If you’re a fan of pumpkin cupcakes but need a healthier version then this recipe for keto pumpkin cream cheese cupcakes has your name on it.
The good thing is that these Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cupcakes, are low in carbs, grain-free, gluten-free, sugar-free and keto-friendly. Really can it get any better?
I’ve always looked forward to pumpkin season but when I went low carb keto, things had to drastically change. Long gone were the days when I would make a pumpkin recipe oozing with sweetness.
Now that I have learned how dreadful it is to have too much sugar is in our diet, my taste buds no longer crave über sweet foods. Yay for being keto-adapted. It’s pretty remarkable how your body begins to desire less sugar once you remove it from your diet.
But this is not to say that I wasn’t craving a pumpkin cupcake. The fact remains that once pumpkin season rolls around this girl gets a major hankering for pumpkin treats. And it’s why a recipe like these low carb pumpkin cupcakes had to be birthed.
It’s certainly not the only keto pumpkin recipe you will on the site but these are hearty enough to have for breakfast. In fact, they could have easily been called keto pumpkin muffins because they are a cross between my low carb pumpkin bread and my keto cream cheese pumpkin cake.
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Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cupcakes
When I started out to create this recipe I knew one thing was certain, and that’s that, I wanted the pumpkin and spices flavor to be pronounced. It’s why you’ll see that I was generous when it came time to add spices. You can, of course, feel free to reduce the spices by half if that suits you better.
I’ve topped these low carb pumpkin cupcakes with both a cream cheese frosting or simply a little whipped heavy cream, you know like the one that comes in a can.
However, like I already mentioned these cupcakes are packed with good for you ingredients which is why I skip the frosting and have them for breakfast from time to time.
Why? Well because these keto-friendly pumpkin cupcakes are made golden flax meal. Adding flax meal to these pumpkin muffins gives you a little extra fiber in your diet, something I think we can all have more of, especially while doing a keto diet.
You should know that you can also substitute the flax meal for almond flour in equal amounts if you’re not a fan of flax meal. So you have a few options here.
The batter of these keto cupcakes is thick and not what you would necessarily expect in cupcakes but I assure you they are worth trying. One cupcake is all you need to quench your pumpkin craving.
Low Carb Keto Pumpkin Recipes
Since I am such a fan of pumpkin recipes I’ve also made a number of low carb keto-friendly recipes that feature this seasonal treat. So do check the following recipes too. I’m sure you are sure to find something you’ll love.
- Low Carb Pumpkin Bread
- Keto Chocolate Pumpkin Bread
- Keto Cranberry Skillet Cake
- Low Carb Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cupcakes
- Keto Pumpkin Streusel Cupcakes
- Keto Pecan Glazed Pumpkin Pie
- Easy Keto Pumpkin Cheesecake Pie
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Eating low carb means I have to get a little creative when it comes to making this season’s favorite treats. I don’t want to eat something that will kick me out of ketosis.
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You can substitute the 1 1/2 cups of golden flax meal for 1 1/2 cups of almond flour. The batter for these pumpkin cream cheese cupcakes will be thick. The nutrition facts are not including the cream cheese frosting. If you add the frosting add another 1.6 net carbs per cupcakes. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Pumpkin cupcake batter
Cream Cheese Frosting (optional)
Keto Cream Cheese Frosting
Keto Pumpkin Cream Cheese Cupcakes
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 185 Total Fat: 15.5g Saturated Fat: 7.7g Cholesterol: 91mg Sodium: 91mg Carbohydrates: 5g Fiber: 2.4g Sugar: 0.8g Protein: 5.5g
You can substitute the 1 1/2 cups of golden flax meal for 1 1/2 cups of almond flour.
The batter for these pumpkin cream cheese cupcakes will be thick.
The nutrition facts are not including the cream cheese frosting. If you add the frosting add another 1.6 net carbs per cupcakes.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.