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Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins

These decadent keto chocolate cream cheese muffins are rich, low carb chocolate muffins that will make the keto diet a delicious breeze!

Made with simple ingredients, these are moist, portion-controlled keto muffins with only 4.7 g net carbs per serving.

These low-carb chocolate cream cheese muffins make perfect breakfast and after-school snacks.

Or a great option whenever you feel like some chocolate and need to silence your sweet tooth.

They are sure sugar-free treats that will satisfy your craving for dark chocolate and keep you full while doing the ketogenic diet.

These decadent chocolate muffins use one of my favorite ingredients in keto baking, cream cheese.

This means the texture of these muffins is automatically moist and dense.

The best part, is that the added cream cheese means these have 6.5 g protein!

This recipe for low-carb chocolate muffins was inspired by the many reader requests for more keto cream cheese recipes.

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Honestly, I can’t blame you all for searching for this one! Chocolate and cream cheese are really the keto match made in Heaven.

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

Oh, and our keto Hershey’s chocolate recipes too for more chocolate keto bliss!

Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins

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Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins

I know I say this often, but one of the best parts of these keto chocolate muffins is truly how easy they are to make.

My real passion when baking and cooking is being able to create recipes for you that are simple and easy to execute whether you’re a beginner or an expert baker.

Everyone deserves to have chocolate keto-friendly goodies after all!

I decided to adapt this recipe from our keto cream cheese chocolate pound cake since I know it’s tried and true, every time.

How To Make Keto Chocolate Muffins

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I mean, what more can you really ask for in a low-carb, gluten-free, sugar-free treat? There’s no reason to sacrifice taste in the keto lifestyle.

Because we have a diet that is high in fat and low in carbs, and all the flavor is in healthy fats! 

The flavor of these muffins is stunning, and it’s almost like having keto chocolate cheesecake muffins!

Ingredients Needed To Make Keto Chocolate Muffins

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The following are the ingredients you’ll need to make these keto chocolate muffins.

Note that the full printable recipe card is at the end of the page. 

Feel free to add some sugar-free chocolate chips to the muffin batter for keto chocolate, and chocolate chip muffins.

How To Make Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins

Making these delicious keto chocolate muffins is pretty straightforward.

You’ll start by preheating the oven to 400 degrees and lining the muffin pan with cupcake liners.

Then in a medium bowl combine the dry ingredients, the almond flour, cocoa powder, instant coffee, baking powder, and sea salt.

Next, in a large mixing bowl beat on high the softened butter, vanilla extract, and sugar substitute until light and fluffy.

Then add the softened cream cheese and combine well until fully incorporated.

Now, you’ll add the eggs one at a time making sure to mix well after each addition.

Then simply add all the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing well until the muffin batter comes together.

Lastly, add the melted baking chocolate in a stream and beat the mixture until fully mixed.

Divide the batter evenly into your prepared muffin tins filling each cup 3/4 full.

Then bake the muffins for 5 minutes at 400 degrees temperature. Then after 5 minutes reduce your temperature to 350 and bake for another 10-15 minutes. Or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.

Allow the chocolate muffins to cool on a baking rack for at least 10 minutes before enjoying. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.

Best Sugar Substitute Options For Keto Chocolate Muffins

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As far as sweeteners are concerned, I recommend the use of Lakanto’s granulated sugar substitute it’s their erythritol and monk fruit sweetener that is as close to sugar as it gets.

Having said that, I’m also partial to the brand Swerve which is an erythritol blend. Similar to Lakanto, it uses sugar alcohols and has a 0 % impact on blood sugar.

You could also use the stevia and erythritol-based brand Pyure if you prefer to use a stevia-based sweetener.

I will however add that we are not sure why but chocolate and stevia do not always place nice and can intensify the aftertaste of stevia.

Note that if this is your pick, make sure you reduce the amount called for in the recipe by half since it’s a much sweeter option.

Lastly, if you can’t easily find a more natural sugar substitute, you can also use Splenda with good success.

I know not everyone would agree with me here, and I respect that, but in my book, it’s still better than regular sugar. 

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Keto Chocolate Cream Cheese Muffins

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Additional Baking Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Rich, decadent keto chocolate cream cheese muffins! These moist keto chocolate muffins are sure to satisfy your craving for dark chocolate. A recipe for keto chocolate cream cheese muffins is what you can expect from your favorite keto pound cake enhanced with chocolate as the star and adjusted to bake into amazing keto muffins.

Ingredients

Keto Cream Cheese Chocolate Muffins

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and line the muffin pan with your choice of liners.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl combine all the almond flour, cocoa powder, instant coffee, baking powder, and sea salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl beat on high the softened butter, vanilla, and sugar substitute until light and fluffy.
  4. Add the cream cheese and combine well until fully incorporated.
  5. Add the eggs one at a time making sure to mix well after each addition.
  6. Add all the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing well until fully combined.
  7. Lastly, add the melted baking chocolate in a stream and beat the mixture until fully mixed.
  8. Divide the batter evenly into your prepared muffin pan filling each cup 3/4 full.
  9. Bake the muffins for 5 minutes at 400 degrees temperature. Then after 5 minutes reduce your temperature to 350 and bake for another 10-15 minutes. Or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean.
  10. Allow the chocolate muffins to cool on a baking rack for at least 10 minutes before enjoying.
  11. Store leftovers in the refrigerator for up to 5 days or freeze for up to 3 weeks.

Notes

In order to get the perfect round cupcake, it's important fill your cupcake tins 3/4 full with the batter. Note that since this is a heavy batter, the cupcakes will not rise too much.

You will also be preheating your oven to 400 degrees then baking for 5 minutes at this temperature. After 5 minutes reduce your temperature to 350 and bake for another 10-15 minutes. This will ensure your muffins have a nice round shape.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 195Total Fat: 18.8gSaturated Fat: 8.4gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 6.1gNet Carbohydrates: 4.7gFiber: 1.4gSugar: 3.5gProtein: 6.5g

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Mitzi Stinson

Tuesday 16th of August 2022

Have you tried using allulose for the sweetener?

Hilda Solares

Friday 19th of August 2022

Hi Mitzi, I have not personally tested but it should work just as well.

Marcy Johnson

Friday 29th of July 2022

What kind of baking chocolate? Bittersweet, unsweetened, semi-sweet?

Hilda Solares

Friday 29th of July 2022

Hi Mary, it's baking unsweetened baking chocolate.

Debbie

Saturday 19th of March 2022

Do you have any tips on adjusting recipes for high altitude baking? I’m at an 8200 elevation. Thank you!

Hilda Solares

Saturday 19th of March 2022

Hi Debbie, unfortunately, I live in South Florida and so I do not have any experience with baking at higher elevations. I would try some of the same techniques you use in regular baking to see if this helps.

Beverly

Wednesday 26th of January 2022

I made your Chocolate Cream cheese muffins. I love them! I stored a few in the freezer so they didn't have to sit out for too long. But once I thawed one, I warmed it in the microwave for a few seconds and it was wonderful. I gotta have my sweets. Thanks for sharing.

Hilda Solares

Thursday 27th of January 2022

So Glad you enjoyed the chocolate muffins Beverely!

Janet Heath

Saturday 9th of October 2021

Allergic to almonds. What are substitute flours.

Hilda Solares

Tuesday 12th of October 2021

Hi Janet, you can use sunflour made from sunflower seeds as it measures 1:1 with almond flour.

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