Preach not to others what they should eat, but eat as becomes you, and be silent. —-Epictetus

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Low Carb Strawberry Cream Cheese Muffins

I created this recipe from a 'regular' one. My husband calls it 'low carbing' them. These don't always work out very well but this one turned out fantastic! I figure there are about 4 carbs per muffin when all is said and done. I ate one warm from the oven and they are really good but if you wait until the next day, they are even better! I think it gives the almond flour time to meld with the cream cheese.


Batter:
2 C Almond flour
12 packets of Stevia or the equivalent of 1/2 C sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Mix these together in a bowl then add:
2 eggs, beaten - less 2 Tbl beaten egg to be used in the cream filling
1/4 C olive oil
1/2 C cream
1 tsp. vanilla

Cream cheese filling:
6 oz. cream cheese 
8 packets stevia or 1/3 C sugar equivalent
2 Tbl beaten egg
1 tsp. Vanilla

Cinnamon streusel:
1/4 C almond flour - next time I might just used regular flour since I didn't really like the way this part turned out.
6 packets of stevia or 1/4 C sugar equivalent
1 tsp. cinnamon
2 Tbl cold butter

Strawberries cut into small chunks.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Layer the ingredients into the muffins cups. This will make about 12 muffins. First add about a tablespoon dollop of batter. Next put about a teaspoon of cream cheese filling. Then top with a few strawberry chunks and a bit of streusel. Repeat one more time and pop in the oven for 20-25 minutes.

I think there are about 5 grams of carbohydrates per muffin.





11 comments:

  1. when you say cream for the batter, do you mean heavy whipping cream?

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  2. Nutrition information app. 12 muffins come out to 10 carbs per muffin, 3 fibers, for 7 net carbs each. I used heavy whipping cream.

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  3. How much splenda would I use instead of packets?

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    1. Splenda is a chemical. Please don't use it. Buy some stevia and use that :)

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    2. I completely agree. How do you feel about stevia?

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  4. sticks to the pan and no nutritional information

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  5. Paula,
    Most muffins do stick to the pan which is why I always use paper cups. Sorry I did not say that in the instructions. Also, no, I did not put the carb count on this recipe. Basically there are carbs in the 2 cups of almond flour and whatever sugar substitute you choose. So 52 grams for the whole recipe. About 5 grams of carbs per muffin.

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  6. There is actually about 11g of carbs per muffin, but that's still pretty low for a muffin. :)

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  7. I came up with 12 total carbs-10 net carbs. More than I was thinking. But DELICIOUS! And great for a special treat.

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