oil cooking spray, or melt a little butter or coconut oil into each liner to grease. 

  2. In a medium mixing bowl, use a fork or whisk to combine almond flour, coconut flour, baking powder if using, sea salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, and monkfruit sweetener if using. Make sure all clumps of coconut flour are mixed up and the mixture is well combined. 

  3. In the same bowl, add the pumpkin puree, almond milk, melted butter, and 3 eggs. Stir to combine gently, making sure there are no dry pockets. Fold in cranberries. 

  4. Spoon into muffin cups, filling nearly full and smoothing out the top of the muffins gently to prevent peaks from burning. Bake for 25 minutes, checking for doneness (a toothpick inserted in a large center muffin should come out clean).  Allow to cool slightly in the pan, then remove. 

  5. Top with butter if desired. These muffins are best warm, so reheating in a toaster oven the next day is recommended. 

Recipe Notes

4 g net carbs per muffin

Dairy-Free, use expeller pressed coconut oil in place of the butter. 

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin-Cranberry Low Carb Muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 181 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 170mg7%
Potassium 70mg2%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 2605IU52%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 68mg7%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.