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Almond Flour Cornbread Muffins (Keto)

These keto almond flour cornbread muffins are so easy to make and use simply to source ingredients. They make the perfect substitute for traditional cornbread muffins.

If you’re looking for a gluten-free, grain-free, cornmeal-free, low carb cornbread muffin, then you’ve come to the right place. 

The great news is that these almond flour keto cornbread muffins deliver all the flavor of cornmeal without using any corn or corn by-products. 

I already have an easy keto cornbread recipe that is super popular on the site. It is one that I bake in a cast-iron skillet that produces a great golden crust.

In the case of these low carb cornbread muffins, you can choose to bake them in a cast-iron muffin pan or a regular well-greased muffin tin and get great results.

I also have a coconut flour cornbread muffin recipe if you need it to be nut-free.

Be sure to check out our entire collection of keto cornbread recipes for more delicious options.

Since this recipe is made with almond flour, which you prefer to use, I recommend you visit our keto almond flour recipes for more delicious options.

Plus, I have an entire collection of keto muffin recipes you may want to also check out.

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Keto Cornbread Muffins

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almond flour cornbread muffins (keto-friendly)

Wondering if you can have cornbread on keto? Well, traditional cornbread muffins are loaded with carbs and, therefore can not be had on a keto diet without being kicked out of ketosis

Thankfully, by swapping almond meal or almond flour for cornmeal, you can fool your taste buds even if it uses zero corn or cornmeal. That’s right no nasty GMO loaded corn is used in this recipe.

You can safely enjoy corn muffins with almond flour and still get all the flavor!

Although these muffins do not use refined flours, they manage to taste so close to the real deal, with even the texture being spot on.

Probably the best part of this cornbread almond flour muffin recipe is that they don’t use a bunch of strange or difficult-to-source ingredients.

If you do any form of keto baking I’m pretty certain you already have everything you need in your pantry.

These cornbread keto muffins use just five basic ingredients to give you the perfect low-carb cornbread taste. 

Personally, I love to pair these almond flour cornbread muffins with my keto chili or any of my keto-friendly soups.  But you can certainly also have them alone or as a quick and easy breakfast.

How To Make Keto Cornbread Almond Flour Muffins

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I have a few key ingredients that ensure that this mock cornbread recipe is tender and full of flavor.

For one I personally recommend the use of almond meal whenever possible because it makes for a more coarse texture and mimics cornmeal better.

However, these can also be made with almond flour and still taste amazing; they will just have more of a cake-like texture. You know, like Southern cornbread.

The key to getting the texture and flavor right is adding plenty of butter to the muffin pan.

It’s what will give it that cornbread crust and help in mimicking the cornbread flavor we are after. So don’t be stingy with your butter when greasing.

Best Keto Cornbread Extract

My other secret in making almond flour meal taste like cornmeal is the use of OOOFlavors cornbread extract

Using a keto cornbread extract simply amplifies the flavor of “corn” in these almond flour “cornbread” muffins.

It’s a way to further fool your tastebuds. The use of corn extract is really effective in getting the flavor of cornbread without the use of any corn. Pure genius!

OOOflavors cornbread flavored concentrate has managed to create a cornbread extract that has zero calories, zero sugar, and zero carbs.

Since it’s a highly concentrated extract a tiny amount is all you need to get the flavor of corn.

I recommend using 3-4 drops in this recipe and see if it elevates the flavor further. 

Although you can certainly make them without the cornbread extract, this brand does a fantastic job of mimicking the flavor. 

Recipe Ingredients 

Making these keto-friendly almond flour cornbread muffins is a breeze. The batter is pretty straightforward, and then it’s just a matter of pouring it into a well-greased muffin pan or a cast-iron cornbread pan.

*Note that if you opt to use a cornbread cast iron skillet they only come with a 7 muffin capacity. So you will have to repeat the process or use two pans. 

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Almond Flour Cornbread Muffins

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This recipe makes delicious keto cornbread muffins. It uses almond flour instead of cornmeal allowing it to be low in carbs and keto-friendly.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 
  2. Grease a 12 capacity muffin pan generously with butter.
  3. In a medium bowl combine the almond meal, sugar substitute, salt, and baking powder and set aside.
  4. In a medium bowl combine with a whisk the heavy cream, sour cream, and eggs. Mix until fully combined.
  5. Add the wet ingredients to the dry ones and gently stir till fully incorporated.
  6. Next, add the melted butter, and stir till mixed.
  7. Add the batter to the prepared muffin tin.
  8. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly brown on the top.
  9. The keto cornbread muffins will be done when an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Serve the mock cornbread muffins hot, warm, or at room temperature.
  11. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze individually wrapped for up to 3 weeks.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 325Total Fat: 33,6gSaturated Fat: 15.3gCholesterol: 125mgSodium: 159mgCarbohydrates: 4.4gNet Carbohydrates: 1.5gFiber: 2.9gSugar: 1gProtein: 7.3g

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Fran

Wednesday 18th of January 2023

I only have almond flour. Do you think that replacing a little of the almond flour with flaxseed meal would lend itself to a better texture?

Hilda Solares

Thursday 19th of January 2023

Hi Fran, I'm a bit confused because you say you only have almond flour, and the recipe IS an almond flour recipe. Can you please clarify? Thanks.

Brittany

Sunday 12th of June 2022

Mine came out super eggy life a soufflé not corn bread. What did I do wrong?

Hilda Solares

Tuesday 14th of June 2022

Hi Brittany, Not seeing exactly what you did makes it hard for me to know what could have gone wrong. Maybe it just needed to get baked longer, maybe you didn't add the correct amount of almond flour. I am sorry I can't be of much help. Just know it's a recipe that's been made by many with great success.

Tammie

Saturday 25th of December 2021

Being southern, cornbread is a staple for the table. Being diabetic changes the entire game plan when it comes to cooking. I haven't had cornbread in over a year. I was cooking Christmas dinner this morning and really wanted some cornbread to go with my collard greens and this was the first recipe that a came across. I had almost all ingredients. I did use almond flour and didn't have the cornbread extract, but I followed the recipe with what I did have and they were amazing. The only problem I had was they stuck to my pan even though I used lots of butter. That didn't affect the taste though. Just the look of the bottom, but who cares what the bottom looks like, right? Definitely will be making these again and again. Even my partner who does not like anything made with almond flour raved about them..

Hilda Solares

Saturday 25th of December 2021

Hi Tammie, this warms my heart Darling. So glad to hear you enjoyed the cornbread muffins. You could try making them in the cast iron skillet or use muffin liners next time.

Genger Galloway

Thursday 21st of October 2021

My lord these are little best thing every, my neighbor tried one thinking it was real cornbread and loved it. I put bacon grease on a hot one and love it. I froze extras for over a month. Reheated in microwave slathered with butter or bacon grease! Delicious.

Hilda Solares

Friday 22nd of October 2021

Awesome to hear Genger!

Lee

Wednesday 11th of August 2021

These came out like pure pieces of corn heaven! I truly thought corn bread was a retired memory for me, so what a delight to find your recipes. I anxiously awaited my corn bread extract to arrive. Love the almond meal texture. These truly hit spot on for cornbread muffins. The only down thing was they did not pop out of my old metal muffin pan, even when greased with plenty of butter. Need to find that cast iron one!

Tabitha

Sunday 8th of January 2023

@Lee, Another option is to spring for a quality silicone muffin form - you can get these from Tupperware or Amazon. They pop out beautifully- just be sure not to get the cheapest on Amazon. It isn't all silicone and sticks.

Hilda Solares

Thursday 12th of August 2021

Hi Lee, This makes me soooo happy. Thanks for stopping by and encouraging us with your comment.

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