Keto Cinnamon Bun Muffins

No need to miss out on those cinnamon bun flavors, even if you're following a keto diet plan.
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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 muffins
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Ingredients

Muffins:

1 1/2 cups almond flour

1/3 cup flax seed meal 

2 tablespoons toasted finely shredded coconut

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

2 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted

1/2 cup confectioners' erythritol sweetener (see Cook's Note)

5 large eggs, at room temperature

1/2 cup half-and-half, at room temperature

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup walnuts, coarsely chopped

1 tablespoon granulated erythritol sweetener

Cream Cheese Icing:

2 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature

2 tablespoons heavy cream

2 teaspoons confectioners' erythritol sweetener

Directions

  1. For the muffins: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 12-cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  2. Whisk together the almond flour, flax seed meal, coconut, baking powder, nutmeg, salt and 1 1/2 teaspoons of the cinnamon in a medium bowl.  
  3. Whisk together the coconut oil and confectioners' erythritol sweetener in a separate large bowl. Add the eggs one at a time, whisking to combine. Whisk in the half-and-half and vanilla. Add the dry ingredient mixture to the wet and whisk until well combined (the batter will be very runny). 
  4. Using a measuring cup or cookie scoop, divide the batter among the paper liners (they each should be slightly more than three-quarters full). Stir together the walnuts, granulated erythritol sweetener and remaining 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a small bowl. Sprinkle the mixture over the batter in the paper liners.  
  5. Bake until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted in the middle of a muffin, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool slightly, then remove the muffins to a wire rack fitted inside a baking sheet to cool completely.  
  6. For the cream cheese icing: Whisk together the cream cheese, cream and confectioners' erythritol sweetener in a small microwave-safe bowl and microwave for 15 seconds to loosen. Drizzle over the cooled muffins before serving.

Cook’s Note

Erythritol, a sugar substitute, can be found in most health food stores or online.