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Keto cinnamon muffins the BEST flaxseed muffins

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Carine Claudepierre - August 22, 2019

Keto cinnamon muffins are bakery-style cinnamon muffins with only 2.3 grams of net carb per muffin. Plus, they are gluten free, dairy free and sugar free.


Keto cinnamon muffins – only 2.3 gram net carb!

The keto cinnamon muffins are great to start the day and bring back some cinnamon rolls memories without the carbs! Indeed, one muffin contains only 2.3 grams of net carbs and 5 grams of protein to keep you full.


Easy flaxseed muffins recipe

You don’t have to be a chef to bake and these muffins are definitely great ones if your a keto beginner cook! All you need to make the keto cinnamon muffins is a few simple ingredients.

  • Flaxmeal – you can use either golden flaxmeal or brown flaxmeal. I recommend golden flaxmeal because it doesn’t have a bitter aftertaste as the brown flaxmeal
  • Almond flour – or almond meal if preferred. You can also substitute almond meal for sunflower seed flour, same amount for a nut-free keto muffin recipe
  • Eggs – you need these beautiful eggs to make fluffy muffins so don’t try to replace them with more flaxmeal, it wouldn’t work.
  • Cinnamon – of course lots of ground cinnamon is what makes the muffins delicious
  • Sugar-free crystal sweetener – I always use Monk fruit crystal sweetener but you can also use erythritol or xylitol with the same amount. Xylitol may have a minty aftertaste so be aware of that.
  • Unrefined coconut oil – I love the light coconut flavor of coconut oil in those low carb cinnamon muffins. However, melted butter can be used too
  • Unsweetened almond milk or unsweetened coconut milk
  • Baking powder – or half baking soda

How to customize your keto cinnamon muffins?

This is a very versatile recipe and you can play a lot with it. I recommend you try to some of these following add-ons:

  • Chopped nuts –  add 1/3 cup of chopped walnuts, hazelnuts or almonds. Nuts and cinnamon marry really well together
  • Coconut – add 1/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut for a coconut cinnamon muffin
  • Berries – add 1/3 cup frozen or fresh blueberries or raspberries
  • Chocolate chips – add 1/3 cup sugar-free chocolate chips
  • Grated zucchini and chocolate chips – adding 1/4 cup grated zucchini (squeeze out the zucchini juice before adding!) with 1/3 cup sugar-free chocolate chips. This was the most delicious and surprising flavor I tried. I highly recommend that.


Keto flaxseed muffins and flaxseed meal carbs?

You probably wonder why flaxseed meal is a great addition to these keto cinnamon muffins. Well, flaxseed meal is one of the lowest carbs flour to bake with! In fact, 100 gram (3.5 oz) of flaxseed meal contains only 0.2 grams of net carbs. It’s the best flour to create muffins without blowing your carb count.


More keto muffins recipe

If you are a muffin lover and miss muffins on a keto diet, I recommend you try my other keto muffins recipe. You will love to try:

Enjoy the recipe and don’t forget to save this on Pinterest to make it later!

xoxo Carine

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Keto cinnamon muffins

Keto cinnamon muffins easy healthy bakery style keto muffins with only 2.3g net carbs per serve.
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 35 mins
12 muffins
4.94 from 32 votes
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Dry ingredients

Liquid ingredients

  • 4 large Egg at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup Unsweetened Almond Milk or coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup Coconut oil , melted or melted butter

Sugar free cinnamon sugar

Sugar free icing

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  • Preheat oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a non-stick 12-hole muffins tray with paper cups or grease the holes slightly with coconut oil. Set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all the dry ingredients. Set aside.
  • In another bowl, whisk the liquid ingredients together. If you are using melted coconut oil, make sure all the ingredients are at room temperature. If you add melted coconut oil on cold eggs (eggs coming straight away from the fridge), the coconut oil makes lumps, solidify. To avoid that use melted butter or eggs at room temperature.
  • Pour the liquid ingredients onto the dry and combine until it forms a thick muffin batter.
  • Fill each muffin hole with the batter. I recommend using a mechanical ice cream scoop to be precise and create muffins of same size (and same amount of carbs per serve).
  • In a small bowl prepare the cinnamon sugar free sugar. Combine sugar free crystal sweetener and cinnamon.
  • Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar free sugar on top of each muffins before baking. Keep some to dip the top of the hot muffins into if you like, optional but tasty!
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the center of the muffins come out clean or with no crumbs on it.
  • Cool down 10 minutes in the baking tray, then dip each muffin top into the sugar free cinnamon sugar. As the muffins are still hot the toppings will stick to the top adding a lovely sweet cinnamon flavor and crunch.
  • Transfer the muffins on a cooling rack and cool for 1 hour before eating to enjoy the best flavor and texture.

Sugar free icing

  • Combine sugar free powdered sweetener with 1- 3 teaspoon of almond milk. Add the milk gradually and stop when it reaches your favorite texture. The more liquid you add the thinner the icing become.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon on top of each muffin and enjoy!


  • You can store the muffins with icing on top in the fridge for up to 2 days. You can store them up to 4 days without the icing.


  • Freeze your muffins in an airtight container or zip bag without the sugar free icing. Defrost the muffin the day before at room temperature. You can rewarm the muffin in a toaster oven for 2 minutes or half the muffins and bring into the toaster and eat with butter.
Net carbs per muffins : 2.3 grams
Nut free option: replace almond flour by same amount of sunflower seed flour
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Nutrition Facts
Keto cinnamon muffins
Amount Per Serving (1 muffin)
Calories 217 Calories from Fat 149
% Daily Value*
Fat 16.5g25%
Carbohydrates 5.5g2%
Fiber 3.2g13%
Sugar 0.4g0%
Protein 5.3g11%
Net Carbs 2.3g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 5 stars
    Delicious! Tried this today (did half the recipe) plus i baked it in a 7″ pyrex dish & sliced into 16 small pieces. Can’t decide if i like them better warm or cold. Everything that i try from your site is always 5 stars! Thank you!

  2. 5 stars
    Delicious! We added chopped nuts, omitted icing. Our new favorite muffin recipe! We both follow the keto diet, my husband kept asking..are you sure we can eat these? Thanks for another great recipe!

    • I wouldn’t add chia seeds simply because they are highly liquid absorbent and it make the muffins very dry. Any other seeds will be fine like sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. Enjoy the recipes on the blog, XOXO Carine

  3. 5 stars
    These cinnamon muffins are delicious! I’ve made them a couple of times now and wrap them individually and freeze them so I can enjoy them with a cup of coffee or as an afternoon sweet snack. I will continue to make these and always have on hand. Easy to make, I definitely like using the silicone baking cups they just fall out. I’ve made them with Lily’s chocolate chips and without, both were good. I’ve frosted them and not, still delicious!

    • I love the chocolate chips addition in those muffins! Thanks for sharing and for making my recipes, Stay safe at home. Talk to you soon, XOXO Carine.

  4. 5 stars
    Made the muffins as per exact recipe.
    Delicious, really nice looking and very tasty . I got 10 large muffins with my batter . Will definitely be making again . Also made your no eggs Keto bread – a keeper too . Thanks for recipes that actually work.

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