Food Network Kitchen’s Keto Cinnamon Bun Muffins for NEW FNK, as seen on Food Network.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Low-Sugar Cinnamon Bun Muffins

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 muffins
Get the same sticky, gooey goodness of a cinnamon bun but with only 16 grams of carbohydrates and 2 grams of sugar per bun. Ideal for anyone tracking their sugar intake.



Cream Cheese Icing:


  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.